Research

I am a wireless networks enthusiast and my research is focused on the design of new protocols and architectures in this field. I am interested in new applications for wireless communications, and this pushes me to learn from various fields such as physics, transporation, sociology or biology. The work that brought me my PhD degree focused on the performance of wireless vehicular networks, and I am still pursuing interests in all the areas related to this subject, from intelligent transportation systems to vehicular mobility models and from information dissemination to urban radio propagation models.

My current research activities are developed within the CITI laboratory and the Inria Agora team, and they are shaped along the city 2.0 paradigm. The three major research axes I am active in are:

  • Wireless Networks in Dynamic Environments
  • Analytics of Mobile Traffic Data
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Advised Ph.D. Students

I am currently advising some of the most brilliant Ph.D students in the field:
  • Solohaja Rabenjamina (since October 2018)
    Together with Marco Fiore and Hervé Rivano
    Mobile data analytics integration in cellular architectures
  • Romain Pujol (since November 2018)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Self-deployable mobile networks
  • Hnin Pann Phyu (since October 2020)
    Together with Diala Naboulsi
    End-to-end mobile network slicing

Alumni

At some point, I had the pleasure to work with the following:
  • Abderrahman Ben Khalifa (PhD, November 2016 - July 2020)
    Together with Hervé Rivano
    Medium access control in cognitive IoT networs
    Currently: Research engineer at University of Pau.
  • Rodrigue Domga Komguem (PhD, December 2012 - July 2020)
    Together with Fabrice Valois and Maurice Tchuente
    Wireless sensor networks for intersection management. Currently: Professor at University of Yaoundé 1.
  • Panagiota Katsikouli (Post-Doc, November 2017 - February 2019)
    Together with Marco Fiore
    Mobility analysis in mobile phone data
    Currently: Researcher at University of Copenhagen.
  • Jad Oueis (PhD, October 2015 - April 2019)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Optimal function placement and user association is self-deployable networks. Currently: Engineer at Econocom, Lyon.
  • Alexis Duque (PhD, October 2015 - September 2018)
    Together with Hervé Rivano
    Visible light communications for the Internet of Things
    Currently: Head of R&D at Rtone, Lyon.
  • Elli Zavou (Post-Doc, January 2017 - June 2018)
    Together with Marco Fiore
    Anonymization of mobile traffic data
    Currently: Software engineer at Stratio Big Data, Madrid.
  • Junaid Ahmed Khan (Post-Doc, September 2016 - September 2017)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Neighbor discovery in low-duty cycle networks
    Currently: Post-doc at New York University.
  • Angelo Furno (Post-Doc, October 2014 - September 2016)
    Together with Marco Fiore
    Profiling mobile traffic datasets
    Currently: Research scientist at IFSTTAR, ENTPE, Lyon.
  • Anh-Dung Nguyen (Post-Doc, October 2015 - May 2016)
    Together with Marco Fiore
    Networking exploitation of mobile phone datasets
    Currently: Co-founder at Roofstreet.
  • Diala Naboulsi (PhD, October 2012 - September 2015)
    Together with Marco Fiore
    Analysis and exploitation of mobile traffic datasets
    Currently: Professor at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada.
  • Patrice Raveneau (Post-Doc, September 2014 - August 2015)
    Together with Hervé Rivano
    Collection and analysis of mobile phone data
    Currently: Research scientist at CNES, Toulouse, France.
  • Djamel Benferhat (Post-Doc, December 2013 - March 2014)
    Together with Hervé Rivano
    Collection and analysis of mobile phone data

Research Projects

I am or was involved in the following research projects:
  • ANR DEMON - Deployment of Mobile Base Stations (2021 - 2024)
  • ANR CANCAN - Content and Context based Adaptation in Mobile Networks (2019 - 2022)
  • PSPC Fed4PMR - 4G Professional Mobile Radio Networks (2016 - 2019)
  • PIA ADAGE - Anonymous Mobile Traffic Data Generation (2016 - 2018)
  • DGA CLOTHO - Autonomus Solutions for the Localization and Protection of Sensible Objects (2016 - 2018)
  • ANR ABCD - Adaptive Behavior and Cloud Distribution (2013 - 2017)
  • LabEx IMU PrivaMov - Privacy on the Move (2013 - 2016)

Pay It Forward

Technical Program Committee Member

2020: IFIP Networking, IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE VTC Spring/Fall, ICIN, NoF, ISNCC

2019: IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE CCNC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PIMRC, IFIP WD, ICIN, ISNCC, GIIS, IOV, ICCVE, GIoTS, UNet

2018: IFIP Networking, IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE CCNC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE VTC Spring/Fall, IEEE ITSC, ISNCC, WF-IoT, WF-5G, GIIS, IOV, GIoTS, UNet, KSE

2017: IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE CCNC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE VTC Spring/Fall, IEEE ISC2, IEEE UIC, GIIS, IOV, ISNCC, GIoTS, UNet, WPMC

2016: IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE VTC Spring/Fall, IFIP WD, AdHoc-Now, GIIS, MobiArch, IEEE ISC2, IEEE UIC, WF-IoT, WoTBD, APCC, WPMC, ICACCI

2015: IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE VTC Fall, IEEE CCNC, ISNCC, WSC, ICCVE, GIIS, IOV, MobiArch, MobiApps, WF-IoT, INTGAST, AlgoTel

2014: IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCom, IEEE VTC Spring, IFIP WD, ICCVE, GIIS, IOV, VTM, SensorComm, ICWMC, WPMC, AlgoTel

2013: IEEE PIMRC, IEEE VTC Spring, IEEE VTC Fall, ICCVE, GIIS, AICCSA, WinSys, SensorComm, ICWMC

2012: VTM, SensorComm, ICWMC, WPMC

Reviewing Activities

2020: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (1), IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (1), IEEE Communications Magazine (2), IEEE Communication Letters (1), Computer Networks (1), Journal of Information Security and Applications (1), Microprocessors and Microsystems (1), Open Geosciences (1)

2019: Proceedings of the IEEE (1), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (1), IEEE Communications Magazine (1), ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (1), IEEE Communication Letters (1), Computer Networks (1), Ad-Hoc Networks (1), Wireless Networks (1), IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (1), IEEE Access (1), Mobile Information Systems (1)

2018: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (1), IEEE Communications Letters (1), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (1), IEEE Access (1), EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (1), IET Intelligent Transport Systems (1)

2017: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (1), IEEE Communications Magazine (4), IEEE Communications Letters (3), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (1), Computer Networks (1), Wireless Networks (1), IEEE Access (1), IET Intelligent Transport Systems (2)

2016: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (1), IEEE Communications Magazine (1), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (1), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (1), Vehicular Communications (1), Wireless Networks (3), China Communications (1), Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (1), Applied Sciences (1)

2015: IEEE Communications Magazine (4), Ad-Hoc Networks (3), Computer Communications (1), Vehicular Communications (7), Annals of Telecommunications (3), IEEE Sensors Journal (1), Sensors (2), Procedia Engineering (1), Journal of Advanced Transportation (1), Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (1)

2014: IEEE Communications Magazine (4), Ad-Hoc Networks (2), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (1), IEEE Communications Letters (2), Vehicular Communications (4), Transportation Research Part C (1), Telecommunication Systems (1), China Communications (1), Revue Africaine de la Recherche en Informatique et Matématiques Appliquées (1), ETRI Journal (1), IET Wireless Sensor Systems (1), Journal of Engineering and Technology Research (1)

2013: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2), IEEE Communications Magazine (1), Ad-Hoc Networks (2), IEEE Communications Letters (1), Wireless Networks (3), Vehicular Communications (1), Telecommunication Systems (1), Journal of Zhejiang University (1)

2012: IEEE Communications Magazine (2), Ad-Hoc Networks (1), IEEE Communications Letters (3), IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2), Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (1), Telecommunication Systems (1), ETRI Journal (2), British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (1)

Chairing Activities

  • General Chair: CoRes 2016, DAMN! 2017
  • Local Chair: IEEE WiMob 2013
  • Track Chair: Wireless Days 2016, ISNCC 2016
  • Publicity Chair: AdHocNets 2014
  • Session Chair: IEEE WCNC 2019, IEEE PIMRC 2017, Wireless Days 2016, IEEE ITSC 2014, IEEE WiMob 2013, Wireless Days 2012