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:
  • Rodrigue Domga Komguem (since December 2012)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Wireless sensor networks for intersection management
  • Alexis Duque (since October 2015)
    Together with Adrien Desportes and Hervé Rivano
    Smart city services using visible light communications
  • Jad Oueis (since October 2015)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Professional mobile radio over 4G
  • Abderrahman Ben Khalifa (since November 2016)
    Together with Hervé Rivano
    Medium access control in cognitive IoT networs

Advised Post-Docs

I share a few thoughts from time to time with the following:

Alumni

At some point, I had the pleasure to work with the following:
  • Junaid Ahmed Khan (Post-Doc, September 2016 - September 2017)
    Together with Fabrice Valois
    Neighbor discovery in low-duty cycle networks
    Currently: Post-doctoral fellow at INSA Lyon, France.
  • 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: Post-doctoral fellow at Concordia University, 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 ABCD - Adaptive Behavior and Cloud Distribution (2013 - 2017)
  • LabEx IMU PrivaMov - Privacy on the Move (2013 - 2016)
  • 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)

Pay It Forward

Technical Program Committee Member

2018: IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC Spring, WF-IoT

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

Note: I am no longer accepting reviews for (or submitting papers to) journals which perceive publication fees, but do not provide open access to the papers: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. I am no longer accepting reviews for (or submitting papers to) journals from publishers with an aggressive policy: Hindawi and MDPI.

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 PIMRC 2017, Wireless Days 2016, IEEE ITSC 2014, IEEE WiMob 2013, Wireless Days 2012