Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences


Eurecom - Communication systems 
Assistant Professor
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Current research topics

  • Uplink channel access techniques for mix machines/human traffic in LTE/LTE-A systems
  • Scheduling schemes applicable to evolving cellular systems as well as adhoc/mesh network
  • Large scale wireless network emulation architectures and HW/SW CPU/GPU co-design
  • Experimentation and performance evaluation in LTE/LTE-A using

Current research interests

  • L2/L3 protocol design for cellular and adhoc network topologies
  • Feasibility studies and performance evaluation for state-of-the-art theoretical advances in wireless access technologies and networking protocols applicable to evolving cellular technologies (LTE/LTE-Advanced) and rapidly-deployable mesh/adhoc networks.
  • Design and development of real-time large-scale emulation platform in wireless protocols based on OpenAirInterface, an open-source initiative created by EURECOM which distributes the developments of the group to the public-domain.

Current research memberships

  • IEEE Member, and guest editor of the "Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT)", 2012, on the topic of "Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm".
  • He has been on the technical program committee of several major IEEE conferences/journals.

Selected publications



  • Best-in-Session Presentation Award during INFOCOM 2016, for  "Optimal downlink and uplink user association in Backhaul-limited HetNets" written with his co-authors (Sapountzis, Nikolaos, Spyropoulos, Thrasyvoulos; and Salim, Umer). 
  • Navid Nikaein an his co-authors have received a Best Paper Award for the article "Multicast and Virtual Road Side Units for Multi Technology Alert Messages Dissemination", during the 1st International Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks for Public Safety Systems, 2011