I am an assistant professor in the mobile communication department at Eurecom. I am also in charge of L2/L3 protocol development of the OpenAirInterface.org wireless radio platform initiative, and acting as a local coordinator and contact point for collaborative R&D projects. In terms of industry liaison, I am participating in continuing education programs and training sessions, on behalf of Eurecom, on specific topics of interest in wireless networking and access technologies and standards (LTE/LTE-A).
My expertise is more related to packet-level techniques, protocols and algorithms for advanced wireless/mobile networking rather than that of bit-level or signal-level. My research and teaching interests are in the area of wireless systems, access layer techniques, and networking protocols, as well as bringing ideas to existence through experimentation with scalable emulation and simulation platforms.
With various collaborators, I have been exploring several research topics including:
- adhoc/mesh networking (uni/multicasting) and distributed computing algorithms
- cooperative transmission techniques and protocols
- low latency access-layer techniques for LTE/LTE-A and adhoc/mesh networks
- large scale wireless network emulation architectures, cloud computing as an emulation platform
- software radio architectures, and HW/SW CPU-GPU co-design, cloud radio access network (C-RAN) and virtulization approaches
At Eurecom, I teach graduate-level courses in two area: (i)adhoc networking, protocols, and algorithms as well as advanced topics related to cooperation, cross-layering, QoS, traffic/mobility models(ii) mobile application development and services on iOS and Android. Below you can find a quick link to the current courses or training:
- MobServ - mobile application and service, fall 2012
- MobAdv - mobile advanced adhoc networking, Spring 2012
- OAIEMU - OpenAirInterface Emulation Methodology, @cropolis summer school 2011
List of all courses could be found : here
- Wang, Lusheng; Goursaud, Clair; Nikaein, Navid; Cottatellucci, Laura; Gorce, Jean-Marie, "Cooperative Scheduling for Coexisting Body Area Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2012.
- Zhou, Kaijie; Nikaein, Navid; Spyropoulos, Thrasyvoulos, "LTE/LTE-A Discontinuous Reception Modeling for Machine Type Communications", Wireless Communication Letter, 2012.
- Ben Romdhanne, Bilel; Nikaein, Navid; Mosli Bouksiaa Mohamed Said, "Hybrid CPU-GPU Distributed Framework for Large Scale Mobile Networks Simulation", DS-RT 2012.
Complete list of publications could be fount at: EURECOM DB .
- Total citations: 496 (Google Scholar)
- H-Index: 12 (Google Scholar)
- local chair, Simutools, 6th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, 2013
- Co-chair, Emutools, 1st Workshop on Emulation Tools, Methodology and Techniques, 2013
- Guest Editor,EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special issue Low Latency Issues in Cellular Communications
- Guest Editor, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT)", 2012, on the topic of "Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm
- TPC memeber of IEEE SmartGridComm, IEEE Communication, IEEE-ICON, IEEE-ICNP, Elsevier COMNET, IJECE, WiOpt, WONS, OMNET++.
- Aymen Hafsaoui, is working on the M2M-enabled traffic generator tool (called openair traffic generator OTG) as well as the impact of M2M/gaming traffic pattern on the performance of LTE, start Nov 2011
- Soumya Dattas, is working on the power monitoring, control and optimization targeting android tablets
- Isabelle Dalmaso, is working on the performance evaluation of the cross-platform mobile application frameworks (such as phonegap and appcelarto) and also on design and developement of a control and monoting mobile application for a plug & play M2M-enabled LTE Box
- Bilel Ben Romdhanne, large-scale wireless network emulation architecture and GPU-CPU co-design, started Dec. 2010
- Kaiji Zhou, low latency uplink access, scheduling and radio resource management in LTE, started April 2011
- Daniel Camara (PostDoc), worked on multicasting and topology management for rapidly deployable mesh networks over the openairinterface experimental platform, started 2010, ended Sep 2011.
- Lusheng Wang (PostDoc), worked on cooperative MAC scheduler on LTE as well as openairinterface emulator, started Jan. 2011, ended June 2012.
Collaborative R&D Projects
- LOLA - Low latency in Wireless Communication (ICT FP7 Network of the Future), 2010-2013, http://www.ict-lola.eu
- CONECT - Cooperative Networking for High Capacity Transport Architectures (ICT FP7 FIRE), 2010-2013, http://www.conect-ict.eu/
- @acroplis - Advanced coexistence technologies for radio optimisation in licensed and unlicensed spectrum (ICT FP7 NoE), 2010-2013, http://www.ict-acropolis.eu/
- Smart-4G - Smart and power-efficient Tablet (French National Project Pole SCS), 2010 - 2013, Project Description in French
- WL-BOX-4G - plug & play M2M-enabled LTE Box (French National Project Pole SCS), 2010 - 2013, Project Description in French
- HNPS - Heterogeneous network for European public safety (Celtic), 2008-2011 http://www.hnps.eu
- PFMM - Multimodal Platform (French National Project, Pole SCS), http://www.openairinterface.org/projects/pfmm.en.htm
- Chorist - Integrating Communications for enHanced envirOnmental RISk management and citizens safeTy (ICT FP6), http://www.chorist.eu/
- Widens - Wireless Deployable Network System (ICT FP6), http://www.widens.org
- Daidalos I - Designing Advanced network Interfaces for the Delivery and Administration of Location independent, Optimized personal Services (ICT FP6), http://www.ist-daidalos.org
List of all R&D project of Mobile communication department can be found here.
I am actively involved in the OpenAirInterface development and activities and in particular taking the responsibility of the emulator and networking experimentations (checkout OAIEMU). Openairinterface is a state-of-the-art open source HW/SW radio communication and networking laboratories created by the mobile communication department for both experimental research and teaching with three main objectives: (1) to demonstrate and experimentally validate innovations at all protocols layers, (2) to provide feasibility studies for state-of-the-art theoretical advances in wireless communication and networking applicable to evolving cellular technologies (LTE,LTE-Advanced) and rapidly-deployable mesh/ad-hoc networks, and (3) to offer an experimental facility for use in publicly-funded research projects to partner institutions (both academic and industrial).
Some quick links: