Research

FUNDING

2019-2023 ANR JCJC 2019 – French Young Researcher Grant (~266 KEuro).
Topic “FairEngine – Fair Online Social Platform Engineering”
Duration: 3,5 years.

Description: This project aims to develop mathematical models of social platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter or Weibo), which can incorporate the platform structure with its specific features, such as Walls, Newsfeeds, Likes, Shares, etc. The models will be used to derive closed-form expressions for the user influence in the network. Algorithms to rank users by their influence for real-world platforms will be introduced. The results will be validated by extensive data analysis. An additional but important part of the project will be the control of user Newsfeeds through MDPs and Learning techniques.

2020 LIP6 Project 2020 – Student project (5 KEuro) Topic “Multi-partite quantum networks” Duration: 3 months (with Frédéric Grosshans)

2019 LIP6 Projets 2019 – Student project (3.5 KEuro).
Topic “How can the frequency of Newsfeed posts improve influence in a social network? (extension)” Duration: 6 months.

2018 LIP6 Projets 2018 – Student project (4.8 KEuro).
Topic “How can the frequency of Newsfeed posts improve influence in a social network?” Duration: 6 months.

2017-2020 EDITE – Thesis Project (~100 KEuro). For the research topic “Planning and dimensioning C-RAN architectures under spatio-temporal traffic”. Duration: 3 years

2017 LIP6 Projets 2017 – Student project (3.5 KEuro).
Topic “Traffic-aware grouping of planar wireless nodes for C-RAN architectures”. Duration: 6 months.

2015-2018 Digiteo-Digicosme – Thesis Project (104 KEuro). For the research topic “Optimal Content Management and Dimensioning in Wireless Networks (CONTAIN)”. Duration: 3 years

2015 CNRS JCJC INS2I – Operational Costs (6 KEuro). For the research topic “Adding Memory and Managing Content in Wireless Networks (AMANDINE)”. Duration: 1 year.

2014-2017 Fondation Télécom – Thèses Futur & Ruptures (108 KEuro).
The funding was obtained in support of the research topic “Cooperative Communications in Very Large Cellular Networks”. Duration: 3 years

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PHD STUDENTS (current)

  • Effrosyni Papanastasiou (2020-…): Temporal Prediction and Control of User Behaviour in a Social Platform (funded by ANR JCJC “FairEngine”).
  • Ricardo José López-Dawn (2020-…):
    Stochastic Modeling and Data Analysis of Dynamic Post Diffusion in Online Social Platforms
    (funded by ANR JCJC “FairEngine”, co-supervised by Naceur Malouch).
  • Jonatan Krolikowski (2015-2018): completed
    Optimal Content Management and Dimensioning in Wireless Networks
    (PhD Thesis Digiteo, Paris-Saclay, co-supervised by Marco Di Renzo) [manuscript]
  • Luis David Alvarez Corrales (2014-2017): completed
    Cooperative Communications in Very Large Cellular Networks
    (PhD Thesis Fu&Ru, Telecom ParisTech, co-supervised by Philippe Martins) [manuscript]

STAGES/PHD VISITORS

MASTER/BACHELOR/STAGE STUDENTS (completed)

  • Antoine Vendeville (2019):
    Who follows who? Estimating Twitter Relationships from a list of Tweets.
    (Stage M2, Lyon 1 and UPMC-LIP6, co-supervised by Clemence Magnien and Bruno Baynat)
  • Antoine Vendeville (2018):
    How can the frequency of Newsfeed posts improve influence in a social network.
    (Stage M2, UPMC-LIP6, co-supervised by Clemence Magnien)
  • Bahiya Chakiri (2017):
    Traffic-aware cooperation/coordination of neighbouring Base Stations.
    (Stage M2, UPMC-LIP6, co-supervised by Bruno Baynat)
  • Zakarya Boubazine (2017):
    Traffic-aware grouping of planar wireless nodes for C-RAN architectures.
    (Stage M2, UPMC-LIP6, co-supervised by Stefano Secci)
  • Chedia Jarray (2015):
    PhD visitor, Tunisia, 3 months visit Telecom ParisTech
  • Apostolos Avranas (2015):
    Caching policies in wireless networks with coverage overlaps
    (Internship/Diploma Thesis, Telecom ParisTech/Aristotle University Thessaloniki, co-supervised by Leonidas Georgiadis)
  • Luis David Alvarez Corrales (2014):
    Cooperation in Cellular Networks modeled by Point Processes
    (Master Thesis, UPMC/Telecom ParisTech)
  • Jonatan Krolikowski (2011):
    Game Theoretic model for the downlink in cellular mobile networks
    (Bachelor Thesis Fak. II, TU Berlin)
  • Qi Liao (2009):
    A cross layer approach to optimal congestion control, routing and resource allocation in mobile ad-hoc networks
    (Master Thesis Fak. IV, TU Berlin)
  • Stoycho Stefanov (2008):
    Optimal control policies for delay-constrained communications in wireless fading environments incorporating erroneous packet retransmission protocols
    (Master Thesis Fak. IV, TU Berlin)
  • Yosia Hadisusanto (2006):
    OFDMA resource allocation using multiuser constant-power waterfilling
    (Diploma Thesis Fak. IV, TU Berlin)

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EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Elsevier Computer Communications
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

REVIEWING

I systematically serve as reviewer for the following journals:
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
ACM TOMPECS
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

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COMMUNITY

Chair

  • GAMENETS, Paris-FRANCE (General Co-Chair), 2019
  • 3rd CCDWN Workshop, hosted by 16th WIOPT, Shanghai, China (TPC Chair), 2018
    (The 2018 International Workshop on Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks)
  • 15th WIOPT, Paris, FRANCE (General Co-Chair), 2017
    Here is a link to our new WIOPT’17 webpage!
  • 14th WIOPT, Arizona, USA (Workshop Co-Chair), 2016

TPC Member

  • INFOCOM’21, Vancouver, CANADA (virtual)
  • INFOCOM’20, Beijing, CHINA
  • INFOCOM’19, Paris, FRANCE, 2019 [Distinguished TPC Member]
  • WIOPT’19, Avignon, FRANCE, 2019
  • Valuetools’19, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2019
  • FATES on the Web’19, co-located with the Web conference, San Francisco,USA, 2019
  • ICT’18, Saint Malo, FRANCE, 2018
  • INFOCOM’18, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2018
  • GLOBECOM’17, CT & CQRM, SINGAPORE, December 4-8, 2017
  • 23rd NCC’17, IIT Madras, INDIA, March 2-4, 2017
  • ICC’17 CQRM, Paris, FRANCE, May 21-25, 2017
  • ICC’16 CQRM, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, May 23-27, 2016
  • 14th WIOPT’16, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 2016
  • 13th WIOPT’15, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA, May 25-29, 2015