Team

picture taken on 9-Nov-2021

Faculty

Thomas Watteyne Thomas Watteyne (team lead)
Faculty, Research Director (DR), Inria-AIO
(p) +33 1 39 63 52 63
(m) +33 7 83 08 34 97
thomas.watteyne@inria.fr
www.thomaswatteyne.com
@thomaswatteyne
Filip Maksimovic Filip Maksimovic
Faculty, Starting Research Position (SRP), Inria-AIO
(p) +33 1 80 49 41 33
filip.maksimovic@inria.fr
Paul Muhlethaler Paul Muhlethaler
Faculty, Research Director (DR), Inria-AIO
(p) +33 1 39 63 52 78
paul.muhlethaler@inria.fr
Malisa Vucinic Mališa Vučinić
Faculty, Inria Starting Faculty Position (ISFP), Inria-AIO
(p) +33 1 80 49 41 40
malisa.vucinic@inria.fr
@malisavucinic

Team Assistant

Anne Mathurin Anne Mathurin
Team Assistant
(p) +33 1 80 49 40 37
anne.mathurin@inria.fr

Research Engineers

Romain Facq Romain Facq
Research Engineer (1-Oct-2022 – 30-Sep-2024)
romain.facq@inria.fr
Francois-Xavier Molina Alexandre Abadie
Research Engineer (1-Sep-2022 – 31-Aug-2026)
alexandre.abadie@inria.fr
Research Topic: DotBot, an easy-to-use micro-robot for education and research purposes

PhD Students

Martina Balbi Martina Balbi
PhD Student (9-Jan-2023 – 8-Jan-2026)
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO), Lance Doherty (Analog Devices)
Fabian Graf Fabian Graf
PhD Student (1-Jan-2023 – 31-Dec-2025)
Research Topic: Application Performance Management of Smart Field Devices for the Industrial Internet of Things
Advisors: Michael Villnow (Siemens), Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Sara Faour Sara Faour
PhD Student (1-Nov-2022 – 30-Oct-2025)
sara.faour@inria.fr
Research Topic: Temperature Sensitive Anomaly Detection for Crystal-Free Networks
Advisors: Mališa Vučinić (Inria-AIO), Paul Muhlethaler (Inria-AIO)
Said Alvarado-Marin Said Alvarado-Marin
PhD Student (1-Apr-2022 – 31-Mar-2025)
(p) +33 1 80 49 41 39
said-alexander.alvarado-marin@inria.fr
Research Topic: Communication-Aware Coordination of Multi-Robot Systems
Advisors: Filip Maksimovic (Inria-AIO), Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Felix Marcoccia Felix Marcoccia
PhD Student, under a CIFRE agreement with Thales (1-Apr-2022 – 31-Mar-2025)
felix.marcoccia@inria.fr
Research Topic: Study of MANET Solutions for a Radio Communication System based on Artificial Intelligence Algorithms
Advisors: Paul Muhlethaler (Inria-AIO), Victor Fagoo (Thales)
Trifun Savic Trifun Savic
PhD Student, under a CIFRE agreement with Falco / Wattson Elements (1 October 2020 – 30 September 2023)
(p) +33 1 80 49 45 77
trifun.savic@inria.fr@inria.fr
Research Topic: Localization in Constrained Environments
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO), Keoma Brun-Laguna (Falco / Wattson Elements)
Razanne Abu Aisheh Razanne Abu Aisheh
PhD Student, under a CIFRE agreement with Nokia Bell Labs (4 December 2019 – 28 February 2023)
razane.abu-aisheh@inria.fr
Research Topic: Context-Aware Information Gathering and Processing Towards Supporting Autonomous Systems in Industry 4.0 Scenarios
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO), Lou Salaun (Nokia Bell Labs), Francesco Bronzino (ENS Lyon)

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Raul de la Fuente Raul de la Fuente
Student at the Unversity of Chile, visiting Inria (9-Jan-2023 – 7-Apr-2023)
raul.de-la-fuente-armijo@inria.fr
Research Topic: open-source platform for IoT education
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)

Associate Researchers

Soumya Banerjee Soumya Banerjee
Director, Research & Innovation Trasna-Solutions Ltd., Ireland (Irish Research Council CONNECT)
Research Fellow University College Cork, Ireland
Co-Founder Must B2B & Principal Architect (ML) Paris, France
Research Topic: Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Blockchain & Consensus,IoT-security,VANET,
Intelligent Optimisation, Business Intelligence, Embedded System and Secure Element
Collaboration with: Paul Muhlethaler
soumya.banerjee@inria.fr, soumya.banerjee@trasna.io, soumya.banerjee@cs.ucc.ie, dr.soumya@ieee.org
Selma Boumerdassi Selma Boumerdassi
Associate Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
Research Topic: security and localization in ad-hoc networks
Samia Bouzefrane Samia Bouzefrane
Associate Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
Currently in Délégation from CNAM
Research Topic: virtualization
Mohamed Elhadad Mohamed Elhadad
Senior Researcher in Cybersecurity, IRT SystemX, France
Research Topics: Low-latency V2X communication, V2X security based on self-learning, Intrusion detection for Named Data Networking (NDN) using reinforcement learning (Q learning)
Collaboration with: Paul Muhlethaler
mohamed.elhadad@irt-systemx.fr
Leila Saidane Leila Saidane
Professor, National School of Computer Science (ENSI), Tunisia
Director, CRISTAL research laboratory, University of Manouba, Tunisia
Research Topic: analytical study of network performance
Xavi Vilajosana Xavi Vilajosana
Principal Investigator, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Research Topic: 6TiSCH, OpenWSN and OpenMote
Joint Research Project: H2020 F-Interop, F-Lora open-call project
Collaboration with: Thomas Watteyne
xvilajosana.org

Alumni

Amare Abane Amare Abane
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Computer Network Researcher at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Collaboration with: Paul Muhlethaler
Nadjib Achir Nadjib Achir
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Associate Professor, University Paris XIII
Philippe Jacquet Philippe Jacquet
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Department Head, Applied Mathematics, Alcatel-Lucent
Research Topic: protocols and modeling
Anis Laouiti Anis Laouiti
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Associate Professor, Telecom Sud-Paris
Research Topic: protocols for VANETs and sensors dissemination
Dana Marinca Dana Marinca
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Associate Professor, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)
Research Topic: learning techniques
Nadjib Ait Saadi Nadjib Ait Saadi
Associate Researcher (2015-2022)
Associate Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
(p) +33 1 41 80 73 10
http://sites.google.com/site/nadjibaitsaadi/
Theo Akbas Theo Akbas
intern from ENSEA (2 May – 31 August 2022)
Research Topic: Automonous Boats
Advisor: Mališa Vučinić (Inria-AIO)
Cristobal Huidobro-Marin Cristobal Huidobro-Marin
intern from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (1 June – 26 August 2022)
Research Topic: Low-Cost Human Motion Tracking
Advisor: Filip Maksimovic (Inria-AIO)
Charles Thonier Charles Thonier
intern from ENSTA Paris (7 Mar – 31 July 2022)
Research Topic: Turn-Key Sensor-to-Cloud Solutions
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Said Alvarado-Marin Said Alvarado-Marin
Research Engineer (1 October 2020 – 31 March 2022)
FrostForecast joint project with Inria-Chile
Research Interests: smart agriculture, constrained wireless, electronics, swarm robotics
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Francois-Xavier Molina Francois-Xavier Molina
Research Engineer (from the TRIBE team at Inria Saclay, working part time at AIO)
Research Topic: OpenWSN integration into the RIOT operating system
Alfonso Cortés Alfonso Cortés
Research Internship during his MsC studies at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile (13-Sep-2021 – 7-Dec-2021)
Research Topic: Multi-Gateway IoT Network Architectures: Hands-on Benchmarking
Advisor: Mališa Vučinić (Inria-AIO), Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
José Astorga Tobar José Astorga Tobar
Research Internship during his MsC studies at FCFM Universidad de Chile (6-Sep-2021 – 30-Nov-2021)
Research Topic: UWB and AoA Hands-on Survey and Benchmarking
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Alfonso Cortés Felipe Campos
Research Internship after his graduation from UC Berkeley (13-Sep-2021 – 10-Oct-2021)
Research Topic: DotBot
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Martina Balbi Martina Balbi
Research Internship during her MsC studies at IMT Atlantique (1 April 2021 – 31 August 2021)
Research Topic: Building a 1,000 Robot Swarm Testbed
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO)
Mina Rady Mina Rady
PhD Student, under a CIFRE agreement with Orange Labs (7 January 2019 – 6 January 2022)
Research Topic: Long-range IoT Heterogeneous Mesh Networks
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne (Inria-AIO), Paul Muhlethaler (Inria-AIO), Dominique Barthel (Orange Labs), Quentin Lampin (Orange Labs)
Timothy Claeys Timothy Claeys
Postdoctoral Researcher (1 January 2020 – 30 April 2021)
Research Topic: IoT Security
Advisors: Mališa Vučinić, Thomas Watteyne
Trifun Savic Trifun Savic
Research Engineer (1 February 2019 – 31 September 2020)
Research Topic: Subterranean Localization, GeoBot Project
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Jonathan Munoz Jonathan Munoz
Postdoctoral Research Engineer (1 April 2019 – 30 September 2020)
Research Topic: Subterranean Communication, GeoBot Project
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Keoma Brun-Laguna Keoma Brun-Laguna
Postdoctoral Researcher (2019)
Associate Director, Systems and Networking, Falco
Tengfei Chang Tengfei Chang
Postdoctoral Research Engineer (2016-2020)
@TengfeiChang
Research Topic: OpenWSN
Anna Bednarik Anna Bednarik
Team Assistant (2019-2020)
Yasuyuki Tanaka Yasuyuki Tanaka
Research Engineer (6 January 2018 – 31 December 2019)
Research Topic: 6TiSCH Distributed Scheduling
Advisors: Pascale Minet, Thomas Watteyne
Pascale Minet Pascale Minet
Faculty, Inria-AIO (retired in 2020)
http://hipercom.gforge.inria.fr/people/minet/
Camilo Andres Lopez Lopez Camilo Andres Lopez Lopez
MSc intern from ENSTA ParisTech (13 May – 24 August 2019)
Research Topic: GeoBot project
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Victor Kenichi Nascimento Kobayashi Victor Kenichi Nascimento Kobayashi
MSc intern from ENSTA ParisTech (13 May – 16 August 2019)
Research Topic: 6TiSCH security
Advisor: Mališa Vučinić, Thomas Watteyne
Ba Hai Le Ba Hai Le
MSc intern from Ecole Polytechnique (1 April – 31 August 2019)
Research Topic: GeoBot project
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Nicole Moussa Nicole Moussa
Team Assistant (2018-2019)
Miguel Landry Foko Sindjoung
Visiting PhD Student from the University of Dschang, Cameroon (1 Mars 2019 – 30 June 2019)
miguel-landry.foko-sindjoung@inria.fr
Research Topic: Techniques d’apprentissage automatique dans les reseaux de capteurs sans fil
Advisor: Pascale Minet
Jonathan Munoz Jonathan Munoz
PhD Student (1 November 2015 – 31 March 2019)
@JonathanMMunozS
Research Topic: km-scale Industrial Networking
Advisors: Thomas Watteyne, Paul Muhlethaler
Keoma Brun-Laguna Keoma Brun-Laguna
PhD student (January 2016 – December 2018)
Research Topic: Deterministic Networking for the Industrial IoT
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne, Pascale Minet
Malisa Vucinic Mališa Vučinić
Postdoctoral Research Lead
Research Topic: Securing the Industrial IoT
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
October 2016 – September 2017
Felipe Moran Felipe Moran
MSc intern from ENSTA ParisTech (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018), EDF fellow
Research Topic: mote feeding habits, SmartMesh IP
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Fabian Rincon Vija Fabian Rincon Vija
MSc intern from ENSTA ParisTech (14 May – 31 August 2018)
Research Topic: Extension of F-Interop to IEEE802.15.4 sub-GHz
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Marcelo Augusto Ferreira Marcelo Augusto Ferreira
MSc intern from ENSTA ParisTech (1 May – 31 August 2018)
Research Topic: Measuring Energy Consumption in F-Interop
Advisor: Thomas Watteyne
Kevin Bonny Kevin Bonny
Team Assistant (January 2017- April 2018)
Ziran Zhang Ziran Zhang
Postdoctoral Research Lead (Jan 2017-April 2018), Inria@SiliconValley fellow
Research Topic: Infrastructure Monitoring in a Smart Marina Environment
Remy Leone Remy Leone
Postdoctoral Research Engineer (2016-2018)
Research Topic: Redefining Interoperability Testing for the Internet of Things
Younes Bouchaala Younes Bouchaala
PhD student, VeDeCoM (2014-2017)
Research Topic: Handling Safety Messages in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs)
Advisors: Paul Muhlethaler (Inria-AIO), Oyunchimeg Shagdard (Inria-RITS)
Nesrine Ben Hassine Nesrine Ben Hassine
PhD Student (2014-2017)
Research Topic: Distributed Learning Algorithms for Network Resource Management
Advisors: Pascale Minet (Inria-AIO), Dominique Barth (UVSQ)
Ines Khoufi Ines Khoufi
PhD Student (2012-2015), Postdoctoral Research Engineer (2016-2017)
Research Topic: Deploying Wireless Sensor Networks
Advisor: Pascale Minet
Mohamed Elhadad Mohamed Elhadad
PhD Student, Telecom SudParis (2013-2016)
Research Topic: Radio access control and routing protocols design for VANETs, quality of service modeling
Advisors: Anis Laouiti (Telecom Sud-Paris), Paul Muhlethaler (Inria-AIO)
Christine Anocq Christine Anocq
Team Assistant (2009-2016)
Erwan Livolant Erwan Livolant
Research Engineer (2011-2016)

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