Bernard Tamba Sandouno

I am PhD candidate since May 2021 in the DIANA research team at Inria and YDATA under the supervision of Yamen Alsaba, Chadi Barakat, Walid Dabbous and Thierry Turletti.
I received a master of science degree in Ubiquitous Networking and Computing from Polytech Nice Sophia (UCA). I also have an engineering degree in Mobile and web technologies engineering from the Institut National des Postes et Télecommunications (Morrocco). I am currently working on geolocation assessment of mobile network performance. Our goal with the company YDATA is to produce a large scale accurate map of whole France giving the level the signal for all telecommunication operators. This is to help YDATA’s customers choose the best telco for them depending on their living area, the buildings surrounding them, the topology of their living area as well as the antennas in their vicinity. To achieve this, we use an accurate yet complex deterministic model called Ray Tracing. The focus is to reduce the complexity of Ray Tracing while maintaining its accuracy to use it in real life large scale and complex scenarios. To achieve this goal, I use tools from broad range of domains: telecommunications, optimization, Geographic Information Systems, Physics, Programming, Rendering, …


Research interests

– Mobile wireless networking
– Ray Tracing propagation model
– Optimization
– RF maps at large scale
– Geographical Information System (GIS)


– Creation of a new tool to generate large scale mobile QoS
ZoneADSL & Fibre : Choosing the best telecommunication operator in France


– Bernard Tamba Sandouno, Chadi Barakat, Thierry Turletti, Walid Dabbous, ”Optimizing Ray Tracing Techniques for Generating Large-Scale 3D Radio Frequency Maps”, in proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Perth, Australia, June 2024.

– Bernard Tamba Sandouno, Yamen Alsaba, Chadi Barakat, Walid Dabbous, Thierry Turletti, “A novel approach for ray tracing optimization in wireless communication“, in Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, vol. 209, pp. 309-319, September 2023.

– Bernard Tamba SandounoYamen AlsabaChadi BarakatWalid DabbousThierry Turletti, “A novel approach to mobile outdoor QoS map generation“, in proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, March 2023.

– Bernard Tamba SandounoYamen AlsabaChadi BarakatWalid DabbousThierry Turletti, “Site-specific ray generation for accurate estimation of signal power“, in proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM), Montreal, Canada, October 2022.


Professional activities

– PhD seminars organizer at the Inria centre at Université Côte d’Azur
– Organizer of the MOMI workshop 2022-2023
– Member of the college of doctoral schools. Role PhD candidates representative

Teaching activities

From September 2021 : Insitut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT Nice-Université Côte d’Azur)
– Introduction to Linux
– Introduction to networking
– System administration with Linux

From October 2022 : Valrose, UCA
– Introduction to Python

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