Thierry Turletti



I am a researcher in the Diana project-team (previously Planète) at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

What’s new?

On November 9 2016, we opened the FIT-R2lab wireless anechoic testbed to the general public; sign up here to run your own experiments!

Research Interests

  • Future Internet Architecture and Wireless Networks,
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization,
  • Challenged and Heterogeneous Networks,
  • Easy and Realistic Evaluation of Network Systems and Protocols.

Current Projects

  •  I am involved in the following projects:
    • DrIVE associated team with UNICAMP, Ericsson Research and UCSC on designing ITS through programmable networks.
    • FIT-R2Lab is a Wi-Fi mesh testbed infrastructure in an anechoic chamber suitable for reproducible wireless networking experimentation. This testbed is funded by the ANR FIT (Future Internet of Things) project developing an open large-scale testing infrastructure for systems and applications on wireless and sensor communications.

PhD students

  • Ongoing
    • Mamoutou Diarra, on evolving efficient architectures for future edge networks (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous)
    • Giuseppe Di Lena, on resilient NFV/SDN environments (co-supervised with Chidung Lac (Orange) and Frédéric Giroire)
  • Past
    • Mohamed Naoufal Mahfoudi,  on “Unlocking Wireless Sensing Potential in Wi-Fi and IoT Networks” (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous and Robert Staraj from LEAT).
    • Ghada Moualla, on SDN/NFV fault management mechanisms (co-supervised with Damien Saucez).
    • Hardik Soni,  (now postdoc at Cornell University) on Network Softwarization (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Xuan-Nam Nguyen, (now Research & Development Engineer at Amadeus, IT Group, France), on optimal OpenFlow rules placement (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Alina Quereilhac, (now Staff Software Engineer at Medallia, Buenos Aires), on unified evaluation environment of networking protocols for simulators and testbeds (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Shafqat Ur Rehman, (now Associate Professor at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Ankara) on benchmarking wireless experimentations (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Naveed Bin Rais, (now Associate Professor at Ajman University, Islamabad)  on transmission mechanisms for networks with episodic connectivity (co-supervised with Katia Obraczka).
    • Diego Dujovne,  (now Associate Professor/Researcher  at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) on improving multicast transmission on WiFi networks and on the evaluation of wireless transmission protocols (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Mohamed Ali Kaafar (now Professor, Research Leader at Data61-CSIRO) , who worked on securing Internet coordinate systems (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Hossein Manshaei  (now Associate Professor  in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Isfahan University of Technology), who worked on adaptive and cross-layer transmission protocols for WLANs.
    • Vijay Arya (now Senior Researcher at IBM Research India), who worked on multicast-based inference of network tomography and multicast traffic engineering for overlay networks.
    • Emmanuel Lety (now Consulting Systems Engineer at Fortinet, France), who worked on SCORE, a scalable communication architecture for Large-Scale Virtual Environments (LSVE).

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Editorial Boards of:


(Extracted from HAL since 2012, 2015 and before or Google Scholar)

Past Activities

  • Previous projects include:
    • UHD_on_5G associated team with NICT on designing SDN-based high quality video streaming over 5G networks,
    • REFLEXION ANR project on resilient and flexible infrastructure  for open networking (NFV/SDN),
    • DISCO ANR project on flexible and robust Software Defined Networking,
    • COMMUNITY joint team with UCSC on new architectures for heterogeneous networks prone to episodic connectivity,
    • SIMULBED/DESIGNET joint team with NICT and Univ. of Tokyo on the design of an efficient experimentation platform to evaluate new network architectures,
    • EIT ICT KIC SDN on LTE integration in Software-Defined Networking,
    • CONNECT ANR project on content-oriented networking,
    • WELCOME  STIC AmSud project, on Wireless experimental realistic measurement,
    • OneLab2 FP7 European project on Wireless  Experimentation and Benchmarking,
    • ROSEATE STIC AmSud project on Realistic Models, Simulations and Experimentation of wireless protocols,
    • GENESIM joint team on the elaboration of a Global Environment for wireless Networking Experiments and SIMulations,
    • DIVINE RNRT project on video transmission over various wireless heterogeneous devices,
    • ExpeShare ITEA2 project on file sharing in wireless in wireless ad hoc networks,
    • ONELAB IST FP6 project concerning the implementation of an open platform across heterogeneous environments (based on PlanetLab),
    • VTHD and VTHD++ RNRT Projects
    • Visiophonie sur IP sans fils (VIP) RNRT Project,
    • VISI RNRT Project,
    • Multi Service Access Everywhere (MUSE) IST Project,
    • ITEA DESS,
    • MECCANO,
    • MERCI,
    • MICE and MICE-II.
  • I have been a postdoctoral associate in the Telemedia, Networks and Systems Group at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science between September’95 and September’96. In this group, I have been working in the SpectrumWare project headed by David Tennenhouse. I have designed and implemented in software part of a GSM base station which has been integrated into the VuSystem.
  • I have done my PhD studies in the High-Speed Networking Research Group RODEO at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. My previous research (done in particular with Jean Bolot and Christian Huitema) were focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating multimedia applications over the Internet. Specifically, I have developed IVS, one of the first videoconferencing application for the Internet. This software videoconferencing system allows multicast delivery of audio and video over the Internet. I also developed specific error control and rate control mechanisms for transmission of video streams. These mechanisms regulate the output rate of the codecs based on feedback information about the network state. They have been designed specifically to work in a multicast environment.


If you are looking for an Artist, look at my father’s Oil Paintings. Btw, I’m sure you already know my mascot Ounga 🙂


  • Organization: INRIA
  • Research Unit: Sophia Antipolis
  • Project: DIANA
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  • Phone: +33 4 92 387 879       But indeed,  use email instead!
  • Fax: no more…
  • Mail: INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, B.P. 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

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