Thierry Turletti


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

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Research Interests

  • Future Internet Architecture and Wireless Networks, Programmable Networks,
  • Easy and Realistic Evaluation of Network Systems and Protocols, Testbeds.

Current Projects

  •  I am involved in the following projects:
    • SLICES-RI, is a flexible platform designed to support large-scale, experimental research focused on networking protocols, radio technologies, services, data collection, parallel and distributed computing and in particular cloud and edge-based computing architectures and services.

PhD students

  • Ongoing:
    • Bernard Tamba Sandouno, on 5G cellular network performance estimation, (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat and Walid Dabbous), PhD defense expected in May 2024.
    • Anuj Kaul, on dynamic, decentralized, distributed, delegation-based network control and its applications to autonomous vehicles (co-supervised with Katia Obraczka at UCSC, CA, part-time work) since 2018.
  • Past:
    • Houssam Elbouanani, (now R&D Engineer at Hive company), on Experiment control for reproducible research (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous and Chadi Barakat), PhD defended on March 2, 2023.
    • Mamoutou Diarra (now R&D Engineer at Hive company), PhD on evolving efficient architectures for future edge networks (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous, Amine Ismail and Brice Tetu), PhD defended on Nov 28 2022.
    • Giuseppe Di Lena, (now Digital Customer Success Specialist at Microsoft Dublin, IE), PhD on Distributed SDN-NFV-enabled Network Emulation on Testbeds and Cloud infrastructures (co-supervised with Chidung Lac at Orange Labs and Frédéric Giroire from COATI, Inria)
    • Mohamed Naoufal Mahfoudi, (then postdoc at UCSD),  PhD on “Unlocking Wireless Sensing Potential in Wi-Fi and IoT Networks” (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous and Robert Staraj from LEAT).
    • Ghada Moualla, (now researcher at Grenoble Alpes University), PhD on SDN/NFV fault management mechanisms (co-supervised with Damien Saucez).
    • Hardik Soni,  (now Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany), PhD on Network Softwarization (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Xuan-Nam Nguyen, (now Research & Development Engineer at Amadeus, IT Group, France), PhD on optimal OpenFlow rules placement (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Alina Quereilhac, (now Staff Software Engineer at Medallia, Buenos Aires), PhD 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) PhD on benchmarking wireless experimentations (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Naveed Bin Rais, (now Full Professor at Ajman University, Islamabad), PhD on transmission mechanisms for networks with episodic connectivity (co-supervised with Katia Obraczka).
    • Diego Dujovne,  (then Associate Professor/Researcher  at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile), PhD on improving multicast transmission on WiFi networks and on the evaluation of wireless transmission protocols (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Mohamed Ali Kaafar (now Full Professor, Research Leader at Data61-CSIRO), PhD on securing Internet coordinate systems (co-supervised with Walid Dabbous).
    • Hossein Manshaei  (then Associate Professor  in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Isfahan University of Technology and Associate Professor at FIU), PhD on adaptive and cross-layer transmission protocols for WLANs.
    • Vijay Arya (now Senior Researcher at IBM Research India), PhD on multicast-based inference of network tomography and multicast traffic engineering for overlay networks.
    • Emmanuel Lety (now Principal Consulting Systems Engineer at Fortinet, France), PhD on SCORE, a scalable communication architecture for Large-Scale Virtual Environments (LSVE).

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Editorial Boards of:
  • Technical Program Committee member of:


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

Past Activities

  • Previous projects include:
    • 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.
    • 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
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +33 4 92 387 879       But indeed,  use email instead!
  • Fax: no Telex neither…
  • Mail: INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, B.P. 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

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