Walid Dabbous

Walid Dabbous

I am a researcher in the DIANA project-team at Centre Inria d’Université Côté d’Azur.

What’s new?

We organized the Converge project’s plenary meeting on October 2-3, 2023, at the Centre Inria d’Université Côté d’Azur. During the meeting, project partners had a chance to visit the radio component of the SophiaNode infrastructure hosted in R2lab.

I have participated to the SLICES Blueprint workshop held on Sep 18-19, 2023 in Sorbonne University in Paris.

Our paper “A novel approach for ray tracing optimization in wireless communication” is accepted for publication in Computer Communications, September 2023. Author version on HAL.

Here are two introductory videos in french about 5G, adapted for a broad audience, and high school students.


Full list until 2012 (Rodéo and Planète), HAL extraction since 2013 (Diana), or Google Scholar (all).

Research Interests

  • Wireless Networking
  • Networking Experimental Platforms and Simulators
  • Methodology for Reproducible Networking Experiments
  • Future Internet Architecture and Protocols

Current Projects

  •  Currently, 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.
    • Converge, is an EU Horizon research project, seeking to combine the power of wireless communications with computer vision technology and to develop new scientific instrumentation, tools, and methods for research infrastructures. The project’s motto is “view-to-communicate and communicate-to-view”.

PhD students

  • Ongoing
    • Stefano Lioce (co-supervised with Damien Saucez and Prof. Gianfranco Avitabile – Polito), will start in January 2024 to work on “Communication Assisted by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces at Millimeter Frequencies”.
    • Bernard Sandounou (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat and Thierry Turletti), working on “Estimation of data rates for mobile devices in cellular networks.”
  •  Past
    • Houssam Elbouanani, (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat and Thierry Turletti), thesis on “Experiment control for reproducible research”, defended in March 2023.
    • Mamoutou Diarra, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti and Amine Ismail), thesis on “Multi-access Edge Computing”, defended in November 2022.
    • Mohamed Naoufal Mahfoudi, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti and Robert Staraj – LEAT), thesis on “Towards Cross-layer MIMO for 5G networks”, defended in October 2019.
    • Hardik Soni, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti), thesis on “Enhanced Support for Multicast Applications in SDN Networks”.
    • Alina Quereilhac (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti), thesis on “Experiment Control in Heterogeneous Evaluation Environments”, defended in June 2015.
    • Ashwin Rao, (co-supervised with Arnaud Legout), thesis on Improving Transparency and End-User Control in Mobile Networks, defended in December 2013.
    • Shafqat-Ur Rehman, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti), thesis on Benchmarking of Wireless Experimentations, defended in January 2012.
    • Stevens Leblond, (co-supervised with Arnaud Legout), thesis on Privacy in P2P Networks, defended in April 2011.
    • Mathieu Lacage, thesis on a Methodology for Networking Experimentation, defended in November 2010.
    • Mohamed Amine Ismail, (co-supervised with Antoine Clerget), thesis on the optimisation of Protocols and Applications over Broadcast Links, defended in June 2010.
    • Diego Dujovne, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti), thesis on the evaluation of wireless transmission protocols, defended in May 2009.
    • Mohamed Ali Kaafar, (co-supervised with Thierry Turletti), thesis on Securing Internet Coordinate Systems, defended in September 2007.
    • Mohamad Malli, (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat), thesis on Inferring Internet topology from Application Point of View, defended in September 2006.
    • Laurentiu Barza, thesis on Communication Architecture for Large Scale Virtual Environments, defended in July 2004.
    • Fatma Louati, (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat), thesis on Asymmetry and Bidirectional traffic in the Internet, defended in February 2004.
    • Antoine Clerget, thesis on Heterogeneity in IP multicast Networks, defended in December 2003.
    • Miguel Sánchez, thesis on Optimization of Packet Forwarding in Best-effort Routers, defended in September 2003.
    • Rares Serban, (co-supervised with Chadi Barakat) thesis on Dynamic IP QoS management, defended in September 2003.
    • Fethi Filali, thesis on Deploying Multicast Services in Heterogeneous Environments, defended in November 2002.
    • Frank Lyonnet, thesis on Multimedia Applications over the Internet with wireless links, defended in October 1998.
    • Claude Castelluccia, thesis on High Performance Transmission Control Protocols, defended in March 1996.


  • Organization: INRIA
  • Research Center: Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée
  • Project-team: DIANA
  • E-mail: Walid.Dabbous AT inria.fr (preferred)
  • Phone: +33 4 92 387 718
  • Fax: +33 4 92 387 978
  • Mail: INRIA, 2004 route des Lucioles, B.P. 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France

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