Permanent staff

  1. Eric Gressier-Soudan. Professor.
  2. Pedro Braconnot Velloso, Associate Professor.
  3. Pierre Paradinas. Professor.
  4. Sami Taktak. Associate Professor.
  5. Samia Bouzefrane. Professor.
  6. Selma Boumerdassi.  Associate Professor, HDR.
  7. Stefano Secci, Professor. Head
  8. Stéphane Rovedakis. Associate Professor.
  9. Tatiana Aubonnet. Associate Professor. HDR


  1. Chi-Dung Phung, on 5G experimental platforms. 
  2. Naresh Modina, on network resource allocation and AI.
  3. Patient Ntumba, on in-network online learning.

Ph.D. candidates 

  1. Nour El Houda Yellas, on orchestration protocols in edge computing.
  2. Yulliwas Ameur, on homomorphic encryption and machine learning.
  3. Christophe Maudoux, on mobile botnet anomaly detection.
  4. Yacine Anser (with Orange), on trust and liability in edge computing.
  5. Mustapha Kamal Benramdane on contextual orchestration.
  6. Lydia Ouaili, (with Trasna Solutions) on self-sovereign identity management.
  7. Mario Patetta, on programmable network data-plane systems.
  8. Kautar Sadouki, on intent-oriented computing.
  9. Tayssir Ismail (cotutelle with Manouba Univ. & Inria), on security in VANETs.
  10. Victorien Romain (with Orange), on serverless network function orchestration.
  11. Rezak Aziz, on Quantum Differential Privacy on chip.
  12. Anh Khoa Dang (with Ericsson), on sustainability of 6G communications.
  13. Ahmed Mehdi Boudjelli (with Orange), on intent-based networking and zero-touch management.
  14. Kilian Cressant, on distributed machine learning for closed-loop automation.

Network/system engineers

  1. Salah Ali Bin-Ruba, on machine learning for network automation.
  2. Davide Raimondi, on experimental platform management.
  3. Masoud Baharlouei, on network automation platform

Project Manager

  1. Joaquin Bayona, on project management.

Adjunct members

  • Soumya Banerjee, Adjunct Researcher (Trasna Solutions)
  • Prosper Chemouil, Adjunct Researcher.

External co-advised Ph.D. candidates 

  1. Hamaciré El Hadj Kalil (ESMT), on vehicular network security.
  2. Ismail Haddad (Univ. Skikda), on IoT and vehicular sensing.
  3. Imène El-Taani (USTHB, Alger) on Deep Reinforcement Learning based placement in the Cloud.

Research interns

  • 2023: Imed Eddine Boukari (ESI), Ihab Abderrahmane Derdouha (ESI), Idriss Hamzaoui (ESI), Hussein Hamdouna (Cnam), Jeongku Choi (Cnam), Maritzabel Del Pozo (SU), SROUR Ali (Cnam), KAYANI Moheed Ali (Cnam), GUEMDANI Moussa (Cnam), ZHANG Haoxuan (Cnam), Fatemeh Salmaniseyedmahalle (Cnam), Zifeng ZHANG (Cnam).
  • 2022: Augustin Clero, Ali Awarkeh, David Kule Mukuhi, Zifeng Zhang, Zisen Xu, Farnaz Ebrahimishad, Hussein Khalil, Ali Marwa (Cnam); Rezak Aziz(ESI), Saloua Bouabba(ESI), Lilia Mezani(ESI), Leticia Sadi(ESI), Céline Serbouh (ESI).
  • 2021: Raphael Tetu (ESIEA), Mario Patetta (POLIMI), Corentin Lanousse-Malhene (ISEP), Lydia Ouaili, Yaniss Khima (IUT de Cachan), Charles Yazbeck (ESIEE), Haddouti Yasmine (SU), Sheadeh Fadi (SU).
  • 2020: Eugenio Cortesi (POLIMI), Mourya Gonchi Keshava (POLIMI), Alexandre Thomas (ESIEE), Weiquiang Zhang (ESIEE), Maria Isabella Viola (POLIMI), Laiza De Lara (ISEP/UFP).
  • 2019: Giulia Bissoli (POLIMI), Davide Aureli (Univ. Rome I – La Sapienza), Federico Lavatori (POLIMI), Jamal Ammouri (Cnam), Luong Vuong Son (Cnam), Said Haddoudi (Cnam), Maya Adjaz (Dauphine).

Team management responsibilities

  • Private cloud management: Mario Patetta, Chi-Dung Phung
  • New members arrival management: Razan Mhanna, Christophe Maudoux
  • Office space management: Kilian Cressant, Kamal Benramadane
  • Web services and publications management: Patient Ntumba
  • Hardware management: Lydia Ouaili


  • Alessandro Aimi
    • Ph.D. 2020-2023. Now Assistant Professor at Università di Bologna.
  • Kiranpreet Kaur
    • Ph.D. 2020-2023. Now R&D engineer at Dassault Systems.
  • Guilherme Iecker Ricardo
    • Postdoc 2023. Now Associate Professor at INP Toulouse.
  • José Lopez Esteves
    • Ph.D. 2023, on communications security, now expert at ANSSI.
  • Mamoudou Sangare
    • Ph.D. 2022, on vehicular networks. Now ass. prof. at ECAM.
  • Nabila Djennane
    • Ph.D. 2021, on cloud resource allocation.
  • Mohammed Nafi,
    • Ph.D. 2021, on key management for IoT networks. Now assistant professor at Béjaia Univ., Algeria.
  • Alessio Diamanti,
    • Ph.D. 2021, on network automation. Now 5G expert at SWISSCOM.
  • Marianna Belotti,
    • Ph.D. 2021, on blockchain modeling. Now Analyst at European Central Bank.
  • Wesley Coelho,
    • Ph.D 2021, on 5G orchestration. Now senior researcher at 
  • Agathe Blaise,
    • PhD 2020, on anomaly detection. Now senior researcher at Thales.
  • Sarra Mehamel,
    • PhD 2020, on mobile edge computing. Now postdoc.
  • Paolo Zappalà,
    • predoc 2020, on blockchain network modeling. Now Ph.D. at Orange/UAvignon.
  • Francesca Fossati,
    • postdoc 2020, on 5G resource allocation. Now Ass. Professor at Sorbonne University.
  • Frédéric Lemoine,
    • PhD 2019, on self-healing IoT devices. Now permanent IT engineer at Cnam.
  • Youcef Ould-Yahia,
    • PhD 2019, on security models for data privacy in IoT systems.
  • Loic Perennou,
    • PhD 2019, on cloud load prediction. Now R&D engineer at Outscale
  • Nikola Bozic,
    • PhD 2019, on cloud orchestration security. Now Expert at Strategy&.
  • Amar Abane,
    • PhD 2019, on Named Data Networking for IoT. Now postdoc at NIST, USA. 

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