Research Interests

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Communications, Caching and Computing at vehicles

Fog Networking and Internet of Things

Self-organization of objects with energy constraints including harvesting enabled sensors

Information Centric Networks

Content Caching and Distribution​

Research Experience

(January 2018 - present) Research fellow: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

FedEx Institute of Technology – DRONES research cluster

Major tasks:

Development evaluation of new cyber-physical infrastructure-based solutions for CAVs data distribution and analysis

Smart City Innovation Hub: Collaborate with Multidisciplinary researchers on the readiness of smart cities for CAVs.

RINAVOP project: Testbed implementation for Real-time Interaction and Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles for Package delivery in a campus-like environment

(October 2016- January 2018) Post-doctoral Researcher: Inria Agora Team

Center of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of Service – CITI lab, INSA Lyon, France

Major tasks: Energy-efficient Self-organization of low-duty cycle devices in Internet of Things

(June 2016- October 2016) Research Fellow: Computer Engineering Department

Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Major tasks: Proposing game theoretic based approaches for collaborative cache management and content offloading at social-aware mobile fogs in Content Centric Networks

(Aug 2013 - Nov 2016) Doctorate Researcher

L3i Lab, University of La Rochelle, France

LIGM Lab, Université Paris-est Marne-la-vallée, France

(Sep 2011-May 2013) Research Assistant:

Wireless and Secure Networks Laboratory - WiSNet Lab, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

Research Projects

(2018 - 2019) FedEx RINAVOP - Real-time Interaction and Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles for Optimal Package delivery

(2016 - 2018) DGA CLOTHO - Autonomus Solutions for the Localization and Protection of Sensible Objects

(2013 - 2015) IETA2 European Project 11037 CarCoDe

Research Activities


Ph.D thesis:

Mr. Muktadir Chowdhury, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Ms. Mariem Harmassi, University of La Rochelle, France

Mr. Bouziane Brik, University of La Rochelle, France

Ms. Manel Kchaou, Universtiy of Sfax, Tunisia

Master thesis:

Ms. Rim-el-Fahem (50%), graduated September 2015 SUPCOM, Tunis Tunisia

TPC Member

IEEE ICC Conference 2018, IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2017


IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, Elsevier Journal of Computers of Electrical Engineering, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Annals of Telecommunications Journal, IEEE ICC’14-17 WCNC’14,15, Globecom’14-17 VTC Spring’14,15, VTC Fall’14,15,16 VTC Spring’15, LCN’14, IM’15; SPECTS’14, ITC’14, MILCOM’14, IFIP WD’13-17.