Reasearch Interests Back home

Improving sustainability concept in underserved areas
Internet of Things
Green Cloud Computing - Virtualization
Internet Measurements
Measurement-Based Geolocation
Self-Organized Systems
Bandwidth Measurements

COWShED: COmmunication within White Spots for brEeDers Project Back home


The COWShED projet (2017-2019) funded by ISOC proposes a geolocalization communication system based on long range radio frequency transmission within white spots. In fact, the livestock transhumance in Senegal is done in several areas and more specifically in the sylvo-pastorale areas located in the Ferlo’s region where it is difficult or impossible to communicate with terrestrial communication systems. The main reason is due to the existence of white spots. A white spot is defined as a no cellular coverage area. To overcome the presence of white spot satellite communications can be used. However, in underserved areas, satellite communications are very expensive for people. Therefore, we propose a low-cost communication for rural population such as breeders, farmers based on long range radio communication within ISM (Industrial, Science and Medical) bands. It is worth noticing that the ISM band is free. The proposed autonomous mobile mesh network is developed by breeders to lead livestock's, in a safe manner, where grass and water points are available. Our main goal is to encourage activities that can generate financial returns for rural population by preserving the environment.

Sensor-based Bilharzia Detection Project Back home


Sensor-based Bilharzia Detection project (2014-2016) funded by the AUCC aims to use Under Water Wireless Sensors Network (UWSN) in order to monitor water points. In fact, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), one of the most relevant parasitoses of humans, is confirmed by microscopic detection of eggs in stool, urine, or organ biopsies after the infection of patient.The proposed Sensor-based epidemiology uses data collected by sensors networks, that are deployed in water points, in order to develop more-sensitive disease-prediction and control-model. This tool may provide a potentially vital capability for use by disease control program managers, particularly in less-developed countries. Sensor-based Bilharzia Detection detects contaminated water source, and thus enables to take proactive decisions such as prohibit the insfected area, or prevent the miracidium to infect the mollusc or the parasitic larvae to enter through the skin of humans. The main goal is to stop the life cycle of the bilharzia. UQAM university is involved in this project.

ANA Project Back home


ANA project (2006-2010) aims at exploring novel ways of organizing and using networks beyond legacy Internet technology. The ultimate goal is to design and develop a novel autonomic network architecture that enables flexible, dynamic, and fully autonomous formation of network nodes as well as whole networks. Universities and research institutes from Europe and Northern America are participating in this project.

GeoLIM Project Back home


GeoLIM project (2004-2006) aims at providing the geographic location of an Internet host using solely its IP address. The key element of GeoLIM is its ability to transform delay measurements between landmarks (probe machines) and a target host, into geographic distance constraints. It uses multilateration -alike GPS- to estimate the geographic location of the target host. The code for GeoLim is here as a collection of routines in R (you can get R itself here.) The test is carried out on PlanetLab.