Professional Experience:

Teaching Experience:

Past Ph.D. students:

* Omar Ait-Hellal Thesis: Flow control in high speed networks Graduated on Nov. 1998.
* Chadi Barakat Thesis: Performance evaluation of TCP congestion control Graduated on Apr. 2001. Today: researcher at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis
* Parijat Dube Thesis: "Performance Evaluation of Congestion Phenomena in Communication Networks", Graduated on Sept. 2002. Today: researcher at IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY.
*Thomas Boulogne Thesis: Strategic non-atomic games with applications in networks (in french). Graduated on Dec. 2004.
* Corinne Touati Thesis: Fairness Principles Applied to Telecommunication Networks. Graduated on Sept. 2003. Researcher at INRIA Grenoble, France
* Victor Ramos-Ramos Thesis: Robust and reliable multimedia transmission over the Internet. Graduated on Dec. 2004. Today Research associate UAM- Iztapalapa Mexico
* Balakrishna Prabhu Thesis: Markov Chains and Decision Processes for Congestion Avoidance and Power Control. Graduated on Oct. 2005. Researcher in LAAS, CNRS, Toulouse
*Ahmad Al-Hanbali Performance Evaluation of Mobile Wireless Networks ", Ph.D. thesis, Department of Sciences, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, 20 November 2006. Today lecturer at Univ of Twentee, The Netherlands
* Gregory Miller Thesis: The Problems of Filtering and Control in Discrete-Continuous Systems with Uncertainties, in co-tutelle: Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), Russia, and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, December 2006. Today he is a senior Researcher at the Institute of Informatics Problems, Russia.
* Dinesh Kumar Thesis: Optimization and Control in Wireless and Computer Networks. Graduation on November 26, 2008. Today researcher a IBM, N.Y.
* Nicolas Bonneau , PhD Thesis: Centralized and Decentralized Multiuser Schemes for Wireless Communications. Graduated on sept 2007.
* Hamidou Tembine. PhD Thesis: Population Games with Networking Applications. Graduated on 18th sept 2009. Today lecturer in Supelec, Paris.
* Alonso Silva. Planification et optimisation des reseaux sans fil pour des grandes populations Graduated on June 7th, 2010. Today researcher at Alcatel-Lucent, France.
* Alberto Suarez, Thesis: "Resource Allocation for uplink multi-user systems", Graduated on May 10, 2010, Eurecom, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
* Amar Prakash Azad, Thesis: Advances in Network Control and Optimization>, Graduated on Nov 26, 2010, Univ of Avignon. Today postdoc at CNRS, Paris.
* Dinil Mon Divakaran, Thesis: "Dealing with Elephants in the Internet: Towards a Flow-Based Internet Architecture". ENS-Lyon, University of Lyon, France, July 2010. Today Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research (I˛R) in Singapore.
* Sreenath Ramanath 2009-2012
* Ali Arshad 2009-2013. Today postdoc with Orange Lab, Issy les Moulinaux.

Current PhD students :

* Richard Combes 2009-2013. Today postdoc at KTH Sweeden.
* Manjesh Hanawal Kumar 2010=
* Julien Gaaillard 2011-
* Abdoulaye Tall 2012-
* Alexandre Reiffers defended at UAPC, July 2016.
* Ilaria Brunetti 2012-
* Julio Cesar, Sud ParisTech 2012-

Industrial contracts:

1993-1994 contract with the French telecommunications company (CNET) on modeling of flow control in High Speed Networks.
1997-2000 Responsible of a contract (C.T.I.) with the French telecommunications company (CNET) on flow control in High Speed Networks.
1998-2001 Participation in an RNRT project on satellite communications. Responsible of the work-package on quality of service of ATM and Internet over satellite.
2001-2003 Responsible of a contract with ALCATEL Space on radio planning for multi-beam satellite systems.
2000-2003 Responsible of a contract (C.T.I.) with the French telecommunications company (CNET) on multicriteria optimization in telecommunication networks.
2002-2005 Responsible of a contract (C.R.E.) of three years with France Telecom on Strategies for resource allocation in UMTS
2005-2007 Responsible of a contract (C.R.E.) of two years with France Telecom on Optimisation and control of resources in wireless cellular networks and wireless local area networks.

Since 2008, member of the Alcatel-Lucent INRIA joint lab.

European Contracts:

2003-2006: Member of EuroNGI network of excellence, and responsible for the Work Package 5.4 there on optimization and control of networks.
2006-2010: Responsible of the INRIA participation in an IST FET Proactive Initiative on Situated and Autonomic Communications entitled BIONETS: BIOlogically-inspired autonomic NETworks and Services (INRIA's budget is of 340 K-Euros over 4 years).

Grants for international scientific cooperation:

1990-1993 Grant 3321190 from the France-Israel Scientific Cooperation (in Computer Science and Engineering) between the French Ministry of Research and Technology and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.
1997-1999 Grant from the France-Israel Scientific Cooperation (in telecommunications) between the French Ministry of Research and Technology and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.
1998-2000 Participation in a Van-Gogh project of French-Dutch scientific cooperation.
1998-2000 Responsible of a NSF/INRIA grant on control in telecommunications networks, for cooperation with Prof. Basar and Dr. Srikant in Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
2003-2006 Responsible of a collaboration project with IISc Bangalore through CEFIPRA (Centre Franco-Indian pour la Promotion de la Recherche Avanc\'ee)

Professional Activity (ii):

Associate Editor

·  Co-Editor of
6th Vol. of the Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games (2001).
IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)

  • Special Issue on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Part I Jan. 2005 Volume: 23, Issue: 1
  • Special Issue on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Part II March 2005 Volume: 23, Issue: 3
  • Special Issue on Network Economy, 2012.


    Guest Associate Editor

    4th and 7th Vol. of the Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games.


    Keynote speaker
    1. Game Theoretical Modeling and Optimization Perspectives in Queueing Theory; The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Optimization, Aruba, 2005.
    2. On stochastic games arising in wireless communications, 12th Int Symp on Dynamic Games and Appl (2006, Sophia-Antipolis, France).
    3. "Spatial SINR Games Combining Base Station Placement and Mobile Association", First IEEE International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Networks (CRNETS), Cannes, In conjunction with IEEE PIMRC Sept 2008.
    4. Admission control to an M/M/1 queue with partial information. Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications (ASMTA) Ghent, July 2013.
    5. Game models in Complex Systems, International Conference On Principles Of dIstributed Systems (Opodis), Nice, Dec 2013.
    6. Analysis of competition and visibility in complex networks, at WPerformance 2014 workshop, in conjunction with the XXXIV Brazilian Conference of Computer Science (CSBC), Brasilia, Brazil, 29 July 2014
    7. Timelines in Social networks: analysis and competition over influence, IFIP Performance, Torino, 7-9 October, 2014.
    8. Timelines Analysis and competition over popularity, influence and visibility in social networks, at IEEE ICC Workshop on Dynamic SOcial Networks (DySON), London, UK, 8 June 2015
    9. Game theory applied to Protection against SIS Epidemics in Networks. Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, London, Nov 4-5, 2015
    10. Game theory applied to SIS Epidemics in Networks. 2nd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, Casablanca, May 30 - June 1st, 2016.
    11. Dynamic games for analyzing competition in the Internet. 28th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), 15 Sept 2016, Wuertzburg.

    Last updated on Sept 24, 2016


    ALTMAN Eitan
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    Address: 335 Chemin des Combes, 84140 Montfavet. ,
    Tel: home 04 90 31 19 60, work: 04 92 38 77 86
    Birth: 9 January 1959, Haifa Israel
    Citizenship: Israel and French.
    Family status: Married, two children.

    Best paper awards:
  • A. A. Kherani, R. El-Azouzi and E. Altman, "Stability-throughput tradeoff and routing in multi-hop wireless ad-hoc networks", proceedings of IFIP Networking, Coimbra, Portugal, May 15-19, 2006.
  • E. Altman, K. Avrachenkov, N. Bonneau, M. Debbah, R. El-Azouzi and D. Sadoc Menasche, 'Constrained Stochastic Games in Wireless Networks' IEEE Globecom General Symposium, Washington D.C. 2007.
  • A. Azad, S. Alouf, E. Altman, V. Borkar, G. Paschos, "Vacation Policy Optimization with Application to IEEE 802.16e Power Saving Mechanism". IFIP Wireless Days 2009, Paris, France, 15-17 December 2009.
  • Richard Combes, Zwi Altman and Eitan Altman, "Self-Organizing Relays in LTE networks: Queuing analysis and algorithms", 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management, 24-28 October, 2011.
  • Didier Josselin, Abdelberry Saidi, Dorian Roussel, Said Boularouk, Olivier Bonin, Eitan Altman, Driss Matrouf, "Sonorous cartography for sighted and blind people", AGILE’2016, Jun 2016, Helsinki, Finland, 2016.

    Second Best paper award
  • Eitan Altman, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Andrey Garnaev, "A Jamming game in wireless networks with transmission cost", Net-COOP, Avignon, France June 5-7, 2007.

    Best student paper awards
  • C. Barakat and E. Altman, "On ACK filtering on a slow reverse channel", proceedings of the first international workshop  on Quality of future Internet Services (Qofis), Berlin, Germany, September 2000.
  • P. Dube, O. Ait-Hellal, E. Altman, "On Loss Probabilities in Presence of Redundant Packets with Random Drop,"Proc. of IFIP Networking 2002, May 19-24 2002,

  • Awards and Distinctioins
  • 2014: Isaacs Award granted by the society of dynamic games for in recognition for my research on dynamic game theory.
  • 2012: Grand prix of France Telecom, granted by the French Academy of Science.
  • 2009: INRIA award for excellence in research, attributed to around 2% of the researchers each year.
  • Best associate editor award in the journal Computer Networks, Elsevier, 2003.
  • 1990: Volfson Award from the Israeli Academy of Science for a one year postdoc position
  • Ariel Pinzy Award, 1983,
  • Miriam and Aaron Guthwirth Award, 1985 et 1987
  • Award of the Israeli Ministry of Communication, 1986

    Membership in scientific societies:
    Fellow Member of IEEE, Member of 7.3 WG of IFIP

    Professional Activity:

    Chairman of the steering committee and cofounder of the following workshops

  • Workshop on Networking Games Control and Optimization, (NetGcoop)
  • WiOpt: Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks
  • member of the steering committees of the following conferences:

  • Valuetools: International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
  • IOFC (Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells)
  • Workshop on Telecom Economics, Engineering and Policy see
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    General Chair of

    WiOpt: Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, April 3-7, 2005


    Chairman of the Program Committee of

  • the 8th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications, July, 1997, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • "Networking games and resource allocation" Workshop, 12-15 July 2002, Petrozavodsk, Russia.
  • WiOpt: Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France, March 3-5, 2003.
  • First International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (Valuetools), 10-14 October, 2006.
  • 2nd Workshop on Network Control and Optimization, (Netcoop), Paris, 10-12 Sept, 2008.
  • WiOpt: Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, Avignon, France, 2011
  • Indoor and Outdoor Femto Cells (IOFC), Avignon, France, 2011
  • Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, University of Maryland, College Park, on November 14-15, 2011,
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    Program Committee Member of

    2000 (Tel-Aviv, Israel, March), 2001 (Anchorage, Alaska, April), 2002 (New-York, April), 2003 (San-Francisco), 2004 (Hong-Kong), 2005 (Miami, Florida, March 13-17). 2006 (Barcelona, Spain, April 23-27). 2009 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 19-25
  • Networking (IFIP working groups WG 6.2, WG 6.3, and WG 6.8.)
    2002 (Pisa, May), 2004 (Greece, May), 2005 (2-6 May, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), 2006 (15-19 May, Coimbra, Portugal), 2008 (4-9 May, Singapore)
  • European Wireless Conference
    EW2004, The 5th European Wireless Conference Mobile and Wireless Systems beyond 3G, Feb. 24 - 27, 2004, Barcelona, Spain.
    EW2005, Univ. of Cyprus, April 2005.
    EW2006, Athens, Greece, 2-5, April 2006.
  • Wireless On-demand Network Systems (WONS)
    2004, (Madonna di Campiglio, Trento, Italy, January 21-23, 2004), 2005 (St. Moritz, on January 19-21, 2005), 2006, (Les Menuires, France, January 18th to 20th, 2006).
  • International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications
    7th (Dec., 1996, Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan),
    8th (chairman, 1997, Maastricht, the Netherlands),
    9th (Dec., 2000, Adelaide, Australia),
    10th (July 2002, Saint Petersburg, Russia),
    11th (Dec. 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA).
    12th (Jul. 2006, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, FRANCE).
    13th (30th June-3rd July, 2008, Wroclaw, Poland).
  • WiOpt: Workshop on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks:
    - INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France, March 3-5, 2003.
    - University of Cambridge, UK, 24th - 26th of March, 2004
    - Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, April 3-7, 2005
    - Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-7, 2006
  • International Workshop on Protocols for Fast Long-Distance Networks (PFLDNET): - CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, February 3-4, 2003; - Lyon, France, February 3-4, 2005; - Nara, Japan, February 2-3, 2006
  • IWQoS: IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service: - Montreal, Canada, June 7-9, 2004; - University of Pasau, Germany, on June 21-23, 2005; - Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, June 19-21, 2006
  • HET-NET International working conference on Performance Modeling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Networks
    - HET-NETs'03 July, West Yorkshire, U.K., 2003,
    - HET-NETs'04 July, West Yorkshire, U.K., 2004.
  • AdHocNow International Conference on AD-HOC Networks and Wireless - Cancun, Mexico, October 6 - 8 , 2005, - AdHocNow2006, Ottawa, Canada, August 17-19, 2006. ; - INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, Sept 12-14, 2008
  • International Conference on Game Theory and Management GTM2007,  St Petersburg, Russia
    - June 2007, June 2008,
  • Workshop on NS-2 (NStools or WNS2)
    2007, October 22, Nantes, France
    2008, October 23-24, Athens, Greece
  • Game Theory in Communication Networks (Gamecomm)
    2007, 22 October Nantes, France
    2008, October 20, Athens, Greece
  • IEEE CDC 1999, Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 1999
  • Performance 99, the IFIPWG7.3 Conference on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems and Networks, August, 1999, Istanbul, Turqky.
  • International Workshop on Markov Processes and Controlled Markov Chains, Aug., 1999, Changsha, Hunan, China.
  • PQNet2000, International Conference on Performance and QoS of Next Generation Networking, Nov. 27 - 30, 2000, Nagoya, Japan.
  • International Conference on Information Society in the 21 Century: Emerging Technologies and New Challenges. In the University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, Japan, November 3-5, 2000.
  • Conference Internationale Francophone d'Automatique (CIFA), Nantes, July 2002.
  • Game Theory and Applications, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, Aug. 14-17, 2002. (Part of the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM2002, Beijing, 2002.)
  • IASTED International Conference Networks, Parallel and Distributed Processing, and Applications (NPDPA 2002), Oct. 1- 4, 2002, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • WICON 2005 First International Wireless Internet Conference July 10-14, 2005, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2002 IEEE VTC Fall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 24-29 September 2002.
  • 3rd Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2004) Bodrum, Turkey, June 27-30, 2004.
  • PWC 2003, Personal Wireless Communications, Sept. 23-25, 2003 - Venice - ITALY.
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) , October 25-27, 2004, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 15th specialist seminar in Antwerp, Belgium, on the topic "Performance Evaluation of Wireless and Mobile Systems", August 31 - September 02, 2004.
  • 4th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks, August 9-11, 2004, Boston, USA.
  • The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 20-24 June, 2004, Paris.
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2007 (WCNC) Hong-Kong, March 2007,
  • IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2007, Nice, France
  • 2nd International Conference on Game Theory for Networks (Gamenets), May 24-26, 2012, Vancouver Canada.
  • BioSTAR 2016 (International Workshop on Bio-inspired Security, Trust, Assurance and Resilience)
  • Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, 2010 (22-23 Nov. Berlin), 2011 (Univ of Maryland, College Park, Nov 14-15).
  • W-PIN 2012: The first Workshop on Pricing and Incentives in Networks June 11, 2012, in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012 (London, UK)
  • 8th Spain-Italy-Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory, Budapest, 16--18 July, 2012
  • CV