Samir M. Perlaza | INRIA | Permanent Member of the Scientific Staff

Portrait of Samir M. Perlaza 

Chargé de Recherche (Permanent Member of the Scientific Staff)
INRIA, Centre de Recherche de Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée

Visiting Research Collaborator
Princeton University, Department of Electrical Engineering


Centre de Recherche de Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
2004 Route des Lucioles
06902 Valbonne
Équipe NEO, Bâtiment Lagrange, Office: L137
Tel +33 6 73 56 88 05


I am interested in theoretical and practical aspects of game theory and information theory. The application domains that motivate my research include communication systems and power systems.


Academic Appointments

  • Permanent Member of the Scientific Staff, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. Jan. 2020 - present

  • Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, Jan. 2013 - present

  • Permanent Member of the Scientific Staff, INRIA, Lyon, France. Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2020

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Alcatel-Lucent Chair at Supélec, Orsay, France. Jul. 2011 - Dec. 2011

  • Research Engineer, France Télécom - Orange, Issy les Moulineaux, France, Jan. 2008 - Jan. 2011


  • Ph.D., Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, 2011

  • MSc., EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2007

  • BSc. Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia, 2005

Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, 2020 - present

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2017 - present

  • Editor, IET Smart Grids, 2018 - present

  • Guest Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Special Issue on ‘‘Artificial Intelligence Powered Edge Computing for the Internet of Things’’, 2020

International Research Projects

  • Principal (French) Investigator of EU funded H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019 project: “Testing and Evaluating Sophisticated information and communication Technologies for enaBling scalablE smart griD Deployment (TESTBED2)”. Grant Agreement no. 872172. (web)

  • Principal (French) Investigator of EU funded ERA-NET-MED-2015 project: “COMMunication systems with renewable Energy micro-griD (COM-MED)”. EU Project locally handled by ANR under Grant Agreement ANR-15-NMED-0009-03. (web)

  • Principal Investigator of H2020 project CYBERNETS under EU Grant agreement 659316. (web)


  • Member of the On-Line Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society.


  • Fellowship of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. Host: School of Energy Systems at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. Apr. 2019.

  • ‘‘Make our Planet Great Again’’ Fellowship, jointly with Prof. Ali Tajer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA. Jun. 2017

  • INSA de Lyon Thesis Award. Awarded to my student Victor Quintero for the thesis “Noisy Channel-Output Feedback in the Interference Channel”. Nov. 2018

  • INRIA, Excellence in Research and Student Advising Award (PEDR), 2015

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (2015-2017). H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowship.

  • IEEE Senior Member, 2015.

  • Best Student Paper Award in the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM)), 2009

  • Alban Fellow (2006 - 2007), the European Union Programme of High Level Scholarship for Latin America. Grant E06M101130CO.

  • Baccalaureate “Honoris Causa” granted by Colegio Nacional de Bachillerato - Instituto Tecnico on behalf of the National Minister of Education of Colombia. Santander de Quilichao, Colombia, December 2000.

  • City Council Agreement No. 028 of 1999 to create the award Ciudad de los Samanes - Samir Alberto Medina Perlaza in Santander de Quilichao, Colombia. This award is given to the top-ranked students in the national exams to access higher education in a ceremony held every year at the City Hall since 1999.