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 BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
Équipe NEO, Bâtiment Lagrange, Office: L137


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


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

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2017 - present

  • Editor, IET Smart Grids, 2018 - present

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, 2020 - 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: “€œTesting 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: “€œCOMMunication 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)


  • 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 €œHonoris 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.