INRIA Research Scientist (Chargé de Recherche 1 - CR1 - Habilité) 

Postal Address:
Inria Saclay - Ile de France
HIPERCOM research team.
Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Polytechnique (LIX).

Route de Saclay - 91128 PALAISEAU CEDEX
Building: 00-LIX
Office: 1021
Phone number: +33 1 72 92 59 42
Email: Aline.Viana@inria.fr

Short Biography

I am a permanent INRIA Research Scientist. I got my Habilitation à Diriger la Recherche (HDR) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – Sorbonne Universités), on December 14, 2011. From November 2009 and October 2010, I spent one year working as an Invited Researcher at the Telecommunication Networks Group of the TU-Berlin. Before joining the INRIA in October 2006, I worked as a Post-Doc in the PARIS research team at IRISA/INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique. I spent three years and a half at the LIP6 laboratory of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – Sorbonne Universités), France, from where I got my Ph.D. Degree in July 2005. I received the B.Sc. in Computer Science (1998) and the M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering (2001) from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil. My M.Sc. research year, I did at the Computer Network Research Group in the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, (GTA/COPPE/UFRJ). Before integrating the M.Sc. courses, I was a start-up owner and worked as networking consultant at the start-up.

My research addresses the design of networking solutions that leverages human behavior in terms of mobility, content demand, interest, personality traits, and interactions for self-organizing and dynamic wireless networks. My solutions address opportunistic networking, data offloading, mobile social networking, and smart cities.  I have published more than 80 research papers and am the scientific coordinator of two international research projects (EU CHIST-ERA and STIC AmSud). I have participated of the organizing committee of numerous conferences/workshops and served on the technical program committee of several international conferences and workshops including ACM MobiCom, IEEE SECON, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE MASS, and ACM LCN. I have also served for three consecutive years as reviewer for the European Commission. Currently, I am an Associate Editor of ACM Computer Communication Review (ACM CCR) and member of the Editorial Board of the new Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal of Wiley & Hindawi partnership.

My (long and short) CV can be found in the bottom of this webpage.

Research Interests

  • Social Wireless Networks
  • Mobile communication
  • Data offloading strategies
  • Human mobility and content demand analysis
  • Opportunistic forwarding protocols
  • Wireless Self-organizing and Adaptive Networks: Delay Tolerant Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Cognitive Radio Networks

Current Research

My research activities are related to the networking services underlying the design of successful communication strategies in wireless self-organizing networking systems
(static or mobile). My current and future researches focus on:

  • Leveraging the uncontrolled mobility patterns of pervasive mobile sensing devices to improve sensing collaborative efforts;
  • Leveraging user behaviour in terms of mobility and content demands at the design of data offloading strategies
  • Looking deeper into social graph generation techniques from contact traces;
  • Studying what are the factors impacting the success of information dissemination in mobile social networks;


International coordinator:
STIC AmSud UCOOL project




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