AIDRC Seminar Series- Prof. Paul Muhlethaler

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Prof. Paul Muhlethaler

Inria, France

24th January 2023, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (GST)



Vehicular networks - A short state-of-the-art and some research done at Inria and Vedecom


This talk will present a short state-of-the-art of vehicular networks and some research in the field done at Inria and Vedecom. We will present a few TDMA protocols and the improvements of classical CSMA techniques. We will also discuss how CSMA techniques can be adapted to satisfy low latency access. The combination between VLC (Visible Light Communication) and radio communications in vehicular networks will also be presented.


Paul Muhlethaler was born in 1961. He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1984. He received his PhD in 1989 from the University Paris Dauphine and his 'habilitation' (research supervision qualification) in 1998. Paul started at Inria in 1988 where he is now a research director. His research topics focus on protocols for networks, with a speciality in wireless networks. He has worked extensively at ETSI and IETF for the HiPERLAN and OLSR standards, and he was one of the authors of the first draft of the OLSR protocol in 1997. He is currently taking a keen interest in European standardization for vehicular networks. Another important aspect of his activity concerns models and performance evaluations. He was the first researcher to carry out optimizations of CSMA protocols in Multihop Ad Hoc Networks, thereby highlighting the importance of such optimizations. With F. Baccelli and B. Blaszczyszyn, he designed a complete model of an Aloha multihop ad hoc network which led to the design of one of the first multihop ad hoc network offering a throughput scaling according the Gupta and Kumar's famous law. He is now particularly interested in gaining thorough understanding of the achievable performances of multihop ad hoc networks and in tracking all the possible ways of optimizing such networks. In 2004, he received the prestigious "Science et D\'efense" award for his work on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.