Hi! My Name is Benjamin

A Little About Me

Since July 2017, I am a postdoctoral Research Associate at University College London, United Kingdom, working at the Department of Geography within the ISS Lab with Dr Mirco Musolesi.

Before this position, I was a postdoctoral associate (ATER, Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche) at UPMC Sorbonne Universités (LIP6 / CNRS).

I was a Ph.D. candidate at UPMC Sorbonne Universités under the supervision of Prométhée Spathis and Marcelo Dias de Amorim and defended my thesis titled "Intermodal data transport for massive offloading of conventional data networks" on October 11th, 2016 with High Honors.

I am currently interested in the security&privacy of personal information, mobile phone data analysis, Delay-Tolerant Networks and Vehicular Networks. With these networks, I am specifically focused on mobile (crowd)sensing and offloading services for large scale data transfers.

Teaching

About my teaching activities

2013 - 2014 (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • LI320 Ingénierie des réseaux
    (Network Engineering)
    B.Sc. Course, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2014, UPMC.
  • LI219 Multiprogrammation système
    (System multiprogramming)
    B.Sc. Course, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2014, UPMC.
  • MobaNet Mobile and Ambient Internet
    M.Sc. Course, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2014, UPMC.

2014 - 2015 (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • 1I001 Eléments de programmation 1
    (Introduction to programming with Python)
    B.Sc. Course, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014, UPMC.
  • LI320 Ingénierie des réseaux
    (Network Engineering)
    B.Sc. Course, Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Spring 2015, UPMC.

2015 - 2016 (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • 3I023 Ingénierie des réseaux
    (Network Engineering)
    B.Sc. Course,Teaching Assistant, Spring 2016, UPMC.

2016 - 2017 (Postdoctoral associate, ATER)

  • 3I023 Ingénierie des réseaux
    (Network Engineering)
    B.Sc. Course, In charge of the course (Lectures, tutorials, labs, and exams), Spring 2017, UPMC (85 students).
  • ROUT Routage et Routeurs
    (Routing and Routers)
    M.Sc. Course, In charge of the course (Lectures, tutorials, labs, and exams), Spring 2017, UPMC (49 students).
  • OP6 Routage et Routeurs
    (Routing and Routers)
    M.Sc. Course, In charge of the course (Lectures, tutorials, and exams), Spring 2017, Université de la Réunion (26 students).

My Research

About my research

I am currently interested in mobile phone data analysis, Delay-Tolerant Networks and Vehicular Networks. With these networks, I am specifically focused on mobile (crowd)sensing and offloading services for large scale data transfers.

Ph.D. Thesis

Benjamin Baron. “Transport intermodal de données massives pour le délestage des réseaux d’infrastructure,“ (Intermodal data transport for massive offloading of conventional data networks), October 11th, 2016. Manuscript Slides Online

Publications

Journals

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Hervé Rivano, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Yannis Viniotis, and Mostafa Ammar. “Centrally-Controlled Mass Data Offloading Using Vehicular Traffic,“ in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2017. Paper Bibtex

Benjamin Baron, Miguel Campista, Prométhée Spathis, Luís Henrique MK Costa, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Otto Carlos MB Duarte, Guy Pujolle, and Yannis Viniotis. “Virtualizing vehicular node resources: Feasibility study of virtual machine migration,“ in Elsevier Vehicular Communications, 2016. Paper Bibtex

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Hervé Rivano, and Marcelo Dias de Amorim. “Offloading Massive Data onto Passenger Vehicles: Topology Simplification and Traffic Assignment.,“ in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2016. Paper Bibtex

Conferences

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, and Mostafa Ammar, “Cloud Storage for Mobile Users Using Pre-Positioned Storage Facilities,” in ACM SMARTOBJECTS'16, New York, United States, 2016. Paper Bibtex Slides

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Hervé Rivano, and Marcelo Dias de Amorim, “Étude de l'intermodalité pour le délestage des réseaux d'infrastructure,” in ALGOTEL 2015 — 17èmes Rencontres Francophones sur les Aspects Algorithmiques des Télécommunications, Beaune, France, 2015. Paper Bibtex Slides

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Hervé Rivano, and Marcelo Dias de Amorim, “Vehicles as big data carriers: Road map space reduction and efficient data assignment,” in IEEE VTC2014-Fall, Vancouver, Canada, 2014. Paper Bibtex Slides

Benjamin Baron, Prométhée Spathis, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Hervé Rivano, Yannis Viniotis, and Joe Clarke, “Software-Defined Vehicular Backhaul,” in IFIP Wireless Days 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014. Paper Bibtex Slides

Talks

Masterclass with Vint Cerf: “How to Turn the Road Infrastructure into a Viable Data Network?”. Wednesday, March 5th 2014, UPMC, France. Slides

ResCom presentation: “How to expand the boundaries of the Internet through vehicles?“. Tuesday, 5th May 2014, Furiani, France. Slides

Georgia Tech, Networking and Telecommunications Group meeting: “Data Haulage”. Tuesday, 29th September 2015, Altanta, United States

UPMC / LIP6 First PhD seminar Doctalk: ”Offloading services for large-scale data transfers”. Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, Paris, France

Université de la Réunion, seminar group: ”Massive data vehicular offloading”. Thursday, 13th April 2017, Paris, France

Reviews

Reviewer for the following international venues since 2013: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE VTC, IEEE CCNC, ACM MobySys, IEEE InfoCom

Contact Me

Get in touch


benjamin.baron at lip6.fr | Paris, France

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