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Ahmed BOUBRIMA, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher at Rice University

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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Edward Knightly at Rice University. As the Lead Postdoc of the ASTRO project, I currently work on buidling a platform for autonomous data-driven mobile sensing via networked drones.


Research Bio

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Edward Knightly at Rice University. As the Lead Postdoc of the ASTRO project, I work on buidling a platform for autonomous data-driven mobile sensing via networked drones.

Prior to joining Rice, I did my Ph.D. at INRIA-Lyon under the supervision of Dr. Walid Bechkit and Prof. Hervé Rivano. As the Lead PhD student of the Urpolsens project, I worked on building an energy-efficient sensing platform for air quality monitoring. During my PhD, I was also a teaching assistant at INSA-Lyon and a visiting researcher at the University of Ottawa.

I received the master’s and engineering degrees in computer science from the École nationale Supérieure d’informatique, Algiers, in 2015.





Publications

Journal Papers

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. On the Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks for Air Quality Mapping: Optimization Models and Algorithms. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2019.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. Optimal WSN Deployment Models for Air Pollution Monitoring, In IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2017.


Book Chapters

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. On the Optimization of WSN Deployment for Sensing Physical Phenomena: Applications to Urban Air Pollution Monitoring, A book chapter to appear in the Springer's Edited Textbook entitled 'The Philosophy of Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor Networks', 2019.


In International Conference Proceedings

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Azzedine Boukerche, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. WSN Scheduling for Energy-Efficient Correction of Environmental Modelling, In the 15th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2018), Chengdu, China.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit, Hervé Rivano and Lionel Soulhac. Leveraging the Potential of WSN for an Efficient Correction of Air Pollution Fine-Grained Simulations, In the 27th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018), Hangzhou, China.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. A New WSN Deployment Approach for Air Pollution Monitoring, In the 14th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2017), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. Error-Bounded Air Quality Mapping Using Wireless Sensor Networks, In the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2016), Dubai, UAE.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit and Hervé Rivano. Optimal Deployment of Dense WSN for Error Bounded Air Pollution Mapping, In the 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2016), Washington, DC, USA.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Frédéric Matigot, Walid Bechkit, Hervé Rivano and Anne Ruas. Optimal Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks for Air Pollution Monitoring, In the 24th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2015), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit, Hervé Rivano and Anne Ruas. Wireless Sensor Networks Deployment for Air Pollution Monitoring, In the 21st International Transport and Air Pollution Conference (TAP 2016), Lyon, France.

  • Ahmed Boubrima, Walid Bechkit, Hervé Rivano and Lionel Soulhac. Cost-precision Tradeoffs in 3d Air Pollution Mapping using WSN, In the Second International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNET 2016), Casablanca, Morocco (Best paper award).


In International Workshop Proceedings

  • Ahmed Boubrima and Edward W. Knightly. Robust Mission Planning of UAV Networks for Environmental Sensing, In the 6th ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (ACM DroNet@MobiSys 2020), Toronto, Canada (Best paper award).


General Audience Articles


Teaching and Mentoring

During my PhD, I had been a teaching assistant in the Telecommunications Department of INSA Lyon. I mainly taught the following classes:

  • Fundamentals of computer networking (lectures, labs and tutorials)
  • Performance analysis of computer networks (labs and tutorials)
  • Network routing protocols (labs)
  • Architecture of middlewares (labs)

As the Lead Postdoc of the ASTRO project at Rice Univeristy, I co-mentor(ed) the following research interns:

  • Lucas Germano
  • Daniel Vadasz
  • Savva Morosov
  • Anirudh Kuchibhatla
  • Camille Kang
  • Morgan Sholeen
  • Amay Bhatnagar

Honors and Awards

Contact

Mail


ahmed [point and then] boubrima [@ and then] rice [point and then] edu


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