ComNum - Digital Communications Group



Maitre de Conférences/Associate Professor position (deadline for applying February 28th 2018)

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Communication networks involve a variety of communication media (e.g., wireless, wired, optical) for information transmission, information retrieval, and information processing. These tasks must typically be performed under constraints which take into consideration an array of performance metrics including complexity, reliability, latency, and secrecy. Moreover, depending on the nature of the network, these constraints should be met in a centralized or decentralized way. During the last five years, the main thrust of the Digital Communication group's research effort has been on providing a better understanding of the fundamental limitations of communication networks and on providing means to achieve these limits. Accordingly, our contributions span the areas of information theory, coding, and signal processing. Main results were obtained in the context of single-user MIMO communication, cooperative communications (i.e., when a source and a destination are helped by additional nodes called relays), multi-user cellular networks (one-to-many or many-to-one communication), and ad hoc networks (many-to-many communication). For these settings, the team has developed

  • fundamental limits and related coding techniques for information transmission over wireless, wired, and optical channels;
  • resource allocation techniques for wireless networks ;
  • fundamental limits and related estimation techniques for centralized or distributed contexts.

Finally, we are one of the leading team in Digital Communications in France since our AERES mark (The French Research Evaluation Agency) is A+ since 2009.


  • During the last five years, the group had a high publication rate in leading journals (72) and conferences (167) and obtained two Best Paper Awards.
  • All our research activities are supported by national, European, or industrial funding.
  • The team is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Communications Letters and is part of technical committees of flagship conferences in communications (e.g., ISIT, ITW, GLOBECOM, ICC, ICASSP)
  • The group organizes seminars with external visitors (around 10 seminars per year), and his members are often invited to external seminars in France and abroad (around 7 seminars per year).
  • Our group is also very active in teaching for the Engineering school as well as for various Masters programs. In particular, we organize and teach in a Master program ("Master Recherche" ST/SDI/SYSCO/STN) jointly delivered by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
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