I joined UDcast in September 2005 to prepare both my Engineering and Master projects and have been a Research and Development Engineer staff at UDcast since August 2006.
I have started in March 2007 my PhD at the INRIA laboratory (Planete project) and UDcast company (These CIFRE) under the supervision of Dr Walid Dabbous (INRIA) and Dr Antoine Clerget (UDcast). I have defended my PhD thesis entiteled "Study and Optimization of Data Protection, Bandwidth Usage and Simulation Tools for Wireless Networks" in June 2010 and I awarded the title of doctor of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis with high honors.
During My thesis I was working on the enhancement of the data protection in DVB-SH and some part of my work has been incorporated in standards and has been implemented in commercial equipments. I was also working on the efficient simulation of WiMAX networks and I was the main developer and the module manager of the WiMAX model of the ns-3 simulator. The module is completely written in C++ with more than 70 classes and approximately 40000 lines of code. I got the best Student Paper Award in the SIMUTolls2010 International conference for my work on wimax simulation.
My main research topics are reliable multicast protocols, TV on mobile over DVB-T, DVB-H and DVB-SH Networks, Satellite Data Casting, WiMAX simulation and implementation and more generally IP-based services for mobiles. I have experience in both Unix and Windows environments and several programming languages such as C, C++ and Java. I also developed on mobile environments mainly under the Windows Mobile OS. I have also an experience with embedded systems, RTOS and embedded TCP/IP stacks.
I'm currently particularly interested in Multicast and Broadcast services over different kind of networks (DVB-H, DVB-T, DVB-SH, WiMAX, LTE...) and more generally IP-based innovative services for mobiles. I really like complex projects with challenging missions and I'm always looking for new opportunities to keep my skills up to date.
M.A. Ismail, G. Piro, L.A. Grieco, T. Turletty An Improved IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Module for the NS-3 Simulator [Best Student Paper Award (certificate)]
3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLs201, Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain - March 15-19 2010, to appear
UDcast is a provider of solutions enabling full Internet Protocol (IP) over broadcast media, in the areas of IP networks over satellite and servers for DVB-H, DVB-SH, ATSC and WiMAX standards compliant television on mobile networks. UDcast's Mobile TV systems have been used successfully in 70 percent of DVB-H trials and commercial deployments worldwide.
UDcast was founded in June 2000 by members of the INRIA research center who had helped develop IETF RFC3077 on Unidirectional Link Routing (UDLR) - the UD stands for unidirectional, and the cast for broadcast. UDcast became a leader in UDLR-related products.
The Planè project-team, located both at INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méterranéand INRIA Grenoble - RhôAlpes research centers, conducts research in the domain of networking, with an emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating Internet protocols and applications. The main objective of the project-team is to propose and study new architectures, services and protocols that will enable efficient and secure communication through the Internet.
ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 is free software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and is publicly available for research, development, and use. ns-3 is intended as an eventual replacement for the popular ns-2 simulator.
The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of around 250 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services. Services using DVB standards are available on every continent with more than 500 million DVB receivers deployed.
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. One of the WiMAX Forum's goals is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.