Walid Bechkit
Walid Bechkit
Walid Bechkit
Walid Bechkit



Research

UrPolSens Project

    This project, funded by the Labex IMU (Intelligence du Monde Urbain), will run from October 2015 to October 2018. It deals with the use of wireless sensor networks (WSN) for fine grained air pollution monitoring. I am leading this project which involves five partners: CITI-Urbanet, LMFA-Air, IFSTTAR, EVS and TUBA (find here more details in french).

Capt-PolAir Project

    This project, funded by PEPES (CNRS / Univ-Lyon), deals with some practical issues of the deployment of WSN for air pollution monitoring. I am leading this project which will run during 2016 (More details coming soon).

AgroSens Project

    AgroSens was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the the Picardy regional council in France from 2009 to 2013. As a Ph.D. student, I actively participated in AgroSens project in which we designed and developed an architecture of WSN for agriculture in Picardy.

Optimal Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks

    We design and develop adequate and efficient optimization models that ensure the target coverage and the network connectivity while minimizing the deployment cost. We mainly focus on the air pollution monitoring for more sustainable cities, one of the promising applications of WSN.

Temperature-aware Energy Saving in Wireless Sensor Networks

    WSN' low cost and small size make them very constrained in terms of resources and in particular energy supply. Energy efficiency is probably the most important issue in most WSN applications. In this area, we mainly model the impact of environmental parameters on WSN operations and lifetime in order to propose more practical energy-efficient solutions.

Security and Reliability in Wireless Sensor Networks

    WSN are increasingly used in numerous critical applications such as military, medical, and some industrial applications. This requires sophisticated security solutions which is challenging because of the resource constraints. Our work in this area has mainly focused on key management, a corner stone for the other security services. We proposed and evaluated new efficient lightweight solutions.