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Rachit Agarwal

Post-Doctoral Researcher + 33 (0)1 80 49 41 75


Inria de Paris, 2 rue Simone Iff, CS 42112, 75589 Paris Cédex 12

Research areas

My research interests include Human Mobility models, Complex Systems, Network Science, Natural Language Processing, Big Data, Wireless Networks, CrowdSourcing, middleware to name a few.

Projects involved

I am currently working on:

  • EU H2020 FIESTA-IoT project that is acronymed for Federated  Interoperable  Semantic IoT/cloud  Testbeds and Applications. The FIESTA-IoT project works on integrating IoT platforms, testbeds and associated silo applications.

In the past I was involved in:

  • PI from Inria side in Inria DRI/DST-CEFIPRA Associate Team Sarathi that aims to developing a personalized mobility service platform for urban travelers in emerging markets
  • An EIT ICT Labs activity called 3cixty that enable people to instantaneously access reconciled information (including crowdsourced information) about a city with a personalized view. 3cixty can also be accessed via
  • Development of an application platform for citywide and countrywide transport information management relying on mobile social crowd-sensing while taking into account the particular context and constraints in a region (part of D4D Challenge 2015).


I am currently a Post doc at Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, and associated to the MiMove research team, which is the successor of the ARLES team. Prior to joining Inria, I received an engineering degree from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Telecommunications from University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, with the lab situated at Telecom SudParis, Evry under the Guidance of Professor Monique Becker and Dr. Vincent Gauthier. My thesis title was Towards Enhancing Information Dissemination in Wireless Networks.

In the past, I was also associated with Red Bull Racing Team (NASCAR team) for around 5 months and with IIT Kanpur for more than 1 year.


  • French Embassy Rio De Janerio travel grant to visit FGV.
  • Winner of Semantic Web Challenge 2015.
  • Recipient of the EDITE Doctoral fellowship at University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris France, 2010 – 2013.
  • Second prize in a hackathon, “8 hour Start Up Competition”, hosted by the Department of Software and Information Systems at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, April 11th, 2008.


  • Master’s Course (2017), “Network Science” at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV), Rio De Janerio, Brazil
  • Master’s Course (2016, 2017), “Gestion de données ambiantes et internet des objets” at Universitè de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines

Research Activity


IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Ad-hoc Networks, Computer Communication (COMCOM) Journal, VTC 2012 Spring Conference, VTC 2012 Fall Conference, The Computer Journal, IFIP Wireless Days Conference 2013, IEEE Communications Letters, IC3 2015, IC3 2016, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Journal of Internet Services and Applications, and IEEE Transaction on Networking.

TPC member

IC3 2017 conference.


Advanced and Trusted Internet of Things and Smart City Track in 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC 2015), Beijing, China, August 10-14, 2015.



Talks/Invited Talks

Attended Summer/winter schools

  • Network Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Winter School at IISC Bangalore, India, 2nd Jan-13th Jan 2012.
  • New England Complex System Institute Summer School, MIT, Boston, US, 4th June-15th June 2012.


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