My research interests revolve around game theory and statistical learning and their interactions, in particular in the context of security, privacy and ethics of online systems and algorithms. My main current interests are:

  • Ethics of algorithms: transparency, discrimination, fairness (in particular in advertising)
  • Security: adversarial learning, game theory for security, Blotto games
  • Privacy: personal data monetization, learning and privacy
  • Interactions between games and learning: learning in games, repeated games and sequential learning, using the solution of games to analyze/design learning algorithms
Much of my current research aims at studying the interplay between humans or strategic agents and learning algorithms (both how humans impact algorithms through the data they provide or generate and how algorithms impact humans and which consequences it has on algorithms design). I use game theory to model the system and its evolution in order to come up with better algorithms.

In the past, I also worked on causal methods and their applications to networking, cyberinsurance, scheduling and pricing of resources in clouds and smart grids, large deviations and applications to network traffic and to heart-rate modeling, long-range dependence and heavy-tails, and statistical estimation under sampling.

Students / Postdocs


PhD students:
  • Benjamin Roussillon (Since Oct. 2018, co-advised with Panayotis Mertikopoulos from CNRS, LIG)
  • Vitalii Emelianov (Since Sept. 2018, co-advised with Nicolas Gast from Inria Grenoble)
  • Dong Quan Vu (Since Jan. 2017, Cifre PhD with Nokia Bell Labs, industrial advisor: Alonso Silva)
  • Athanasios Andreou (Since Oct. 2015, co-advised with Oana Goga from CNRS, LIG)


  • George Arvanitakis (Jan.--Oct. 2018, now researcher at Huawei Paris lab)
  • Michela Chessa (Sept. 2013–Aug. 2015, now assist. Prof at Université Côte d’Azur, GREDEG)
PhD students:
  • Xiaohu Wu (Nov. 2012–Feb. 2016, PhD Telecom ParisTech, postdoc at Aalto University, now researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
  • Hadrien Hours (Nov. 2011–Sep. 2015, PhD Telecom ParisTech, co-advised with Ernst Biersack, postdoc at ENS Lyon, now data scientist at
  • Amine Lahouel (Sept. 2016-Nov. 2018, Cifre with SAP, industrial advisor: Michele Bezzi)
  • Alberto Benegiamo (Nov. 2013–Aug. 2015, co-advised with Giovanni Neglia from Inria, now Software and System Developer - Derivatives Markets at London Stock Exchange Group)
  • Etienne Vareille (L3 student at ENS Lyon, intern at LIG in June-July 2018, co-advised with Nicolas Gast)
  • Nicolas Charpenay (M1 student at ENS Paris Saclay, intern at LIG in April-Aug. 2018)
  • Eman Al-Shaour (M1 student at Univ. Grenoble Alpes, intern at LIG in March.-July 2018, co-advised with George Arvanitakis)
  • Benjamin Roussillon (M2 student at ENSIMAG, intern at LIG in Feb.-July 2018)
  • Vitalii Emelianov (M2 student at Univ. Grenoble Alpes, intern at LIG in Feb.-July 2018)
  • Sarath A. Y. (PhD student at IISC, intern at LIG in Feb.-July 2018)
  • George Arvanitakis (PhD student at EURECOM, intern at MPI-SWS in June-Dec. 2017, now postdoc at LIG)
  • Stéphane Pouget (L3 student at ENS Lyon, intern at MPI-SWS in June-July 2017)
  • Yannick Terme (Eng. EURECOM/Telecom ParisTech, intern at MPI-SWS in July-August 2016, now student at ENSAE)
  • Nina Grgić-Hlača (M.A. University of Zagreb, intern at EURECOM in Feb.-July 2016 with an ERASMUS+ grant, now PhD student at MPI-SWS)
  • Vijay Kamble (Ph.D. UC Berleley, intern at EURECOM in April-May 2015, postdoc at Stanford, now assistant Professor at UIC)
  • Athanasios Andreou (M.Sc. EURECOM, intern at MPI-SWS in Feb.-Sept. 2015, co-advised with Oana Goga and Krishna Gummadi, now Ph.D. student at EURECOM)
  • Yifan Pi (B.Sc. Tsinghua University, intern at EURECOM during summer 2013, now software engineer at Google)


My research is generously funded by ANR, DGA, IDEX UGA, Nokia Bell Labs, SAP Research, Institut Mines Telecom, the Data Transparency lab and the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. In past, I was fortunate to also receive funding from the France-Berkeley fund, Symantec, and the Labex UCN@Sophia.

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