Maître de Conférences (Hors Classe), HDR
IRIT laboratory, UMR 5505, Member of RMESS Team
Université de Toulouse, Toulouse INP ENSEEIHT
, France.


2 Rue Charles Camichel
BP 7122
31061 Toulouse Cedex 7


F 311


+33 5 34 32 21 90


kjr – at – n7.fr / katia.jaffres-runser - at - irit.fr


MAIN research interests

  • Performance evaluation and optimization of networks
    • Wireless networks : Industrial IoT & wireless sensor networks
    • Embedded networks : Avionics networks
    • Dynamic networks : Google Matrix analysis of networks


  • On July 11th, 2019, I defended my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches entitled "Modélisations et Optimisation Multicritère de Réseaux"
  • Head of the Embedded Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems group of RMESS research team at IRIT
  • Since September 2011, I am an Associate Professor at Toulouse INP - ENSEEIHT engineering school, working in the IRIT laboratory.
  • From April to August 2011, I participated for INRIA in the GreenTouch consortium, whose goal is to reduce 1000 times the energy consumption of future communication technologies.  
  • Between May 2007 and December 2010, I was pursuing research as a Marie Curie OIF post-doctoral fellow at both  Stevens Institute of Technology (May 2007 - Dec. 2009) and INSA Lyon (Jan. 2010-Dec. 2010).
  • In 2006, I joined the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA in 2006 as a post-doctoral fellow where I’ve been working with Pr. Cristina Comaniciu on game theoretic solutions for wireless sensor networks.
  • I received the Ph.D., the M.Sc. and the Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Télécommunications from the Institut des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), France in resp. October 2005, September 2002 and June 2002.  During my Ph.D., I was supported by INRIA Rhône-Alpes as an ARES project team member. I was also appointed as a teaching assistant by INSA lyon (Monitorat) from Sept. 2002 until Sept. 2005.
  • I have been awarded a Marie Curie OIF Fellowship in 2006 for a 3-year post-doctoral appointment in both Stevens Institute of Technology (April 2007 – April 2009) and CITI laboratory, INSA Lyon (April 2009 – April 2010) for the called ‘Distributed Multiobjective Optimization for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks’ (DistMO4WNet) project.

Research Projects

  • APPLIGOOGLE Project (Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2018) - funded by Défi MASTODONS 2016 of CNRS. PI is Dima Shepelyansky (CNRS, LPT), and the goal is to favour exchanges between groups interested in the Google matrix analysis of complex networks. Special interest is given to mobile networks (IRIT), Omics networks (Andrei Zinovyev at Institut Curie) and Wikipedia + trade networks (LPT).
  • GUINESS Project (June 2015 - May 2016)  - funded by Région Midi Pyrénées -  Appel Easynov 2015. Together with Adrien van den Bosche (IRIT), Thierry Val (IRIT) and Maple High Tech, the project discusses efficient synchronization of wireless sensor networks.
  • GOMOBILE Project (Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2018)  - funded by University of Toulouse APR - Région Midi Pyrénées. Together with Dima Shepelyansky (CNRS, LPT) the project discusses the 'GOogle matrix analysis of MOBILE networks'.
  • MACACO Project (Nov. 2013 - Apr. 2017) - funded by the 2012 CHIST-ERA program on Context and Content-Adaptive Communication Networks. I am the Principal investigator for INP Toulouse - IRIT. This project groups researchers from Inria France, SUPSI in Switzerland, University of Birmingham, CNR Italy and Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. s
  • GreenTouch consortium: A Global research initiative to improve by a factor of 1,000 the energy efficiency in Information and Communication Technologies by 2015.
  • DistMO4WNet (European Marie Curie IOF Fellowship, 2007 - 2010): A distributed multiobjective framework for the performance evaluation of wireless networks.
  • Cross-Layer Cooperation for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks: Game Theoretic Solutions (ONR - PI Pr. Cristina Comaniciu): Ad hoc and sensor networking in a game theoretic framework.
  • SWING project of INRIA Rhône-Alpes: Team member since 2009
  • ARES project of INRIA Rhône-Alpes: Team member from 2002 until 2008



  • A first Beta-Version of the RECAST classifier is available for download [here].
  • A Github webpage with source code of our paper "QMR:Q-learning based Multi-objective optimization Routing protocol for Flying Ad Hoc Networks" [Github].


  • Prime d'Excellence Scientifique, 2013-2016 ; PEDR 2017-2021
  • FP7 Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship recipient, 2007-2010
  • STIC Innovation Prize at the 12e Carrefours de la Fondation Rhone-Alpes Futur, January 2005 together with J.-M. Gorce and G. De
    La Roche.
  • Best Paper Award on Propagation at IEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Exeter, UK for the paper “An adaptative multi-resolution algorithm for 2D simulations of indoor propagation”, April 2003

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