Kenza Hamidouche

Large Networks and Systems Group (LANEAS), CENTRALE-SUPELEC, 3, rue Joliot Curie, 91192, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE
kenzah (at) princeton (dot) edu

Kenza Hamidouche is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University working on optimal learning with Prof. Warren Powell. Prior to that, she received her engineering diploma in computer science from Ecole nationale Supérieure d'Informatique, Algiers, in 2012. In 2013, she was selected for a scholarship program at the university of Rennes 1, from which she received her Masters degree in computer science. She has succssfully defended her Ph.D Thesis in December 2016 at Centrale-Supélec on the application of game theory and machine learning for resource allocation in 5G networks under the supervision of Dr. Walid Saad and Prof. Mérouane Debbah. In 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech. Her research interests are in the broad areas of game theory, sequential decision and dynamic programming. Applications of particular interest include resource allocation, wireles communications, network dynamics and control, autonomous multi-agent systems, security and privacy.



  • K. Hamidouche, W. Saad, M. Debbah, "A Multi-Game Framework for Optimized Resource Allocation in LTE-U Networks", (to be submitted to) IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 
  • K. Hamidouche, W. Saad, M. Debbah,M. T. Thai, Z. Han, "Contract-based Incentive Mechanism for LTE over Unlicensed Channels",  IEEE Transactions on Communications, to appear, 2019.
  • F. Shen, K. Hamidouche, E. Bastug, M. Debbah, "The Business Side of Wireless Edge Caching: A Game Theoretical View", submitted to IEEE Communications Magazine, special issue on Human-Driven Edge Computing and Communications.
  • K. Hamidouche, W. Saad, M. Debbah, J. B Song, C. S. Hong, "The 5G Cellular Backhaul Management Dilemma: To Cache or to Serve", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, to appear.
  • K. Hamidouche, W. Saad, M. Debbah, "A Multi-Game Framework for Harmonized LTE-U and WiFi Coexistence over Unlicensed Bands", IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 62-69, 2016.
  • K. Hamidouche, E. Baştuğ, M. Bennis, and M. Debbah, "Le caching proactif dans les réseaux cellulaires 5G", La Revue de l'Electricité et de l'Electronique (REE), vol. 2014-4, 2014.

Book Chapters

  • K. Hamidouche, W. Saad, M. Debbah, "Distributed Caching in C-RAN", Cloud Access Networks, Cambridge University Press, March 2017.


Teaching (Ecole Polytech-ParisSud):

  • Wireless networks and signal processing.
  • Data bases.
  • Introduction to C/C++.
  • Introduction to computer science/algorithmics.

PhD Thesis: