I'm Mohamed Maouche a Ph.D. Student at INSA-Lyon in France. Working on Location Privacy. I also have the privilege of teaching in INSA-Lyon at the Departement of Computer Science.
My main interest during my Ph.D. Thesis is the protection of users privacy in location-based services. With the advent of mobile devices, an increasing amount of mobility data is gathered by the service provider. In addition to opening a new wide variety of applications and opportunities, it raises many privacy issues. Indeed, numerous sensible information about the users can be inferred from a user mobility trace. Such as Home location, Workplace, Religious beliefs... To prevent this information leakage, many protection mechanisms have been proposed by the scientific community. Nevertheless, a lot of research work is needed in order to design a protection mechanism that keeps the utility of data while preserving privacy. In this context, I'm focusing on the threat of user re-identification and searching method to hide efficiently a user while preserving the functionality of the service.
This research makes use of modern machine learning techniques and information theory.
In addition to Privacy, with the numerous conferences and workshops, I attend to. I'm developing interest and knowledge in many research fields, such as Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, and Blockchains.