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Nawal Benabbou:

I am an assistant professor at Sorbonne Université in Paris, working in the DECISION team of the LIP6 laboratory of computer science. Before that, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at NUS University in Singapore, School of Computing, hosted by Dr. Yair Zick. Prior to that, I was a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Patrice Perny at Sorbonne Université (LIP6) in Paris.

Email: first name [ dot ] surname [ at ] lip6 [ dot ] fr

Address: boîte courrier 169, couloir 26-00, étage 4, bureau 422, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.

Research interests:

    • algorithmic decision theory,
    • computational social choice,
    • multicriteria decision making,
    • multiobjective combinatorial optimization,
    • decision making under uncertainty/risk,
    • preference elicitation.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2018: Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award 2018, Association Française pour l'Intelligence Artificielle (AFIA), France.
  • 2017: AIJ/IJCAI Travel award, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne.
  • 2016: ECCAI/EurAi Travel Award, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 2014: ECAI'14 Best Student Paper Award [FILE].
  • 2013: Diploma of Excellence in Computer Science (summa cum laude), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.

Academic Activities:

  • Projects: RFSI 2018.
  • 2018-: Assistant Professor, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral research fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
  • 2016-2017: Temporary teaching and research assistant, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • 2013-2015: Student representative, Department of Engineering, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.


  • 2013-2017: PhD student in Preference Elicitation & Multiobjective Optimization (see my PhD thesis), under the supervision of prof. Patrice Perny. Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • 2011-2013: Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence & Decision Making (summa cum laude). Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • 2008-2011: Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science. Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.

Engineering Internships:

  • 2013: Data structures for nearest neighbor search in very high dimension, using parallel computing (5 months), under the supervision of prof. Michael E. Houle. National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012: Pareto set approximation for bi-objective problems (3 months), under the supervision of prof. Patrice Perny. Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.

Summer Schools:

  • 2016: Autumn School on Computational Social Choice and Fair Division, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2015: COST IC1205 Summer School on Fair Division, Grenoble, France.
  • 2010: Summer School on Numerical Analysis, at Brown University, Providence, USA.