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I'm an associate professor (maître de conférences) in computer science at the University of Lille since September 1st 2017. I worked previously as a postdoctoral research associate with the I3-bionet team at the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) - University of Évry-Val-d'Essonne, also as a postdoctoral research associate with the bioinformatics lab at the University of Quebec At Montreal (UQAM), and as a research engineer at LIMOS - Blaise Pascal University. I received a PhD in Computer Science from Blaise Pascal University in December 2013.

My research interests include theoretical and applied research in data mining, machine learning and big data analytics with a particular interest in graph mining and applications in bio- and health informatics.


Our paper « Latent network-based representations for large-scale gene expression data analysis » has been accepted for publication in the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCOB 2018).

Our paper « Efficiently mining recurrent substructures from protein 3D-structure graphs » has been accepted for publication in the Joint ICML and IJCAI Workshop on Computational Biology (WCB 2018).

I'm co-chairing the Joint ICML and IJCAI 2018 Workshop on Computational Biology (WCB) @ Joint ICML/AAMAS/IJCAI-ECAI Conference (FAIM) 2018

I joined the program committee of CIKM 2018, the workshop Advances in Mining Large-Scale Time Dependent Graphs (TD-LSG) @ VLDB 2018 and the workshop on Uncertainty in Cloud Computing (UCC) @ CloudCom 2018

Our paper « Improving Memory Based User Collaborative Filtering with Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization » has been accepted for publication in Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier 2018!

Our paper « Discovery of Functional Motifs from the Interface Region of Oligomeric Proteins using Frequent Subgraph Mining » has been accepted for publication in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 2017!

Our paper « An Evolutionary Scheme for Decision Tree Construction » in Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier 2017 has received an Honourable Mention in the Computer Science & Engineering category in the Algerian Paper of the Year Award Contest 2017!

Our paper « MR-SimLab: Scalable Subgraph Selection with Label Similarity for Big Data » has been accepted for publication in Information Systems, Elsevier 2017!

I'm co-chairing the workshop Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (BAI) @ IJCAI 2017 (the leading conference in artificial intelligence)

Our paper « An Evolutionary Schema for Mining Skyline Clusters of Attributed Graph Data » has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2017).

Our paper « An Evolutionary Scheme for Decision Tree Construction » has been accepted for publication in Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier 2017!

Our paper « ProtNN: Fast and Accurate Protein 3D-Structure Classification in Structural and Topological Space » has been accepted for publication in BioData Mining, BMC 2016!

Our paper « Toward an Efficient Multi-class Classification in an Open Universe » has received the BEST PAPER AWARD at the International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM 2016)!

Academic Qualification

11/2010-12/2013: Ph.D in Computer Science

Topic: Topological and Domain Knowledge-based Subgraph Mining: Application on Protein 3D-Structures. (Thesis manuscript) (Examiners report)

Defended on: December, 11th 2013

Committee Members:

Prof. Mohammed Javeed Zaki (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Prof. Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo (University of Quebec At Montreal, Canada)

DR. Jan Ramon (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

DR. Jean-François Gibrat (INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France)

DR. David W. Ritchie (INRIA, Nancy, France)

DR. Jean Sallantin (LIRMM, Montpellier, France)

Prof. Annegret Wagler (LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France)

Prof. Engelbert Mephu Nguifo (LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France)(Advisor)

Distinction: Very Honorable

University: Doctoral School of Engineering Sciences, University Clermont Auvergne (France)

Funding: PhD Grant From The Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France