Dr. Abir Benabid Najjar

Abir Benabid Najjar is is an Assistant Professor and the vice-chair of the Software Engineering Department. She earned her PhD in Computer Sciences at the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris (UPMC), Paris, France. Before that, she earned an MSc in in Computer Sciences (major fields were Operational Research and Combinatorial Optimization) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), Grenoble, France, and another MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the National School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics of Grenoble (ENSIMAG), Grenoble, France. During the time of pursuing her PhD thesis, she taught a number of university courses at the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris and at the Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University. She also worked as Postdoctoral researcher in the Network Theory and Communications Research Group (TREC), a joint research group between the National institute of research in Computer sciences and Mathematics (INRIA) and Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France. Then, she joined King Saud University in January 2012 as Assistant Professor in the Software Engineering Department, and then has been appointed as Vice-chair of the female side since September 2014.

Studies and degrees

2007-2011 Ph.D. Thesis in Computer Science at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, obtained with the Highest distinction (mention Très honorable).
Title: Study of the cyclic RCPSP.
Ph.D. Thesis conducted at the Laboratoire de l'Informatique de Paris 6 under the direction of Pr. Claire Hanen, and defended in public on February 7, 2011, in front of: the Ph.D. committee composed by

 Pr. Christian Artigues  LAAS de Toulouse  Examiner
 Dr. Benoit D. De Dinechin  Head of software development at Kalray.  Examiner
 Pr. Claire Hanen  Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University Ph.D.  Thesis advisor
 Pr. Jean-Claude Konig   University of Montpellier  Reviewer
 Pr. Alix Munier Kordon  Pierre and Marie Curie University  President
 Dr. Sid-Ahmed-Ali Touati  University of Versailles  Examiner
 Pr. FrédéricVivien  INRIA Rhône Alpes  Reviewer
2006-2007 Master in Operational, Combinatorial and Optimization Research obtained from
the INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) with the Highest distinction
(mention Bien), Grenoble, France.
2004-2007  Engineer Degree in Telecommunications from ENSIMAG (École Nationale
Supérieure d'Informatique et des Mathématiques Appliquées à Grenoble) –
Telecommunication Department., Grenoble, France.
2002-2004  DUT (two-year university degree in technology) at IPEST (Institut Préparatoire aux
Études Scientifiques et Techniques), La Marsa, Tunisia.
2001-2002  Baccalaureate in Mathematics with the Highest distinction (mention Très bien) at the
Secondary school Ibn Abi Dhiaf, Manouba, Tunisia.


Academic and industrial experiences

2011-2012  Postdoctoral researcher within Netwok Theory and Communications Group (TREC), a joint research team between INRIA (National institute of research in Computer sciences and Mathematics) and ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure).
2010-2011  Teaching assistant at Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University, Paris, France.
2008-2010  Teaching assistant at Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France.
March-July 2007  Master's trainee at LIP6 (Laboratoire Informatique de Paris 6), France.
 Title: Study of livenesss of weighted event graphs in the design of embeded systems

 Computer Engineer's trainee at Aviasys, Evry, France.
 Title: Design and implementation of ICAO server (C++, UML).

July 2005  Internship at Schneider Electric, Electroplating Departement, Grenoble, France.


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