Bouras Ikram
Grade: Maitre assistant classe B
Email: ikram.bouras@univ-setif.dz
Département: Informatique
Assistant Professor in Computer science at University of Setif 1 since January 2020

dblp: https://dblp.org/pid/242/4346.html
Researchgate;https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ikram-Bouras
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ikram-bouras-a7bb19128/

Main research interest:

My research consists of developing and implementing efficient resolution methods for combinatorial optimization problems with real applications as: Valid inequalities, cut and branch algorithms, strong formulations.
The problems I have studied so far are motivated by applications in transport and logistics (Hazmat transportation), influence in social networks, telecommunication networks, and electric vehicle charging station design.
Keywords: Operation research, Network design, Bi-level programming, Integer programming, Transportation networks, Telecommunication networks, Social networks, Electric vehicles, Energy-aware engineering, 

Research experience:

Jan .2020 – Oct 2020: Postdoc researcher at INRIA (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique) Lille, France.
  Project: Integrated optimal pricing, sizing, and location of electric vehicle charging stations.
  Founded by: PGMO Programme Gaspard Monge pour l'optimisation
  Collaborators: Luce Brotcorne: INRIA Lille, France
                          Miguel F. Anjos, Alemseged G. Weldeyesus: University of Edinburgh, UK
                          Clémence Alasseur, Riadh Zorgati: EDF R&D, France.

Education:

- Oct.2016 – Dec.2019: Ph.D. in computer sciences
      LIRMM laboratory, MAORE team, University of Montpellier, France.
      LIA laboratory, University of Avignon, France.
      • Title: Fixed-charge Network design problem with User-Optimal Flows.
      • Supervisors: Michael Poss (Lirmm, Montpellier) and Rosa Figueiredo (Lia, Avignon)
      • Collaborators: Fen Zhou (Lia, Avignon), Cristina Requejo (University of Aveiro)
     • Scholarships: (September 2016 - September 2019) Algerian government excellence scholarship.

- 2014 – 2016: Master’s degree in applied mathematics.
    Specialization: Optimization and control, University of Sétif 1, Algeria (ranked 2nd)

- 2011 – 2014: Licence degree in Mathematics, University of Sétif1, Algeria

    Journaux (2)

  • Minimizing energy and link utilization in ISP backbone networks with multi-path routing: a bi-level approach

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    Optimization letters , 14 (2020), pp 209-227

  • On two new formulations for the fixed charge network design problem with shortest path constraints

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    Computers & operation research, 108 (2019), pp 226-237

  • Conferences Internationales (4)

  • Bi-level formulation for Minimizing Energy and Link Utilization in ISP Backbone Networks with Multipath Routing Protocol

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    ROADEF: Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision, Feb 2019, , Le havre, France, (2019)

  • Bi-level approach for Minimizing Energy and Link Utilization in ISP Backbone Networks with Multi-path Routing Protocol

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    International Network Optimization Conference, INOC, Jun 2019, Avignon, France, (2019)

  • Exact Algorithms for Fixed Charge Network Design Problem with User-Optimal Flows

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    IWOBIP: International Workshop on Bilevel Programming, Jun 2018, Lille, France, (2018)

  • Exact Algorithms for Fixed Charge Network Design Problem with User Optimal Flow

    Ikram Bouras, Rosa Figueiredo, Michael Poss, Fen Zhou

    ROADEF: Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision, Feb 2018, , Lorient, France, (2018)