Author Archives: Oussama Metatla

ByOussama Metatla

The 2017 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

Producing scientific work that pushes the boundaries of science is an intensive process that requires rigorous planning, hard work, commitment and creativity as well as a scientific culture and infrastructure that support and maintain these efforts. Recognising and celebrating contributions that advance scientific knowledge are therefore essential to nurturing and maintaining successful research environments. To this end, anasr.org has launched the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, an annual award to recognise and celebrate scientific publications produced from Algerian universities and research centres. This year, the awards are dedicated to the following research disciplines: Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Dr Yasmine Amhis laureate of the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand in Physics

Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr Yasmine Amhis, researcher at the Linear Accelerator Laboratory (LAL) in Orsay, a joint unit of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (IN2P3) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Paris-Sud. In November 2016, Dr Amhis received the  Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand in Physics awarded by the French Academy of Science for her contribution to the LHCb experiment at CERN with respect to the physics of heavy quarks. This area is promising for the study of deviations from the standard model and also for understanding the mechanism responsible for the violation of matter-antimatter symmetry. Read More

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Interview | Winners of the 2016 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in Computer Science & Engineering

Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Omar Rafik Merad Boudia, Assistant Professor at the University of Oran 1 Ahmed Ben Bella, and Affiliated Researcher at the Systems & Technologies of Information and Communication Laboratory, University of Tlemcen. Dr Merad Boudia is co-author on the paper entitled “A novel secure aggregation scheme for wireless sensor networks using stateful public key cryptography”, which won the 2016 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering.
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Interview | Winners of the 2016 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in Physical Sciences & Mathematics

Inspire Magazine speaks with Prof Larbi Bouamama Professor of Optics at the Applied Optics Laboratory, Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Ferhat Abbas University of Setif. Prof Bouamama is co-author on the paper entitled “Two beams two orthogonal views particle detection”, which won the 2016 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Sciences & Mathematics.  Read More

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آراء | التعليم العالي في الجزائر : قراءة في ثنايا نظام الأل أم دي

لا يزال اكتشاف المعارف الجديدة و نشرها و تفعيلها في المجتمع الإنساني في طليعة ما يدفع بعجلة التنمية نحو الأمام ، و يظل التفكير المنهجي ، الناقد و المبدع مفتاح نجاح هذه الأنشطة . و من الواضح اليوم أن مؤسسات التعليم العالي قد اكتسبت و كادت أن تنفرد تماما بذلك الدور الحيوي الذي يكمن في تكوين و رعاية مثل هذا النوع من التفكير . أما في بلد كالجزائر ، حيث تُقوَّض استقلالية مؤسسات التعليم العالي عبر سياسات مركزية ، لا بد أن تقع مسؤولية الرعاية تلك على عاتق سياسات الحكومة في إدارة و تسيير التعليم العالي . فما هي إذن وضعية هذه السياسات في بلدنا الجزائر؟ Read More

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Interview | Winners of the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year in Computer Science & Engineering

Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr Sid Ahmed Fezza, a lecturer at the University of Oran 2, Algeria. Dr Fezza is the first author of the paper entitled “Feature-Based Colour Correction of Multiview Video for Coding and Rendering Enhancement”, published in the Journal of IEEE Transactions On Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering. His research interests include image and video coding, visual quality assessment, and immersive multimedia technologies. Read More

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Interview | Winners of the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Science & Mathematics

Inspire Magazine speaks to Prof Abderrezak Djerrab, a professor at the University of Guelma and part of a multidisciplinary research team working in the areas including geophysics, palaeontology, typology and mineralogy. Prof Djerrab is the lead author of the paper “The Middle Palaeolithic site of Birzgane (Tebessa, Algeria): Rock magnetic property characterisation and past rainfall reconstruction”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Sciences & Mathematics. Read More

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Event Report | The 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

Using silver nanoparticles to improve antibacterial activity, developing algorithms for enhancing multiview video coding, exploring the chemistry of sulfamides, characterising the rainfall in Birzgane in the middle paleolithic period, and investigating alzheimer disease in Algerian patients. These are the themes of the research papers that won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, an annual event organised by the Algerian Network for Academics, Scientists & Researchers (anasr.org) to celebrate and promote the best of scientific output produced in Algerian universities and research centres. Read More

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آراء| آفاق أكاديمية جزائرية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا

لا شك أن العلم يعد من أهم محركات التنمية الإقتصادية و الإجتماعية اليوم . لذلك كان من واجب العلماء و الباحثين توعية باقي شرائح المجتمع و اطلاعها عن مدى تأثير النتائج العلمية في نشاطاتهم اليومية و كيفية الإستفادة من هذه النتائج لتنمية و ترقية المجتمع . على العلماء و الباحثين أيضا أن يعملوا على توجيه مجهوداتهم الفكرية و العلمية نحو دراسة و معالجة المشاكل الوطنية و الدولية التي لها صلة بالتحديات الراهنة التي تواجهها مجتمعاتهم . هنا يأتي دور أكاديميات العلوم و الذي يتمثل في تمكين العلماء و الباحثين من تحقيق هذه الواجبات . فأكاديميات العلوم أطر تنظيمية يمكن من خلالها تثبيت و توجيه الجهود العلمية ، كما أنها تلعب دور محاور لاكتشاف و تحفيز و دعم و مكافاءة التميّز في البحث العلمي. Read More