Author Archives: Oussama Metatla

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Meriem Boumehed is a lecturer working in the area of computer vision as part of the Signals and Images Laboratory in the Department of Electronics at the University of Science & Technology Mohamed Boudiaf in Oran. She is the first author on the paper entitled “Moving Objects Localization by Local Region Based Level Sets: Application on urban Traffic”, published in the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, and which won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering. Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr. Boumehed about the winning paper as well as other research taken place at her lab. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | (Video) Prof. Meziane Lasfer on Corporate Finance

Inspire Magazine Spoke with Prof. Meziane Lasfer, professor of finance at Cass Business School of City University of London. Prof. Lasfer specialises in applied corporate finance including Dividend Policy, Capital Structure, Corporate Restructuring, Capital Markets, and Corporate Governance. The overall aim of the interview was to engage both specialists and non-specialists with issues relevant to Prof. Lasfer’s field of research as well as how these relate to Algeria. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Awards | The 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

The Winners fo the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards have been announced in live streamed event that took place in London on the 26ths of April 2014. تم الإعلان عن الفائزين بجائزة أحسن منشورة علمية جزائرية لسنة ٢٠١٤ في لقاء بث مباشرة على الإنترنت بتاريخ ٢٦ أفريل ٢٠١٤ Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Prof. Rachid Deriche laureat of the Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science

Prof. Rachid Deriche, Research Director at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, was awarded the 2013 French Academy of Sciences Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science. This award recognises the achievements of a scientist in a French laboratory who has made exceptional contributions to the vitality and influence of computer science research while building outstanding cooperation with industry. Inspire Magazine spoke with Prof. Deriche to find out more about his research activities that led to this prize, which has been officially awarded at the Institut de France on the 15th of October 2013. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Nabil Belkhir is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, working in the area of surface treatment of optical components. He received a Bachelor degree in 1989, then obtained an engineering diploma in 1994 and a Master’s degree (Magistère) in 1997 in optics an precision mechanics from the same university. He successfully defended his PhD in 2008. Inspire Magazine spoke with Dr. Belkhir to find out more about his work which won him and his coauthors the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Computer Science & Engineering. The winning paper is entitled “Morphological behavior and wear of polyurethane pads used in glass polishing process” and can be accessed here.   Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Boumaiza Ahcene is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Jijel with research interests in the properties of physical materials. He received the high studies degree (D.E.S), a Master degree (Magistère) and a Ph.D degree in Physics in 1992, 1995 and 2008, respectively, all from the University of Constantine. Inspire Magazine spoke with Dr. Boumaiza to find out more about his work which won him and his coauthors the prize of the 2013 Algerian of the Year Award in the category of Physical Sciences & Mathematics. The winning paper, published in the journal of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics is entitled “XRD peak broadening characterization of deformed microstructures and heterogeneous behavior of carbon steel” and can be accessed here. Read More

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Event Report | The making of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

As any researcher will know, 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 a working environment that supports these efforts. Recognising contributions that advance scientific knowledge is therefore essential to nurturing and maintaining successful research environments. With this in mind, anasr.org [1] launched the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in January 2013. Our aim is to establish these awards as an annual event to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Algerian scientists through a process of nomination, shortlisting and peer review that fully engage the wider community of Algerian scientists and researchers in and out of the country. Read More