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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

ByBrahim Rouabah

Thesis | The Evolution of Algeria’s International Relations: From Anti-Systemic to Systemic Actor

Research Field: International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, Identity and Interest Formation, Algerian Post-Colonial History
Thesis title: The Evolution of Algeria’s International Relations: From Anti-Systemic to Systemic Actor
Degree: MSc
Supervisor: Prof. John T. Sidel
Institutional Base: London School of Economics and Political Science Read More

ByAicha Boutorh

Event Report | The 11th International Symposium on Programming and Systems

As a known biennial event, the International Symposium on Programming and Systems (ISPS) returned again this year for the 11th edition. This year, the event was organised and hosted by the department of Computer Science at the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) from the 22th to 24th of April, 2013. Since its very first edition in 1991, the growth of this event has been steady and remarkable. The previous edition, held in April 2011, earned the IEEE label and the conference papers were indexed through IEEE Xplore. For the 2013 edition, we also received the technical sponsorship of IEEE subsection in Algeria, thus ensuring the continuity of this high quality conference. Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences

Ms. Katia Abdelouhab is an Assistant Lecturer in immunology and biochemistry at the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Ferhat Abbas, Setif where she is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree focusing on immunopathology and immunotherapy. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Houari Boumediene in Algiers, within the Cytokines and NOSynthase group. Inspire Magazine spoke with Ms Abdelouhab to find out more about her paper which won the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Medicine, Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. The winning paper is entitled “Mucosal intestinal alteration in experimental colitis correlates with nitric oxide production by peritoneal macrophages: Effect of probiotics and prebiotics” and can be accessed here. Read More

ByAbderrezzaq Soltani

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

Prof. Yacine Rezgui is Professor of Chemical Engineering and a member of the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry and Materials Technology at the University of Oum El Bouaghi since 2001. His research interests include catalysis in the petroleum field as well as hydrocarbons combustion. Inspire Magazine spoke with Dr. Rezgui 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 Chemical Sciences. The winning paper is entitled Reduction of PAH and Soot Precursors in Benzene Flames by Addition of Ethanol and can be accessed here. 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

ByAbdessalem Bouferrouk

Feature | Renewable energy development in Algeria

Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as the sun, in contrast to energy derived from finite resources based on fossil fuels like coal and oil that sooner or later will run out. Serious interest in renewable energy was sparked following the Arab oil embargo of 1973 and since then much progress has been made towards exploiting a variety of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, biomass, and ocean waves and tides. Put together, these are often referred to as the ‘renewable energy mix’. Read More