Post Doctoral Researcher



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Date of Birth:

May 18th, 1989

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Hello! I'm Islem

I am a post doctoral researcher in the field of Operations research & Optimization hosted by Prof. Frédéric Meunier. Currently, I am part of the optimisation team in the CERMICS laboratory at École des Ponts, France. Before then, I completed my PhD in Computer Science supervised by Prof. Saoussen Krichen. My thesis focused on the transportation logistics management using decision support systems.

My current research lies in the mine planning and optimization techniques used in surface mining.

I would like to acknowledge financial support from Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique.

Professional Experiences
October 2019-Present

Post-doctoral researcher 

Cermics Laboratory, École des Ponts ParisTech, France

Oct 2017-Dec 2018 

Optimization consultant

Délice Group, Tunis, Tunisia

The implementation of a decision support system based on an advanced genetic algorithm for the milk transportation problem.
Languages & Tools: JEE and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization studio.

Feb 2016 – Jun 2016

 Research assistant

Dhofar University, Dhofar, Oman

TRC research project: Toward a future smart Dhofar power grid: Advanced distribution management and meter data analytics.
Languages & Tools: MATLAB and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization studio.

Apr 2015 – Aug 2015

 Research assistant

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman

Implementation of the exact and meta-heuristic approaches to
solve the periodic station replenishment problem which aims to plan the delivery of petroleum products to a set of stations.
Languages & Tools: Java and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization studio.

Teaching Experiences
2018 – 2019

 University teacher

 Institute of Higher Studies of Tunis

 (IHE Tunis), Tunis, Tunisia

Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science for the B.S Degree and supervision of students.

2017 – 2018

 University teacher

 Higher institute of management of Tunis

 (ISG Tunis), Tunis, Tunisia

Teaching and Computer Science for the B.S Degree and supervision of master’s students.

Masters Supervision
2017 – 2018


Faiza Bouazizi (Co-supervision with Pr. Saoussen Krichen), A Decision Support System For Municipal Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Routing Problem with Heterogeneous Fleet and Time Windows: A Case Study with La Marsa Municipality, ISG Tunis, Tunisia.

2017 – 2018


Rania Brini (Co-supervision with Pr. Saoussen Krichen), Solving liquid
transportation problems using meta-heuristic approaches: The case
of a Tunisian dairy company, ISG Tunis, Tunisia.

2016 – 2017


Med Mahdi ElGhariani (Co-supervision with Pr. Saoussen Krichen), THE
optimization problem of a real case study, ISG Tunis, Tunisia.

2016 – 2019

PhD in Computer Science 

 and Management

Higher Institute of Management of Tunis (ISG Tunis), Tunisia

Title: Transportation logistics management using decision support systems: Benchmarking and real case studies

Supervisor: Pr. Saoussen Krichen (ISG Tunis)

Description: We propose different decision support systems based on approximate methods for several transportation problems in the supply chain.

2012 – 2014

Master's Degree in Computer Science

and Management

Higher Institute of Management of Tunis (ISG Tunis), Tunisia

Title:  Collaboration-based Supplier Selection Problem
Supervisors: Pr. Saoussen Krichen (ISG Tunis) and Pr. Walid Klibi (KB School Bordeaux)
Description: We propose two solution approaches for the supplier selection and procurement decision problem, while integrating two integer linear programming models to simultaneously determine the ordering quantities and supplier to be chosen so as to incur the least total cost over the planning horizon.

2009 – 2012

B.S Degree in Computer Science

and Management

Higher Institute of Management of Tunis (ISG Tunis), Tunisia

2008 – 2009

Bachelor's Degree

Secondary school of Abdelaziz El-Khouja Kelibia, Nabeul, Tunisia

Oct 2016–Dec 2016

CIRED Labratory, Paris, France

Internship project "Climate Negotiation and the Influence of the Institutional Framework on International Cooperation "developed within the framework of Franco-Tunisian cooperation, program PHC - UTIQUE 2016.
Languages & Tools: MATLAB and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization studio.


Bordeaux management school (Kedge Business School), Bordeaux, France

Master internship project addresses the supplier selection problem in a collaborative context by formulating two linear programming models to solve this problem.
Languages & Tools: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization studio.


Tunisie Telecom El ghazala Technoparc, Tunis, Tunisia

Final project study: Development of the application "Comparator of price" (CompaShop).
Supervisors: Dr. Ourida Saidi (ISG, Tunis) and Mr. Riadh Bouhouchi (Tunisie Telecom, Tunis)
Languages & Tools: JEE(Struts) and Hibernet, RationalRose, MySQL.

Mar 2014 – May 2014
Feb 2012 – May 2012

Scientific Skills

  • Operational research methods

     - Constraint programming, combinatorial optimization, linear programming
     - Mathematical modeling and graph theory
     - Artificial intelligence and metaheuristic approaches

  • Good knowledge

     - Decision support systems
     - Information systems
     - Business intelligence

     - Supply chain optimization and logistics

     - Vehicle routing applications

Computer Skills

Environments Windows and OS       7, vista, 8, Linux

Programming languages                C/C++, Java, Python, Visual Basic, LATEX

Database                                    Oracle, MySQL

Web development                        HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Dreamweaver

Optimization solvers                    CPLEX, Gurobi, LINGO

Programming tools                      MATLAB, Eclipse, NetBeans, VisualStudio

Project management                     Scrum, MS Project

Technology                                 MVC, Hibernate, JEE, Struts, JSF

Office Software                           Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, Outlook

Software engineering                   MERISE, Power AMC; UML, Rational Rose

Telematic                                   Internet network, Protocols TCP/IP

Information system                      Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


Arabic                                       Native Language
Frensh                                       Spoken and written
English                                      Professional working proficiency


  • Islem Kaabachi, Dorra Jriji, Saoussen Krichen, A DSS Based on Hybrid Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for the TSP, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing-16th International Conference, ICAISC 2017, Zakopane, Poland, June 11-15, 2017, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10246, Springer 2017 (Rank C).

  • Islem Kaabachi and Saoussen Krichen, A genetic algorithm based decision support system for the petrol station replenishment problem, The 2016 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Applications DASA’16, July 18-20, Hammamet, Tunisia.

  • Hiba Yahyaoui, Islem Kaabachi and Saoussen Krichen, A Hadoop - based framework for smart grid data analytics in smart homes, Smart Cities and Smart Governments EGOV 2016, May 10-12, 2016, Tunis, Tunisia.

  • Chefi Triki, Nasr Al-Hinai, Islem Kaabachi and Saoussen Krichen, Towards combining the periodic petroleum station replenishment problem within a combinatorial auction framework in Oman, Proceedings of the International Industrial Engineering Conference 2016, pp.337-4345, Tehran, Iran.