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Dr Takfarinas Saber

Dr

Takfarinas Saber

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science
01 716 2475
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Computer Centre Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

I have recently joined the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin (UCD) as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor, undertaking teaching duties at the Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC). I have a strong background in Operations Research, Nature-Inspired Computing and Machine Learning, and their application on Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Testing, and Communication Network Systems. Previously, I have held the position of Post-doctoral Researcher at the Natural Computing Research & Applications Group located in Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD, under the supervision of Prof. Michael O’Neill. My Post-doctoral position was in close collaboration with Bell Labs, Nokia and aimed at applying Evolutionary Design to optimise Future Networks & Communications such as 5G networks. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in 2017 from UCD, Ireland. My PhD topic is Multi-objective Optimisation of Large-Scale Data Centres: I applied multi-objective meta-heuristics to satisfy complex requirements of capital allocators. I obtained both my BSc in Computer Science and my MSc in Computer Science, track: Optimisation In Operations Research in 2013 from the University of Nantes, France.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher
    University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, Ireland1 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2019
  • Teacher Assistant / Demonstrator
    University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Dublin, Ireland1 Jun 2013 - 30 Sep 2017
  • Research Intern
    University College Dublin, Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL), Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
  • Research Intern
    University of Nantes, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France1 Jan 2012 - 30 May 2012
  • Part-Time Research Intern
    University of Nantes, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France1 Sep 2010 - 30 Mar 2011

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Research Intern
    Bell Labs, Dublin, Ireland1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
  • Software Engineer
    Ovialis, Nantes, France1 Apr 2011 - 31 Aug 2011

DEGREES

  • PhD
    University College Dublin

CERTIFICATIONS

  • University Teaching & Learning Practice
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland18 Sep 2018
  • Research Integrity: Concise (core course)
    Epigeum11 Dec 2018

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Arabic
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Berber languages
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review