Career Profile

I have been a PhD candidate at Mohammed V University in Rabat (Morocco) since December 2013. I'm developing (resp. adapting) new (resp. existing) metaheuristics for Combinatorial Optimization Problems related to logistics, transportation, and other routing problems, such as the Travelling Salesman Problem and its variants (Generalized, Asymmetric,...).

I'm interested in Combinatorial Optimisation, Discrete Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation. And looking for new challenges (postdoc positions, permanent researcher,...) related to my interests.

Research

Breakout Local Search for the Travelling Salesman Problem

Mehdi El Krari, Belaïd Ahiod, Bouazza El Benani
COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS (CAI), Vol 37, No 3 (2018)

A fitness landscape analysis of the Travelling Thief Problem

Mohamed El Yafrani, Marcella S. R. Martins, Mehdi El Krari, Markus Wagner, Myriam R. B. S. Delgado, Belaïd Ahiod, Ricardo Lüders
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018) - July 2018, Kyoto (Japan)

A Novel Reduction Algorithm for the Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem

Mehdi El Krari, Belaïd Ahiod, Bouazza El Benani
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017) - July 2017, Berlin (Germany)

Using Cluster Barycenters for the Generalized Traveling Salesman Problem

Mehdi El Krari, Belaïd Ahiod, Bouazza El Benani
16th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2016) - December 2016, Porto (Portugal)

An empirical study of the multi-fragment tour construction algorithm for the travelling salesman problem

Mehdi El Krari, Belaïd Ahiod, Bouazza El Benani
16th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2016) - November 2016, Marrakech (Morocco)

Scientific Activities

International Computer Science Student School Recent Advances in Algorithms

May 22-26, 2017, St. Petersburg (Russia)

SIGEVO SUMMER SCHOOL (along with ACM GECCO 2017 Conference)

July 14-21, 2017, Berlin (Germany)

WINCOM 2014 Organizing Committee member

International Workshop on Mobile Networks and WIreless COMmunications

Reviewing

Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research

Teaching

Algorithmics and Basics of C

2015 - 2017
Mohammed VI international Academy of Civil Aviation (AIAC), Casablanca (Morocco)

Giving to “Air Traffic Safety Electronics” Master students courses and tutorials in Algorithmics and basics of C programming language.

Practical Works: Data Structures and Files

2014 - 2017
Faculty of Sciences, Rabat (Morocco)

Assisting BSc students in practical works of data structures (Stacks, Linked Lists, Trees,...) and files using C programming language.

Practical Works: Maple

2014
Faculty of Sciences, Rabat (Morocco)

Assisting BSc students in practical works of the computer algebra system Maple.

Certificates

Excellence Scholarship

2014 - 2017
National Center of Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST)

Excellence in Programming

December 2012
CodinGame (Morocco 2012) Certificate of Excellence in Programming

Projects & Internships

Automation of continuous integration and quality metrics process for a Java/J2EE project - (Jenkins, Sonar, Talend, Java, Checkstyle, PMD, Ant, PostgreSQL)

Master's degree internship at CGI (March - July 2013)

Investments Management Application - (Java, JDBC, UML 2)

Bachelor's degree internship at Wafa Gestion (February - March 2011)