Invited Speaker---Dr. Sofiane Bououden, Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Khenchela, Algeria
Dr. Sofiane Bououden was born in Constantine, Algeria. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in control systems from the Constantine University, in 2004,and 2006, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in control systems from the Constantine University, in 2010. He is the author of more than 60 scientific publications, including international journals, patents, book chapters and international conferences. He supervised 5 PhD theses and more than 12 MSc theses. He served as a TPC/IPC member or associate editor for different international conferences and he organized different scientific events (e.g. Founder of the ICEECA conference). His research interests include Predictive control / observation of fuzzy Takagi-Sugeno systems, Control of uncertain nonlinear systems, Optimization by metaheuristics algorithms (ACO, PSO, API, ...) and Robust predictive control law synthesis of uncertain multivariable systems based on LMI formalism. The purpose of this research is to include them in real industrial applications (Renewable Energies, Motor Vehicles, Biodiesel Energies). He is currently a full Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of khenchela, Algeria. He is serving as an Editorial Board member for various peer-reviewed journals and was a Guest Editor for Special Issues in international journals.