Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Imène Benkalai graduated with honours from her doctoral program in science and information technology at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) in December 2018. Her doctoral studies, supervised by Professors Djamal Rebaïne (UQAC) and Pierre Baptiste (Polytechnique Montréal), focused on workshop scheduling with operators. Within this area, she studied and developed human operator intervention models in workshop problems that can be encountered in industrial settings, for instance. After complexity studies, several types of solution methods were proposed, in accordance with the complexity of the problem at hand (polynomial algorithms, heuristics, metaheuristics, etc.). Imène is currently and mainly working alongside Sara Séguin (UQAC). Her work focuses on hydroelectric optimization modelling and on coupling studies between medium- and short-term models and the consequent requirements in terms of adjustments for real-life situations. At UQAC, she is also working with Djamal Rebaïne and Joëlle Bouchard on a delivery management problem with a food-service business. They are developing an easy-to-use computerized tool that would allow the business to manage its delivery routes, vehicle fleet and employees.
Combining heuristics and integer linear programming to compute a solution to the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) problem
Robotic process automation (RPA) is used in various fields of human activity in order to implement faster and more secure processes through a reduction in th...BibTeX reference