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Yassine Yaakoubi is a postdoctoral researcher in Mine Planning and Optimization under the supevision of Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos (COSMO). His research interests lie in combining machine learning and mathematical programming to solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems. Yassine completed his PhD in December 2019 under Professors François Soumis (Polytechnique Montréal and GERAD) and Simon Lacoste-Julien (University of Montréal and MILA), where he investigated the use of various machine learning methods to warm-start an airline crew scheduling solver based on column generation and constraint aggregation. His current research looks at designing new reactive/learning metaheuristics to optimize smart(er) industrial mining complexes. Beyond imitation learning, where useful knowledge from past solutions is extracted to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of metaheuristics, Yassine is particularly interested in using reinforcement learning in conjunction with a multi-neighborhood simulated annealing algorithm where the selection of the perturbation is made in self-adaptive learning.
GERAD is proud to have been able to contribute to the awards presented this year at the Deep Learning Indaba 2023 conference in Accra, Ghana, which took place from September 3 to 9.
Title: Combiner intelligence artificielle et programmation mathématique pour la planification des horaires des équipages en transport aérien