Researchers at UCD


Takfarinas Saber

Post-Doctoral Researcher

School of Computer Science
Science Centre North
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4



I recently obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. I have a strong background in Operations Research and performance optimisation of algorithms. I love finding solutions to challenging engineering questions; people see me as enthusiastic, focused and hard worker. 

My Ph.D. 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 B.Sc. in Computer Science and my M.Sc. in Computer Science, track: Optimisation In Operations Research in 2013 from the University of Nantes, France. 



Peer Reviewed Journals

Takfarinas Saber, David Brevet, Goetz Botterweck, Anthony Ventresque (2017) 'Is seeding a good strategy in multi-objective feature selection when feature models evolve?'. Information and Software Technology, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, James Thorburn, Liam Murphy, Anthony Ventresque (2017) 'VM reassignment in hybrid clouds for large decentralised companies: A multi-objective challenge'. Future Generation Computer Systems, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, Joao Marques-Silva, James Thorburn, Anthony Ventresque (2017) 'Exact and hybrid solutions for the multi-objective VM reassignment problem'. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 26 (01):1760004-1-1760004-35. Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, John Murphy (2013) ROThAr: Real-time on-line traffic assignment with load estimation . In: IEEE and ACM eds. IEEE/ACM 17th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), 2013 Delft, Netherlands, , 30-OCT-13 - 01-NOV-13 , pp.79-86 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Liam Murphy, El-Ghazali Talbi (2014) Multi-Objective VM Reassignment for the Enterprise The 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META), 2014 Marrakech, Morocco, , 30-OCT-14 - 04-NOV-14 Available Online [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Xavier Gandibleux and Liam Murphy (2014) GeNePi: A Multi-Objective Machine Reassignment Algorithm for Data Centres . In: Maria J. Blesa, Christian Blum and Stefan Voß eds. International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM) [DOI] [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Joao Marques-Silva, James Thorburn, Liam Murphy (2015) MILP for the Multi-objective VM Reassignment Problem . In: IEEE eds. IEEE 27th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2015 Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, , 09-NOV-15 - 11-NOV-15 , pp.41-48 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Ivona Brandic, James Thorburn, Liam Murphy (2015) Towards a multi-objective vm reassignment for large decentralised data centres . In: IEEE and ACM eds. IEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2015 Limassol, Cyprus, , 07-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15 , pp.65-74 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
David Brevet, Takfarinas Saber, Goetz Botterweck, Anthony Ventresque (2016) Preliminary Study of Multi-objective Features Selection for Evolving Software Product Lines . In: Springer International Publishing eds. International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering Ralaigh, North Carolina, USA, , 08-OCT-16 - 10-OCT-16 , pp.274-280 Available Online [DOI] [Details]