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Nadjib Lazaar
Phd - Associate Professor - University of Montpellier - COCONUT Team


About me

Since September 2013, I'm on the tenure track as an associate professor in Montpellier University (IUT Montpellier-Sète) and a member of the COCONUT team (LIRMM). My research interests are situated at the crossroads of Constraint Programming (CP), Data Mining (DM), Machine Learning (ML) and Software Testing. In particular, I’m interested in developing techniques and tools for:

  • Constraint Acquisition.

  • Declarative Data Mining.

  • Constraint-Based Testing.



CAVIAR Group Leader


UM project PRECONSY (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)

European project FP7-FET -- ICON (1 January 2012 - 1 July 2015)

ANR project BR4CP (1 January 2012 - 7 July 2015)



SPC member of:

2017: CP (Test & Verification Track)

PC member of:

2017: CP, JFPC

2016: CP, DP-CP, JFPC

2015: QSR

2014: JFPC, QSIC



Reviewer for:

Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)
Constraints Journal
AAAI17, IJCAI17'16, CP17'16'15'13, JFPC17-09, DP-CP16, QSR15, ICSME14, QSIC14'13, LML13, TAP11'10, CSTVA’11, ICST10.


PhD Juries:

Namrata Patel (reviewer): October 2016, University of Montpellier.


invited TALKS:

23-05-2017: Pôle SDD (Science des Données et de la Décision) - UMR LS2N. "Constraint Acquisition".

24-02-2017: ROADEF17 - gdrRO - working group RO&Constraints. "New Approaches to Constraint Acquisition".


Once Upon A Time me

Postdoc positions:

at LIRMM ( oct. 2012/2013) at COCONUT team and involved in the FP7-FET project ICON. A Work done with Christian Bessiere on constraint acquisition.


at INRIA-Microsoft Research Joint Centre (oct. 2011/2012). Attached to TAO-LRI teamproject. Have worked with Youssef Hamadi, Michèle Sebag and Said Jabbour on learning efficient solving strategies on top of existing parallel SAT solver.


Phd thesis:

I passed my Phd at INRIA Rennes (IRISA), in the Celtique team (follow-up of Lande team), under the supervision of Arnaud Gotlieb, Yahia Lebbah and Thomas Jensen. My research area during my thesis was about the debugging in constraint programming, especially on the detection, localization and correction of faults in constraint models.


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