Chaouki Regoui

 

Roles and responsibilities

Research Officer

Current research and/or projects

  • Sensor data analysis.

    Research and/or project statements

    • Energy storage:
      • Lead  of Pillar 1of Canada Energy Storage Roadmap project within NRC's Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization program.
      • Determination of a feasible (scale, technology, location) energy storage solution for a specific provincial energy market.
      • Various types of data used: Energy mix, energy consumption, grid characteristics (topology, maximum load etc.), generation technologies etc. 
      • Data from historic and predicted market characteristics over a timeframe of around two decades.
      • Data analysis of various simulated optimization (third-party) scenarios.
    • Resource Repository Network:
      • Project Lead & lead investigator.
      • 2 Researchers, 2 CS Developers.
      • Allows to define trusted sources; aggregate resource metadata, recommend matching resources to a competency of interest.
      • Software comprised of:
        • Harvester engine.
        • Components for various data types (html, RSS, OAI repositories), providers (Coursera, Twitter, Google, Facebook).
        • Competency model.
        • Mapping of harvested resources to competency profiles of interest.

    Education

    • PhD in Computer Science.
      • University of Paris V-Rene Descartes, France.
    • D.E.A (Pre-PhD degree) in image processing.
      • French National Institute of Nuclear Sciences (INSTN)-Atomic energy Commission/University of Paris XI-Orsay, France.
    • MCS/Maîtrise in computer science.
      • University Paris VIII, France.
    • Engineer in Automatics.
      • University of Annaba, Algeria.

    Professional activities/interests

    • Member (current or former) of various conference and funding agencies' review committees:
      • Conferences:  
        • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).
        • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS/NeurIPS).
        • International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) & Workshop Track of the ICLR conference.
        • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Applied Computing-Conference track on Bioinformatics (ACM-SAC BIO).
        • International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE).
      • Funding agencies:
        • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
          • Review Committee member for Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD).
          • Reviewer of Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks (SPG-N).
          • Member of the college of reviewers for the Industrial R&D Fellowships Program (IRDF).
        • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
          • Reviewer for ACOA’s Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF).
    • University de Moncton, Faculty of Science
      •  External examiner, jury member, Master of Computer Science dissertations.

    Key publications

    1. “Technology-agnostic grid level energy storage needs estimation for Canadian jurisdictions” presentation, Chaouki Regoui, Yuri Grinberg. Decentralised Energy Canada workshop: Canada’s Energy Storage Roadmap, Calgary-Canada October 2017.
    2. "HyDEn: a Hybrid Stegano-cryptographic Approach for Data Encryption using Randomized Error-correcting DNA Codes," by Dan Tulpan, Chaouki Regoui, Guillaume Durand, Luc Belliveau and Serge Leger. In BioMed Research International journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 634832, 11 pages, July 2013.
    3. “CliFin: A web-based geographical information system for time dependent point of care localization in New Brunswick, Canada”, D. Tulpan, M. Mancuso, G. Durand, C. Regoui, L. Belliveau. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 7(4), 13-32, October-December 2012.

    Previous work experience

    • Research Associate/Project Manager (University of New Brunswick):
      • Heading a research team of 4 PhD & 2 Master candidate researchers.
    • Instructor: University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Computer Science.
      •  Taught information systems fundamentals/Database programming & design.
    • R&D Developer, MVM-Canada: 
      • Rule-based application development.
    • Research engineer, Building Research Institute (C.S.T.B)-France.
    • Research engineer, data analysis startup-France.

    International experience and/or work

    • 4 years as a reasearch engineer in France:
      • Developping an odour discrimination approach.
        • Using data analytics/Machine learning techniques to replicate human odour intensity sensory space .
        • Through an array of 32 artificial polymer sensors.
        • 3 years, public research laboratory.
      • Applying machine learning and image processing techniques to industrial problems.
        • 1 year, data analysis startup.

    Chaouki Regoui

    Associate Research Officer
    Digital Technologies
    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
    Preferred language: English
    Other(s): English, Arabic, French
    Telephone: 613-993-0145

    Expertise

    Information Technology, Data analytics, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Processing