PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising or co-supervising five PhD thesis

  • Franco GIUSTOZZI, who is working on “Semantic Time Evolving Models for Industry 4.0”, funded by the Normandy region, co-supervised by Julien SAUNIER from LITIS.
  • Qiushi CAO, who is working on “Semantic Technologies for the Modeling of Distributed Preventive Maintenance for a SME Network in the Framework of Industry 4.0”, co-supervised by Christoph REICH from the Hochschule Furtwangen in Germany, funded by the Interreg HALFBACK project
  • Pei ZHANG, who is working on the « Capitalisation of experience in inventive design studies », co-supervised by Denis CAVALLUCCI from the LGECO laboratory.
  • Bruno ALBERT, who is working on the « Formalisation of the touch control process of a product », co-supervised by Maurice PILLET from the SYMME laboratory, in the framework of a CIFRE funding.

Finished PhD thesis

  • 2015-2018: Ali AYADI worked on the « Formalisation and optimisation of the transittability of complex biomolecular networks », under the joint direction agreement with the University of Tunisia, and co-supervised by Saoussen KRICHEN from the LARODEC laboratory. He is currently an associate research and teaching fellow at Strasbourg University, France.
  • 2010-2014 : Wei YAN worked on « Meta-Knowledge Formalisation for Inventive Design » and defended on February 14, 2014. Currently, she is an associate profesor at  Shandong Normal University, Jinan City, China.


  • Ali had his viva on September 28th, 2018. Congratulations to him!!!
  • Bruno has won an award for his paper at KEOD 2016. See the news at « La Fabrique de l’Industrie » website.
  • Bruno has won the « Best Student Paper Award » for his paper « A Smart System for Haptic Quality Control: Introducing an Ontological Representation of Sensory Perception Knowledge », presented at KEOD 2016, that was held in Porto (Portugal), on November 9th to 11th, 2016
  • Pei has won the « Best Poster Award » of the MSII Doctoral School  on October 17th, 2016.
  • Bruno has won the « Best Student Paper Award » at KES 2016, on September 7th, 2016.
  • Ali won the « Best Poster Award » at the Research Day at INSA Strasbourg on March 31st, 2016.