Who Is She

Soumaya Yacout
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Personal information

Professor
Soumaya Yacout
1951

Contact information / Private

4952 Grosvenor
H3W2M1
Quebec
Montreal
Canada
514-484-4859

Languages

Arabic
French
English

Contact information / Work

École Polytechnique
Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
2500 chemin de Polytechnique
H3T1J4
Quebec
Montreal
Canada
Phone: 
514-340-4711 ext. 4517
Fax: 
514-340-4463

Education

D.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Georges Washington University, 1985.
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, 1979.
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1975.

Competences

Data analysis, pattern recognition, knowledge extraction from industrial data.
Diagnosis and prognosis for prescriptive maintenance management of physical assets.
Optimization of decisions by reinforcement learning.
Dynamic Systems’ reliability optimization based on time-series data exploitation by machine learning.
Systems and products quality engineering.

Work history

Jobs: 
Professor of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal, 1999-present.
Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, École Polytchnique of Montréal, 1999-2003.
Dean of Engineering, University of Moncton, 1997-1999.
Vice Dean of Engineering, University of Moncton,1996-1997.
Industrial Engineering Department Chair, University of Moncton, 1995-1996.
Honorary office and memberships: 
Associate Editor of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. USA. 2013-2016.
Program Visitor for the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Engineers Canada. 1995-2010.
Superior Council of Education of Québec. Member of the Higher Education Teaching and Research Committee. 2001-2004.
The Egyptian Arabic School. Member of the Board of directors, responsible of the educational committee. 2003-2004.
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada. Member of the Research Program Committee. 2001-2003.
Productions and works: 
Inventor of three inventions.
More than 200 scientific papers published in prestigious scientific journals.
Author of three books.
Twelve research grants from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and industrial organizations.
Research director of more than fifty graduate students from all over the world.

Awards

Distinctions: 
First woman Dean of Engineering of a francophone university in Canada, and second woman Dean of Engineering for all the Canadian universities.
First woman Vice Rector of Engineering in Canada.
Woman of the year, in World Women’s Day, the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Office in Canada. 2015
The Best Paper Award of the IIE Annual Conference. First Prize. 2014
Keynote Speaker in the International Conference of System Engineering Management. 2011
Trophy of Desjardins Québec cross-cultural week in recognition of special contributions as member of a cultural communities and of Québec society. 2010
Invited Speaker at Concordia University, University of Windsor and University of Toronto. 2010.