PhD Theses

Current theses

Heterogranular multivariate analytics for detecting and controlling the root causes of the mismatching machines in semiconductor manufacturing (A. Chouichi)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Start: 12/2016
  • Advisors: C. Yugma, J. Blue

Advanced equipment behavior modeling for process control (H. Rostami)

  • Grant: ANR
  • Start: 11/2015
  • Advisors: C. Yugma, J. Blue
  • Description: Characterize the equipment behavior towards failures in the space of selected moving statistics features and develop an EHI prognosis method for the evaluation of equipment condition after a wafer being processed to identify potential root causes. Furthermore, provide the link of equipment behavior and product quality to Task 3-5 for better product sampling, production scheduling and PM planning.

Models for vehicle routing problems in urban areas (H. Ben Ticha)

  • Grant: LabEx IMobS3 & FEDER – Auvergne
  • Start: 11/2014
  • Advisors: N. Absi, D. Feillet, A. Quillot (LIMOS)
  • Description: The objective of this thesis is to propose new models for Vehicle Routing Problems in urban area that take into account the different criteria involved. Based on these models, we shall develop new solution approaches.

Defended theses since 2008

Multimodal, multi-criteria shortest path optimization in road and public transportation networks (A. Iglesias)

  • Grant: Industrial research agreement with Cityway
  • Start: 04/2013
  • Defense: 10/2013
  • Advisor: D. Feillet
  • Description: The objective of this thesis is to develop and improve an existing trip planner engine in collaboration with Cityway. This work consits of three phases: analysis of exising models and algorithms for multimodal routing; multi-criteria variants with pareto optimality considerations; robustness as a new criteria and integration of trip uncertainty.

Consistency of global and local decisions in semiconductor manufacturing process (R. Sadeghi)

  • Grant: Project MAGE
  • Start: 10/2013
  • Defense: 09/2017
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma

Characterization of high density plasma etching processes to define advances memories and development of control methodologies of their variability (M. Rizquez)

  • Grant: Project MAGE
  • Start: 05/2013
  • Defense: 05/2016
  • Advisor: A. Roussy

Development of innovative approaches for scheduling in a complex semiconductor manufacturing environment (S. Knopp)

  • Grant: Project INTEGRATE
    Start: 04/2013
  • Defense: 09/2106
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma

Statistical Learning on Circular Domains for Advanced Process Control in Microelectronics (E. Padonou)

  • Grant: ARMINES
  • Start: 06/2013
  • Defense: 05/2106
  • Advisors: O. Roustant, J. Blue

Robust optimization in the integrated planning of railway resources (A. Zehrouni)

  • Grant: ARMINES
  • Start: 03/2013
  • Defense: 05/2016
  • Advisors: D. Feillet, X. Delorme, F. Grimaud, O. Guyon (SNCF)
  • Description: This thesis is carried out in cooperation with SNCF. The aim is to provide an integrated planning of railway resources (i.e., infrastructure, rolling stock and drivers) in order to minimize delays and costs of the railway operator and passengers.

A mathematical model to optimize regular criteria for the multiprocessor job-shop scheduling problem (A. A. García León)

  • Grant: Programa de Movilidad Doctoral Colombia hacia Francia Metas 2019, ASCUN, Colfuturo, Colombian Ministery of Education, French Embassy in Colombia, Universidad de Ibagué
  • Start: 02/2013
  • Defense: 05/2016
  • Advisor: S. Dauzère-Pérès
  • Description: The multiprocessor job-shop scheduling problem MJSSP is an extension of the classical job-shop scheduling problem JSSP in which each operation must be processed on one machine chosen among a finite subset of candidate machines. The objective of JSSP is to determine a sequence of operations for each machine so that the resulting schedule optimizes regular criteria. Most studies aim to minimize the makespan (the maximum completion time of all jobs in a workshop). However, other indicators such as total flow time, total weighted flow time, total weighted tardiness and customer service (which are also regular criteria) are more relevant in practice and widely used to manage operations effectively as they represent customer service, productivity and competitiveness more accurately. The objective of this thesis is to develop a mathematical model for MJSSP that is able to represent those criteria.

Consistency of scheduling decisions in semiconductor manufacturing (A. Bitar)

  • Grant: Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI)
  • Start: 10/2012
  • Defense: 12/2015
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma
  • Description: The thesis is about scheduling problems with parallel machines and specific constraints from semi-conductor manufacturing. We apply exact solution approaches using mathematical programming and advanced algorithms, as well as meta-heuristics to solve these complex industrial problems. Some problems include the multi-criteria aspect. This thesis also aims to give a guideline on how to choose the right objective function for local optimization of different areas of a semi-conductor fab in order to provide a good global result.

Capacity modeling and optimization of SOI microelectronic production units (M. Rowshannahad)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with SOITEC
  • Start: 04/2012
  • Defense: 05/2015
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, N. Absi
  • Description: In this research project, we first model and optimize the production capacity of a microelectronic fabrication unit through qualification management. Based on these achievements, we shall propose an integrated production planning model.

Agile models for the agile factory of the future (A. Ben Amira)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Start: 12/2011
  • Defense: 10/2015
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma
  • Description: This thesis aims at proposing and validating agile models adapting to changes of business processes in semiconductor manufacturing. The goals are to render the production system more agile and flexible and to ensure an integrated decision making at different levels.

Optimization of transportation and storage decisions in the automated material handling system (AMHS) of an advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility (A. Ben Chaabane)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Start: 05/2011
  • Defense:
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma
  • This thesis aims at proposing and validating novel strategies and optimization methods for managing the Automated Material Handling System (AMHS) in semiconductor manufacturing facilities (fabs). The goal is to ensure optimized tactical and operational transportation and storage decisions.

Wafer at risk reduction in semiconductor manufacturing (G. L. Rodriguez Verjan)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Start: 02/2011
  • Defense: 07/2014
  • Advisor: S. Dauzère-Pérès, Claude Yugma
  • Description: This thesis aims at proposing and validating novel strategies for wafer at risk reduction in semiconductor manufacturing facilities.

Integrated optimization of production planning and scheduling in a supply chain (E. D. Gomez Urrutica)

  • Grant: Luxemburgish government
  • Start: 11/2010
  • Defense: 06/2014
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, R. Aggoune (Université du Luxembourg )
  • Description: This thesis studies strategies for integrating production planning and scheduling in supply chain management. In practice, decisions concerning these two planning levels are taken in a hierarchical order. Consequently the production plan may generate unfeasibility problems at the scheduling level. The goal of the thesis is to design an integrated approach to integrate production planning and scheduling decisions, in order to guarantee feasible and optimal solutions for complex manufacturing systems and supply chains.

Modeling, characterizing and optimizing the annealing process for manufacturing CIGS solar cells (F. Oliva)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with NEXCIS
  • Defense: 04/2014
  • Advisors: P. Collot, A. Roussy
  • Description: This thesis aims at modeling and optimizing the annealing step in a two-step process for manufacturing Cu(In1-xGax)(Se1-ySy)2 solar cells (CIGS). The goal is to study the annealing process of electrodeposited metallic precursors and to observe the influence of crucial parameters on absorber characteristics.

A new system for mutualized distribution of goods in cities (D. Cattaruzza)

  • Grant: Project MODUM
  • Defense: 03/2014
  • Advisors: D. Feillet, N. Absi
    The thesis is part of the MODUM project. The goal of MODUM is to model and quantify the expected gain of a system of urban freight distribution that concerns economical, environmental and social facets. The thesis focus on operational aspects of MODUM and studies vehicle routing problems that arise in the project context and in city logistics in general.

Operations management at container terminals using advanced information technologies (E. Zehendner)

  • Grant: Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI)
  • Defense: 10/2013
  • Advisor: D. Feillet
  • Description: This thesis uses information, provided by advanced information technologies, to improve operations at a container terminal. It specially focuses on the allocation of straddle carriers (internal material handling resources) and the organization of the storage area.

Modéliser, simuler et optimiser l’introduction de nouvelles technologies dans une chaîne logistique complète (L. Haouari)

  • Grant: Project GEOCOLIS
  • Defense: 12/2012
  • Advisors: D. Feillet, N. Absi

Modélisation et optimisation intégrées de l’utilisation de l’infrastructure et des engins ferroviaires (F. Benhizia)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with SNCF
  • Defense: 10/2012
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, D. Feillet

Implementing dynamic control plans in semiconductor manufacturing (J. Nduhura)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Defense: 10/2012
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, S. Bassetto, C. Yugma

Ordonnancement et contrôle avancé des procédés pour la fabrication de semi-conducteurs (A. Obeid)

  • Grant: Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI)
  • Defense: 03/2012
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, A. Ferreira, C. Yugma

Etude, modélisation et intégration de nouveaux concepts de maintenance et de gestion de configuration d’un aéronef à l’aide de technologies RFID embarquées (C. Jimenez )

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with Eurocopter
  • Defense: 03/2012
  • Advisor: S. Dauzère-Pérès

Technologies Modélisation et aide à la décision pour l’introduction de technologies communicantes en milieu hospitalier (S. Housseman)

  • Grant: Project MISTRALS
  • Defense: 04/2011
  • Advisors: D. Feillet, X. Xie, N. Absi

Simulation et optimisation du transport automatisé dans la fabrication de semi-conducteurs (J.-E. Kiba)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Defense: 11/2010
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, C. Yugma

Ordonnancement des systèmes flexibles de production sous contraintes de disponibilités des ressources (S. Azem)

  • Grant: Luxemburgish government
  • Defense: 06/2010
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, R. Aggoune (Université du Luxembourg)

Modélisation et aide à la décision pour l’introduction des technologies RFID dans les chaînes logistiques (A. Sarac)

  • Grant: Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (MINEFI)
  • Defense: 04/2010
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, A. Dolgui, N. Absi

Etude et élaboration d’un contrôle avancée de la production : run to run Grille pour les technologies inférieures à 65 nm (N. Jedidi)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Defense: 10/2009
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, A. Roussy

Replanification de transport après perturbations (R. Acuna Agost)

  • Institution: Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
  • Grant: Project PREDIT and European grant Alfa
  • Defense: 09/2009
  • Advisors: P. Michelon (Université d’Avignon), D. Feillet

Modélisation et optimisation du management de recettes et de qualifications d’équipements (C. Johnzén)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Defense: 04/2009
  • Advisor: S. Dauzère-Pérès

Etude et validation de boucles d’asservissement permettant le contrôle des procédés de fabrication en microélectronique (D. Belharet)

  • Grant: Project ROUSSET 2003-2008
  • Defense: 02/2009
  • Advisors: P. Collot, A. Roussy

Techniques hybrides de recherche exacte et approchée : application à des problèmes de transport (B. Bontoux)

  • Institution: Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
  • Defense: 12/2008
  • Advisors: C. Artigues (LAAS, Toulouse), D. Feillet

Planification optimisée des opérations dans les établissements de maintenance du matériel roulant de la SNCF (F. Ramond)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with SNCF
  • Defense: 05/2008
    Advisor: S. Dauzère-Pérès

Approche intégrée en planification et ordonnancement de la production (C. Wolosewicz)

  • Grant: Luxemburgish government
  • Defense: 04/2008
  • Advisors: S. Dauzère-Pérès, R. Aggoune (Université du Luxembourg)

Transport automatisé dans les systèmes de fabrication de semi-conducteurs : Nouvelles approches de gestion tactique et opérationnelle (J.R. Montoya Torres)

  • Grant: CIFRE industrial research agreement with STMicroelectronics
  • Defense: 11/2005
  • Advisors: J.P. Campagne (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), S. Dauzère-Pérès, H. Marian