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Youcef Derbal

Youcef Derbal

Title:

Associate Professor

Education:

B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Office:

TRS2-036

Telephone:

416-979-5000 x 7918

Email Address:

yderbal@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Dr. Youcef Derbal

Dr. Derbal is an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. He received a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queen's University.  Prior to joining Ryerson University in 2003, Dr. Derbal worked in robotics & automation, telecommunications, and software & computing industries.  He teaches a variety of topics in information technology, including computer-enabled problem solving, system analysis and design, computer programming, and database design. Dr. Derbal served on the Ryerson University Senate and chaired many school committees, including the Departmental Hiring Committee, the Departmental Evaluation Committee, and the School Curriculum Committee. During the academic years starting from 2009 to 2014, he led the development and deployment of the new Business Technology Management curriculum. He has also served as the ITM School Director during the 2013/2014 academic year. Dr. Derbal focuses his research on the development of scientific, technological and business capacities to deal with the challenges of human living and the environment. Among the objectives of his research is the development of system modeling and simulation frameworks capable of integrating multiple views of knowledge about the structure, processes, and mechanisms of complex adaptive systems. Dr. Derbal is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

Department:

Information Technology Management

Research Interests

Our research program focuses on the study of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), including complex diseases such as Cancer. Among the objectives of this research program is the development of system modeling and simulation frameworks capable of integrating multiple views of knowledge about the structure, processes, and mechanisms of complex adaptive systems.

Select Research and Professional Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Derbal, Y., "Experimental Profile Modeling of Metabolism, Int. Journal of Computational Bioscience,Vol 4 (1) , 2014.
Derbal, Y., "On Modeling of Living Organisms Using Hierarchical Coarse-Grained Abstractions of Knowledge" , J. Biol. Syst. 21, 1350008 (2013) . PDF
Derbal, Y. "Midland: a service oriented cluster computing infrastructure." Springer / Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 109-125, June 2009.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 Derbal, Y., "State Machine Modeling of MAPK Signaling Pathways, 2014 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Chicago, Michigan, 2014. PDF

 Derbal, Y., "Computational Modeling of Estrogen Metabolism", 2013 IASTED Conference on Modeling & Simulation, Banff, Canada, July 2013.

 Derbal, Y., "Exploring Model Integration using Quantized Information Flow" , IEEE - 39th Northeast Annual Bioengineering Conference, Syracuse, New York, April 2013. PDF

 Derbal, Y., "Control Theoretic Modeling of a Genetic Switch" Proceedings of the IEEE 20thAnnual Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE2011), Niagara Falls, Ontario, May, 2011.

Teaching

Undergraduate

ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
ITM 200 Fundamentals of Programming
ITM 207 Computer Enabled Problem Solving
ITM 305 Systems Analysis and Design
ITM 430 System Design and Implementation

Graduate

MT 8220 Advanced Project Management
Education
Ph.D.   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, Canada
M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, Canada

Contact Youcef

Title:

Associate Professor

Education:

B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Office:

TRS2-036

Telephone:

416-979-5000 x 7918

Email Address:

yderbal@ryerson.ca

Website:

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