Dr Takfarinas Saber

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

 Email: takfarinas.saber@ucd.ie
 Phone: +353 1 7162475
 Room: B2.03
 Computer Science Building
 Dublin 4

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COMP2003J: Data Structures and Algorithms 2​

COMP2009J: Computer Networks

Operations ResearchNature-Inspired Computing and Machine Learning, and their application on Cloud ComputingSoftware Engineering and Testing, and Communication Network Systems.


  • Takfarinas Saber, David Fagan, David Lynch, Stepan Kucera, Holger Claussen, and Michael O’Neill, A multi-level grammar approach to grammar-guided genetic programming: the case of scheduling in heterogeneous networksGenetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM), 2019. 
  • Takfarinas Saber, David Brevet, Goetz Botterweck, and Anthony Ventresque, Is seeding a good strategy in multi-objective feature selection when feature models evolve?Information and Software Technology (IST), 2018. 
  • Takfarinas Saber, James Thorburn, Liam Murphy, and Anthony Ventresque, VM Reassignment in Hybrid Clouds for Large Decentralised Companies: a Multi-objective ChallengeFuture Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), 2018. 
  • Takfarinas Saber, Joao Marques-Silva, James Thorburn and Anthony Ventresque, Exact and hybrid solutions for the multi-objective VM reassignment problemInternational Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT), 2017.


Conference Papers

  • Takfarinas Saber, David Fagan, David Lynch, Stepan Kucera, Holger Claussen, and Michael ONeill, A Hierarchical Approach to Grammar-Guided Genetic Programming: The Case of Scheduling in Heterogeneous NetworksThe 7th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC), 2018.
  • Hilmi Egemen Ciritoglu, Takfarinas Saber, Teodora Sandra Buda, John Murphy, and ChristinaThorpe, Towards a better replica management for hadoop distributed file systemIEEE BigData Congress, 2018.
  • Takfarinas Saber, Florian Delavernhe, Mike Papadakis, Michael O’Neill, and Anthony Ventresque, A hybrid algorithm for multi-objective test case selectionIEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2018.
  • Takfarinas Saber, David Fagan, David Lynch, Stepan Kucera, Holger Claussen, and Michael ONeill, Multi-level grammar genetic programming for scheduling in heterogeneous networks, European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP), 2018. Best Paper Nomination 
  • Takfarinas Saber, David Brevet, Goetz Botterweck and Anthony Ventresque, Preliminary Study of Multi-objective Features Selection for Evolving Software Product LinesInternational Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (SSBSE), 2016. 
  • Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Ivona Brandic, James Thorburn and Liam Murphy, Towards a multi-objective vm reassignment for large decentralised data centresIEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2015. 
  • Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Joao Marques-Silva, James Thorburn and Liam Murphy, MILP for the Multi-objective VM Reassignment ProblemIEEE 27th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2015. Best Student Paper Nomination 
  • Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Liam Murphy and El-Ghazali Talbi, Multi-Objective VM Reassignment for the EnterpriseThe 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META), 2014.
  • Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Xavier Gandibleux and Liam Murphy, Genepi: A multi-objective machine reassignment algorithm for data centresThe 9th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM), 2014.
  • Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque and John Murphy, Rothar: Real-time on-line traffic assignment with load estimationIEEE/ACM 17th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), 2013.