Vinasetan Ratheil HOUNDJI Vinasetan Ratheil HOUNDJI
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Vinasetan Ratheil HOUNDJI

Ing., MSc., PhD.


Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Constraint Programming, Machine Learning, Combinatorial Optimization.

Applied Research: Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture, Health, and Education. Applied Augmented/Virtual Reality.
I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science (from Université catholique de Louvain - UCL, Belgium & Université d'Abomey-Calavi - UAC, Benin) in 2017 after obtaining a Master of Science degree in Computer Science (from Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, UCL, Belgium) in 2013 and an Engineer degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications (from Ecole Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi, UAC) in 2011. I co-founded the company Machine Intelligence For You (MIFY) in 2017 and spent one year as Chief Executive Officer of this company. African Scientific Institute (ASI) Fellow since February 2019, I am currently :
* Associate Professor at Université d‘Abomey-Calavi, UAC, mainly in Artificial Intelligence, Optimisation, and Advanced Algorithms ;
* Head of Department, Software Engineering, IFRI at Université d‘Abomey-Calavi, UAC ;
* Scientific Collaborator at ICTEAM (in Artificial Intelligence & Algorithms research group), UCLoucain, Belgium;
* Competition chair of MIFY Artificial Intelligence Contest , 5 editions since 2017, an international Artificial Intelligence competition.
* General co-Chair of Benin Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (BWAI), 2 editions;
* General Chair of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Benin chapter ;
* Member of of Association for Constraint Programming (ACP);
* Member of Academic Partner Program at Fico Xpress Optimisation.

Short bio in french

M. Vinasétan Ratheil Houndji a soutenu la toute première thèse en Sciences Informatiques en cotutelle entre la Belgique et le Bénin (Université catholique de Louvain en Belgique et Université d'Abomey-Calavi au Bénin) en 2017. Par ailleurs, il a obtenu un Master of Science en Sciences Informatiques (de l'Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgique) en 2013 et un diplôme d'Ingénieur en Informatique et Télécommunications (de l'Ecole Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi) en 2011. En 2017, il a co-fondé la société Machine Intelligence For You (MIFY) et a été Directeur Général pendant une année. Il est actuellement :
* Enseignant-Chercheur à l‘Université d‘Abomey-Calavi, UAC, Maître Assistant des Universités du CAMES en Intelligence Artificielle ;
* Chef de Département, Génie Logiciel, IFRI à l‘Université d‘Abomey-Calavi, UAC ;
* Collaborateur scientifique dans le groupe de recherche Artificial Intelligence & Algorithms , UCLoucain, Belgium ;
* Competition chair de MIFY Artificial Intelligence Contest , 5 éditions depuis 2017, une compétition internationale d'Intelligence Artificielle.
* General co-Chair de Benin Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (BWAI), 2 editions ;
* Président de l' Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Benin chapter ;
* Membre de l' Association for Constraint Programming (ACP) ;
* Membre de Academic Partner Program à Fico Xpress Optimisation.


Some past activities/community services

* Former Director, 2019-2020, at Startup Grind University of Abomey-Calavi.
* Former Curator, 2018-2019, at Global Shapers Community (GSC) - Cotonou Hub.
* Former Chair, 2010-2014, at Creuset d'Action pour la Vulgarisation des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (CAVTIC).

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Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
BP 2374 Calavi
00229 67467365
vratheilhoundji@gmail.com
ratheil.houndji@uac.bj
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