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Oualid Ben Ali, Ph.D.

by Ben Ali Qualid last modified 2008-04-28 17:51

Functional Morphology and Evolution Group
University of York
YO10 5DD York
Phone: + 44 - 870 - 12 - 45 - 500
Fax: + 44 - 19 - 04 - 32 - 16 - 96

Dr. Oualid Ben Ali obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Laval University (Quebec) (supervised by Bernard Moulin since 2001). He is mainly interested in using multiagent systems to simulate behaviors and phenomena in 2D-3D geographic virtual spatial envirnoments.

He is working on a project whose goal is to simulate shopping behavior in shopping malls using geosimulation and multi-agent systems. He received a 2 years - MARIE-CURIE scholarship to work in the Hull York Medical School (York, UK) and in the Hull Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) (Hull, UK) as an EVAN post-doctoral fellow. Now, he leads the development of an innovative 3D visualization-based software tools in the field of the geometric morphometrics (GMM). Modern functional models of jaw movement are employed in order to examine possible differences in tooth wear patterns.