Short Bio

Elodie Bouzekri studied Computer Science in University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier. She was graduated in 2017 with a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction. Since, she is a PhD student in the area of model-based engineering. In her PhD program, Ms. Bouzekri is working on the definition of methods, techniques and tools for the design and development of critical recommender systems. Critical systems are systems for which the cost of a failure is much higher than the cost of its development. Aircraft cockpits are an example of such critical systems. Recommender systems are partly-autonomous systems providing users with recommendations (extracted from large data sets) based on context, user’s profile or other related users previous usage of this data. The case study of the PhD is provided by Airbus Operations and aims at providing input for the design and engineering of Future Cockpits of large aeroplanes. Due to the continuous addition of systems (to increase safety), the complexity of aircrafts increases while we want cockpits to remain as usable and understandable by the flying crew as the current ones. When unexpected behaviors of aircrafts systems is occurring, the pilots have to follow a predefined procedure to manage the system and ensure the continuity of safe operations. In a nutshell, the PhD contribution aims at designing methods, techniques and tools to design usable and dependable recommender system to support procedures management.

PhD subject

Model-based approcah for the Design and the Development of Usable and Dependable Recommender Systems.

Topics of Interest

  • Designing and Developing usable interactive systems

  • Designing and Developing dependable interactive systems

  • Engineering of Automation

  • Model-based engineering of recommender systems

  • Tasks modeling

University Curriculum

  • 2015-2017: Master's degree in Human-Machine Interaction. University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier and ENAC (National School of Civil Aviation).

  • 2012-2015: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier.


  • March - September 2017: Internship in ICS team of IRIT lab. Subject: Recommender systems for the management of alarms in aircraft cockpits.

  • May - July 2016: Internship in ICS team of IRIT lab. Subject: Contextual assistance for alarms management.

  • May - August 2015: Internship in the National Directorate of Forein Trade Statistics (DNSCE - French customs) Subject: DNSE Database anonymization study.



  • ICS team PhD students representative