Stéphanie Challita

"Everything you can imagine is real." -- Pablo Picasso
I am a researcher with an interest in Cloud Computing, Model-Driven Engineering, Reverse-Engineering
and Model Verification & Validation.

  • 2015-2018:    PhD in Computer Science
                           University of Lille & Inria Lille – Nord Europe, Spirals project-team – Lille, France
                                  
  • 2014-2015:    Research Master’s degree in Computer Science
                           University of Burgundy – IEM Department – Dijon, France
                                  
  • 2010-2015:    Bachelor of Systems and Networks Engineering
                           Antonine University – Faculty of Engineering – Baabda, Lebanon
                                  

PhD

"Inferring Models from Cloud APIs and Reasoning over Them: A Tooled and Formal Approach"

My thesis is involved in the OCCIware French project which aims at building a formal and tooled framework for managing every kind of cloud resources.

Check my thesis in comics!

!! Soon I will be defending my thesis !!

  • When: Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2 pm.
  • Where: Amphitheater of Inria Lille - Nord Europe
                                40 avenue Halley, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
The members of my thesis committee are:
Supervisor Philippe Merle Inria (Lille)
Reviewer Benoit Combemale University of Toulouse & Inria (Rennes)
Reviewer Christian Perez Inria (Lyon)
Examinator Hélène Coullon IMT Atlantique (Nantes)
Chair Laetitia Jourdan University of Lille
Invited Faiez Zalila Inria (Lille)

Publications

International Conferences:

  • Stéphanie Challita, Faiez Zalila, Philippe Merle.
    "Specifying Semantic Interoperability between Heterogeneous Cloud Resources with the fclouds Formal Language."
    11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). San Francisco, California, USA, 2018.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Faiez Zalila, Christophe Gourdin, Philippe Merle.
    "A Precise Model for Google Cloud Platform."
    6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E). Orlando, Florida, USA, 2018.
  • Fabian Korte, Stéphanie Challita, Faiez Zalila, Philippe Merle, Jens Grabowski.
    "Model-Driven Configuration Management of Cloud Applications with OCCI."
    8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER). Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 2018.
  • Faiez Zalila, Stéphanie Challita, Philippe Merle.
    "A Model-Driven Tool Chain for OCCI."
    25th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS). Rhodes, Greece, 2017.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Fawaz Paraiso, Philippe Merle.
    "Towards Formal-based Semantic Interoperability in Multi-Clouds: The fclouds Framework."
    10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2017.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Fawaz Paraiso, Philippe Merle.
    "A Study of Virtual Machine Placement Optimization in Data Centers."
    7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER). Porto, Portugal, 2017.
  • Fawaz Paraiso, Stéphanie Challita, Yahya Al-dhuraibi, Philippe Merle.
    "Model-Driven Management of Docker Containers."
    9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). San Francisco, California, USA, 2016.

Teaching

I was an assistant lecturer at the FIL (Formations en Informatique de Lille) department of the University of Lille for two years (2016-2018).
I teached around 130 hours and I was involved in the following courses:

Activities

Collaborative projects
Talks
Chairing Services

Award

I am proud and honored to be selected as an ambassador of the French fellowship L’ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE 2018.
Among 900 applications, 20 female PhD candidates and 10 female postdocs were granted this award.

Contact

  • stephanie.challita@inria.fr
  • Inria Lille – Nord Europe, Spirals Team – Office C212
    172 Avenue de Bretagne, 59000 – Lille, France.