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Maha Ben Ali
Dipl. Ing. (ENIT, Tunis), M.Sc. (ENIT), M.Sc. (Université Laval), Ph.D. (Université Laval)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Demand-driven supply chains
  • Demand management
  • Simulation and optimization of logistic systems
  • Industrial applications of data valorization
  • Business process transformation in the context of Industry 4.0
  • Softwood lumber industry
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1601 Operations research and management science
  • 1606 Operations management
  • 2717 Modelling and simulation studies


I am an engineer and I hold a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Université Laval. I have experience as a lecturer and as a researcher with FORAC research consortium, Research Consortium for Industry 4.0 Systems Engineering (CRISI) and Data intelligence lab (LID). I also worked as a consultant for the Quebec Forest Industry Council (2016-2018). I am the president of the Forestry Special Interest Group of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) for 2019-2021. My current research focuses on demand-driven production systems and industrial applications of data valorization.


IND4305 – Logistic networks

IND6209 – Layout and material handling

GSO1000 - Operations and logistics (autumn 2017- winter and summer 2018, Université Laval)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Systems Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis
  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (concentration industrial engineering), Université Laval

Other achievements

David Martell Student Paper Prize in Forestry - CORS 2018

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral award (NSERC)

Doctoral scholarship (FRQNT)

Fast-tracking scholarship