Oussama Hadj Abdelkader obtained a Licence degree in Automation in 2011/06 from the Faculty of Technology of the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. He also obtained a Master's degree in Automation, Process Control in 2013/10/06 from the same faculty. Furthermore, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Automation, Process control in 2019/09/25 from the Laboratory of Automation of Tlemcen, at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Tlemcen. During his Ph.D. studies, he published 2 articles in journals together with 1 section of a book resulting from his participation in a conference in the field of mathematical and computational biology. Moreover, In the same period while he was doing his Ph.D. studies, he also ensured some practical classes and training on basic optimization, numerical methods, and PLC programming for the Licence and Master's class students as a temporary teacher in the University of Tlemcen. He is currently working as a researcher in the Research Center of Systems and Technologies, at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto. In his research work, he is participating in the MAGIC project as a specialist in the areas of Engineering and Technology, in the field of Automation and Control Systems Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Environmental Biotechnology. In his Ciência Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: Optimal Control; Predictive Control; Precision Agriculture; Environmental sustainability; Agricultural resources management; Linear systems; Nonlinear systems; Stochastic systems; Linear and nonlinear control; Modeling; Systems identification; Mathematical modeling; Filtering; Optimization; Signal processing; Programming; MATLAB; Markov models; State-space models; Finite-state systems; Wastewater treatment processes; Bioreactor; Population dynamics.

Personal identification

Full name
Oussama Hadj Abdelkader

Citation names

  • Hadj Abdelkader, Oussama

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • hadjabdelkader@fe.up.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Informatics - Automation and Control Systems
  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Biotechnology


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2)
French Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2)
Arab (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
2013/10/10 - 2019/09/25
Automation, Process control (Doctorat)
Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Faculté de Technologie, Algeria
"Stochastic methods for the modeling and the identification of the bioprocesses of anaerobic digestion" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2011/10/01 - 2013/10/06
Automation, Process Control (Master)
Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Faculté de Technologie, Algeria
"State estimation for a Chemostat model by particle filtering" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2008/10 - 2011/06
Automation (Licence)
Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Faculté de Technologie, Algeria


Host institution
2019/05/09 - Current Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Sistemas e Tecnologias, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2015/10 - 2019/02 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Faculté de Technologie, Algeria


Designation Funders
2022/10/01 - 2023/06/30 SNAP – Sustainable Management and Control of Agro-Production Systems
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Sistemas e Tecnologias, Portugal
Comissao de Coordenacao e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte


Designation Funders
2019/05/09 - 2022/05/31 MAGIC - Multi-Agent Control and Estimation for Multi-Horizon Goals Conciliation
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Sistemas e Tecnologias, Portugal
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Book chapter
  1. Bouzebiba, Hadjer; Hadj Abdelkader, Oussama. "MmRPL: QoS Aware Routing for Internet of Multimedia Things". In Networking, Intelligent Systems and Security, 133-145. Springer Singapore, 2021.
    Published • 10.1007/978-981-16-3637-0_10
  2. Abdelkader, Oussama Hadj; Abdelkader, A. Hadj. "Modeling Anaerobic Digestion Using Stochastic Approaches". In Trends in Biomathematics: Mathematical Modeling for Health, Harvesting, and Population Dynamics, 373-396. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
Conference paper
  1. Bouzebiba, Hadjer; Hadj Abdelkader, Oussama; Aguiar, A. Pedro. "IoT based sustainable management of plant light requirements in vertical farming". Paper presented in IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things, Aveiro, 2023.
  2. Pena, Danilo; Dehaghani, Parinaz; Hadj Abdelkader, Oussama; Bouzebiba, Hadjer; Aguiar, A.. "A Low-Cost Process for Plant Motion Magnification for Smart Indoor Farming". Paper presented in 18th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 2023.
Journal article
  1. Oussama Hadj Abdelkader; Hadjer Bouzebiba; Danilo Pena; A. Pedro Aguiar. "Energy-Efficient IoT-Based Light Control System in Smart Indoor Agriculture". Sensors 23 18 (2023): 7670-7670. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s23187670.
  2. Hadj-Abdelkader, Oussama; Hadj-Abdelkader, Amine. "Estimation of Substrate and Biomass Concentrations in a Chemostat using an Extended Kalman Filter". International Journal Bioautomation 2 (2019): 215-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.7546/ijba.2019.23.2.000551.
  3. Abdelkader, Oussama. "State Estimation for a Chemostat Model by the Unscented Kalman Filtering Approach". Electrotehnica, Electronica, Automatica (EEA) 65 2 (2017): 104-108. http://www.eea-journal.ro/ro/d/5/p/EEA65_2_15.