Nawal Benabbou

Short bio: Since September 2018, I am an assistant professor at Sorbonne Université in Paris, working in the DECISION team of the LIP6 laboratory of computer science. Before that, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at NUS University in Singapore, School of Computing, hosted by Dr. Yair Zick. From October 2013 to May 2017, I was a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Patrice Perny at Sorbonne Université (LIP6) in Paris.


Address: boîte courrier 169, couloir 26-00, étage 4, bureau 422, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.

My alter ego

Research interests:

  • algorithmic decision theory,
  • computational social choice,
  • multiobjective combinatorial optimization,
  • preference elicitation,
  • fair division,
  • multicriteria decision making,
  • artificial intelligence.


  • 2013-2017: PhD student in Preference Elicitation & Multiobjective Optimization (see my PhD thesis), under the supervision of prof. Patrice Perny. Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
    • Patrice PERNY (Thesis Advisor), Sorbonne University
    • Jérôme LANG (Rapporteur), Paris-Dauphine University
    • Marc PIRLOT (Rapporteur), University of Mons
    • Clarisse DHAENENS (Examiner), Lille 1 University
    • Nicolas MAUDET (Examiner), Sorbonne University
    • Vincent MOUSSEAU (Examiner), CentraleSupélec
    • Daniel VANDERPOOTEN (Examiner), Paris-Dauphine University
  • 2011-2013: Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence & Decision Making (summa cum laude). Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.
  • 2008-2011: Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science. Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2021-2025: Holder of the « Prime d’Investissement Unique » (PIU).
  • 2018: Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award, Association Française pour l’Intelligence Artificielle (AFIA), France.
  • 2017: AIJ/IJCAI Travel Award, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne.
  • 2016: ECCAI/EurAi Travel Award, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, The Hague.
  • 2014: ECAI’14 Best Student Paper Award [FILE].
  • 2013: Diploma of Excellence in Computer Science (summa cum laude), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France.