Nabil Belacel

Dr. Nabil Belacel

NRC Institute for Information Technology, Canada



Ph.D., Université Libre de Bruxelles, France

M.S., NRC Institute for Information Technology to Information and Communication Technology, USA

B.S., Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Alger, Algérie


  1. F. Al-Obeidat, N. Belacel, J. A. Carretero, P. Mahanti (2010) An Evolutionary Framework Using Particle Swarm Optimization for Classification Method PROAFTN, Applied Soft Computing. Submitted.
  2. Cuperlovic-Culf, M; Belacel, N; Davey, M; Ouellette, R. (2010) Multi-gene Biomarker Panel for Reference Free Prostate Cancer Diagnosis-Determination and Independent Validation, Biomarkers journal, Volume 8: pp. 693-706.
  3. F. Al-Obeidat, N Belacel et al, 2010. “Differential Evolution for learning the classification method PROAFTN” Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 23, Issue 5, 2010, pp. 418-426.
  4. Cuperlovic-Culf, M; Belacel, N; Chute, I; Culf, A; Burton, I; Walter, J. "NMR metabolic analysis of human breast cells lines using fuzzy clustering" Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 47: S96-S104 (2009).
  5. Cuperlovic-Culf, M; Belacel, N; Culf, AS, Integrated analysis of transcriptomics and metabolomics profiles, Expert opinion on Medical Diagnostics 2008, V.2 No.5:497-509.
  6. Belacel, N., Raval, B.H., Punnen, A., Learning Multicriteria Fuzzy Classification Method PROAFTN from Data, Computers & Operations Research 2007, Volume 34, Issue 7: 1885-1898.
  7. Belacel, N., Wang, Q., Cuperlovic-Culf, M., Clustering Methods for Microarray gene expression data, Omics: A journal of integrative biology. A special issue on current microarray research 2006, 10(4), 507-531.
  8. Cupelovic Culf, M., Belacel, N., Culf, S. A., Ouelette, R., Data analysis of alternative Splicing microarrays, Drug Discovery Today 2006, V.11, Issues 21-22:983-990.
  9. Cupelovic Culf, M., Belacel, N., Culf, S. A., Ouelette, R., Microarray analysis of alternative Splicing, OMICS: A journal of integrative biology 2006, V.10(4):344-357.
  10. Belacel, N., Wang, Q., Richard, R., Web-Integration of PROAFTN Methodology for Acute Leukemia Diagnosis, Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, V.11/6:652-659, 2005.
  11. Cuperlovic-Culf, M., Belacel, N., Ouellette, R., Determination of Tumour Marker Genes from Gene Expression Data, Drug Discovery Today Target. V.15/10 (6): 429-437, 2005.
  12. N. Belacel, M. Cuperlovic-Culf, M. Laflamme, R. Ouelette, Fuzzy J-Means and VNS Methods for clustering genes from microarray data, Bioinformatics Journal, 20: 1690-1701, 2004.
  13. N. Belacel, M.R Boulassel, Multicriteria Fuzzy Classification Procedure PROCFTN: Methodology and Medical Application, Fuzzy Sets and Systems (141/2): 203-217, 2004.
  14. N. Belacel, P. Hansen, N. Mladenovic, Fuzzy J-Means: A New Heuristic for Fuzzy clustering, Pattern Recognition (35): 2193-200, 2002.
  15. M.R. Boulassel, M. Boulassel, A. Doufar, J. Maystad, D. Nguyen, N. Belacel (2001), Prediction of peripheral blood progenitor cell collection by measurement of CD34+ cells in the preapheresis blood, Medscape Hematology-Oncology Journal 4(4) 2001.
  16. N. Belacel, M.R Boulassel, PROAFTN classification method: A useful tool to assist medical diagnosis, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (21): 199-205, 2001.
  17. N. Belacel, J.M. Scheiff, Ph. Vincke, M.R Boulassel, Acute leukemia diagnosis aid software using multicriteria fuzzy assignment methodology, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, (64): 145-151, 2001
  18. N. Belacel, M.R Boulassel, PROAFTN: A fuzzy assignment method to grade bladder cancer malignancy using features generated by computer-assisted image analysis, Foundations of Computing and Decision Science (25): 37-47, 2000.