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  • Aug 25, 2014 - Cahiers du GERAD published recently
    G-2014-41
    Omer, Jérémy
    Comparison of mixed integer linear models for fuel-optimal air conflict resolution with recovery
    June 2014, 21 pages.

    G-2014-42
    Delage, Erick; Denault, Michel; Simonato, Jean-Guy
    A simulation-and-regression approach for dynamic programming, and its application to portfolio choice
    June 2014, 27 pages.

    G-2014-43
    Clavier, Juan; Rimorov, Dmitry; Bouffard, François; Joós, Géza
    Generation dispatch techniques for remote communities with flexible demand
    June 2014, 16 pages.

    G-2014-45
    Hungerländer, Philipp; Anjos, Miguel F.
    A semidefinite optimization-based approach for global optimization of multi-row facility layout
    July 2014, 29 pages.
  • Aug 18, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Morad Hosseinalifam
    Title: A Mathematical Programming Framework for Network Capacity Control in Customer Choice-Based Revenue Management

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Principal Building, A-526
    Date: August 20 at 9:30

    President: Miguel F. Anjos
    Supervisor: Gilles Savard and Patrice Marcotte
    Member: Fabian Bastin
    External member: Masoumeh Kazemi Zanjani
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Richard Gourdeau
  • Aug 15, 2014 - Raf Jans, Full Professor
    On June 1st, Raf Jans has been promoted Full Professor from the Department of Logistics and Operations Management of HEC Montréal.
  • Aug 12, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Sadegh Bolouki
    Title: Linear Consensus Algorithms Structural Properties and Connections with Markov Chains

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Principal Building, A-404
    Date: August 13 at 10:00

    President: Jérôme Le Ny
    Supervisor: Roland Malhamé
    Member: Peter Caines
    External member: Angelia Nedich
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Mario Lefebvre
  • Jul 18, 2014 - Mathilde Peyrega wins a FRQNT scholarship
    All our congratulations go to Mathilde Peyrega, Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montréal directed by Charles Audet and Sébastien Le Digabel, who obtained a scholarship for an international internship in the United States for a period of two months. This scholarship is awarded by the FRQNT.
  • Jul 16, 2014 - Elspeth Adams and Mathilde Peyrega finalists
    The GERAD 5459 team of Polytechnique Montréal with Elspeth Adams and Mathilde Peyrega, advised by Miguel F. Anjos is one of the three finalist teams of the competition Time-Ahead Pricing of Energy Supply of MOPTA 2014 ended June 13, 2014.
  • Jul 10, 2014 - Gilbert Laporte awarded by two international organizations
    Two international organizations have recognized the outstanding work of Professor Gilbert Laporte by assigning to him prestigious awards: INFORMS and FICO.

    Firstly, Professor Laporte received the Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis from INFORMS, an international society for professionals in the fields of operational research, decision sciences and analytics. This award is presented every three years to a person who has contributed significantly to the research on location analysis, at the International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE), which took place in June this year, Italy.

    In addition, Gilbert Laporte and colleagues Roel G. van Anholt, Leandro C. Coelho and Iris F. A. Vis is one of the three winning teams each winning US $ 10 000 in the competition Optimize the Real World organized by FICO, an international leader in decision management. The FICO contest recognizes the most innovative uses of technology optimization in solving real world problems of business.
  • Jul 08, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Bernardetta Addis, Centre de recherche Inria Nancy-Grand Est, France
    Antonio Capone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Giuliana Carello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Stefano Secci, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
    Marco Premoli, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

    They are invited by Brunilde Sansò.
    Don't miss the presentation on July 9, 2014 of Bernardetta Addis and Giuliana Carello.
  • Jul 08, 2014 - Marilène Cherkesly obtained a NSERC scholarship
    Congratulations to Marilène Cherkesly, Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montréal, who obtained a $35000 scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
  • Jun 25, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Luca Giovanni Gianoli
    Title: Energy-Aware Traffic Engineering Approaches for Wired IP Networks

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building, B-529
    Date: July 2 at 13:15

    President: André Girard
    Supervisors: Brunilde Sansò and Antonio Capone
    Member: Giuliana Carello
    External member: Thierry Klein
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Giulio Antoniol
  • Jun 25, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Silvia Boiardi
    Title: Radio Planning and Management of Energy-Efficient Wireless Access Networks

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Lassonde Building, M-2401
    Date: July 2 at 13:15

    President: André Girard
    Supervisors: Brunilde Sansò and Antonio Capone
    Member: Giuliana Carello
    External member: Michela Meo
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Charles Audet
  • Jun 10, 2014 - Luc-Alain Giraldeau interview at La nature selon Boucar
    Fathers are more involved in the education of children. However, despite this progress, some species could give lessons to humans about the role of males in the reproduction process and education of babies. Below are explanations of Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Professor of Biological Sciences at UQAM.

    Listen the radio podcast aired on Saturday, June 7 at 11:19 pm at the Première chaîne of Radio-Canada.
  • Jun 04, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Proposal of Siyang Wu
    Title: Portfolio Choice Problem by Forward Dynamic Programming

    Date: Thursday June 19, 2014
    Time: 10:00
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: Marie Husny (1st floor – green section)

    Supervisor: Mr. Michel Denault
  • Jun 02, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Juan Pablo Riquelme Rodriguez
    Thesis title: Le problème périodique de tournées sur les arcs avec contraintes de capacité et de gestion de stocks

    Date: June 10 at 10:00
    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building, A-522

    President: Michel Gendreau
    Supervisors: Michel Gamache and André Langevin
    Member: Louis-Martin Rousseau External member: Jacques Renaud
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Gilles Pesant
  • Jun 01, 2014 - Sabbatical leave
    François Bellavance and Jacques Desrosiers, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

    Chantal Labbé, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.
  • May 26, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Majid Jaberipour, UBCO, Canada

    Bio: Majid Jaberipour is  a PhD student of Operation Research in the last year  at Amirkabir University of Technology . Before that , he did his  Bachelor  and  Master program  in  Applied Mathematics at Chamran and Amirkabir University, respectively. His research interests include design and development algorithms for solving optimization problems.  Now he is  working on designing derivative free optimization algorithms.  He is currently a visiting scholar at UBCO.

    He is invited by Dominique Orban.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 27, 2014.

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    Baris Vardar, Paris School of Economics, France

    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 28, 2014.

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    Hatice Çalik, HEC Montréal, Canada

    She is invited by Gilbert Laporte.
    Don't miss her presentation on May 29, 2014.
  • May 20, 2014 - Le Devoir - interview with Jean-Philippe Waaub
    In an interview given for the Le Devoir journal, Jean-Philippe Waaub, director of the GERAD, explains why researchers who worked on the Strategic Environmental Assessment  on shale gas are concerned about their studies that may sink into oblivion.
  • May 19, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Paola Labrecciosa, Monash University, Australia

    She is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss her presentation on May 20, 2014.

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    Hadrien Mélot, Université de Mons, Belgium

    He is invited by Alain Hertz.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 22, 2014.

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    Lorenzo Cerda Planas, Paris School of Economics, France

    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 23, 2014.
  • May 12, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Jeff Shamma Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Short bio: Jeff Shamma is the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1983 and a PhD in Systems Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. Prior to returning to Georgia Tech in 2007, he held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, University of Texas-Austin, and University of California-Los Angeles. Jeff is a recipient of the NSF Young Investigator Award (1992), the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award (1996), and the Mohammed Dahleh Award (2013), and he is a Fellow of the IEEE (2006). He previously served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (2008–2011) and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2009–present) and Games (2012-present) and a Senior Editor for the newly formed IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.

    He is invited by Roland Malhamé.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 12, 2014.

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    Joaquim J. Júdice , Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

    Short bio: Joaquim J. Júdice is a Retired Full Professor of the Department of Mathematics of University of Coimbra, since November 2011. He is also a current member of the Instituto de Telecomunicações of Portugal. He is an Associate Editor of 13 international research journals in the areas of Mathematics and Operational Research. He was referee of several papers submitted to 40 different international journals. He was in the Organizing Committee of 22 national and international conferences and in the Scientific Committee of 66 conferences. He was Director of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra for two years, President of Centro Internacional de Matemática (CIM) for four years, President of the Portuguese Operational Society (APDIO) for two years and Vice-President of the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM) for two years. He received the 2012 EUROPT Fellow. He is author or co-author of 70 papers in international research journals, 14 in national journals with referee and 23 in edited volumes with referee and of 19 books and lecture notes.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 15, 2014.

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    Luca Colombo, Deakin University, Australia

    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his presentation on May 16, 2014.
  • May 01, 2014 - Yossiri Adulyasak wins the Mercure Award for the best thesis
    The Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis for 2013 was awarded to Yossiri Adulyasak (PhD 2012, Logistics and Operations Management, MSc 2007, BBA 2006)) at the program departments awards ceremony on April 16.

    Yossiri Adulyasak won for his thesis entitled “Models and Solutions Algorithms for Production Routing Problems”, directed by Jean-François Cordeau, Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation, and Raf Jans, Academic Supervisor of the PhD in Logistics and Operations Management.

    The thesis, proposing new models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution planning in a supply chain, was recognized for its originality, quality and contribution to methodology.

    It also has significant theory and practical benefits. Yossiri Adulyasak has already had papers published in A and A+ journals, according to the School’s policies, and presented at a number of leading congresses. He also received the Esdras-Minville Award (student) for one of his papers in 2013.

    Lastly, Yossiri Adulyasak completed his program and wrote this excellent thesis in three years and four months, a very short length of time, corresponding to the ideal path.
  • Apr 28, 2014 - Guest of the week
    Elise Gourier, Princeton University, USA

    She is invited by Geneviève Gauthier.
    Don't miss his presentation on April 30, 2014.
  • Apr 14, 2014 - Master's Thesis Presention of Maikel Geagea
    TITLE: Déploiement et mise à jour de coupes de concavité
    PRESENTED  BY: Maikel Geagea

    DATE: April 22, 2014
    VENUE: Polytechnique Montréal - Pavillon principal, A-526

    PRESIDENT: Miguel F. Anjos, Ph.D.
    RESEARCH SUPERVISOR: Charles Audet, Ph.D.
    MEMBRE: Stéphane Alarie, M.Sc.A., Researcher, IREQ

    Welcome to everybody!
  • Mar 31, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Ali Seifitokaldani on April 7 at 10:30
    Name: Ali Seifitokaldani

    Title: Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) on Mixed Oxy-Nitride Non-Noble

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Lassonde Building, M-1420

    President: Louise Deschênes
    Supervisors: Oumarou Savadogo and Michel Perrier
    Member: l’Hocine Yayia
    External member: Martin Ternan
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Arthur Yelon
  • Mar 27, 2014 - Miguel F. Anjos, Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering
    Professor Miguel F. Anjos, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal, is the new Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering. To read his Editorial, in March 2014 edition, click here.

    Congratulations!
  • Mar 24, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Alexander Engau, University of Colorado Denver

    Short bio: After earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Kaiserslautern University (Germany, 2004) and Clemson University (USA, 2007), Alexander Engau spent two years as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Management Sciences at University of Waterloo (Canada, 2007-2009). Since 2009, Dr. Engau is appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at University of Colorado Denver (USA). His general research interests in operations research include mathematical programming, optimization and decision-making, especially under multiple criteria. His work has appeared in journals such as Management Science, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, and the European Journal of Operational Research.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 25, 2014.

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    Ather Gattami, Ericsson Research, Sweden

    Short bio: Ather Gattami grew up in Lund, Sweden, where he did his undergraduate study at Lund University in engineering Physics. He was mentioned as the first "Gemstone Student" and graduated as the youngest and fastest engineering student in Sweden, which was awarded the prestigious prize of "Extra Ordinary Achievements" at Lund University. He did his Master's at Caltech with Prof. Richard Murray in 2003. Gattami pursued his PhD studies at Lund University, and he graduated as the fastest and youngest PhD in engineering in 2007. His thesis, "Optimal Decisions with Limited Information", considered distributed decision problems in team problems and games under information constraints. After his PhD, Dr. Gattami was a post doc at the Department of Automatic Control in Lund and also worked as a logistics consultant. In 2008, Dr. Gattami worked at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT as a Research Associate and joined KTH during 2009-2012 as an assistant professor. He is currently a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research where he is leading the Emerging Technologies team for the 5th generation (5G) communication system. Ather Gattami is the recipient of the prestigious "Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship" and is also the winner of various mathematical competitions.

    He is invited by Aditya Mahajan.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 27, 2014.

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    Andy Sun, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Short bio: Andy Sun is an assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University in Electronic Engineering and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Operations Research. He was a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 2011-2012. He won a second place in the INFORMS George Dantzig Dissertation Award in 2011. His research interests are in the areas of robust optimization, large-scale optimization, and mathematical modeling of electric power systems.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 27, 2014.
  • Mar 24, 2014 - Miguel F. Anjos appointed director of the Institute for Energy Trottier
    Miguel F. Anjos, Professor of Polytechnique Montréal has been appointed director of the Trottier Energy Institute (IET) for an initial term ending June 30, 2016.

    Congratulations!
  • Mar 17, 2014 - Invités de la semaine
    Valérie Saint-Antonin, IFPEN, France

    She is invited by Jean-Philippe Waaub et Olivier Bahn.
    Don't miss her presentation on March 18, 2014.

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    Stefan Irnich, University of Mainz, Germany

    He is invited by Guy Desaulniers.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 18, 2014.

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    Juan G. Villegas, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

    He is invited by Claudio Contardo.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 19, 2014.

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    Alain-Désiré Nimubona, University of Waterloo, Canada

    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 19, 2014.

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    Nizar Allouch, Queen Mary University, United Kingdom

    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 20, 2014.
  • Mar 10, 2014 - Guests of the week
    Guillaume Tarel, Artelys Canada Inc.

    He is invited by Jean-Philippe Waaub.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 11, 2014.

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    Nathan Krislock, Northern Illinois University, USA

    Short bio: Nathan Krislock is an Assistant Professor of Numerical Optimization in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University. Previously he has held a PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (2012-13) and an INRIA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Grenoble, France (2010-12). Nathan received his Ph.D. in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Henry Wolkowicz in 2010.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 13, 2014.
  • Mar 04, 2014 - Luc-Alain Giraldeau honored in France
    Luc-Alain Giraldeau, professor of behavioral ecology at the Department of Biological Sciences and Vice-dean of research at the Sciences Faculty at UQAM, won the Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 2014 Award from the Société française pour l'étude du comportement animal (SFECA). This prize is awarded to an individual whose work influenced the field of behavioral biology. The official presentation will take place next July in Paris, at the SFECA annual conference. On this occasion, Mr. Giradeau will give a lecture on its work.

    To read the entire article, visit UQÀM.

    Congratulations!
  • Mar 03, 2014 - Guest of the week: Toshiyuki Sueyoshi
    Toshiyuki Sueyoshi New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    Short bio: Dr. Sueyoshi is a full professor who has published more than
    200 articles in top international journals such as American Economic Review, Management Science, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support System, OMEGA, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, IEEE Transactions on Power System, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Energy Policy and Energy Economics.

    He is invited by Shanling Li.
    Don't miss his presentation on March 4, 2014.
  • Feb 23, 2014 - Guest of the week: Lukasz Golab
    Lukasz Golab , University of Waterloo

    Short bio: Lukasz Golab is a faculty member in the Management Sciences department at the University of Waterloo.  Previously he was a Senior Member of Research Staff at AT&T Labs.  He obtained a BSc from the University of Toronto in 2001 and a PhD from the University of Waterloo in 2006.  His research interests are in database systems, data mining and energy data management.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on February 27, 2014.
  • Feb 20, 2014 - Samuel Rosat wins a FRQNT scholarship
    All our congratulations go to Samuel Rosat, Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montréal directed by François Soumis and Issmail El Hallaoui, who obtained a scholarship for an international internship in Italy for a period of six months. This scholarship is awarded by the FRQNT.
  • Jan 14, 2014 - Animal behavior at the farm by Luc-Alain Giraldeau
    We care more about how pets, dogs, cats, laboratory animals, mice and rats and other caged guinea pigs are treated, but also, of course, the animals of the food industry; farm animals, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks and geese. How the study of animal behavior is useful when asking if we treat them well all these animals that feed us? Below are explanations of Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Professor of Biological Sciences at UQAM.

    Listen the radio podcast aired on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:32 pm at the Première chaîne of Radio-Canada.
  • Jan 14, 2014 - Driss Chakour congratulated at a ceremony at the École Polytechnique ParisTech
    Driss Chakour, former intern at GERAD, received special congratulations of the jury for the quality of his work during a ceremony awards research internships at the École Polytechnique ParisTech on December 17, 2013.

    Congratulations!
  • Jan 13, 2014 - Guest of the week: Timothy Chan
    Timothy Chan University of Toronto

    Short bio: Timothy Chan is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His primary research interests are in optimization under uncertainty and the application of optimization methods to healthcare, medicine, global engineering, sustainability, and sports. He received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Toronto, he was an Associate in the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm. During that time, he advised leading companies in the fields of medical device technology, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and energy on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on January 16, 2014.
  • Jan 13, 2014 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Julio Cesar Montecinos Mery on January 21 at 13:30
    Name: Julio Cesar Montecinos Mery

    Title: Stochastic Bi Level Models for Revenue Management in the Hotel Industry

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building, A-309

    President: Miguel F. Anjos
    Supervisors: Gilles Savard and Patrice Marcotte
    Member: Emma Freijimger
    External member: Christopher Anderson
    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Richard Gourdeau

  • Dec 17, 2013 - Animal cultural food traditions with Luc-Alain Giraldeau
    We have seen that the rats were able to transmit the odor information of what could be eaten without risk, there are also bees that communicate with each other the location and amount of flowers to exploit. But beyond this ephemeral transmission of information some animals are able to forge genuine cultural food traditions. Below are explanations of Luc-Alain Giraldeau biologist at UQAM.

    Listen the radio podcast aired on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm at the Première chaîne of Radio-Canada.
  • Dec 16, 2013 - Two students win University Partnership awards from the Montréal Exchange
    Two HEC Montréal students, directed by Professor Geneviève Gauthier, have won 2013 University Partnership awards from the Montréal Exchange.

    Under the 2013-2014 Canadian Derivatives Exchange Scholars Program, PhD student Jean-François Bégin received the $20,000 postgraduate award for his research into the modelling, pricing and hedging of credit derivatives in the context of plans. Delia Alexandra Doljanu received a $15,000 graduate scholarship for her research into credit risk management. The two were selected on the basis of their leadership and initiative in academic and professional activities.

    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Dec 11, 2013 - Mathematics of Planet Earth - Press Release Announcement
    MPE2013 moves into Mathematics of Planet Earth
    The successful year-long initiative will continue past 2013.

    MONTREAL, December 11, 2013 – On January 1, 2014, the international project “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) will continue as “Mathematics of Planet Earth” (MPE). The objectives remain unchanged – identify fundamental research questions about Planet Earth and reach out to the general public. (next)

  • Dec 06, 2013 - 2013 Roger Charbonneau Award goes to Bruno Rémillard
    Bruno Rémillard, Full Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, and GERAD member, received the 2013 Roger Charbonneau Award for the book entitled Statistical Methods for Financial Engineering.

    This award recognizes the quality of a book written in a language other than French and published during the year, or one not specifically intended for use in one or more courses, by a professor of HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations!
  • Dec 05, 2013 - 2013 Pierre Laurin Award goes to Pierre Hansen
    Pierre Hansen, Full Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, holder of the Data Mining Chair and GERAD member, received the 2013 Pierre Laurin Award.

    This award recognizes research conducted over the past three years at HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations!

    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Dec 05, 2013 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Read it!
  • Nov 28, 2013 - Hélène-Sarah Bécotte-Boutin supports the students-entrepreneurs
    Pléiade Capital is the first initiative in venture capital in Quebec built by students for students. The multidisciplinary team is formed with students from Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal (including Hélène-Sarah Bécotte-Boutin, co-supervised by Gilles Caporossi and Alain Hertz) and the Université de Montréal. The team is under the supervision of Jacques Lemay, a professor of the Department of Finance of HEC Montréal.

    Pléiade wishes to reveal to the students the misunderstood sides of the venture capital and of the innovation funding, which will help them successfully excel in their fields.

    The Startup Campus program aim to assist students-entrepreneurs of Campus Montréal and their projects, in a proactive way in order to make them fulfilled their goals.

  • Nov 18, 2013 - Guest of the week: Stéphane Alarie
    Stéphane Alarie Hydro-Québec

    Short bio : Stéphane Alarie is a mechanical engineering graduate from Polytechnique.
    He was at GERAD while completing his OR Masters degree under the supervision of Pierre Hansen and Brigitte Jaumard.
    He then worked for nine years (1998-2007) on the design and development of the real-time truck assignment module of MineStar, a package of software solutions for open pit mines, at Caterpillar Inc. He is now Researcher at the Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ) where works on different projects, including the determination of natural inflows in reservoirs, the location of measurement stations, the calibration of simulators, the reduction of peak power demand (smart  grid), and the staffing and scheduling in call centers.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on November 21, 2013.
  • Nov 12, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Claire Lucas on Wednesday, November 27 at 9:30
    THESIS TITLE: Trois essais sur les relations entre les invariants structuraux des graphes et le spectre du Laplacien sans signe

    VENUE: HEC Montréal, Room: Société canadienne des poste, 1st floor - yellow section

    CO-SUPERVISEURS: Pierre Hansen (HEC Montréal) and Léo Liberti (LIX, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
  • Nov 11, 2013 - Guests of the week
    Derek Wang, McGill University

    Short bio: Derek Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Management at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Management from University of Michigan in 2012, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China. In 2010, he worked at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center as a research associate. His research focuses on energy assets management, including the operations, valuation and financing of both renewable and non-renewable resources.

    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on November 14, 2013.

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    Marie-Christine Costa, ENSTA-Paristech, France

    She is invited by Odile Marcotte.
    Don't miss her presentation on November 14, 2013.
  • Nov 05, 2013 - Saad Serghini Idrissi, the 300th PhD graduate at HEC Montreal
    On November 1st, Saad Serghini Idrissi, co-supervised by Michèle Breton and Javier de Frutos, became the 300th PhD student of HEC Montréal to successfully present his thesis in front of a jury.

    His thesis entitled Une approche pour l'évaluation de dérivés financiers de type bermudien suggests a general and flexible evaluation method for financial products, using dynamic programming coupled with the Clenshaw-Curtis quadrature.


    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.

  • Nov 04, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Asma Mdimagh on Thuesday, November 12 at 10:00
    THESIS TITLE: Conception de réseaux d'énergie renouvelable

    VENUE: Polytechnique Montréal, Main Pavilion, B-508

    JURY:
    PRESIDENT: Nadia Lahrichi, Ph. D.
    RESEARCH SUPERVISOR: Alain Hertz, Doct. ès Sc.
    RESEARCH CO-SUPERVISOR: Odile Marcotte, Ph. D., Department of Computer Science, Université du Québec à Montréal
    MEMBER: François Soumis, Ph. D
    EXTERNAL MEMBER: Marie-Christine Costa, Ph. D., Department of Applied Mathematics, ENSTA Paris Tech
    REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES: Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Doct.
  • Oct 28, 2013 - Guests of the week
    Stefan Wrzaczek
    Vienna University of Technology and University Vienna, Austria

    Charles Figuières
    INRA Montpellier, France

    Mabel Tidball
    LAMETA, France

    Alain Jean-Marie
    LIRMM, Université Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier II, France
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    They are invited by Georges Zaccour.
  • Oct 21, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Tarek Ben Rhouma on October 31 at 9:30
    Name: Mr. Tarek BEN RHOUMA

    Title: Three Essays in Quantitative Marketing Models  

    Supervisor: Mr. Georges Zaccour

    Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
    Time: 9:30
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine                
    Room: Banque de développement du Canada (1st floor – blue section)
  • Oct 21, 2013 - Guests of the week
    Mabel Tidball
    LAMETA, France

    Alain Jean-Marie
    LIRMM, Université Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier II, France
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    They are invited by Georges Zaccour.


    Alain Haurie
    HEC Montréal and University of Geneva, Switzerland
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    He is invited by Olivier Bahn.
  • Oct 21, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Saad Serghini Idrissi on November 1st at 13:00
    Name: Mr. Saad SERGHINI IDRISSI  

    Title: Une approche pour l'évaluation de dérivés financiers de type bermudien

    Supervisor: Ms. Michèle Breton and Mr. Javier de Frutos

    Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
    Time: 13:00
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine                
    Room: St-Hubert (1st floor – green section)
  • Oct 20, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Mohammad Javad Keshtkar on October 25 at 13:00
    Name: Mohammad Javad Keshtkar

    Title: Steam and Water Combined Analysis, Integration, and Efficiency Enhancement in Kraft Pulping Mills

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building, A-552

    President: Robert Legros
    Supervisors: Michel Perrier et Jean Paris
    Member: Jason R. Tavares
  • Oct 16, 2013 - 2013-2014 scholarships for HEC Montréal students
    Here are the HEC Montréal students who obtained a scholarship in the competitions held by granting agencies for 2013-2014.

    Doctoral scholarships from the Institut de finance mathématique (IFM2)
    Hugo Lamarre, Management specialization (Debbie Dupuis)

    Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
    Jean-François Bégin, Management Sciences specialization (Geneviève Gauthier)

    Doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)
    Jean-François Bégin, Management Sciences specialization (Geneviève Gauthier)

    Canada Graduate Scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
    Erik Frenette, MSc, Applied Economics option (Olivier Bahn et Jean-Philippe Waaub)

    Congratulations!
  • Oct 10, 2013 - NSERC Presents 2 Minutes With Roussos Dimitrakopoulos
    Watch the NSERC video of Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University.

  • Oct 10, 2013 - Gilles Savard informs us about the MOOC
    The MIT firsted launch the massive open online course (MOOC) in 2002. A few years later, others leading universities launched their own MOOC, Coursera (Stanford & al.), EdX (Harvard & MIT) which are today the most important one.

    Gilles Savard reports on the MOOC case on bulletins-electroniques.com.
  • Oct 01, 2013 - The omnivore's dilemma, by Luc-Alain Giraldeau
    Humans seem to have adapted to a diet quite omnivorous. Which means, to get all the nutrients he needs, he should eat a variety of food: fruits, grains, vegetables, tubers, molluscs, meat and fish. But, this diet isn't without consequences. The evolution would have left us torn between the pleasure of variety and the comfort of the familiar. Is this what we mean by the omnivore's dilemma? Luc-Alain Giraldeau explains this dilemma to the radio broadcast Bien dans son assiette.

    Listen the radio podcast aired on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm at the Première chaîne of Radio-Canada.
  • Oct 01, 2013 - Winners of the 2nd call of the Sixth GERAD Undergraduate foreign trainees’ competition
    Two scholarships of $3000 each respectively will be attributed to:

    - Alice Dupuy, sponsored by Brigitte Jaumard;  
    - Adil Tahir, sponsored by Issmail El Hallaoui.

    Congratulations!
  • Sep 30, 2013 - Guests of the week
    Herbert Dawid
    Bielefeld University, Germany
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    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss her presentation on September 30, 2013.


    Mirjana Cangalovic
    University of Belgrade, Serbia
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    She is invited by Alain Hertz.
    Don't miss her presentation on October 1, 2013.
  • Sep 30, 2013 - A new Full Professor
    On July 1st, Tamer Boyaci has been promoted Full Professor from the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University.

    Congratulations and good luck!
  • Sep 23, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Xiaoxi Xu on Thursday, September 26 at 9:30
    Title: Modélisation et analyse du fonctionnement d’un système de stockage intégré au réseau électrique

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Pavillon principal, B-508

    President: Michel Gamache

    Research Supervisor: Miguel F. Anjos

    Co-supervisor: Gilles Savard

    Member: Louis Delorme
  • Sep 20, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Thibault Barbier on Monday, September 23 at 10:00
    Title: Optimisation de la stratégie et du dimensionnement des systèmes hybrides éoliens, diesel, batterie pour sites isolés

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Main Building, C-539.6

    President: Louis-Martin Rousseau
    Supervisor: Gilles Savard
    Co-supervisor: Miguel F. Anjos
    Member: Stéphane Alarie
  • Sep 16, 2013 - Job opening - IT Technician
    Here are the details of the job opening.
  • Sep 12, 2013 - Jean-François present his research
    In a few minutes, Jean-François Cordeau presents his current researches.
  • Sep 11, 2013 - Milk: an evolutionary and cultural strangeness with Luc-Alain Gilraldeau
    Luc-Alain Giraldeau explains the evolutionary and cultural strangeness of our milk consumption at Bien dans son assiette broadcast.

    Milk is embedded in our alimentation. We drink it, but we also eat as yogurt, cheese and cream. However, for the biologist, this food is a strangeness. The biologist Luc-Alain Gilraldeau offers us a fascinating reflection on the evolution of the milk consumption.

    Listen the radio podcast aired on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm at the Première chaîne of Radio-Canada.
  • Sep 10, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Nahid Masoudi on September 27 at 14:00
    Name: Ms. Nahid Masoudi

    Title: Essays on Economics of Pollution Control

    Supervisor: Mr Georges Zaccour

    Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
    Time: 14:00
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine                
    Room: Hélène Desmarais , 1st floor – blue section
  • Sep 09, 2013 - Guest of the week: Maria Battarra
    Maria Battarra
    University of Southampton, UK
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    Short Bio
    Dr. Maria Battarra completed a joint BS and MS degree program in Industrial Engineering at the University of Bologna, in 2005, and a PhD in Operational Research at the same University in March 2010, under the supervision of Prof. Daniele Vigo. In 2010, Dr. Battarra was appointed Assistant Professor at Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey). Since October 2011, Dr. Battarra is a Lecturer at the Mathematics Department of the University of Southampton (UK). She has authored articles published in international books and journals in the field of Operations Research. She works mainly on exact and heuristic algorithms for variants of the Vehicle Routing Problem.
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    She is invited by Gilbert Laporte.
    Don't miss her presentation on September 11, 2013.
  • Sep 09, 2013 - Luc-Alain Giraldeau, a TEDxMontréal speaker
    TEDxMontreal is a vibrant and stimulating platform for ideas to clash and connect in unexpected ways. On September 14, a dozen speakers, including Luc-Alain Giraldeau, are given 18 minutes to present the talk of their life. From scientists to engineers, to artists and entrepreneurs, speakers from an array of fields share their perspectives and ideas.

    Watch the conference live on September 14.
  • Aug 29, 2013 - Sabbatical leave
    Guy Desaulniers, Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 15, 2013 to June 14, 2014.
  • Aug 26, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Ali Boudhina on September 6 at 13:00
    Name: Mr. Ali Boudhina

    Title: Trois essais sur l'évaluation d'options exotiques : options américaines, fonds distincts, et options sur l'électricité

    Supervisor: Ms. Michèle Breton

    Date: Friday, September 6, 2013
    Time: 13:00
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine                
    Room: PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1st floor – green section
  • Aug 26, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Razieh Faraji on Thursday, August 29 at 14:00
    Title: A Comparison Between Linear Programming and Simulating Models for a Dispatching System in Open Pit Mine

    Presented by: Razieh Faraji

    Date: le jeudi 29 août à 14h

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal - Lassonde Building

    President: Samuel Bassetto, Doct.

    Supervisor: Michel Gamache, ing., Ph. D.

    Co-supervisor: Pierre Baptiste, ing., Doct.

    Member: Geneviève Auger, M. Sc. A., Services techniques, Iamgold Corporation
  • Aug 21, 2013 - Erik Frenette wins a SSHRC Scholarship
    All our congratulations go to Erik Frenette who obtained a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship will help him pursue is PhD studies in economics at the University of Toronto.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - Miguel F. Anjos talks about the new things in energy engineering
    In an interview given for the La Presse journal, Miguel F. Anjos, newly Interim Director of the Trottier Energy Institute, explains what have been added to the Specialized Master's Degree in Energy Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Jean Collard on Tuesday, August 20 at 10:00
    Title: Planification stratégique d’une mine souterraine avec teneur de coupure variable

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal, Main building, B-314

    President : Miguel F. Anjos

    Research Supervisor: Michel Gamache

    Member: Denis Marcotte
  • Aug 19, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Ariane Duchesne on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:30
    Title: Ordonnancement de projets avec contraintes de ressources dans un contexte incertain

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal, Main building, A-309

    President: Pierre Baptiste

    Research Supervisor: Michel Gamache

    Co-supervisor: Robert Pellerin

    Member: Guy Leclerc
  • Aug 19, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Alessandro Navarra on Wednesday, August 21 at 13:00
    Title: Mathematical Programming of Peirce-Smith Converting

    Venue: Polytechnique Montréal, Main building, B-311

    President: Miguel F. Anjos

    Research supervisor: Gilles Savard

    Co-supervisor: Frank Ajersch

    Member: Paul Stuart

    External member: Richard J. Munz

    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Michel Perrier
  • Aug 16, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Shadi Sharif Azadeh on August 27th at 9:30am
    Title: Demand Forecasting in Revenue Management Systems

    Venue: GERAD
    Room: 4488

    Co-supervisors: Gilles Savard, Patrice Marcotte and Richard Labib
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Financial engineering: a book by Bruno Rémillard on statistical models
    The professor Bruno Remillard (HEC Montréal) has published a new book entitled Statistical Methods for Financial Engineering, published by CRC Press.

    For more information.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Guest of the week: Jules Degila
    Mr. Degila is a Lecturer at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He is invited by Sébastien Le Digabel (Polytechnique Montréal) from August 12 to 23, 2013.
  • Jul 15, 2013 - Lê Nguyên Hoang thesis defense in 180 seconds
    Watch the performance of Lê Nguyên Hoang, Polytechnique Montréal, during the competition of the ACFAS, Your thesis defense in 180 seconds.

    Link
  • Jul 08, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presentation of Guillaume Blanchet on July 16, 2013 at 10:00
    TITLE: Optimisation de la conception de parcs éoliens par recherche locale

    PRESENTED BY: Guillaume Blanchet

    DATE:
    July 16, 2013
    10:00
                                                                    
    VENUE:
    Polytechnique Montréal - Pavillon principal
    A-522
    2500, chemin de Polytechnique
  • Jun 27, 2013 - Jean-François Bégin awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
    Doctoral student Jean-François Bégin has received an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), worth $35,000 per year and renewable for three years.

    Jean-François holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université de Montréal, and is currently completing his PhD specializing in Financial Engineering at HEC Montréal, under the direction of Professor Geneviève Gauthier (Management Sciences).

    Congratulations!

    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Jun 25, 2013 - Polytechnique students stand out in the 4th contest Jeux Mathématiques
    Students from the Combinatorial Optimization (MTH6311) class won first place at the 4th contest Jeux Mathématiques.

    Supervised by Sebastien Le Digabel, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, seven students participated in the contest Jeux mathématiques and won first place. These games, organized by the Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques, Société de Calcul Mathématique SA and Fire Brigade of Paris, is to solve a social problem.

    In the next few days, they will receive a grant of 200 Euros.

    For the 2012-2013 edition, the problem to solve from the competition was the effective fight against fires in Siberia. More exactly, the students had to provide decision analysis techniques to the governments to distribute the resources and means of control to fight against the fire.

    Our most sincere congratulations to  Nadir Amaioua, Georges Baydoun, Romain Montagné, Dominique Cartier, Frédéric Quesnel, Koukla Azeuli-Nkamegni and Abderrazak Moutassim.

    On the Web :
    Le projet lauréat des étudiants de Polytechnique
    Fédération Française des jeux Mathématiques
  • Jun 25, 2013 - A new Full Professor
    On June 1st, Miguel F. Anjos has been promoted Full Professor from the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal.

    Congratulations and good luck!
  • Jun 18, 2013 - Congratulations to Olivier Rubel
    We are pleased to announce that Olivier Rubel (PhD with Georges Zaccour), Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, received the 2013 teacher of the year Award in recognition of his Distinguished teaching contribution to the School.

    Congratulations!
  • Jun 17, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Mounira Groiez on June 18th at 9am
    Venue: GERAD
    Room: 4488

    Title: Étude et séparation des inégalités valides pour des problèmes de partitionnement et de couverture

    Co-supervisors: Guy Desaulniers and Odile Marcotte
  • Jun 17, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Mohammad Yousef Maknoon on June 19 at 10:30am
    Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal
    Room: B-405

    Title: Scheduling Material Handling in Cross-Docking Terminals

    Co-supervisors: Pierre Baptiste and François Soumis
  • May 28, 2013 - The Department of Management Sciences will have a new Director
    Starting June 1, Ms. Geneviève Gauthier, as the new Director of Department of Management Sciences of HEC Montréal, will take charge of Mr. Denis Larocque’ work which is at this position since June 2010.
  • May 22, 2013 - Sabbatical leave
    Michel Denault and Denis Larocque, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014.
  • May 17, 2013 - Three GERAD students finalists for the HEC Montréal Mercury Award
    We want to congratulate three GERAD students who were finalists for the HEC Montréal Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis of 2012!

    Diego AMAYA, Three Essays in numerical methods applied to finance
    Director: Geneviève Gauthier

    Pablo ANDRÉS-DOMENECH, Three Essays on Sustainable Forest Management
    Co-Directors: George Zaccour and Guiomar Martín-Herrán (University of Valladolid, Spain)

    Leandro C. COELHO, Flexibility and Consistency in Inventory-Routing
    Co-directors: Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte

    Congratulations!
  • May 10, 2013 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Apr 26, 2013 - Guest of the week: David Titley-Peloquin
    David Titley-Peloquin
    Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), Toulouse, France
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    Short bio

    David Titley-Peloquin completed his PhD at McGill University in 2010 under the supervision of Xiao-Wen Chang and Chris Paige. Following an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship split between the Numerical Analysis Group at the University of Oxford and the CERFACS research center in Toulouse, France, he is now a Young Senior Researcher at CERFACS.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on April 30, 2013.
  • Apr 23, 2013 - Nomination at the Office of the Academic Programs Director
    Congratulations to Michèle Breton for her nomination as Director in the Office of the Academic Programs Director at HEC Montréal. This appointment is effective June 1, 2013 for a term of three years and may be renewed.
  • Apr 22, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Behnaz Saboonchi on May 8 at 14:30
    Title: Variable Neighborhood Search Methods for the Dispersion Graph Problems, with Application to Franchise Location Problems

    Name     Behnaz Saboonchi
    Date     May 8, 2013
    Time     14:30
    Venue    HEC Montréal - Côte-Sainte-Catherine
    Room     Hélène Desmarais

    Codirectors Pierre Hansen et Sylvain Perron
  • Apr 18, 2013 - Lê Nguyên Hoang will represent Polytechnique Montréal at ACFAS
    Lê Nguyên Hoang will represent Polytechnique Montréal in the competition of the ACFAS, Your thesis defense in 180 seconds, which will be held on May 8.

    He won the 1st prize of internal competition at Polytechnique which took place on April 17.

    Good luck!
  • Apr 12, 2013 - Master's Thesis Presention of Mélisende Brazeau on April 15, 2013 at 13:00
    TITLE: Affectation des infirmières aux salles de l’unité d’endoscopie digestive du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
    PRESENTED BY: Mélisende Brazeau

    DATE:
    April 15, 2013
    13:00
                                                                    
    VENUE:
    Polytechnique Montréal - Pavillon principal
    B-638
    2500, chemin de Polytechnique
  • Apr 10, 2013 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Anthony Guillou on April 10 at 10am
    Title: Problèmes quadratiques non convexes sous contraintes quadratiques non convexes : méthode numérique d’optimisation globale, extensions et applications

    Name     Anthony GUILLOU
    Date     10 avril 2013
    Time     10:00
    Venue    HEC Montréal - Côte-Sainte-Catherine
    Room     Saine Marketing

    Codirectors Pierre Hansen et Sylvain Perron
  • Apr 10, 2013 - Diane Riopel awarded the title of Fellow by Engineers Canada
    On the recommendation of the OIQ Executive Committee, Professor Diane Riopel was awarded,  at the Gala de l'excellence 2013, the title of Fellow by Engineers Canada, a privilege reserved for those who have made a remarkable contribution to the engineering profession. Ms. Riopel received the honour for, among other achievements, her support for women in engineering. As a true pioneer in the profession, Ms. Riopel has worked in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique since 1978.

    Congratulations!
  • Apr 03, 2013 - Congratulations to Jean-Bertrand Gauthier
    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the HEC Montréal 2011-2012 MSc Best Paper Award is Jean-Bertrand Gauthier.

    Congratulations!

    http://www.hec.ca/nouvelles/2013/Prix_meilleur_memoire.html
  • Apr 01, 2013 - Guest of the week: Sourour Elloumi
    Sourour Elloumi
    École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique pour l'Industrie et l'Entreprise, Evry, France
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    Short Bio

    Sourour Elloumi is Associate Professor at ENSIIE (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique pour l'Industrie et l'Entreprise), Evry, France.
    She is member of the Combinatorial Optmization group of the CEDRIC (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche en Informatique et Communications), Paris.
    She obtained her PhD in 1991 and her "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches"
    in 2002. Her research interests are in Mathematical programming, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Optimization, and Applications of Combinatorial Optimization in industry.
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    She is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss her presentation on April 4, 2013.
  • Feb 25, 2013 - Guest of the week: Steven A. Gabriel
    Steven A. Gabriel
    University of Maryland, USA
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    Short Bio

    Dr. Steven A. Gabriel is a Full Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Maryland with an additional appointment in the Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program.  In the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. he is Group Coordinator for the Civil Systems Program (civilsystems.umd.edu) and also is a  Faculty Director of the Master of Engineering and Public Policy Program (mepp.umd.edu), a joint degree program between the Engineering and Public Policy Schools.  Dr. Gabriel is also an Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and a Research professor at the German Economic Research Institute (DIW) in Berlin.

    Dr. Gabriel has extensive experience in both mathematical modeling as well as algorithm design for optimization and equilibrium (i.e., complementarity) problems in a variety of engineering and economic areas such as energy, the environment, transportation, and telecommunications.  In addition to his academic background, he has over 25 years experience in industry in mathematical modeling and analysis.  He has an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2000, he was a project manager for energy modeling at ICF Consulting, a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, an Operations Research Analyst at Arthur D. Little, Inc., a Systems Analyst with Technology Systems, and a Market Analyst for a
    kerosene heater company.

    Professor Gabriel has over 70 publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, and technical reports.  He has been an expert panelist for the DOE (Energy Information Administration and National Technology Laboratory) in providing guidance on building an international natural gas model as well as evaluation of their fossil energy programs.  Also, he has been a guest researcher at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands in Amsterdam assisting with building certain aspects of their European natural gas market model.  Lastly, Professor Gabriel works extensively with both Masters and Ph.D. students in modeling and algorithmic design for infrastructure problems.  Dr. Gabriel is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Mathematical Programming Society (MPS), and a Senior member of IEEE.  In addition, he was as Associate Editor for energy at Operations Research and is currently the Area Editor for energy for Networks and Spatial Economics and an Associate Editor for Energy Economics.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on February 28, 2013.
  • Feb 18, 2013 - Guest of the week: Chen Greif
    Chen Greif
    University of British Columbia, Canada
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    Short Bio

    Chen Greif is a professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia. He is a co-author of a widely used textbook on numerical methods, and an associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing . His main area of interest is scientific computing, and in particular numerical linear algebra.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on February 21, 2013.
  • Jan 28, 2013 - Guest of the week: Antoine Deza
    Antoine Deza
    McMaster University, Canada

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    Short Bio

    Since 2004, Antoine Deza has been in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization. Since 2008, he has been the Head of the Advanced Optimization Laboratory. He has previously held a faculty position at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been the Chair of the Fields Institute Industrial Optimization Seminar, the co-organizer of the Fields Institute Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applications, an Associate Editor for Discrete Applied Mathematics, Optimization Letters, and the Journal of Discrete Algorithms, and Guest Editor for 4 others international journals.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on January 31, 2013.
  • Jan 23, 2013 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Jan 21, 2013 - Luc-Alain Giraldeau at Radio-Canada Première Chaîne radio station
    Luc-Alain Giraldeau, professor at UQAM, GERAD member, was Sophie-Andrée Blondin's guest, this past January 14, at the Bien dans son assiette show. He spoke of the  biology of our appetites.

    Congratulations M. Giraldeau!
  • Jan 14, 2013 - Guest of the week: Christodoulos A. Floudas
    Christodoulos A. Floudas
    Princeton University, USA
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    Short Bio

    Dr. Floudas is the Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University, Faculty in the Center for Quantitative Biology at Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute, Associated Faculty in the Program of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He earned his B.S.E. in 1982 at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, completed his Ph.D. in December 1985 at Carnegie Mellon University and joined Princeton University as a Faculty Member in February 1986. In July 1991 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in July 1994 to Professor. He held Visiting Professor positions at Imperial College, England (Fall 1992); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Switzerland (Spring 1993); University of Vienna, Austria (Spring 1996); Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI), Thessaloniki, Greece (Fall 1998); and University of Minnesota (Spring 2008) .

    Professor Floudas is a world-renowned authority in mathematical modeling and optimization of complex systems. His research interests lie at the interface of chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and operations research, with principal areas of focus including chemical process synthesis and design, process control and operations, discrete-continuous nonlinear optimization, local and global optimization, and computational chemistry and molecular biology. Professor Floudas is the author of two graduate textbooks, Nonlinear Mixed-Integer Optimization (Oxford University Press, 1995), and Deterministic Global Optimization (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000). He has co-edited ten monographs/books, has over 270 refereed publications (ISI Web of Science, All Databases, as of December 31, 2012: 8,264 citations, H-Index=54; GoogleScholar: 14,881 citations, H-Index=64), delivered over 320 invited lectures, seminars, and named lectureships including the 2007 Bayer lecture at Carnegie Mellon, the 2008 15th Professor Roger W.H. Sargent Lecture at Imperial College, and the 2008 George T. Piercy lecture at the University of Minnesota. He is the chief co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Optimization (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001; 2nd edition, Springer, 2008). He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for teaching and research that include the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988; the Engineering Council Teaching Award, Princeton University, 1995; the Bodossaki Foundation Award in Applied Sciences, 1997; the Best Paper Award in Computers and Chemical Engineering, 1998; the Aspen Tech Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999; the 2001 AIChE Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering; the 2006 AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award; the 2007 Graduate Mentoring Award, Princeton University; and Member of National Academy of Engineering, 2011.

    Dr. Floudas has served on the Editorial Boards of AIChE Journal (2012-present); Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research (1998-2001); Journal of Global Optimization; Computers and Chemical Engineering (2001-present); Journal of Optimization Theory and Its Applications; Kluwer Book Series on Nonconvex Optimization and its Applications; Informatica; Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications; Optimization Letters; Int. Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management; Applied and Computational Mathematics; and Energy Systems. He has been Director of the CAST Division of AIChE (1999-2001); Trustee of CACHE Corp. (2003-2006), and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, INFORMS, the Mathematical Programming Society, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He has co-organized the conferences on Recent Advances In Global Optimization (May 1991), State of the Art in Global Optimization: Computational Methods and Applications (May 1995), Optimization in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Biology: Local and Global Approaches (May 1999), Frontiers in Global Optimization (June 2003), the Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design Conference: Discovery through Product and Process Design (July 2004), and Advances in Global Optimization (June 2007). He has supervised thirty five doctoral students and seventeen postdoctoral associates.

    Complete Curriculum Vitae
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his presentation on January 17, 2013.
  • Dec 17, 2012 - Master's Thesis Presention of Pierre-Olivier Poliquin on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 14:30
    TITLE: Modélisation métabolique pour l’étude des voies de régulation énergétiques enjeu dans la maladie de Parkinson.
    PRESENTED BY: Pierre-Olivier Poliquin

    JURY:            

    PRESIDENT: Nick Vrigilio, Ph.D.    
    RESEARCH SUOERVISORS: Mario Jolicoeur, Ph.D. et Mathieu Cloutier Ph.D.
    MEMBER: Michel Perrier, Ph.D.

    DATE:
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    14:30
                                                                    
    VENUE:
    UdeM - Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier
    JAB-1035
    5155, chemin de la rampe
  • Dec 17, 2012 - Master's Thesis Presention of Charles Gauvin on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:30
    TITLE: Un algorithme de génération de colonnes pour le problème de tournées de véhicule avec demandes stochastiques
    PRESENTED BY: Charles Gauvin

    JURY:

    PRESIDENT: Louis-Martin Rousseau, Ph.D.
    RESEARCH SUPERVISOR: Guy Desaulniers, Ph.D.
    CO-SUPERVISOR: Michel Gendreau, Ph.D.
    MEMBER: Walter Rei, Ph.D., Département de management et technologie, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal

    DATE:
    Thursday, December 20, 2012
    10:30

    VENUE:
    UdeM - André-Aisenstadt Building
    4488 (4th floor)
    2920, chemin de la Tour
  • Dec 17, 2012 - Master's Thesis Presention of Yessirath-Lai Damala on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:45
    TITLE: Conception d’un outil d’aide à la décision pour l’entrepôt montréalais d’Air Canada Cargo à partir d’un modèle de simulation
    PRESENTED BY: Yessirath-Lai Damala

    JURY:

    PRESIDENT: Pierre Baptiste, ing., Doct.
    RESEARCH SUPERVISOR: Michel Gamache, ing., Ph.D.
    CO-SUPERVISOR: Diane Riopel, ing., Docteure
    MEMBER: Jean-François Pagé, M. Sc.A., Directeur (Transports routiers et ferroviaires), Air Canada

    DATE:
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    8:45

    VENUE:
    Polytechnique Montréal - Pavillon principal
    B-304
    2500, chemin de Polytechnique
  • Dec 07, 2012 - Mathematics of Planet Earth - Press Release Announcement
    MATHEMATICIANS TACKLE GLOBAL ISSUES

    Montreal, Canada – December 7, 2012 – More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE)  2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global problems, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis; climate change; sustainability; and pandemics. MPE2013 partners will sponsor workshops, research conferences, public lectures, outreach events, and educational opportunities for all ages. Each country from a partner institution will host a special launch to the year. (next)
  • Dec 03, 2012 - Miguel Anjos awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
    Miguel Anjos, Associate Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony held by Mitacs in Ottawa on November 28, 2012.  

    The commemorative medal was created by the Governor General of Canada to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, and serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
  • Dec 03, 2012 - 2012 Roger-Charbonneau Award goes to Georges Zaccour
    Georges Zaccour, holder of the Chair in Game Theory and Management, and GERAD member, received the 2012 Roger-Charbonneau Award for the book entitled Games and Dynamic Games, written with Alain Haurie and Jacek B Krawczyk.

    This award recognizes the quality of an educational handbook published over the year by a professor of HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations!
  • Nov 30, 2012 - Gilbert Laporte, tied for the Pierre Laurin Award
    Every year, HEC Montréal salutes its professors’ hard work and excellence at an award ceremony. Two of these distinctions, the Jean Guertin Award and the Pierre Laurin Award, for excellence in teaching and research, respectively, crown the particularly noteworthy careers of individuals who have gained their peers’ highest respect. This year, the Jean Guertin Award went to Professor Richard Déry, while two world-renowned researchers, Gilbert Laporte and Danny Miller, tied for the Pierre Laurin Award.

    Gilbert Laporte is Canada’s third most influential researcher in the field of management, according to HiBAR, the Hirsch-Index Benchmarking of Academic Research. The first Canadian version of the index was published in 2012 in The Globe and Mail. He is also one of the top authors worldwide in his field of production and operations management.


    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Nov 26, 2012 - Claire Lucas, winner of a HEC Alumni Foundation Scholarship
    Congratulations to Claire Lucas, directed by Pierre Hansen, which obtained a Scholarship of $ 4,000 from the HEC Alumni Foundation.
  • Nov 06, 2012 - Guest of the week: Bastien Talgorn
    Bastien Talgorn
    Research Engineer in Applied Mathematics, France
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    Short bio

    Bastien Talgorn received an engineering degree in applied mathematics from the INSA of Toulouse (National Institute of Applied Sciences), France. After a PhD in Airbus on takeoff trajectory optimization in case of engine failure, he worked during one year at Altran on other aircraft trajectory optimization problems in Toulouse. He will be at GERAD for three months to work on the application of the NOMAD library to aeronautical optimization problems.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on December 06, 2012.
  • Nov 06, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Mahsa Elahipanah on November 8 at 9am
    Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal
    Room: B-529

    Title: Task scheduling and activity assignment to work shifts with schedule flexibility and employee preference satisfaction

    Co-supervisor: Guy Desaulniers
  • Oct 23, 2012 - Guest of the week: Aditya Mahajan
    Aditya Mahajan
    McGill University
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    Short Bio

    Aditya Mahajan received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2003 and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 2006 and 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, QC, Canada. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. His research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, real-time communication, multi-armed bandits, sensor networks, information theory, and discrete event systems.

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    He is invited by Roland Malhamé and Peter Caines.
    Don't miss his presentation on October 25, 2012.
  • Oct 22, 2012 - Guest of the week: Mojtaba Nourian
    Mojtaba Nourian
    University of Cyprus
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    Short Bio

    Mojtaba Nourian received dual B.Sc. degrees in applied mathematics and in electrical engineering, and the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Mean Field Game

    Theory: Consensus, Leader-Follower and Major-Minor Agent Systems", under the supervision of Professor Peter Caines, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in September 2012.

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    He is invited by Roland Malhamé and Peter Caines.
    Don't miss his presentation on October 25, 2012.
  • Oct 22, 2012 - Guest of the week: Endre Boros
    Endre Boros
    Director of the Operations Research Center (RUTCOR)
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    Short bio

    Dr. Endre Boros is a Distinguished Professor of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, and Director of the Operations Research Center (RUTCOR). He is the author of over 15 book chapters and edited volumes, and over 165 research papers published in refereed journals and reviewed conference proceedings. Dr. Boros’ research interests cover a wide range of topics in discrete mathematics and operations research, including combinatorics, graph theory, combinatorial optimization, integer programming, algorithmic game theory, the theory of Boolean functions, and learning theory. Dr. Boros organized numerous workshops and sessions in larger conferences on Boolean and pseudo-Boolean optimization and is in charge of the corresponding stream of sessions at the EURO meetings. He is on the editorial boards of numerous international journals, Associate Editor of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, and Editor-in-Chief of two major journals of his area, the Annals of Operations Research and Discrete Applied Mathematics.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on November 08, 2012.
  • Oct 19, 2012 - Guest of the week: Immanuel M. Bomze
    Immanuel M. Bomze
    University of Vienna
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    Short Bio

    Immanuel M. Bomze was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1958. He received the degree Magister rerum naturalium in Mathematics at the University of Vienna in 1981. After a postgraduate scholarship at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna from 1981 to 1982, he received the degree Doctor rerum naturalium in Mathematics at the University of Vienna. He held several visiting research positions at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, at the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia, and at the Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Since 2004, he holds a chair (full professor) of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vienna. His research interests are in the areas of nonlinear optimization, qualitative theory of dynamical systems, game theory, mathematical modeling and statistics, where he has edited one and published four books, as well as over 80 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and monographs. The list of his coauthors comprises almost sixty scientists from a dozen countries in four continents.

    As a member of program and/or organizing committees, he coorganized various scientific events and he is an Associate Editor for five international journals. For several Science Foundations and Councils (based in Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, USA), and for almost 50 scientific journals he acted as a reporting referee. Currently he serves as an Editor of the European Journal of Operational Research, one of the worldwide leading journals in the field.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on November 5, 2012th.
  • Oct 19, 2012 - Guest of the week: Charalambos D. Charalambous
    Charalambos D. Charalambous
    University of Cyprus
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    Short Bio

    Charalambos D. Charalambous (Bambos) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, the M.E. degree, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, in 1987, 1988, and 1992, respectively. In 2003, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, where he is currently Professor. He was an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, from 1999 to 2003. He has served as a visiting faculty with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 1995 to 1999. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Engineering Department, Idaho State University, Idaho, USA. His main areas of research are stochastic optimization of dynamical system, information theory, and distributed communication/control. Bambos is currently an associate editor for Systems and Control Letters, for Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, and Chair of the IFAC technical committee of Stochastic Systems. He served as associate editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

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    He is invited by Roland Malhamé and Peter Caines.
    Don't miss his presentation on October 25, 2012.
  • Oct 19, 2012 - Master's Thesis Presention of Dominique Cartier on October 23, 2012 at 9:00
    Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal
    Room: B-415

    Title: Optimisation sous contraintes d’un modèle hydrologique pour une représentation de la physique des processus

    Co-supervisors: Charles Audet and Sébastien Le Digabel
  • Oct 15, 2012 - Guest of the week: Bruno Tuffin
    Bruno Tuffin
    INRIA
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    Short Bio

    He received his PhD degree in applied mathematics from the University of Rennes 1 (France) in 1997. Since then, he has been with INRIA in Rennes. He spent eight months as a postdoc at Duke University in 1999. His research interests include developing Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo simulation techniques for the performance evaluation of telecommunication systems, and developing new Internet-pricing schemes and telecommunication-related economical models. He is currently Associate Editor for INFORMS Journal on Computing, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation and Mathematical Methods of Operations Research. He has written or co-written two books devoted to simulation: Rare event simulation using Monte Carlo methods published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009, and La simulation de Monte Carlo (in French), published by Hermes Editions in 2010.

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    He is invited by Pierre L'Ecuyer.
    Don't miss his seminar on October 30, 2012th.
  • Sep 26, 2012 - Guest of the week: Sven Leyffer
    Sven Leyffer
    Argonne National Laboratory
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    Short Bio

    Sven is a computational mathematician and part of the Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS) in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Senior Fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.

    He obtained his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Dundee, working on mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems with Roger Fletcher. He has held postdoc positions at Dundee, Northwestern.

    Sven is the current SIAM Vice President for Programs, and serves on the editorial board of Computational Optimization and Applications. He is an editor-in-chief of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research and a co-editor of Mathematical Programming. In addition, Sven also edits the SIAG/OPT Views-and-News. He was the INFORMS Optimization Vice-Chair for nonlinear programming, and has served as the Program Director of the SIAM activity group on optimization.

    Together with Roger Fletcher and Philippe L. Toint, Sven was awarded the Lagrange prize in optimization in 2006. In 2009, Sven became a SIAM Fellow.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on November 1st.
  • Sep 20, 2012 - Guest of the week: Jean-Pierre Dussault
    Jean-Pierre Dussault
    Université de Sherbrooke
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    Short Bio

    Professor Dussault obtained a B.Sc. degree in mathematics in 1977, a M.Sc. (1979( and a Ph.D. (2003) in operations research from the Université de Montréal. He is full professor at the science faculty, Sherbrooke University since January 1982. He is the author of more than 66 research papers in journals, conference proceedings. He supervised more than 9 Ph.D. and 15 M.Sc. students. His research area mainly concerns non linear programming algorithms, both from theoretical and application points of view.

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    He is invited by Dominique Orban and Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on September 27.
  • Sep 20, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Mohammed Kharbach on October 5 at 3pm
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: St- Hubert
    1st floor – Green Section

    Title: Essays on Utility Regulation

    Supervisor: Ms Michèle Breton
  • Sep 20, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Leandro Callegari Coelho on October 10 at 2pm
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: Sony
    1st floor - Yellow Section

    Title: Flexibility and Consistency in Inventory-Routing

    Co-supervisors: Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte
  • Sep 20, 2012 - Guests of the week: Remy Spliet and Luis F. Zuluaga
    Remy Spliet
    Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and ERIM
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    Remy Spliet is a PhD student at the Econometric Institute at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and student of the research school ERIM, under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Rommert Dekker and dr. Adriana F. Gabor. His research project focuses on robust scheduling in distribution networks. More specifically, he develops and analyses new models for vehicle routing with stochastic demand.

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    He is invited by Guy Desaulniers and Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on October 2nd.

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    Luis F. Zuluaga
    Lehigh University
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    Short Bio

    Luis F. Zuluaga earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Luis also has a Master degree in Industrial Engineering, and Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Los Andes (Colombia). Currently, Luis is serving as an Assistant Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department, Lehigh University. Prior to joining the ISE Department, he served as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (Canada). Luis has authored multiple articles in journals such as Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Optimization, and Mathematics of Operations Research. The recipient of numerous awards, honors, and grants, Luis' research looks at developing solution schemes and effective algorithms for problems involving optimization over polynomials; especially those arising from integer programming, probability, and finance applications. Besides his academic work, Luis has served as consultant to organizations such as the State Department of Colombia, General Re-New England Asset Management Inc., IBM Global Business Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers for the deployment of decision-making support tools.

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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on October 4th.
  • Sep 07, 2012 - Three of our students at the Honour Roll
    The MSc in Administration program management of HEC Montréal had listed 20 of their students at the Honour Roll for the winter 2012 term, three of them are from GERAD:

    - Erik Frenette, directed by Olivier Bahn and Jean-Philippe Waaub (UQAM)
    - Fabien Peyrol, directed by Jean-François Cordeau
    - Martin Cousineau, directed by Gilles Caporossi and Sylvain Perron

    Congratulations to all!

    For the complete annoncement, please visit the HEC Montréal Web site.
  • Aug 08, 2012 - Michèle Breton elected President of the International Society of Dynamic Games
    Full Professor Michèle Breton (Management Sciences) has been elected President of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG) for a renewable two-year term. Her role at the head of the ISDG includes overseeing the scientific aspects and material organization of activities, disseminating information, increasing the organization’s membership and expanding its interests into new fields of application for dynamic games.

    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Aug 06, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Zoumana Coulibaly on August 8, 2012 at 9am
    TITLE: Algorithmes pour la programmation non linéaire dégénérée

    PRESENTED BY:  Zoumana Coulibaly

    DEPARTMENT:  Mathématiques et de génie industriel

    JURY:  

    PRESIDENT:   Miguel F. Anjos, Ph. D.
    DIRECTOR:  Dominique Orban, Ph. D.

    MEMBER:   Charles Audet, Ph.D.
    EXTERNAL MEMBER: Jean-Pierre Dussault, Ph. D., Université de Sherbrooke
                                                          

    REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
    Michel Perrier, Ph. D.    
    Département de génie chimique
  • Jul 25, 2012 - A GERAD’s National Champion…
    Congratulations to Pierre L'Ecuyer who won first place at the June 29 Master D cycling race of the 2012 COLD-FX Canadian Road Cycling Championships, which were held in Lac-Mégantic from June 21st to July 1st.

    The challenge was to cover a distance of 106.8 km including 2 Morne Mountain laps. Pierre L'Ecuyer finished the race in 3h10m55s, 16 minutes ahead of the silver medalist.

    Bravo.
  • Jul 09, 2012 - 2012 Special Award from CNFPT
    Pierre-Henri Bombenger, supervised by Jean-Philippe Waaub, Corinne Larrue and Maurice Blanc, is the winner of the 2012 Special Award given by the CNFPT (Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale), for his thesis in Spatial Planning - Urbanism, intitled: "L’urbanisme en campagne. Pratiques de planification des sols et d’aide à la décision dans des communes rurales françaises".

    Congratulations!
  • Jun 21, 2012 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Jun 20, 2012 - Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles awards
    Hurry! You have until September 1st to apply for the FQRNT Étudiants-chercheurs awards.

    Good Luck!
  • Jun 19, 2012 - A loyal Professor
    At the ceremony of recognition of length of service which was held at HEC Montreal on May 25, Michèle Breton was honored for her 35 loyal years at the university.

    Thank you Michèle and keep up your  good work!
  • Jun 19, 2012 - Holidays
    We would like to remind you that the GERAD's offices will be closed:

    Monday, June 25 (June 24, 2012) - National Holiday of Quebec
    and
    Monday, July 2 (July 1, 2012) -  Canada Day

    Have a nice holidays!
  • Jun 11, 2012 - Master's Thesis Presention of Alexandre Valancin on June 14, 2012 at 2:30
    TITLE : Développement d’un modèle cinétique pour l’étude des flux métaboliques de cellules de plante


    PRESENTED BY: Alexandre Valancin

    BOARD OF EXAMINERS:            

    PRESIDENT: Louis FRADETTE, Ph. D.    

    RESEARCH DIRECTORS: Mario JOLICOEUR, Ph. D., Balasubrahmanyan SRINIVASAN, Ph. D. and Jean RIVOAL, Ph. D.

    MEMBER: Michel PERRIER, Ph. D.    
  • Jun 11, 2012 - GERAD's students won the third contest of Mathematical Games
    Supervised by Alain Hertz, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, 12 students participated at the third contest of Mathematical Games and they won the first place ahead of 27 other teams. These games, organized by the Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques and the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA, are to solve a social problem.



    The winners, from left to right, starting with the higher row : Mathilde Peyrega, Ariane Duchesne, Alain Hertz (professor), Jean Bertrand Gauthier, Samuel Rosat, Thibault Lehouillier, Adham Ismail, Charles Gauvin, Maikel Geagea. Missing students on the picture: Guillaume Blanchet, Mélisende Brazeau, Bassem Bouslah and Abderrazak Moutassim.

    Congratulations to all the winners!
  • May 28, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Cong Kien Dang on June 5, 2012 at 2PM
    TITRE : Optimization of Algorithms with the Opal Framework

    PRÉSENTÉE PAR :  Cong Kien Dang

    DÉPARTEMENT :  Mathématiques et de génie industriel

    JURY :  

    PRÉSIDENT :   Sébastien Le Digabel, Ph. D.

    DIRECTEUR DE RECHERCHE :  Charles Audet, Ph. D.

    CODIRECTEUR :  Dominique Orban, Ph. D.

    MEMBRE :   Fabian Bastin, Ph. D., Université de Montréal

    MEMBRE EXTERNE :  Stefan Wild, Ph. D., Argonne National Laboratory

    REPRÉSENTANT DIRECTEUR DES ÉTUDES SUPÉRIEURES :
    Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc, Doct.      
    Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel

    SALLE : M-2109 au Pavillon Lassonde de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • May 18, 2012 - This week guest: Jean Bigeon
    Jean Bigeon
    Directeur de recherche CNRS, Laboratoire G-SCOP(Grenoble-­‐INP)

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    Bio

    Né le 26 juin 1957, Jean BIGEON a obtenu son diplôme en juin 1981 de Grenoble INP (ex. INPG), puis son mastère (DEA) d'automatique et traitement du signal (septembre 81). Il obtient son Ph. D. en juin 1983 intitulé : « Contribution à la modélisation de structures électroniques à courant de Foucault » en juin 1983. Après un an en tant qu'ingénieur contractuel dans le domaine de la conception en chauffage par induction (GIS-MADYLAM), il intègre le CNRS en septembre 1984 comme Chargé de recherche. Il soutient son habilitation à diriger des recherches : « Méthodologie de conception en génie électrique » en janvier 1990.

    Il crée une équipe de recherche au sein du Laboratoire d'électrotechnique de Grenoble sur la problématique de la conception en 1994. Cette équipe comptera une dizaine de personnes dont 5 permanents enseignant chercheur et CNRS. Il devient directeur de recherche du CNRS en 1997. Il fonde en 2002 une société éditrice de logiciels dans le domaine de l'aide au prédimensionnement, société qu'il dirige jusqu'en fin 2007. Il rejoint le laboratoire G-SCOP de Grenoble INP fin 2007. Il y développe deux activités de recherche, l'une autour de l'optimisation en conception de produit et plus particulièrement en prédimentionnement, l’autre autour du PLM.

    Il a encadré 22 thèses et 39 mastères au cours de la période 1986-2001, et est co-auteur de 27 publications IEEE dans cette période. Depuis 2008, il co-encadre 2 thèses, a co-encadré 5 mastères et est co-auteur de 3 articles dans des revues internationales. Il a eu la responsabilité de nombreux contrats industriels et institutionnels.
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    He is invited by Sébastien Le Digabel.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
  • May 10, 2012 - 2010-2011 Annual Report
    The 2010-2011 annual report of GERAD is now available:

    2010-2011 annual report
  • May 09, 2012 - Guest: Paolo Caravani
    Paolo Caravani
    University of L'Aquila, Italy

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    Paolo Caravani received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1973. He is currently an Associate Professor of automatic control with the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy.  His research contributions are in the area of  optimal control,  robust control, hybrid systems, and dynamic-game theory with  emphasis on applications in economics and management. He has published more than 40 journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings in these fields.

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    He is invited by Georges Zaccour. He will be at GERAD until the end of June.
    Don't miss his seminars on May 14 and 16.
  • May 08, 2012 - Frédéric Godin is recipient of a Lieutenant-Governor's Youth Medal
    Congratulations to Frédéric Godin, Ph.D. student under the supervision of Geneviève Gauthier, who just received a Lieutenant-Governor's Youth Medal.

    Read the entire article on HEC Montréal.
  • Apr 16, 2012 - This week guest: Aditya Mahajan
    Aditya Mahajan
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University

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    Aditya Mahajan received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2003 and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 2006 and 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, QC, Canada. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. His research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, real-time communication, multi-armed bandits, sensor networks, information theory, and discrete event systems.
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    Don't miss his seminar on Monday, April 23, 2012.
  • Apr 12, 2012 - Gilbert Laporte, one of Canada’s most influential management researchers
    Gilbert Laporte, a Full Professor with the Department of Management Sciences, is Canada’s third most influential researcher in the field of business, according to HiBAR, the Hirsch-Index Benchmarking of Academic Research. The first Canadian version of the index was recently published in The Globe and Mail.

    To read the entire article, visit HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations!
  • Mar 28, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Réal A. Carbonneau on April 10, 2012 at 10:00
    Student Name: M. Réal A. CARBONNEAU

    Date: lundi 16 avril 2012
    Time: 10 heures
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: Standard Life
    1st floor – blue section

    Title: Data mining for commerce problems: global optimization of clusterwise regression and neural networks applied to electronic negotiations

    Co-directors: Gilles CAPOROSSI and Pierre HANSEN
  • Mar 19, 2012 - This week guest: Marina Epelman
    Marina Epelman
    Industrial and Operations Engineering department, University of Michigan

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    Marina Epelman received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT in 1999. The same year she joined the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan, where she is now an Associate Professor. Her research interests lie in developing optimization models and algorithms for problems arising in oncological treatment planning, transportation, staffing, manufacturing and other applications, solved by techniques of convex optimization, sampling-based algorithms, dynamic programming and stochastic optimization.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss her seminar on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
  • Mar 07, 2012 - An award for Professor Debbie J. Dupuis
    The Université de Moncton saluted the remarkable career of Professor Debbie J. Dupuis (Management Sciences) by awarding her “Le Prisme” on February 27. The award is presented every year to a Science Faculty graduate or student who has distinguished himself or herself in the sciences.

    To read the entire article, visit HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations!
  • Feb 20, 2012 - This week guest: Xiao-Wen Chang
    Xiao-Wen Chang
    School of Computer Science, McGill University

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    Short Bio

    Xiao-Wen Chang is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. He obatined his BSc and MSc from Nanjing University in China and his PhD from McGill University. His research interests in the area of scientific computing, with particular emphasis on numerical linear algebra and its applications. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
  • Feb 20, 2012 - Pierre L'Ecuyer, recipient of the INFORMS Distinguished Service Award
    The INFORMS Simulation Society was pleased to recognize Pierre L'Ecuyer with its Distinguished Service Award during the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 11, 2011.
  • Feb 06, 2012 - This week guest: Andreas Grothey
    Andreas Grothey
    University of Edinburgh

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    Short Bio

    Andreas Grothey was born in Göttingen, Germany. Started studying Maths & Physics there. Went to Dundee, Scotland in 1994 for an MSc in Numerical Analysis (dissertation supervisors were Sven Leyffer and Roger Fletcher). After that PhD in Edinburgh (2001)  on "decomposition methods for nonlinear, nonconvex problems" (supervisor Ken McKinnon). Couple of post-docs in Edinburgh with Jacek Gondzio. Lecturer in Edinburgh since 2005, Senior Lecturer since 2011.

    Interests: Interior Point Methods (particularly warmstarts), Stochastic Programming, Decomposition schemes, High Performance Computing
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
  • Feb 03, 2012 - This week guests
    Oleksandr Romanko
    McMaster University

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    Short Bio

    Oleksandr Romanko is currently a research fellow at Algorithmics Incorporated, an IBM Company (Quantitative Research Group) and a Mitacs industrial postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University (Department of Computing and Software). He holds Ph.D. in Computer Science from McMaster University. Oleksandr's research interests include operational research, multiobjective and parametric optimization, algorithms, portfolio optimization, financial and risk modeling. He has published a number of research papers and won several awards from the Canadian Operational Research Society and Mitacs.

    This talk is based on the research done at McMaster University and IBM-Algorithmics, and illustrates how operational research and optimization can be applied to real-world financial and risk management problems. Algorithmics Incorporated, an IBM Company is the world's leading provider of risk solutions. Financial organizations from around the world use IBM-Algorithmics' software, analytics and advisory services to help them make risk-aware business decisions.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Monday, March 12, 2012.

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    Richard Caron
    Windsor University

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    Short Bio

    Richard J. (Rick) Caron earned his PhD at Waterloo in 1983 and then joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Windsor.  He served as department head from 1991 – 1997 and as dean from 1999 to 2008.  He was the creator and director of the Operational Research from June 2001 - 2012.

    Rick is a past president of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) and a past Director of the Canadian Mathematical Society.  He was general chair of CORS 1999, MOPTA 2005 and the CMS national math camps from 2009-2011.  He has won several teaching awards.

    His research is on preprocessing in mathematical optimization with a focus the use of probabilistic methods such as hit and run algorithms.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, March 15, 2012.
  • Jan 31, 2012 - Julie Paquette, recipient of the 2010-2011 Jim Davey Award
    The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) has presented the 2010-2011 Jim Davey Award for the best doctoral paper by a student in Canada to Assistant Professor Julie Paquette (PhD 2010), for her article entitled “Mesure de la qualité de service et développement d’un outil d’aide à la décision multicritère en transport adapté : le cas de la ville de Longueuil.” The article summarizes her thesis, co-directed by Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte.

    To learn more about this news, visit HEC Montréal.
  • Jan 24, 2012 - This week guest: Marco Cuturi
    Marco Cuturi
    Kyoto University

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    Short Bio

    Marco Cuturi received his Ph.D. in applied maths in 11/2005 from the École des Mines de Paris under the supervision of Jean-Philippe Vert after receiving his undergraduate degree from the ENSAE and his masters degree from ENS Cachan. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, from 11/2005 to 03/2007. From 04/2007 to 09/2008 he worked for a hedge fund owned by Credit Suisse in Tokyo. After working as a Lecturer at the ORFE department of Princeton University from 02/2009 to 08/2010, he joined the Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University in September 2010.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
  • Jan 24, 2012 - This week guest: Julio C. Góez
    Julio C. Góez
    Lehigh University, USA

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    Short Bio

    Julio C. Góez is a native from Colombia and joint the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University in 2007. He is currently a Ph.D.
    candidate workign in optimization algorithms and optimization software development. In 2004 Julio C. Góez recieved a Master Degree in Industrial Engineerign at the University of los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. In 2002 he received his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. From September 2004 to July 2007 Julio C. Góez held the position of instructor at the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Los Andes. He was a summer intern at Argonne National Laboratory in 2009 and at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 2008.

    Julio C. Góez research interests focus principally in methodologies for solving Mixed Integer Conic Optimization (MICO) Problems. In particular, he investigates cuts generation methodologies for MICO problems. Currently he is working on the development of conic cuts for Mixed Integer Second Order Cone Optimization
    (MISOCO) problems. Additionally, he is developing a solver based on interior point methods for MISOCO problems.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, February 16 , 2012.
  • Jan 17, 2012 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Pablo Andrés-Domenech on February 10, 2012 at 14:00
    Student name : Monsieur Pablo ANDRÉS-DOMENECH

    Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
    Time: 14:00
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: Hélène Desmarais, 1st floor – blue section

    Title: Three Essays on Sustainable Forest Management

    Co-directors: Georges ZACCOUR and Guiomar MARTIN-HERRAN
  • Jan 16, 2012 - This week guest: Michael Ferris
    Michael Ferris
    University of Wisconsin, USA

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    Short Bio

    Michael C. Ferris is Professor of Computer Sciences and leads the Optimization Group within the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.  He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, England in 1989.

    Dr. Ferris' research is concerned with algorithmic and interface development for large scale problems in mathematical programming, including links to the GAMS and AMPL modeling languages, and general purpose software such as PATH, NLPEC and EMP.  He has worked on several applications of both optimization and complementarity, including cancer treatment plan development, radiation therapy, video-on-demand data delivery, economic and traffic equilibria, structural and mechanical engineering.

    Ferris received the Beale-Orchard-Hays prize from the Mathematical Programming Society and is a past recipient of a NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  He serves as co-editor of Mathematical Programming, and is on the editorial boards of SIAM Journal on Optimization, Transactions of Mathematical Software, and Optimization Methods and Software.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
  • Jan 11, 2012 - Sabbatical leave
    Michèle Breton, Geneviève Gauthier and Georges Zaccour, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Futhermore, Raf Jans, Department of Logistics and Operations Management, HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from July 1st to December 31, 2012 and from July 1st to December 31, 2013.
  • Jan 09, 2012 - This week guest: Atsushi Takizawa
    Atsushi Takizawa
    Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering

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    Short BIO

    Atsushi Takizawa is an assistant professor of Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Eng., Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Eng. He earned a  Bachelor of Eng. in Dept. of Architecture, Faculty of Eng., Kobe Univ. in 1995, a Master of Eng. in Dept. of Architecture, Graduate School of  Science and Tech., Kobe Univ. in 1997 and a Doctor of Eng. by way of dissertation from Kobe Univ. in 2001. He's current research themes are  spatial information science for crime analysis and real estate analysis, evacuation planning with network theory, and architectural form and  space finding by optimization.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
  • Jan 04, 2012 - Nominations
    The GERAD team is pleased to congratulate the following nominations:

    - Sébastien Le Digabel, as Assistant Professor of the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering of École Polytechnique de Montréal, since June 2011.

    - Issmail Elhallaoui, as Assistant Professor of the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering of École Polytechnique de Montréal, since December 2011.
  • Dec 19, 2011 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Diego Amaya on January 27, 2012 at 9:30
    Student name : M. Diego AMAYA

    Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
    Time: 9:30
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte Sainte-Catherine
    Room: Nancy & Michel Gaucher
    1st floor – green section

    Title: Trois essais en méthodes numériques appliquées à la finance

    Director: Ms. Geneviève Gauthier
  • Dec 02, 2011 - Congratulation to our young researcher HEC, Erick Delage
    This award recognizes research conducted over the past three years by an assistant professor or replacement or an assistant researcher. The 2011 winner is Erick Delage.



    View all the winners of the 2011 Research and Teaching Awards of HEC Montréal.
  • Nov 28, 2011 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Nov 21, 2011 - Election results of GERAD's students
    Dear students,
    Following the elections of November 11, 2011, here are your new representatives:

    M.Sc. representative: Samuel Rosat (Samuel.Rosat@gerad.ca)
    Ph.D. representative: Jean-Bertrand Gauthier (Jean-Bertrand.Gauthier@gerad.ca)
    Person in charge of the "Séminaires pas ordinaires": Mathilde Peyrega (Mathilde.Peyrega@gerad.ca).
  • Nov 14, 2011 - This month guests
    Ekaterina V. Shevkoplyas
    St. Petersburg State University
    November 10 to 30, 2011

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    Ekaterina V. Shevkoplyas is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes of St. Petersburg State University.
    In 2004 she defended a Ph.D. thesis entitled "Cooperative Differential Games with Random Duration".
    Now she is dealing with environmental applications in the field of differential games.
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    She is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss her seminar on Friday, November 18, 2011.

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    Fabien Prieur
    LAMETA-INRA, Université Montpellier I, France
    November 15 to December 1st, 2011

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    Fabien Prieur holds a junior Chair in Environmental Economics at INRA, the French Institute for Research in Agriculture, and University Montpellier I, Montpellier, France. In 2006, he defended a ph.D thesis entitled ?Growth and the Environment in Overlapping Generations Models: Dynamic Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies. His research is mainly dedicated to the analysis of the impact of irreversible pollution on the relationship between growth and the environment, on the optimal control of pollution under uncertainty and, on the management of polluting non-renewable ressources. He is also interested in the design of environmental policies. To this end, he develops growth, optimal control and differential game models.
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    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss his seminar on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

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    Antonio Capone
    Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano
    November 21 to 25 2011

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    Antonio Capone is Full Professor at the Information and Communication Technology Department (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione) of the Technical University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), where he is the director of the Advanced Network Technologies Laboratory (ANTLab). Dr. Capone is co-founder and CTO of MobiMESH, a spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano. His expertise is on networking and his main research activities include protocol design (MAC and routing) and performance evaluation of wireless access and multi-hop networks, traffic management and quality of service issues in IP networks, and network planning and optimization. On these topics he has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers in international journal and conference proceedings.

    He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1994 and 1998, respectively. In 2000 he was visiting professor at UCLA, Computer Science department. He currently serves as editor of ACM/IEEE Trans. on Networking, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley), Computer Networks (Elsevier), and Computer Communications (Elsevier). He was guest editor of a few journal special issues  and served in the technical program committee of major international conferences (including INFOCOM, SECON, MASS, Globecom, ICC, LCN, Networking, WoWMoM), as Technical Program Chair of Ifip MEDHOCNET2006, Poster&Demo co-chair of SECON 2009, Workshop chair of INFOCOM 2010, publicity chair of MOBIQUITOUS 2007, general co-chair of WONS 2011, area chair of INFOCOM 2012, Technical Program Co-chair of INFOCOM 2013.

    He is currently involved in the scientific and technical activities of several national and European research projects, and he leads several industrial projects. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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    He is invited by Brunilde Sansò

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    Mabel Tidball
    LAMETA  (Laboratoire Montpelliérain d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée) France
    20 au 30 novembre 2011

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    Mabel Tidball obtained her PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Rosario, Argentina, in 1991. She has been professor at the University of Rosario, invited researcher at INRIA (French National Institute of Computer Science and Control) in Sophia-Antipolis and researcher at INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), department of economy, Montpellier, France since 2000. Her research interest ranges from Optimal control and dynamic games to applications in environmental economics.
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    She is invited by Georges Zaccour.

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    Jean-Marie Alain
    LIRMM, Université Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier II, France
    20 au 30 novembre 2011

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    Alain Jean-Marie obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris XI at Orsay, France, in 1987. Since then, he has been researcher at the INRIA (French National Institute of Computer Science and Control) in Sophia-Antipolis and Montpellier, France.  He has been Professor of Informatics at the University of Montpellier 2, from
    1999 to 2003. His research interests range from applied probabilities and stochastic modeling to optimal control and game theory, with applications to scheduling, networking, biological systems and natural resource management.
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    He is invited by Georges Zaccour.

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    Henry Wolkowicz
    Department of Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo, Canada
    November 24, 2011

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    Professor Henry Wolkowicz received his doctoral degree in 1978 from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Mcgill University. He has worked at Dalhousie University, University of Alberta, Emory University, University of Delaware, and joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo in 1986.
    Prof. Wolkowicz has been elected chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization and is currently on the SIAM council.
    His research deals with applications of optimization and matrix theory to algorithmic development for both continuous and discrete optimization problems.
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    He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos.
    Don't miss his seminar on Thursday, November 24, 2011.

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    Agnieszka Wiszniewska-Matyszkiel
    Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Warsaw University, Pologne
    24 au 29 novembre 2011

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    Agnieszka Wiszniewska-Matyszkiel is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Mathematics, Information Science and
    Mechanics, University of Warsaw.

    The subject of her Ph.D. thesis, defended in 1999, was "Optimality and equilibrium in games with nonatomic space of players".

    She deals with theory and applications of large games, including large dynamic games, game-theoretic modelling of economic and ecological problems of dynamic nature (among others financial markets and common ecosystems) and new equilibrium concepts in dynamic games.
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    She is invited by Georges Zaccour.
    Don't miss her seminar on Monday, November 28, 2011.
  • Oct 28, 2011 - This week guest: Coralia Cartis
    Coralia Cartis
    School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Royaume-Uni

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    Short BIO

    Coralia CARTIS has been a tenured assistant professor at Edinburgh University in Scotland, United Kingdom since 2007. Previously, she held postdoctoral appointments within the numerical analysis groups at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Oxford University. She pursued her PhD research in numerical optimization under the supervision of Prof Mike Powell at Cambridge University (2005).

    Coralia's research addresses the development, convergence and complexity analyses and implementation of algorithms for linear and nonlinear nonconvex smooth optimization problems, suitable for large-scale problems. She is also interested in the interconnections between dynamical systems and continuous optimization; and optimization aspects of compressed sensing and sparse approximation.
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    She is invited by Miguel F. Anjos and Dominique Orban.
    Don't miss her seminar on Monday, October 31, 2011.
  • Oct 13, 2011 - Renewal of the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation
    The Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation, hold by Professor Jean-François Cordeau, will continue its activities over the next five years through the renewal of its grant, which amounts to $ 500 000, by the Chairs Canada Research Program.

    To read the entire news, visit HEC Montréal website.
  • Oct 05, 2011 - Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!
    Congratulations to the Gérardiens that received a scholarship.
    For the entire list, visit the HEC Montréal website.
  • Sep 16, 2011 - Computational Management Science: Dominique Orban Wins the Award for Best Article of 2010
    We want to congratulate Dominique Orban, an associate professor with the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, who has received the award for the best article of 2010 from Computational Management Science journal, for his article entitled "DrAmpl: a meta solver for optimization problem analysis".

    Congratulations!
  • Sep 14, 2011 - Pierre Duchesne has been nominated full professor
    Congratulations!
  • Sep 12, 2011 - Doctorat Thesis Proposition of Réal. A. Carbonneau on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9h00
    Studient name: Réal A. CARBONNEAU  

    Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Time: 9:00am
    Venue: HEC Montréal, 5255 Decelles            
    Room: Amphithéâtre Lévis (3rd floor)

    Title: Data Mining for Commerce Problems

    Co-directors: Gilles CAPOROSSI and Pierre HANSEN
  • Sep 06, 2011 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Lotfi Khribi on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 13h30
    Student name: Lotfi KHRIBI

    Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
    Time: 1:30pm
    Venue: HEC Montréal, Côte Sainte-Catherine building
    Room: Esdras-Minville (4th floor - blue section)

    Title: Application du Principe de Maximum d’Entropie dans la prédiction des évènements récurrents dans le cas des processus de Poisson  

    Co-directors: Marc FREDETTE and Brenda MacGIBBON
  • Jul 26, 2011 - Erik Frenette, winner of a NSERC grant
    Congratulations to Erik Frenette, directed by Olivier Bahn, which obtained a research grant of $ 4,500 from the NSERC to fund his summer internship.

    The complete news is available on HEC Montréal.
  • Jul 26, 2011 - Laetitia Wong, winner of a NSERC grant
    Congratulations to Laetitia Wong, directed by Michèle Breton, which obtained a research grant of $ 4,500 from the NSERC to fund his summer internship.

    The complete news is available on HEC Montréal.
  • Jul 06, 2011 - François Soumis received a grant from IBM
    Professor François Soumis received from IBM a grant of $ 40 000.

    For more information.

    Congratulations!
  • Jun 22, 2011 - Alain Hertz was honored by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport
    During the annual conference of the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC), Alain Hertz was honored on June 8 at the Minister's Awards ceremony for the creation of his pedagogical work L'Agrapheur - Intrigues policières à saveur mathématique.
  • Jun 20, 2011 - Master's Thesis Defence of Rémi Pacqueau on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 15:45
    TITLE: Optimisation stochastique d'horaires de personnel

    PRESENTED BY: Rémi Pacqueau
    DEPARTMENT: Mathematics and Industrial Engineering

    PRESIDENT: Guy Desaulniers, Ph.D.
    DIRECTOR: François Soumis, Ph.D.
    MEMBRE: Michel Gendreau, Ph.D.

    DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    TIME: 15h45
    VENUE: AA-6516  (Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
  • May 24, 2011 - Mourad El-Hila, took first place
    The 2011 Journées de la finance mathématique, organized by the Institut de finance mathématique de Montréal (IFM2), rewarded the three best MSc theses of 2010. Mourad El-Hila, of HEC Montréal, took first place. His thesis, entitled Estimation et calibrage du processus GARCH : une étude empirique, was directed by Michèle Breton and Lars Stentoft (Finance).

    The full article is available on HEC Montréal News.
  • May 19, 2011 - 2009-2010 Annual Report
    The 2009-2010 annual report of GERAD is now available:

    2009-2010 annual report
  • May 13, 2011 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • May 06, 2011 - Gerardo Berbeglia Wins the 2010 Mercure Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation
    Gerardo Berbeglia has won the 2010 Mercure Award for the best doctoral dissertation. His dissertation, entitled Complexity Analyses and Algorithms for Pickup and Delivery Problems, was co-directed by Jean-François Cordeau, Full Professor with the Department of Logistics and Operations Management and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation, and Gilbert Laporte, Full Professor with the Department of Management Sciences and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management.

    The full article is available on HEC Montréal News.
  • Mar 09, 2011 - A welcome contribution
    All the GERAD members will like thank the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering of École Polytechnique de Montréal which offered us, so kindly, all those new chairs.

    We are specially grateful for the work and the support of:

    Pierre Baptiste, Director
    Marlène Aubin, Assistant to the Director - Administration
    Diane Bernier, Officer, Administrative Affairs
  • Mar 01, 2011 - Three of our students at the Honour Roll
    The MSc in Administration program management of HEC Montréal had listed 16 of their students at the Honour Roll for the fall 2010 term, three of them are from GERAD:

    - Jean-Bertrand Gauthier, directed by Jacques Desrosiers
    - Marie-Hélène Roy, directed by Denis Larocque
    - Sofiane Tafat, directed by Michel Denault

    Congratulations to all!

    For the complete annoncement, please visit the HEC Montréal Web site.
  • Jan 05, 2011 - E2G shine overseas
    The article published last October in the Génial!, the FQRNT Newsletter, on E2G a GERAD research team, which is co-directed by Olivier Bahn and Jean-Philippe Waaub, has interest people accross the sea. ADIT, Agence pour la diffusion de l’information technologique, has published the article about global energy on his website bulletins-electroniques.com.
  • Nov 25, 2010 - María Angélica Salazar-Aguilar wins the 2010 Sofía Kovalévskaia Award
    Congratulations to María Angélica Salazar-Aguilar, a postdoctoral trainee under the supervision of Gilbert Laporte and André Langevin. She is one of the eight winners of the 2010 Sofía Kovalévskaia Award.

    For the entire news, please visit the HEC web site.
  • Nov 24, 2010 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Ahlem Hajjem on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 13h
    Studient name: AHLEM HAJJEM
    Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Time: 1pm
    Venue: HEC Montréal, Côte Sainte-Catherine building
    Room: Groupe Cholette (1st floor - yellow section)

    Title: MIXED EFFECTS TREES AND FORESTS FOR CLUSTERED DATA

    Co-directors: François Bellavance and Denis Larocque
  • Nov 18, 2010 - Two GERAD member won ex aequo the Pierre Laurin Award
    Congratulations to Pierre Hansen and Gilbert Laporte who have won (ex aequo), the "Pierre Laurin" research award from HEC Montréal.
  • Nov 18, 2010 - HEC Montréal celebrates the dedication and loyalty of its staff
    On November 9, HEC Montréal celebrated the dedicated service of its employees.

    See the entire list, where you will find several GERAD members.
  • Nov 01, 2010 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Rim Kilani on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
    Title: Étude théorique et algorithmique de la cardinalité maximale d'un sous-graphe 2-colorable

    Presented by: Rim Kilani

    Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon

    Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering

    President: Louis-Martin Rousseau

    Director: Alain Hertz

    Co-directors : Pierre Hansen and Odile Marcotte

    Member: Hadrien Mélot, Faculty of Science, Université de Mons, Belgium

    External Examiner: Timothy Walsh, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science, UQAM

    Representative of the Director of Graduate Studies: Gilles Pesant, Department of Computer Engineering

    Venue: Room A-404, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Oct 27, 2010 - Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!
    Congratulations to the Gérardiens that received a scholarship.
    For the entire list, visit the HEC Montréal website.
  • Oct 27, 2010 - E2G dans le Génial!
    Olivier Bahn a livré une entrevue dans le Génial!, le bulletin électronique du FQRNT. Dans cette édition spéciale sur l'environnement, Olivier Bahn énonce que la modélisation détaillée est un outil essentiel pour l'élaboration de politiques énergétiques et environnementales. De ce fait, l’Équipe énergie du GERAD (E2G) vise à développer un modèle détaillé du secteur de l’énergie au Canada, par province et par territoire, en utilisant le nouveau générateur de modèles TIMES.

    Lisez l'article sur le site de Génial.
  • Oct 22, 2010 - Othmane Rachid Tahri, lauréat CFA Montréal 2010
    Othmane Rachid Tahri, un récent diplômé de la M. Sc. (ingénierie financière), est lauréat de la bourse CFA Montréal 2010, d'une valeur de 4 000 $. Ce prix récompense le meilleur mémoire de maîtrise de l'année dans ce domaine.

    Le mémoire primé, qui s'intitule Stratégies de couverture dans le cadre des modèles à changements de régime, a été codirigé par Geneviève Gauthier, professeure titulaire, du Service de l'enseignement des méthodes quantitatives de gestion, et Pascal François, professeur agrégé, du Service de l'enseignement de la finance.

    Pour l'article complet, visitez HEC Montréal.
  • Oct 19, 2010 - Les midis de la recherche - HEC Montréal
    On October 13, 2010, Michèle Breton, Gilbert Laporte and Georges Zaccour participated to the "midi de la recherche" organized by the Research Office of HEC Montréal. They presented GERAD, and examples of solving complex problems related to their respective field of expertise to the professors, executives, professionals and doctoral students of HEC Montréal.
  • Oct 13, 2010 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Oct 07, 2010 - A Women in Finance Scholarship from National Bank Financial Group for a GERAD’s student
    Siyang Wu, a Ph.D student, directed by Michel Denault, HEC Montréal and GERAD has won one of the three Women in Finance Scholarship from National Bank Financial Group. This program is intended to support graduate studies in finance.

    For more information.

    Congratulations!
  • Oct 05, 2010 - Master's Thesis Defence of Bertrand Velut on Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Title: Application de la méthode IPS au problème de localisation d'entrepôts sans capacité

    Present by: Bertrand Velut

    Date: Thursday, October, 2010

    Time: 3:00 p.m

    Venue: room 6156, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt

    Chairman: Charles Audet, Ph. D.

    Director: Guy Desaulniers, Ph. D.

    Co-director: François Soumis, Ph. D.

    Member: Alain Hertz, D.Sc.

  • Sep 28, 2010 - Gilles Savard, honored by ADRIQ
    As part of the event ­"Célébrons le partenariat!" organized by ADRIQ on September 23, 2010 at the Marché Bonsecours, Gilles Savard (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Patrice Marcotte (Université de Montréal) and Expretio Technologies have been honored for their research project Développement d'outils d'optimisation pour la mise en oeuvre de systèmes de gestion des revenus et de la tarification dans le domaine des transports aériens et ferroviaires.

    For more information on this event, please visit ADRIQ web site.
  • Sep 03, 2010 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Hasina Rasara on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
    Student's Name: Julie Paquette

    Date: Friday, September 24, 2010

    Time: 10:00 a.m.

    Venue: HEC Montréal, Édifice Côte Sainte-Catherine

    Room: Rona(First floor - blue section)

    Title: Investissements en capacité de production dans les marchés déréglementés de l,électricité: approches par la théorie des jeux.

    Co-director: Georges Zaccour and Pierre-Olivier Pineau
  • Sep 03, 2010 - Doctorat Thesis Defence of Julie Paquette on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
    Student's Name: Julie Paquette

    Date: Monday, September 27, 2010

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Venue: HEC Montréal, Édifice Côte Sainte-Catherine

    Room: Hélène-Desmarais (First floor - blue section)

    Title: Problème de transport avec contraintes d’horaires

    Co-director: Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte
  • Sep 02, 2010 - Made in honor of Pierre Hansen
    This octagonal whisky glass was designed to maximize its volume for a fixed diameter; the diagonals represented below share the same length. This glass was made in the honor of Pierre Hansen’s 70th birthday celebrated during the TOGO 2010 meeting in Toulouse.

  • Jul 28, 2010 - An Award for the Best Canadian Doctoral Dissertation in Applied Mathematics for a GERAD’s student
    Gerardo Berbeglia, a Ph.D student, directed by Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal and GERAD has won the 2010 Cecil Graham Award for the best doctoral dissertation in applied mathematics defended at a Canadian university in the year 2009, for his thesis, entitled "Complexity Analyses and Algorithms for Pickup and Delivery Problems".

    For more information.

    Congratulations!
  • Jun 29, 2010 - Pablo Andrés Domenech wins the "Best student presentation award"
    Every two years, the International Society of Dynamic Games organizes an International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications. During the 14th edition, which occurred in Banff from June 19-24, 2010, M. Pablo Andrés Domenech received the "Best student presentation award" for is presentation named: Towards a sustainable and time consistent use of the forest.

    For more information.

    Congratulations!
  • Jun 14, 2010 - La SCRO remet le 1er prix de la pratique 2010 à l'équipe de Gilbert Laporte
    Lors du congrès annuel MITACS-SCRO, qui se déroulait du 25 au 28 mai 2010, la Société canadienne de recherche opérationnelle a remis le 1er prix de la pratique 2010 à l'équipe constituée de : Gilbert Laporte, de HEC Montréal, Burcin Bozkaya, de l'Université Sabanci d'Istanbul, en Turquie, Erhan Erkut, de l'Université Ozyegin, aussi d'Istanbul, en Turquie, et Dan Haight, de l'Université de l'Alberta, à Edmonton. Leur projet consistait à effectuer le redécoupage de la carte électorale de la ville d'Edmonton.

    Pour plus de renseignements, lisez l'article sur hec.ca.
  • Jun 08, 2010 - IAMC elect one of ours
    The International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry newly elected Gilles Caporossi as a member.

    Congratulations, we hope this new partnership brings interesting discoveries!
  • Jun 03, 2010 - Sabbatical leave
    Three of our members, also Professors in the Department of Management Sciences at HEC Montréal, will be in sabbatical leave from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011, they are:

    - Gilles Caporossi
    - Jacques Desrosiers
    - Marc Fredette
  • Jun 03, 2010 - Two new Associate Professors
    On June 1, 2010, Chantal Labbé and Sylvain Perron have been promoted as Associate Professor of the Department of Management Sciences at HEC Montréal.

    Congratulations to both of you and good luck!
  • May 28, 2010 - Sunday, interview of Alain Hertz on 95.1 FM
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 13:00, M. Alain Hertz will be interviewed by Sophie-Andrée Blondin from the radio station of Radio-Canada (95.1 FM) regarding his latest book l'Agrapheur.
  • May 17, 2010 - The Department of Management Sciences will have a new Director
    Starting June 1, Mr. Denis Larocque, as the new Director of Department of Management Sciences of HEC Montréal, will take charge of Mr. Jacques Desrosiers’ work which is at this position since June 2004.
  • May 07, 2010 - Winners of GERAD's internal competition
    Dear fellow GERAD members,

    It is my great pleasure to announce the names of the winners of our internal GERAD postdoctoral competition. The selection committee, of which I was not a member, has declared Drs Guillaume Goffaux and Ibrahim Karakayali each the winner of a half postdoc GERAD fellowship of $17000/each, to be complemented by the GERAD researchers who backed their candidacy.

    As to the visiting undergraduate summer trainees GERAD competition, the Committee has attributed two scholarships of $3000/each respectively to Yosra Neji and Fabien Brulard and one scholarship of $1500 to Sidina Biha.

    For GERAD, I would like to congratulate all of the winners. My warm thanks also go to the members of our selection committee, Professors Jacques Desrosiers, Gilles Savard and François Watier for their thorough and conscientious deliberation process.

    I encourage you to submit candidates at our next GERAD competition whenever it will be announced.

    Roland Malhamé
  • May 07, 2010 - Award for Best Innovation at Hatch in 2009
    Alain Hertz, Odile Marcotte and Asma Mdimagh have developed innovative methods for the automatic generation of an optimal system for gathering energy in a windmill park.

    These developments have been made in collaboration with Michel Carreau from Hatch.

    Hatch is a global company operating in 150 countries in the mining and metals, infrastructure and energy and has over 8,000 employees. Many projects from various offices around the world and industries have been nominated. The project carried out by three members of GERAD won the award for Best Innovation at Hatch in 2009, all sectors.

    Congratulation to our members.
  • Apr 20, 2010 - 2008-2009 Annual Report
    The 2008-2009 annual report of GERAD is now available:

    2008-2009 annual report
  • Apr 06, 2010 - Release of the Dynamic Games and Applications Journal
    Dynamic Games and Applications is devoted to the development of all classes of dynamic games, namely, differential games, discrete-time dynamic games, evolutionary games, repeated and stochastic games, and their applications.

    For more information, please visit Springer website.
  • Mar 26, 2010 - Easter Holiday!
    Our offices will be closed on April 2 and 5, 2010.
  • Mar 10, 2010 - Alain Hertz's inspector, Maurice Manori, has been released in l'Agrapheur
    Je m’appelle Maurice Manori. Je suis inspecteur de police à la Sûreté du Québec à l’Institut de Police Scientifique de Montréal. Bien que j’habite au Québec, mes origines sont italiennes. Mes collègues m’appellent tout simplement Manori. Je sais cependant que, derrière mon dos, certains me surnomment « l’agrapheur ». N’allez surtout pas imaginer que j’ai pour habitude de brandir une agrafeuse… j’agrafe les suspects à l’aide de la théorie des graphes.
    Je me trouve actuellement dans un avion, en direction de Genève. Je me rends en Suisse pour participer au congrès COPS de la Police Scientifique. J’ai pour mission de convaincre mes collègues que les graphes pourraient leur être utiles dans leurs enquêtes.


    To learn more or to make an order, visit Les Presses internationales Polytechnique
  • Feb 19, 2010 - Ève Lacasse-Guay has been nominated as coordinator of the Mathematics Help Center
    On February 18, 2010, Program Director at HEC Montréal, Mrs. Ruth Dupré was proud to welcome in her team Mrs. Ève Lacasse-Guay as coordinator of the Mathematics Help Center.

    She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from École Polytechnique and a Master of Science in Administration, Logistics option from HEC Montréal. Mrs. Lacasse-Guay will apply her training and expertise to coordinate all activities of the Mathematics Help Center. She will ensure to offer students a range of activities to acquire or consolidate prior mathematical knowledge of administration studies and monitoring fiscal activities.

    We wish our best wishes to Mrs. Lacasse-Guay.
  • Jan 19, 2010 - Peter Caines, lecturer at the IEEE
    McGill University's Professor Peter Caines has been the prestigious Henrick Bode lecturer at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Shanghai, China, December 2009. This choice is in recognition of his distinguished contributions to Systems Science and Engineering. He has presented his work with Roland Malhamé and their common Ph.D. student Minyi Huang, now Professor  at the Mathematics and Statistics Department of Carleton University.

    Congratulations Peter!

    Here is a summary of the presentation Mean Field Stochastic Control
  • Jan 19, 2010 - Michel Perrier has been nominated Chairman
    We are proud to announce that Michel Perrier, Professor from École Polytechnique, has been nominated Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department.
    Congratulations Michel!
  • Jan 12, 2010 - Opening of a competition for GERAD fellowships contest for undergraduate foreign student trainees
    We are pleased to announce the opening of an internal competition for four undergraduate foreign student trainees scholarships of $3000 each. Candidate proposals must be presented together with letters of support and candidate CV's, by one or more members of GERAD.

    Please send your prospective candidates data to Marie Perreault, marie.perreault@gerad.ca, under the title GERAD fellowships contest, from now until April 15, 2010.
  • Jan 12, 2010 - Opening of a competition for GERAD fellowships contest for post doctoral research
    During the 2009-2010 fiscal exercise, GERAD will offer two half post doctoral research fellowships of $17000 each at the end of an internal competition.

    Candidate proposals must be presented together with letters of support and candidate CV's together with copies of up to 3 publications, by one or more members of GERAD who then in effect commit to completing the fellowships using other funds, if the candidate they propose is retained by the center’s selection committee.

    Please send your prospective candidates data to Marie Perreault, marie.perreault@gerad.ca, under the title GERAD post doctoral fellowships contest, from now until April 15, 2009.
  • Jan 04, 2010 - Charles Audet has been promoted
    We sincerely congratulate Charles Audet, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, for is promotion as Full Professor since June 2009.

    Furthermore, we are proud to inform you that he will be an Associate Editor for the Pacific Journal of Optimization (http://www.ybook.co.jp/pjo.html).
  • Dec 18, 2009 - GERAD Newsletter
    The latest GERAD Newsletter is available online. Don't hesitate to read it!
  • Dec 17, 2009 - Holidays!
    Our offices will be closed from December 23, 2009 to January 3rd, 2010 included.
  • Dec 09, 2009 - Soccer: GCC saddest victory
    On October 18th GERAD’s soccer team, GCC, ended the regular season with a victory 7-3 against Super Seven, their big rivals of the previous season. With this last victory GCC ended in first position of the league with a perfect score of five victories in the five games of the regular season.

    The first place in the league allowed GCC to play the playoffs (semifinals) for the soccer championship. GCC was to encounter United Nations on October 25th for a place in the tournament final. The match against United Nations was easier than expected and GCC qualified for the final of the championship after defeating United Nations with a final score of 6-2 for our GERAD footballers.

    On November the 1st GCC was to play the final against Karpaty. The match would certainly be tough. GCC had previously encountered Karpaty twice this year and their players were young and energetic, but GCC relied on the two previous attempts on their greater experience and team concentration to defeat.

    The day of the final all GCC players were ready for the occasion with the only exception of Andrew McCann who was out for a research trip. Gerardo and Anthony were fully recovered from their season injuries and GCC was determined to end with the curse of three consecutive playoff defeats in the last three tournaments.

    The atmosphere prior to the match was excellent and GCC did not lack the support of other GERAD members who came to cheer for their fellow friends.

    Since the starting whistle Karpaty were extremely rough and physical and kicked GCC players’ legs without penitence or restrain. Despite aggressive Karpaty play, GCC was the first to score by means of Anthony who found his way to the goal in the middle Karpaty defense after a shoot on the goal by Stefano.

    Karpaty came back with more energy and intensity and little later they scored a goal on a counterattack. The score was even and the first half was far from being over.

    A few seconds prior to half time Karpaty did a rough tackle foul on Kasper, GCC’s left defender, as he initiated an attack on GCC’s left side. The referee whistled and GCC had a clear occasion close to Karpaty’s goal. Pablo put the ball in play and Stefano jumped over the defense and touched the ball slightly with his head. It was enough to put the ball far from the reach of Karpaty´s goalkeeper. The score was 2-1 for GCC. The first half came to an end.

    During the intermediate GCC players commented on the extreme roughness with which Karpaty’s players played. GCC’s players conjured themselves to resist.

    The second half started, GCC had the control of the pace of the game and was more accurate in attack. Several minutes later Pablo intercepted a pass in the midfield and ran without opposition in front of Karpaty’s goalkeeper and scored. By then GCC led 3-1 and the tournament seemed closer than ever.

    However, the match was far from being over and GCC’s players did not know that the worse surprise was yet to come. After the goal, Karpaty players continued to show a very rough play.

    Only eight minutes prior to the completion of the match one of Karpaty’s players came to intercept Ricardo. He impacted without any self restrain. A second later Ricardo was crying with pain on the floor. Karpaty’s player had broken Ricardo’s leg. He broke Ricardo’s tibia and fibula but did not even apologize.

    The rest of the tournament was meaningless. GCC won 3-1 and an ambulance came to pick Ricardo up.

    Epilogue:

    Ricardo had surgery on his leg. He is doing much better now.  

    GCC in their fourth attempt managed to win the championship. It was, though, the saddest victory ever.

    GCC wants to thank GERAD for their moral and financial support as well as Mouna, Hafedh, Maaike and Quentin for following GCC and coming to cheer for us.


  • Oct 30, 2009 - Peter Caines awarded Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2009
    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics honorific designation is conferred on members distinguished for their outstanding contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.

    For more information, please visit McGill CIM website.
  • Apr 28, 2009 - Subvention du Regroupement Stratégique du FQRNT
    Le GERAD a vu renouveler sa subvention du Regroupement Stratégique du FQRNT pour les six prochaines années, soit de 2009-2015.  Le directeur, Roland Malhamé, souligne l'excellent travail de tous et de toutes ainsi que des contributions des membres impliqués dans cette démarche.

    Bonne route et félicitations!