On May 2, during the 2016 Optimization Days, Marilène Cherkesly won the GERAD Best Thesis Competition for her thesis entitled: "Le problème de tournées de véhicules avec cueillettes, livraisons, fenêtres de temps et contraintes de manutention".
Title: Simplexe en nombres entiers avec décomposition
Title : Heuristiques pour le problème conjoint de récupération des appareils et des passagers en transport aérien
Title: Essays on credit risky and callable bonds valuation
Title: Primal algorithms for degenerate linear and network flow problems
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On April 18, 2016, at the Soirée de l’excellence en genie 2016 engineering awards ceremony, Diane Riopel, professor at Polytechnique Montréal, received two awards: the Mérite du CIQ prize given by the Quebec Interprofessional Council (Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec—CIQ), and the Prix du Président au Bénévolat given by Quebec’s order of engineers. These two awards recognize Diane Riopel’s work with engineers, particularly in the area of recognition by the order for diploma equivalencies and exams.
Elnaz Kanani Kuchesfehani, directed by Full Professor Georges Zaccour of the Department of Decision Sciences from HEC Montréal, received the 2015 Best Thesis award for her thesis entitled "Dynamic Games Played over Event Trees." She is now working for Deloitte Canada as a Data Scientist, Information Management Consulting.
Full Professor Gilbert Laporte was awarded, on April 21, 2016, an honorary doctorate from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) for his exceptional achievements in the field of operations research, transportation science and logistics.
Congratulations to Kenjy Demeester, M.Sc. student at Polytechnique Montréal supervised by Dominique Orban, who obtained the 2015 Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship of $18,000.