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Miguel F. Anjos receives the 2017 EUROPT Fellow Plate

During the 15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization held in Montréal on July 12-14, 2017, Professor Miguel F. Anjos received the title of EUROPT Fellow, which is awarded each year to an outstanding researcher in the field. He gave the EUROPT Fellow Lecture as a plenary talk.

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HEC Montréal Creates the NSERC-Prompt Industrial Research Chair in User Experience

On Thursday, November 9, HEC Montréal is launching its first-ever industrial research chair. The NSERC-Prompt Industrial Research Chair in User Experience is being created with the support of the federal and provincial governments and in partnership with D-Box, Deloitte, JDA Software, Mouvement Desjardins, Sobeys and Vidéotron.

Two of the School’s professors will be directing its research work: Pierre-Majorique Léger, Chairholder and Co-Director of the Tech3Lab, and Marc Fredette, Full Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences.

The Chair will receive total funding of $7.6 million over five years, in particular thanks to support from the NSERC and from Prompt, the ICT research and innovation consortium, whose main financial partner is the Quebec Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation.

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Best Paper on Derivatives Award from the NFA for Geneviève Gauthier

A scientific paper co-authored by Professor Geneviève Gauthier and her colleagues Professors Diego Amaya, of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Jean-François Bégin, of Simon Fraser University, won the Best Paper Award in the "Best Paper on Derivatives" category at the annual Conference of the Northern Finance Association (NFA) in Halifax last month.

The paper, entitled Extracting Latent States from High Frequency Option Prices, was chosen for its scientific quality, beating out dozens of other entries from around the world.