Group for Research in Decision Analysis
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Grants competition for cosupervised graduate students

Two scholarships of $10 000 each respectively will be attributed to:

  • Joseph Kwassi, Ph.D. student, cosupervised by Sébastien Le Digabel and Michael Kokkolaras;
  • Alice Wu, M.Sc. student, cosupervised by François Soumis and Issmail El Hallaoui.


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Kerem Akartunali, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom
Taoufik Bouezmarni, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Ilaria Brunetti, École Polytechnique, France
Alain Jean-Marie, LIRMM, Université Montpellier 2, France
Mabel Tidball, INRA-LAMETA, Université Montpellier 1, France
Ayoub Insa Corréa, Université de Thiès, Senegal
Agnieszka Wiszniewska-Matyszkiel, Warsaw University, Poland

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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.

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Pierre Hansen receives a certificate of recognition

At the 4th International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining held in Paris on September 7-8, Pierre Hansen received a certificate of recognition for his phenomenal and worthy Plenary talk on "Two applications of variable neighborhood search in data mining".