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Gilbert Laporte

Full Professor Gilbert Laporte has been proclaimed the world’s most productive and influential author in operations research and management science by Omega – The International Journal of Management Science.

His 299 publications and 7,486 citations in specialized journals in these two fields earned him his first place in this ranking drawn up in co-operation with the Web of Science (WoS) database.

The award was presented by Maryse Lassonde, scientific director of the FRQNT, during the FRQNT Journée de la recherche held at École de technologie supérieure.

The Prix d'excellence FRQNT, in the amount of $10,000, recognizes the outstanding contributions of university or college researchers in the areas of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, their international reputation and the benefits of their research for Québec.

Samuel Pelletier, a PhD student in Administration at HEC Montréal, earned one of three grants handed out by the Institut de l’énergie Trottier. The institute’s awards encourage the next generation of scientists to take on the technological, social and economic issues facing the energy sector.

He will receive up to $43,000 over three years and will use his grant to help increase the efficiency of electric vehicles for parcel deliveries in a city. His work will be overseen by Professors Gilbert Laporte and Ola Jabali. By looking at the transport of goods, he’ll be taking on a sector with a large carbon footprint in Quebec.

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". This announcement was made on May 2 during the 2016 Optimization Days.

Debbie Dupuis, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Gilbert Laporte, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, from June 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Bruno Rémillard, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, from June 1, 2016 to May 31,2017.

Hatem Ben-Ameur, Jean-François Plante and Erick Delage, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Arthur Charpentier, Departement of Mathematics, UQÀM, from September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016.

Debbie Dupuis, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Gilbert Laporte, Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montréal, from June 1 to December 31, 2015 and from June 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Jean-Philippe Waaub, Department of Geography, UQÀM, from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

  • Amir Ardestani Jaafari, PhD student with Professors Michèle Breton and Erick Delage.

    • Research scholarship for foreign students
  • Sahar Guesmi, PhD student with Professors Hatem Ben-Ameur and Michèle Breton.

    • Research scholarship for foreign students
  • Gert Janssens, PhD student with Professor Georges Zaccour.

    • Édouard-Montpetit - Standard Life scholarship
  • Oussama Marzouk, PhD student with Professor Michèle Breton.

    • Fondation J.A. DeSève scholarship
    • Research scholarship for foreign students
    • Henry Laureys scholarship
  • Samuel Pelletier, MSc student with Professors Gilbert Laporte and Ola Jabali.

    • L'Oréal Canada scholarship

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.