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Marilène Cherkesly : News

Marilène Cherkesly

The third edition of the scientific writing activity just ended. The goal of this activity is to experiment the publication process of a scientific paper by mimicking the submission of a paper and peer reviewing. This year again, several students took part in the activity to develop their writing skills. The final submissions have been evaluated by a jury of professors that have highlighted the high quality of the works submitted. We wish to congratulate the winners of this year’s activity:

  • 1st place, tie: Gabriel Homsi for his paper "Dynamic and Stochastic Rematching for Ridesharing Systems: Formulations and Reductions"
  • 1st place, tie: Jørgen Skålnes for his paper "A new formulation for the inventory routing problem"
  • 2nd place: Peyman Kafaei for his paper "Deep Q-learning for simultaneous Beam Orientation and trajectory optimization for Cyberknife"
  • 3rd place: Nazgol Niroumandrad for her paper "A Reinforcement Tabu Search Algorithm"
  • Honorable mention: Tayeb Mhamedi for his paper "A Branch-Price-and-cut algorithm for the two echelon vehicle routing problem with time windows"

A summary of the winners’ work is available hereafter.

Congratulations are in order for all the participants of this year and for the quality of their work! We welcome all students to join us next year for the fourth edition of the writing activity!

The organizers,
Marilène, Matthieu and Rosemarie 

Here are the winners who will each receive a half-fellowship of $30,000:

  • Aldair Alvarez Diaz, candidate proposed by Jean-François Cordeau and Raf Jans;
  • Azadeh Maroufmashat, candidate proposed by Olivier Bahn and Peter Caines;
  • Alfredo Daniel Moreno Arteaga, candidate proposed by Marilème Ckerkesly.

Congratulations!

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

  • Tayeb Mhamedi, M.Sc. student, cosupervised by Marilène Cherkesly and Guy Desaulniers;
  • Raihan Seraj, Ph.D. student, cosupervised by Jérôme Le Ny and Aditya Mahajan.

Congratulations!

Marilène Cherkesly, professor at UQAM, received the second prize for Best Paper Award, Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management College, from the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) in Seattle on May 4th.

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.