Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal
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On November 24, the 2021 research and teaching awards ceremony took place at HEC Montréal and several GERAD members were recipients.
Okan Arslan, professor in the Department of Decision Sciences, received a brilliant distinction in the Amazon Last Mile Routing Research Challenge, a competition organized by the online retail giant honouring operations research and data-driven optimization proficiency.
Okan Arslan and his teammate, doctoral student Rasit Abay, of the University of New South Wales in Australia, were awarded 3rd place in the competition, accompanied by US$25,000 in prize money.
An article co-authored by Professors Okan Arslan, Ola Jabali and Gilbert Laporte received an honourable mention in the awarding of the Best Paper of the Year Award by the international association INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL).
The article ranked close second among the 26 submissions received this year at the INFORMS annual meeting for the Transportation Science and Logistics category.
This study, titled Exact Solution of the Evasive Flow Capturing Problem presents an innovative solution to a complex problem of intercepting illegal vehicles in a transportation network. It was first published in November 2018 in the journal Operations Research, which is part of the Financial Times list (FT50) of the 50 scientific journals with the most impact in the business sector.
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Tias Guns – DTAI lab, KU Leuven
Said Salim Rahal – HEC Montréal
Okan Arslan – Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal