Seventeen GERAD professors appear in a ranking of research citations created in May 2020 and published on the Mendeley website, a search tool belonging to Elsevier, the Dutch scientific publisher.
Despite the confinement to which we are currently subject (April 2020), GERAD wishes to mark the birthday of our colleague Pierre Hansen, who celebrated his 80th birthday in late March 2020. Pierre Hansen has been a member of GERAD since the early 1990s, when he joined the faculty of HEC Montréal. He was also director of GERAD from 1996 to 2001. Since 2004, he holds the Data Mining Chair at HEC Montréal.
Pierre Hansen’s work focuses on several themes, in particular metaheuristics (including the so-called Variable Neighborhood Search approach), non-convex quadratic programming, mathematical chemistry and computer-assisted scientific discovery. In addition, his work can be applied to many disciplines and thus presents a remarkable multidisciplinary character. Finally, his work is widely cited: Pierre Hansen has accumulated nearly 38,300 citations in his career with an h-index of 85, according to Google Scholar.
His scientific excellence has earned him numerous recognition, including the 1986 EURO Gold Medal and the 2013 HEC Montréal Grand Prize for Research. He is also a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry and the Royal Society of Canada.
GERAD is therefore particularly proud to count such a researcher among its members.
Happy birthday, Pierre!
Here are the winners who will each receive a half-fellowship of $25,000:
- Chun Peng, candidate proposed by Erick Delage;
- Aleksandr Kazachkov, candidate proposed by Andrea Lodi;
- Seyed Ahmad Mojallal, candidate proposed by Pierre Hansen.
Title: Méthodes de décomposition pour la parallélisation du simplexe en nombres entiers
Claudio Contardo, Université du Québec à Montréal, from June 1st, 2018 to May 31, 2019.
Pierre Hansen, HEC Montréal, from June 1st, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Michael Kokkolaras, McGill University, from September 1st, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Jérôme Le Ny, Polytechnique Montréal, from August 13, 2018 to August 12, 2019.
Roland P. Malhamé, Polytechnique Montréal, from September 1st, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
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".
June 26, 2017
Title: Problèmes de réalisabilité et de connexité dans les graphes chimiques
Pierre Hansen, Full Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, holder of the Data Mining Chair and GERAD member, received the 2013 Pierre Laurin Award.
Stéphane Alarie Hydro-Québec
Thesis title: Trois essais sur les relations entre les invariants structuraux des graphes et le spectre du Laplacien sans signe
Title: Variable Neighborhood Search Methods for the Dispersion Graph Problems, with Application to Franchise Location Problems
Title: Problèmes quadratiques non convexes sous contraintes quadratiques non convexes : méthode numérique d’optimisation globale, extensions et applications
Congratulations to Claire Lucas, directed by Pierre Hansen, which obtained a Scholarship of $ 4,000 from the HEC Alumni Foundation.
Title: Data mining for commerce problems: global optimization of clusterwise regression and neural networks applied to electronic negotiations
Title: Data Mining for Commerce Problems
Congratulations to Pierre Hansen and Gilbert Laporte who have won (ex aequo), the "Pierre Laurin" research award from HEC Montréal.
Title: Étude théorique et algorithmique de la cardinalité maximale d'un sous-graphe 2-colorable