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The last issue of the Newsletter is now available. Enjoy!

  • Spotlights on ... - Two decades of blackbox optimization applications
  • Actions and interactions - Bridging engineering and family medicine practice: Application of AI and OR
  • Impact papers - Planning the future North American northeast electricity sector
  • Postdoctoral fellows - Amay Cheam, Pedro Luis Miranda Lugo, Claudie Ratté-Fortin, Yassine Yaakoubi
  • Where are they now? - Charles Gauvin, Aleksandr Kazachov, Patrick St-Louis
  • Who are they? - Janosch Ortmann

Sincere thanks to OBVIA (International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology) for awarding a $125k grant for the project to study the governance and ethics of algorithms in an environment of mobility on demand and of an innovation ecosystem. The team (Andrea Lodi, Antoine Legrain, François Soumis, and Hugues Delmaire) to which is added researchers Patrick Turmel from Université Laval, Vincent Gautrais from Université de Montréal and Sébastien Gambs from UQAM, must study the impact of social, legal, security factors ... on the performance and structure of algorithms in a real-time environment requiring the management of large amounts of data. An important step in the development of technically and socially viable solutions.

GERAD is pleased to make available its thinking on the future of research and innovation developed within the framework of the call for contributions launched by the MEI: Quebec Strategy for Research and Innovation 2022. For any question you can contact Hugues Delmaire, Director of valuation and transfers at GERAD and author of our contribution.

Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec
Conseil de l’innovation du Québec

The Faculty of Business Administration of Université Laval awarded this year to Leandro Callegari Coelho and Monia Rekik, from the Department of Operations and Decision Systems, the research medal. They have distinguished themselves by the national and international influence of the results of their research. The award of a medal is based primarily on publications in internationally recognized research journals that have a formal and rigorous peer review process.

Congratulations!

This article, published in the prestigious journal Nature, shows that in France, many COVID-19 patients have not consulted or alerted public health to their condition, leading to problematic under-detection of cases. This study is based on a mathematical model, the parameters of which were optimized using the NOMAD software developed at GERAD by the team of professors Charles Audet and Sébastien Le Digabel and the research associates Viviane Rochon Montplaisir and Christophe Tribes. This blackbox optimization software has been in continuous development for over twenty years and represents the state of the art in derivative-free optimization.