Group for Research in Decision Analysis

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

  • Kwassi Joseph Dzahini, Ph.D. student, cosupervised by Sébastien Le Digabel and Michael Kokkolaras;
  • Alice Wu, M.Sc. student, cosupervised by François Soumis and Issmail El Hallaoui.


Kerem Akartunali, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom
Taoufik Bouezmarni, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Ilaria Brunetti, École Polytechnique, France
Alain Jean-Marie, LIRMM, Université Montpellier 2, France
Mabel Tidball, INRA-LAMETA, Université Montpellier 1, France
Ayoub Insa Corréa, Université de Thiès, Senegal
Agnieszka Wiszniewska-Matyszkiel, Warsaw University, Poland

A scientific paper co-authored by Professor Geneviève Gauthier and her colleagues Professors Diego Amaya, of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Jean-François Bégin, of Simon Fraser University, won the Best Paper Award in the "Best Paper on Derivatives" category at the annual Conference of the Northern Finance Association (NFA) in Halifax last month.

The paper, entitled Extracting Latent States from High Frequency Option Prices, was chosen for its scientific quality, beating out dozens of other entries from around the world.

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".


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.

Mohammed Saddoune from University of Hassan II Casablanca, Morroco, will be at the GERAD until August 30.

PhD student Gabrielle Trudeau has just received a major scholarship for her research into energy commodities. The $25,000 scholarship is awarded annually by the Montréal TMX exchange to a doctoral student conducting innovative research into derivatives.

-Puduru Viswanadha Reddy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

-Andrew R. Conn, IBM TJAndrew R. Conn Watson Research Center, USA