Group for Research in Decision Analysis

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.

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

  • Spotlights on ... - A project finalist for the ADRIQ Award
  • *Collaborations * - GERAD, a partner to the first Edge Intelligence Workshop
  • *Actions and interactions * - Best practices when writing a scientific paper in decision science according to Gilbert Laporte
  • Who are they? - Yichuan Ding, Mélina Mailhot
  • Where are they now? - Masoud Chitsaz, Elias Khalil, Nahid Masoudi
  • Postdoctoral fellows - Tarik Bahraoui, Simon Belieres, Julien Fageot, Sriram Sankaranarayanan

Congratulations to John W. Chinneck, Carleton University, that was appointed to the rank of Distinguished Research Professor on July 2020. This is a 5-year appointment until June 30, 2025.

Professor Erick Delage has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the RSC, respectively. He is joining the College, which represents the emerging generation of scholarly leadership in Canada, in recognition of his remarkable achievements in operational research.


Reed the full news here.

The collaboration project with Ericsson, which focuses on the quality of experience of connected object applications in smart cities, was selected as a finalist for the 2020 ADRIQ Prize.

Among its achievements there is a large scale multi-level simulator of 4G/5G infrastructure built at GERAD with public data from the cities of Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto which is available to the public at