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David Ardia, Associate Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences, received the Best Paper Award for 2018-2019 from the International Journal of Forecasting.

The article is entitled Questioning the news about economic growth: Sparse forecasting using thousands of news-based sentiment values. It was co-authored with Kris Boudt, Professor at Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Keven Bluteau, Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University and HEC Montréal.

Based on a very competitive process, the selection of the winning entry was made from among all the articles published in the journal during 2018 and 2019.

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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!