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Full Professor Gilbert Laporte has been made a member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of decision science and the development of new methods in operational research. This is one of our country's highest civilian honours.

The announcement was made on December 27 by Governor General Julie Payette. Professor Laporte will be invited to receive his insignia at a ceremony on a later date. "Created in 1967, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities," explains the press release issued to announce the new appointments. "Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order."

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

  • Spotlights on ... - Handbook of dynamic game theory: a review
  • Actions and Interactions - Deep learning for natural language processing
  • Collaborations - GERAD day: third edition
  • Who are they? - Romanic Pieugueu, Caroline Rocha, Maximilian Schiffer, Sara Séguin
  • Postdoctoral fellows - Rinel Foguen Tchuendom, Gonzalo Muñoz, Karim Pérez Martínez, Younes Seyedi
  • Where are they now? - Salma Karray, Mirela Stojkovic, Adham Ismail Tammam

Maximilian Schiffer, an associate member of GERAD, received the best doctoral thesis award during the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix that took place on November 2018. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award includes a plaque and cash prize.

His thesis entitled "Logistics Networks with Intermediate Stops, Innovative Design and Green Solutions", was defended in August 2017 at RWTH Aachen. It was directed by Michael Schneider and Gilbert Laporte.