Group for Research in Decision Analysis

A team of three HEC Montréal professors, of which two members of the GERAD, Jean François Cordeau, Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation, and Gilbert Laporte, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, as well as a CIRRELT analyst won the 2009 ROADEF Challenge among 29 teams from 15 countries.

Congratulations to Professor Olivier Bahn for his nomination as the new Pedagogical Director “Energy Asia” at HEC Montréal. He is in charge of the graduate diploma (DESS) in energy management in China as well as various training programs in energy management for managers and executives in Asia.

A new member has joined GERAD’s research group. Indeed, at our last members’ meeting held on December 19, 2008, Adrian Vetta (McGill University) became member.

Name: Sandrine Paroz Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Time: 9:30
Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Pavillon principal Room: B-529, Salle vidéoconférence

Mathieu Boudreault, a Ph.D. student directed by Geneviève Gauthier, HEC Montréal and GERAD, received the only bursary under the Girardin-Vaillancourt program of the Desjardins Foundation in the field of economics, finance, administration and management, to allow him to complete his thesis, which he plans to defend in July of next year.

Pierre Hansen, holder of the Data Mining Chair, and GERAD member, received the 2008 Jacques-Rousseau Award (multidisciplinarity) from the ACFAS. This award was presented at the ACFAS gala held on October 16, 2008, in Montreal.

Diane Riopel, Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, and GERAD member, has just published with Clément Croteau, linguist-terminologist at the Office québécois de la langue française, a “Dictionnaire illustré des activités de l’entreprise” at the Presses Internationales Polytechnique. The dictionary contains the essential terminology for an effective communication at all levels in a business.

On September 26, 2008, the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, in Belgium, will award an Honorary PhD to Michel Perrier, full professor (Department of Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal), and GERAD member, at an official ceremony where four other members of the international scientific community will also be honoured.

Tuyva Chan who graduated in 2007 from the MSc in Administration program, Logistics option, codirected by Gilbert Laporte and Jean-François Cordeau, received the Progistix National Student Paper Award by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada (SCL) for a paper based on her thesis “La localisation d'usines satellites dans le domaine forestier : une étude de cas”, at the organization’s annual conference, held from May 4 to 6 in Toronto.

Congratulations to Professor Jean-François Cordeau for his nomination as the new Associate Director of Montreal site, at CIRRELT.