Group for Research in Decision Analysis

In 2007, Al Gore and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". As a member of IPCC, Professor Richard Loulou, a GERAD member and ex director of GERAD, has received the following testimony by Mr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman.

Michel Gamache, Associate Professor (Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, École Polytechnique), and GERAD member, received an honourable mention from the Conseil académique for his teaching excellence and for his achievements.

Gilbert Laporte, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, and GERAD member, received the 2007 Innis-Gérin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Anne Mercier, a Ph.D. student directed by François Soumis, École Polytechnique de Montréal and GERAD, received the 2007 Best dissertation prize from the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS, for her thesis entitled "Méthodes de décomposition pour la planification intégrée des itinéraires d'avions et des rotations d'équipages". This year, nine theses from all around the world were in competition for this high level contest.

Gilbert Laporte, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, and GERAD member, received the 2007 Roger-Charbonneau Award for the book entitled Transportation, written with Cynthia Barnhart.

Congratulations to Professor Gilles Savard for his nomination as the new Director of Research and Innovation, at École Polytechnique de Montréal, from August 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011.

Gilles Caporossi, member of GERAD and Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences at HEC Montréal, received the Promising Young Scientist Award at the 3rd Meeting of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry at Dubrovnik, June 7-9, 2007.

Soheil Saberi, an M.Sc.A. student codirected by Roland Malhamé (GERAD) and Lorne Mason (McGill) received the best paper award in June 2007 at the International Conference on Network Control and Optimization, Avignon, France for the paper entitled “Pricing for QoS Provisioning across Multiple Interner Service Provider Domains”, by S. Saberi, R. Malhamé and Lorne Mason.

GERAD's Newsletter of May 2007 is now available on our website.