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.
We are pleased to announce the opening of an internal competition for two undergraduate foreign student trainees scholarships (4K each). Candidate proposals must be presented together with letters of support and candidate CV's, by one or more members of GERAD.
This week the book of professor El-Kebir Boukas entitled Control of Singular Systems with Abrupt Changes from the book series Communications and Control Engineering was published at Springer.
Saibal Ray, Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and GERAD member, received the Desautels Faculty Scholar Award.
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.
Bruno Rémillard, full professor at the Department of Management Sciences, and GERAD member, received the 2007 Pierre Laurin Award.
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.
Vašek Chvátal, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization at Concordia University, and GERAD member, has received the 2007 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize from INFORMS.
During the 2008-2009 fiscal exercise, GERAD will offer two half post doctoral scholarships of $15000 Canadian each at the end of an internal competition. The rules are as follows:
A paper by Pierre L’Écuyer, Professor at the University of Montréal, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, and member of GERAD, has been selected among thousands of others as a landmark paper for the 40th anniversary of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC).
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.
Olivier Bahn is now an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal.
Department of Management Sciences - Debbie J. Dupuis, professor (January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008)
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.