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.
Department of Management Sciences - Pierre Hansen, Professor (June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009)
Alysson M. Costa, a Ph.D. student directed by Jean-François Cordeau and Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal and GERAD, received the 2008 Cecil Graham Award for the best doctoral dissertation in applied mathematics defended at a Canadian university in 2007, for her thesis entitled "Models and Algorithms for Two Network Design Problems".
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.
Sihem Taboubi is now an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal.
Congratulations to Professor Jean-François Cordeau for his nomination as the new Associate Director of Montreal site, at CIRRELT.
Dominique Orban is now an Associate Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Gilles Caporossi is now an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal.
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.