Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Le GERAD a vu renouveler sa subvention du Regroupement Stratégique du FQRNT pour les six prochaines années, soit de 2009-2015. Le directeur, Roland Malhamé, souligne l'excellent travail de tous et de toutes ainsi que des contributions des membres impliqués dans cette démarche.

It is our great pleasure to announce that Gilbert Laporte, CIRRELT reasercher, HEC Montreal professor, GERAD member and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, received the 2009 Gérard-Parizeau prize.

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.