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.
We are pleased to announce the opening of an internal competition for four undergraduate foreign student trainees scholarships (3K each). Candidate proposals must be presented together with letters of support and candidate CV's, by one or more members of GERAD.
During the 2009-2010 fiscal exercise, GERAD will offer two half post doctoral research fellowships of $17000 Canadian each at the end of an internal competition.
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.
Michel Gamache will be on June 1st, 2009 a Full Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Name: Sandrine Paroz
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Pavillon principal Room: B-529, Salle vidéoconférence
Marc Fredette, assistant professor at the Department of Management Sciences at HEC Montréal and GERAD member, received the Award for teaching excellence for an assistant professor, in Montréal.
Name: Khadija Dhouib
Date: Friday, December 3, 2008
Venue: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Pavillon principal Room: B-401, Salle multimédia
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.
Title: The Two-Level Decomposition Principle Via Dual Central Pricing for Multi-Stage Stochastic Programming
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.