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All our congratulations go to Mohammad Sajjad Ghaemi, Ph.D. student at Polytechnique Montréal directed by Vahid Partovi Nia and Bruno Agard, who obtained a scholarship for an international internship in the USA for a period of six months. This scholarship is awarded by the FRQNT.

Drawing on his background in information technologies, businessman Alexandre Taillefer is once again applying their incredible potential, this time to revolutionize a very conventional world: the taxi industry. Researchers at HEC Montréal are currently working on an application based on big data processing, which should allow his Téo Taxi business to serve more customers with the same number of employees.

This research project is a perfect example of the type of initiatives supported by IVADO, the Institute for Data Valorization, and which are making Montréal a world leader in big data mining.

Professor-researcher Jean-François Cordeau, holder of the Chair in Logistics and Transportation at HEC Montréal, and Master’s student Charly Robinson La Rocca explain exactly what they are working on.

To read more, click here.

Please note that Edouard Wagneur will be visiting GERAD until June 9th. He will be in the office 4433.

On May 4th, Samuel Rosat and Amir Ardestani Jaafari won the 2016 GERAD Best Thesis Competition.

Samuel Rosat for his thesis titled "Méthodes pour favoriser l'intégralité de l'amélioration dans le simplexe en nombres entiers - Application aux rotations d'équipages aériens". He was supervised by François Soumis and Issmail El Hallaoui at Polytechnique Montréal.

Amir Ardestani Jaafari for his thesis titled "Linearized robust counterparts of location and inventory management problems". He was supervised by Erick Delage at HEC Montréal.

Congratulations to Catherine Poissant, M.Sc. student at Polytechnique Montréal supervised by Charles Audet, who obtained the J.A. Desève Excellence Award of $4,000.

FRQNT research day

Green, Sustainable and Renewable: Current Energy Issues

On April 10, the FRQNT research day took place at the ÉTS in Montréal. You will find on the following website, the program and the presentations of this day.

The award was presented by Maryse Lassonde, scientific director of the FRQNT, during the FRQNT Journée de la recherche held at École de technologie supérieure.

The Prix d'excellence FRQNT, in the amount of $10,000, recognizes the outstanding contributions of university or college researchers in the areas of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, their international reputation and the benefits of their research for Québec.