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On Monday, November 28, GERAD was visited by some 60 students from Père Marquette secondary school (Rosemont). It was an opportunity for them to discover and demystify the daily lives of researchers and the problems they are working on. They attended activities on modeling, the use of mathematics as a generic methodology applicable to a wide variety of problems and applications, such as environmental modeling or management. The role of the computer in research has not been forgotten. Thanks to Eglantine Camby, Laurie Cloutier, Annie Levasseur, Edoh Logo and Catherine Poissant for animating these sessions.

  • Mabel Tidball, INRA-LAMETA, Université Montpellier 1, France
  • Alain Jean-Marie, LIRMM, Université Montpellier 2, France
  • Zdravko I. Botev, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Luyi Gui, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Joseph Abdou, Université Paris 1, France
  • Yossiri Adulyasak, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Mostafa Davtalab-Olyaie, Kharazmi University, Iran
  • Alessandra Buratto, University of Padova, Italy
  • Arnaud Chevallier, Rice University, USA

GERAD is now a member of the Réseau Québec maritime.

The RQM aims to mobilize researchers from all sectors, but also to develop collaborations between partners from universities, colleges, industry, government and community to create synergy between the different sectors related to maritime.

Samuel Pelletier, a PhD student in Administration at HEC Montréal, earned one of three grants handed out by the Institut de l’énergie Trottier. The institute’s awards encourage the next generation of scientists to take on the technological, social and economic issues facing the energy sector.

He will receive up to $43,000 over three years and will use his grant to help increase the efficiency of electric vehicles for parcel deliveries in a city. His work will be overseen by Professors Gilbert Laporte and Ola Jabali. By looking at the transport of goods, he’ll be taking on a sector with a large carbon footprint in Quebec.

Feng Li, who will begin a PhD in electrical engineering from Polytechnique in January, earned one of three grants handed out by the Institut de l’énergie Trottier. The institute’s awards encourage the next generation of scientists to take on the technological, social and economic issues facing the energy sector.

His work will be overseen by Professors Roland Malhamé and Jérôme Le Ny. He will dedicate his research project to develop a method of managing energy demand, in order to balance the available electricity reserve.