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Chair in Logistics and Transportation

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.

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Gerardo Berbeglia has won the 2010 Mercure Award for the best doctoral dissertation. His dissertation, entitled Complexity Analyses and Algorithms for Pickup and Delivery Problems, was co-directed by Jean-François Cordeau, Full Professor with the Department of Logistics and Operations Management and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation, and Gilbert Laporte, Full Professor with the Department of Management Sciences and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management.

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.

Jean-François Cordeau, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation and Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Operations Management, reveived the Chenelière Éducation/Gaëtan Morin Award. This award recognizes research conducted over the past three years.

The nomination of Jean-François Cordeau, professor at HEC Montréal, was retained for the creation of a Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation. The official announcement was made last Friday, April 28, 2006, at Université Laval by the Honorable Maxime Bernier, minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs Program.