Pierre l’Ecuyer holds the Canada Research Chair in stochastic simulation and optimization, which has for objective to develop and to study effective methods to computer-generate random values and improve their performance. His vast expertise includes operational research, optimization, statistics, problems of lineups, dynamic programming, stochastic modelling as well as simulation, the generation of random numbers and the design and analysis of algorithms. Numerous applications of his works are found in finance, communication systems, income management or phone call centers.
Pierre L’Ecuyer holds a in mathematics, a master’s degree in operational research and a Ph.D. in computing science oriented in operational research from the University of Montreal. He is professor in the department of computing and operational research of UdeM and member of the GERAD and the CIRELT.
Professor L’Ecuyer is the recipient the prize of the merit of the Canadian Company of Operational research in 2014 for the very high quality of his contributions. In 2011, he won the Distinguished Service Award of INFORMS Simulation Society (Tea Institute for Operations Research and tea Management Sciences). In 2009, INFORMS Simulation Society awarded him the Outstanding Research Publication Award for the best publication in simulation. In 2002, the French Canadian association for the advancement of knowledge, the ACFAS, awarded him the prize Urgel-Archambault, which underlines the excellence and the outreach of the works and the actions of the recipient in the field of the physical sciences, the mathematics, of the computing or of the engineering. He also received the research grant Killam from 2001 to 2003 and the Steacie stock exchange of the Natural sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada from 1995 to 1997.
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