Gilbert Laporte obtained his Ph.D. in operations research at the London School of Economics in 1975. He is a Professor of operations research at HEC Montréal, Director of the Canada research chair in distribution management, and Adjunct Professor at Molde University College, the University of Bilkent, the University of Alberta, and Université Laval. He is also a Member of the Centre for Research on Transportation (serving as a Director from 1987 to 1991) and Founding Member of the Groupe d’études et de recherche en analyse des décisions (GERAD). He has authored or coauthored 15 books, as well as more than 300 scientific articles in combinatorial optimization, mostly in the areas of vehicle routing, location, and timetabling. He has received many scientific awards including the Pergamon Prize (UK) in 1987, the 1994 Merit Award of the Canadian Operational Research Society, the CORS Practice Prize on two occasions. In 1999, he obtained the ACFAS Jacques-Rousseau Prize for Interdisciplinarity, and the President’s Medal (Operational Research Society, UK). In 2001, he was awarded the Pedagogy Prize by HEC Montréal. He has been a Member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1998, and Fellow of the Institute For Operations Research and The Management Sciences (INFORMS) since 2005. In 2007, he received the Innis-Gérin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.
Biography Updated on 18 September 2008