FRQ–IVADO Research Chair Data Science
for Combinatorial Game Theory

I currently hold a FRQ–IVADO Research Chair in Data Science for Combinatorial Game Theory (Chair-DSCG). This is one of the three FRQ-IVADO Chairs to promote Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in digital intelligence.

We focus in fundamental research in Operations Research and its application in health, education, economic management and sustainability. See here a video presenting our team. The team also likes to participate in computational competitions: AI for TSP competition and MIP 2022 Computational Competition.

The Chair-DSCG is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion within the research team and research directions. Applications to be part of the team from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, people with any sexual orientation or gender identity, people with disabilities and people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are welcome.

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  • Postdoctoral fellows

  • Nagisa Sugishita(since September 2023)
  • İsmail Sevim(since January 2023)
  • Doctoral Students

  • Steven Lamontagne (since June 2022)
  • Maria Bazotte (since May 2022)
  • William St-Arnaud (since September 2021); received a Scholarship of Excellence of CIRRELT
  • Warley Almeida (since September 2020); received a Scholarship of Excellence of CIRRELT and FRQNT doctoral scholarship
  • Bui Quang Minh (since June 2019); received a Scholarship of Excellence of CIRRELT, the "Édouard-Montpetit" Scholarship of Excellence and the DIRO Scholarship of Excellence.
  • Federico Bobbio (since January 2019); received a DIRO Scholarship of Excellence.
  • Masters Students

  • Julien Hébert-Doutreloux (since January 2023)
  • Pierre-Luc Parent (since November 2021)
  • Raphaël Collette (since September 2021); received a Hydro-Québec Excellence Scholarship
  • Undergrad Students

  • Marylou Fauchard (since May 2023); received an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • Sarwesh P (since May 2023); MITACS Globalink Research Internship