Recent Research Projects

Fundamental tools for stochastic simulation

2018/19-2019/20 • $128,000 • PI
My research program concerns the development and study of fundamental tools (mathematical, statistical, and computational) for modeling, simulating, and optimizing systems that involve uncertainty. The demand for improved simulation tools has increased tremendously in recent years. Stochastic...

Stochastic Simulation and Optimization

2010/11-2017/18 • $1,400,000 • PI
This research concerns the mathematical modeling, simulation (by computer), and optimization of complex stochastic systems, which involve uncertainty. Stochastic modeling and simulation are primary tools in science, engineering, economics, management, and several other areas. Simulation is often...

Modeling and Simulation of Stochastic Systems

2013/14-2017/18 • $260,000 • PI
This research program concerns the simulation and optimization of complex systems that involve uncertainty (stochastic systems). Stochastic modeling and numerical simulation are now primary tools in science, engineering, management, and several other areas. Simulation is often the only practical...

Planification des horaires des agents en fonction des prévisions des taux d'arrivées dans les centres d'appels

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
La gestion des opérations dans un centre d'appels est une tâche très complexe qui nécessite de trouver unéquilibre entre des objectifs opposés: d'une part diminuer les coûts d'opération et d'autre part offrir la meilleurequalité de service possible aux clients. Cette qualité est mesurée (entre...

Random number generation facilities for OpenCL

2014/15 • $12,500 • PI
The aim of this project is to design random number generation (RNG) facilities for the Open ComputingLanguage (OpenCL) library. OpenCL was created in particular as a general programming platform forgeneral-purpose graphical processing units (GPGPUs). Ultimately, it should provide a standard...

Stochastic modeling and optimization for call center management

2011/12-2013/14 • $300,000 • PI,CO
Call centers employ over four million people in Canada and the USA alone. They are very expensive to run. These centers operate in highly uncertain (stochastic) environments. Their management is complex and has become an important (and growing) area of application for operations research.The...

Random number generation facilities for GPGPUs in OpenCL

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
The aim of this project is to study the design options for random number generation facilities ongeneral-purpose graphical processing units (GPGPUs). This includes the choice and specification of anapplication programming interface (API) to such facilities for the OpenCL library, for both...

Simulation of stochastic systems

2010/11-2012/13 • $213,000 • PI
This project concerns the simulation and optimization of complex stochastic systems (that involve uncertainty). Stochastic modeling and simulation are primary tools in science, engineering, economics, management, and several other areas. Simulation has become more attractive and less expensive...

Prévision de la demande et optimisation robuste de problèmes d'horaires stochastiques dans le commerce au détail

2010/11 • $25,000 • PI
Le but de ce projet est d'étudier les problèmes de construction d'horaires de travail dans le secteur du commerce au détail, dans le contexte où la main d'oeuvre requise varie aléatoirement en fonction du temps, selon le volume des arrivées de clients. Pour cela, nous devons d'abord construire...

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