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Marie-Eve Rancourt and Gilbert Laporte win the Best Paper Award

30th annual POMS conference

May 31, 2019

Professors Marie-Ève Rancourt and Gilbert Laporte were among the winners of this year’s Best Paper Awards recently presented by the Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management College of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS).

Their paper, entitled Collaborative Prepositioning Network Design for Regional Disaster Response, was co-authored with Professor Burçu Balcik of Ozyegin University, in Turkey, and IVADO postdoctoral researcher Selene Silvestri.

The paper will be published shortly in Production and Operations Management, a scientific journal on the Financial Times list.

Our winners in brief

Marie-Ève Rancourt holds a PhD in Administration from HEC Montréal. She has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Logistics and Operations Management since 2016. She is a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).

Gilbert Laporte earned his PhD in Operational Research from the London School of Economics. He is a Professor of Operational Research and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management at HEC Montréal. He is also a member of CIRRELT, and of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD).