Olivier Bahn reappointed as director of GERAD for a second term
May 11, 2023
The Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) has confirmed the appointment of Olivier Bahn as director for a second term, from June 2023 to May 2027. He is a professor at the Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, and has been directing the inter-university centre since June 2019.
GERAD was created in 1979, and it brings together more than 200 scientists and over 700 graduate students from several Quebec universities including HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, McGill University and Université du Québec à Montréal. GERAD is an international benchmark in the field of mathematics of decision-making and its applications in large systems. One of its primary missions is to have a significant impact on society through scientific innovation, the transfer of know-how in important sectors of the economy, and the development of decision-making tools.
Biofood Research and Innovation Center
Last April, the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Nature et technologies (FRQNT) confirmed a funding of $3 million for the creation of a Biofood Research and Innovation Center. This substantial grant will accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient food systems using an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach. GERAD, as one of the FRQNT strategic clusters, participated actively in the creation of this center. Challenges in Quebec’s biofood sector will be addressed by a close collaboration of researchers from various clusters, including Olivier Bahn, who will be responsible for developing the decarbonization workstream.
ABOUT Olivier Bahn
Olivier Bahn holds a diplôme d’ingénieur en informatique d’entreprise from CNAM (France) and a doctorat en sciences économiques et sociales from Université de Genève (Switzerland). Besides being a Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences since 2015, he is also Director of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) and Codirector of the e3c Hub (Environment, Energy and Circular Economy). His research interests focus on energy economics (decarbonization issues) and the modeling of climate policies.