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Offre de projet de recherche

Masters and PhD positions in Optimisation/Reinforcement Learning

Programme d'études visé
Maîtrise avec mémoire et Doctorat

Domaines de recherche
Génie de la Construction
Génie Électrique
Génie de l'Environnement
Génie de la production automatisée


Fully funded Ph.D. and Master’s positions in Operations Research are available starting now in the department of Civil Engineering at École de technologie supérieure in Montréal ( You will work under the supervision of prof. Fausto Errico. Fausto Errico is also member of CIRRELT ( and GERAD (, two worldwide renowned research centers in Operations Research, also located in Montréal. Opportunities for co-supervisions with other members of these two centers are possible and welcome.
Montréal ( is a vibrating, dynamic metropolis located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It hosts 5 major universities and it is often rated among the top cities worldwide for its quality of life.
Several research topics are available. The main application fields are: 1) Planning of innovative transit systems, 2) Electric vehicles and related stochastic and dynamic routing problems and 3) Management of hydropower generation. Generally speaking, the above applications require the solution of hard combinatorial problems featuring stochastic and dynamic aspects.


Autres informations

Partenaires impliqués : Hydro-Quebec and STM are potentially involced in several projects.

Date de début : 2018-02-01   

Candidat recherché
As a Ph.D. candidate you are expected to carry out top-level research to develop efficient solution algorithms for hard combinatorial problems. Methods include: decomposition strategies for large mathematical programs such as column generation, Benders decomposition, Lagrangean relaxation; implicit enumeration schemes, such as branch- and-cut and branch-and-price; two-stage and multi-stage stochastic programming; stochastic and approximate dynamic programming.
You hold a master’s degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields. You must have a strong background in the above-mentioned solution methods. You must demonstrate advanced skills in C/C++ programming languages and you are at ease with mathematical programming solvers (Cplex, Gurobi etc).
If interested, please send your application to Fausto Errico ( Applications should contain the following material in a single PDF file:
1.    A one-page cover letter explaining your motivations to pursue a Ph.D. in Operations Research in Montréal and   indicating your preferred start date
2.    A one-page document explaining your research interests and how they fit in the above-mentioned research themes
3.    Your up-to-date, complete Curriculum Vitae
4.    The copy of your master’s thesis
5.    Transcripts from bachelor’s and master’s degrees
6.    A copy of your publications, if it applies
7.    The names and contact details of one or two academic referees, one of which should be your master’s thesis supervisor
You can apply in English, French, Spanish or Italian. However, you must be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is desirable, but not necessary.

If you apply to the Master’s program, you are expected to become familiar with at least one of the previously mentioned solution methods. Furthermore, you must demonstrate a good knowledge of C/C++ programming languages. The application package should contain documents 1, 3, 5, from the previous list.

Reviewing of applications will start immediately. Applications are accepted until positions are filled

Responsable à contacter
Fausto Errico, professeur en génie de la construction,
Téléphone :514 396 8619,
Courriel :