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Southampton Business School

Professor Gilbert Laporte 

Visiting Professor

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Professor Gilbert Laporte is Visiting Professor within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Gilbert Laporte obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research at the London School of Economics in 1975. He is Professor of Operations Research at HEC Montreal, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, and adjunct Professor at Molde University College, the University of Bilkent, the University of Alberta and Universite Laval. He is also a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and founding member of the Groupe d'etudes et de recherche en analyse des decisions (GERAD). He has authored or co-authored 15 books, as well as more than 350 scientific articles in combinatorial optimization, mostly in the areas of vehicle routing, location and timetabling. He has received many scientific awards including the Pergamon Prize (United Kingdom) in 1987, the 1994 Merit Award of the Canadian Operational Research Society, the CORS Practice Prize on two occasions. In 1999, he obtained the ACFAS Jacques-Rousseau Prize for Interdisciplinarity, and the President's Medal (Operational Research Society, United Kingdom). In 2001, he was awarded the Pedagogy Prize by HEC Montreal. He has been a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1998, and Fellow of INFORMS since 2005. In 2007 he received the Innis-Gerin medal from the Royal Society of Canada. In 2009 he was awarded the Gerard-Parizeau Prize, he was inducted as the 42nd Honorary Member of the INFORMS International Omega Rho Society, and he received the Robert M. Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science from the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS.

Professor Gilbert Laporte
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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