Team

The team is composed of PhD students, MSc students, postdoctoral fellows, two part-time research associates and an administrative assistant. Most of the students are co-supervised with colleagues at Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique Montréal, Yoshua Bengio, Jean-François Cordeau, Teodor Crainic

Bernard Gendron, Simon Lacoste-Julien

Andrea Lodi and Gilles Savard.

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Postdocs & Research Associates

Nurit Oliker

Postdoc: Transportation network design and stochastic demand

October 2018 - September 2020
Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Bernard Gendron
Co-Supervisor : Emma Frejinger

Serge Bisaillon

Research Associate (part time)
since 2017

Develops and implements large-scale optimization methods for railway applications, enrolled in the activities of the CN Chair in Optimization of Railway Operations.
CIRRELT, Université de Montréal.

Eric Larsen

Research Associate (part time)
since 2016

Implements large-scale optimization and machine learning methods for railway applications, enrolled in the activities of the CN Chair in Optimization of Railway Operations.
CIRRELT, Université de Montréal.

Sobhan Mohammadpour

Research Associate

January - July 2021

Topic: Travel time estimation under stochastic demand
Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

 
 

Julie Kienzle

PhD student since August 2018

Topic: Revenue management and service network design for railway freight transportation
DIRO, Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Greta Laage

PhD student since 2016

Topic: Demand forecasting for freight transportation

Polytechnique Montréal

Supervisor: Gilles Savard

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Eric Larsen

PhD student (part time) since 2017

Topic: Optimization of operations at intermodal railway terminals
Université de Montréal
Supervisor : Emma Frejinger
Co-supervisor: Bernard Gendron

Charly Robinson La Rocca

PhD student since January 2019

Topic: Locomotive fleet management.
DIRO, Université de Montréal.
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger
Co-supervisor: Jean-François Cordeau

Steven Lamontagne

PhD student since September 2018

Topic: Optimisation of electric vehicle charging station placement.
DIRO, Université de Montréal.

Supervisor: Bernard Gendron
Co-supervisor: Emma Frejinger

David Pinzon

PhD student since January 2018

Topic: Two-stage stochastic bilevel programming model for a logistics provider’s profit maximization.
DIRO, Université de Montréal.

Supervisor: Bernard Gendron
Co-supervisor: Emma Frejinger

PhD Students

Master and Undergraduate Students

Drew Kristensen

Master student since January 2019

Topic: Inverse reinforcement learning and dynamic discrete choice modeling for path choice prediction
DIRO, Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Justin Dumouchelle

Master student since 2020

Topic: Applications of machine learning to combinatorial optimization problems

Polytechnique de Montréal

Supervisor: Andrea Lodi

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Mohammad Amini

Master student since 2020

Topic: Demand forecasting for freight transportation.

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Robin Legault

Intern since January 2021

Topic: Stochastic simulation for the flow capture problem.

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Bernard Gendron

Co-supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Former Postdocs, Students, Interns & Visitors

Renaud Chichoisne

Postdoc: Track planning at intermodal railway terminals

September 2017 - August 2018
Supervisor: Jean-Francois Cordeau

Co-supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Amine Ikama

Postdoc: Track planning at intermodal railway terminals

May 2015 - September 2016

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Data Scientist, IVADO Labs

Zacharie Klok

Master thesis: Modélisation du comportement des camionneurs

May 2013 - January 2015

Université de Montréal

Principal Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Back End Developer, SuccessFinder

Tien Mai

Doctoral dissertation: Dynamic programming approaches for estimating and applying large-scale discrete choice models

January 2013 - March 2016

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: MIT-SMART Scholar Fellowship, MIT Singapore

Camilo Ortiz

Postdoc: Locomotive assignment problems

May 2017 - May 2019

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Jean-François Cordeau

Last known position: Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Daianne Pabst

Master thesis: Évaluation du prix des options style américain avec la programmation dynamique et la simulation stochastique

June 2017 - June 2018
Principal Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

William Perreault

Master thesis: Load planning and sequencing for double-stack trains

January 2017 - January 2019

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Principal Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Consultant, Modelling and Decision Support, Direxyon

Bruno Petrato Bruck

Post-doc: Modelling inbound train split and container loading intermodal railway terminals

May 2016 - May 2018

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Jean-François Cordeau

Last known position: Assistant professor, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Jean-Philippe Raymond

Bachelor's: Comparison of Route Choice Models' Predictive Performance

May 2014 - July 2015
Université de Montréal
(semester project and extensions)
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Yosra Saadaoui

Master thesis: A column generation framework to berth scheduling in port terminals

May 2014 - August 2015
Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Julien Sylvestre

Master thesis: Impacts of new logistic centres in urban areas

September 2016 - March 2017

Polytechnique Montréal 

Supervisor: Martin Trépanier

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Succession Development Program, Logistec Corporation

Nitish Umang

Postdoc: Intermodal container allocation problems in rail yards

May 2014 - July 2015

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Operations Researcher, GE Global Research

Shore Zehtabian

Master thesis: Development of new scenario decomposition techniques for linear and nonlinear stochastic programming

September 2016 - January 2017

Université de Montréal 

Supervisor: Fabian Bastin

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Last known position: Senior Data Scientist Yellow Pages

Maëlle Zimmerman

Topic: Path choice prediction and traffic equilibrium in multimodal networks

May 2015 - August 2019

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Patrice Marcotte

Last known position: Data Scientist, IVADO Labs

Leonard Ryo Morin

Topic: Flow capture models with heterogeneous user behavior

September 2013 - May 2020

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisors: Fabian Bastin, Bernard Gendron

Last known position: Scientific software developer, INRO Software

Serena Mantovani

Master thesis : The load planning problem for double-stack intermodal trains

September 2019 - May 2020

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger 

Co-supervisor: Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Last known position: Program Manager, Amazon Air 

https://www.amazon.ca/

Ruf Moritz

Visiting PhD Student
Topic: The Load Planning and Sequencing Problem for Double-Stack Intermodal Trains

October 2017 - March 2018

Collaboration with Jean-François Cordeau and Emma Frejinger

Last known position: PhD student at the Institute of Railway Systems and Public Transport, Technische Universität Dresden

Erik Nygren

Visiting Researcher
Topic: Real-time rescheduling of trains

July 15 to December 15, 2019  Affiliation: Research and Innovation Lab at Swiss Federal Railways SBB

 

Gianluca Morganti

Master thesis : Service network design for intermodal railway transportation

September 2019-May 2020

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Last known position: Business Intelligence Analyst, Amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/

Kyle Goyette

Master thesis: Approximative dynamic programming and reinforcement learning for solving container load and scheduling problems

September 2017- May 2020

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Pham Hoang Giang

Master thesis: Locomotive routing problems 

September 2018 - May 2020
DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Co-supervisor: Jean-François Cordeau

Stéphanie Larocque

Master Thesis: A reinforcement learning approach for generating data on discrete optimization problem instances and solutions.

September 2017 - May 2020

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Yoshua Bengio

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

Pedro Miranda

Postdoc: Locomotive routing

problems

June 2018 - May 2020

Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Jean-François Cordeau

Co-Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

CIRRELT, HEC Montréal

Last known position: Data Scientist at SAP

Sobhan Mohammadpour

Topic: Travel time estimation

June 2018 - May 2020

DIRO, Université de Montréal

Supervisor: Emma Frejinger

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