The primary objective of my research is to provide guaranteed optimal or near-optimal solutions for important classes of large-scale discrete nonlinear optimization problems arising in engineering applications. My current interests are in developing new models and algorithms for semidefinite, conic and polynomial optimization, and using them to solve problems in the areas of smart grids and layout.
My students are all enrolled at Polytechnique Montréal, a leading Canadian engineering school with over 6000 students, including over 1000 pursuing research degrees.
I am a member of the GERAD research center, a world-renowned inter-institutional centre. GERAD brings together researchers from four Montreal-based universities and supports the research of more than 300 graduate students, more than half of them doctoral students. Polytechnique Montréal and GERAD are both located on the campus of the Université de Montréal.