Dr. Pierre L'Ecuyer

Dr. Pierre L'Ecuyer is a Professor in the Departement d'Informatique et de Recherche Operationnelle at the Universite de Montreal. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Stochastic Simulation and Optimization since 2004 and an Inria International Chair (at Inria-Rennes, France) for 2013{2018. He obtained the Canadian Operational Research Society Award of Merit in 2014, the INFORMS Simulation Society Distinguished Service Award in 2011, the INFORMS Simulation Society Outstanding Research Publication Award twice, in 1999 and 2009, a Killam Research Fellowship in 2001-03, the Urgel-Archambault Prize from ACFAS in 2002, Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in 1995-97, and was elected INFORMS Fellow in 2006. He has published over 240 scienti c articles and book chapters in various areas, including random number generation, quasi-Monte Carlo methods, efficiency improvement in simulation, sensitivity analysis and optimization for discrete-event simulation models, simulation software, stochastic dynamic programming, and applications in nance, manufacturing, telecommunications, reliability, and service center management. He also developed software libraries and systems for the theoretical and empirical analysis of random number generators and quasi-Monte Carlo point sets, and for general discrete-event simulation. His work impinges on the areas of mathematics, statistics, operations research, economics, and computer science.

He was Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation until June 2013. He is currently Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Statistics and Computing, Cryptography and Communications, and International Transactions in Operational Research. He has been a referee for over 130 di erent scienti c journals, plus many books and conference proceedings. He was a professor in the Departement d'Informatique at Universite Laval (Quebec) from 1983 to 1990 and is at the Universite de Montreal since then. He has been a visiting scholar (for several months) at Stanford University (USA), INRIA/Rocquencourt (France), Ecole des Mines (France), Waseda University (Tokyo), University of Salzburg (Austria), North Carolina State University (USA), INRIA/Rennes (France), and Universite de Savoie in Chambery (France). He is a member of the CIRRELT and GERAD research centers, in Montreal.

He is a competitive cyclist in road racing, with four titles of Canadian Champion and ten titles of Quebec Champion.