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The Management Committee is composed of the Director and the Deputy Directors.

The Director

Luc Vinet (Université de Montréal, mathematical physics)

Luc Vinet is Aisenstadt Professor of Physics at the Université de Montréal and the Director of the CRM, a position he held previously from 1993 to 1999. Born in Montréal, he holds a doctorate (3rd cycle) from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) and a PhD from the Université de Montréal, both in theoretical physics. After two years as a research associate at MIT, he was appointed as assistant professor in the Physics Department at the Université de Montréal in the early 1980s and promoted to full professorship in 1992. His research interests in theoretical and mathematical physics include: exactly solvable problems, symmetries, algebraic structures, special functions and quantum information.

In 1999, Luc Vinet joined the ranks of McGill University where he held the position of Vice-Principal (Academic) and Provost. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Rector of the Université de Montréal. He presently chairs the Board of the Fulbright Canada and sits on the Board of Directors of National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton. Among numerous honours, he was awarded the Armand-Frappier Prize of the Government of Québec in 2009 and the 2012 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Université Claude-Bernard (Lyon).

In 2017, professor Vinet was made Officer of the Ordre national du Québec by Premier Philippe Couillard. Then in 2018, he was nominated Fellow of 2018 Class of the AMS. Finally, his mandate as director of the CRM was renewed for a four year period until 2021.


Louigi Addario-Berry, (McGill, combinatorial and discrete probability) – Deputy Director - Scientific Programs

Louigi Addario-Berry is an associate professor at McGill University. His research is focused on combinatorial and discrete probability. He received his doctorate from McGill University in 2006, jointly in mathematics/statistics and computer science. He then held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford and an assistant professorship at the Université de Montréal, before returning to McGill in 2009. 

During 2014-2015, Mr. Addario-Berry held a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Oxford and a Simons Fellowship at the Newton Institute, University of Cambridge. He had previously held visiting positions at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and at École Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay. In 2016, he was awarded the Coxeter-James Prize from the Canadian Mathematical Society. Hel is co-editorof the Canadian Journal of Mathematics for the period 2017-2021.


HussinVéronique Hussin, Deputy Director (Publications and Communications)

Véronique Hussin is a full professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Montréal.  She served as Head of Department for two terms, 2005-09 and 2010-12.  In 2012, on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, she was appointed Director of SAFIRE.  This is a specialised service department that manages a range of faculty-wide programs for ensuring students have the skills and credits they need for academic success in their chosen areas of specialisation. SAFIRE incorporates the language center, which organizes the learning of 13 languages ??for all students at the University.

Véronique obtained a PhD from the University of Liège (Belgium). Her area of research is mathematical physics, focusing on the study of the mathematical and physical properties of integrable and solvable systems in both quantum and classical mechanics.  This work draws upon methods from the theory of Lie groups and supergroups, and the links with the symmetries and supersymmetries of the physical systems under investigation.  She works closely with researchers in England, Australia, Spain and Mexico - formally as Visiting Professor at Northumbria University in Newcastle, Grey College Maths Fellow at Durham University (both UK), and Visiting Scholar at the University of Valladolid (Spain).


Odile Marcotte (UQAM and GERAD, combinatorial optimization) – Deputy Director - Partnerships

Odile Marcotte is a member of GERAD (Groupe d'études et de recherche en analyse des décisions) and an adjunct professor at the Departement of Computer Science of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from the Université de Montréal (1983), an M.Sc.A. in operations research from the École Polytechnique de Montréal (1979), and a Ph.D. in operations resarch from Cornell University (1983). Her research interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming, and graph theory, as well as the applications of these areas to the analysis of natural language dictionaries, the test design of electronic components, and the design of energy collection networks. She was a member of the organizing committee of the Optimization Days conference in 1987, 1995, and 2003, of the organizing committee of the Thematic Semester on Combinatorial Optimization (at the CRM, from June to December 2006), and of the Executive Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee of CanaDAM 2009 (the Second Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, held at the CRM in May 2009). She was the principal organizer of eight Montreal Industrial Problem Solving Workshops (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively). In her capacity as Deputy Director, Partnerships, Odile Marcotte is also very involved in the Institutes Innovation Platform, a project of the three Canadian mathematics institutes that is funded by NSERC.


Louise Poirier (Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation de l'Université de Montréal - Département de Didactique) - Deputy director - Numeracy Project

Professor Poirier is the outgoing Dean of the Faculty of Education, a position she held since June 2010. A specialist in mathematics education, and turned towards collaborative research in preschool and elementary school, she led a number of collaborative research projects with schools, particularly with the Kativik School Board and the Inuit community, as well as with the Support Program at the Montreal School. She is currently collaborating with the Regional Academy of the Guelmim region in Morocco as well as with the Vanguard School and is also involved in the project "Music to children" in collaboration with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Commission Pointe-de-L'Île School and the Université de Montréal.


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