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

The Director

Octav Cornea (Université de Montréal)

Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Université de Montréal since 2003, Octav Cornea, obtained his doctorate at the University of Rochester in 1993 and, in 1994, he became Professor at the University of Lille 1, where he remained until 2002. He was director of the Institut des sciences mathématiques (2006-2009), director of the Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (2010-2019) and deputy director of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (2011-2014). He works in geometry and topology, with contributions to algebraic topology, dynamical systems and, over the last twenty years, mainly to symplectic topology. He was a Simons Fellow (2015-2016), member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2015-2016), Research Professor at the Mathematical Science Research Institute at Berkeley (2009) and invited speaker at the Inaugural Mathematical Congress of the Americas in 2013.


Girouard Alexandre Girouard - Deputy director of scientific activities

Alexandre Girouard is a professor of mathematics at Laval University since 2013. He specializes in spectral geometry. He obtained his PhD in 2008 at the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Iosif Polterovich and Marlène Frigon.


Manuel Morales Manuel Morales – Deputy Director of partnerships

Manuel Morales is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal. His specialization is in financial and actuarial mathematics and his research interests are in the fields of applied machine learning in banking and responsible investment. Other of his general fields of interest are mathematical finance and risk theory.

He was also Chief AI Scientist at the National Bank. He now leads the NSERC-CREATE program on Machine Learning Quantitative Finance and Business Analytics.


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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