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The Executive Committee is composed of the Director and the Deputy Directors.
François Lalonde has overall responsibilities for the Centre de recherches mathématiques
A mathematician and physicist by training, Francois Lalonde holds a Doctorat d'État (1985) from the Université de Paris-Sud Orsay in the field of differential topology. His fields of interests include symplectic topology, Hamiltonian dynamics and the study of infinite-dimensional groups of transformations. He is member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1997 and was a Killam Research Fellowship recipient in 2000-2002. He holds the Canada Research Chair in the field of Symplectic Geometry and Topology at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Université de Montréal. Plenary speaker at the First Canada-China congress in 1997, part of his works in collaboration with Dusa McDuff was presented in her plenary address at the ICM 1998 in Berlin. He was an invited speaker at the ICM 2006 in Madrid.
Octav Cornea (Université de Montréal, topology) is in charge of CRM prizes and schools.
Octav Cornea has been a faculty member at the University of Montreal since 2003. Before moving to Montreal he was a professor at the University of Lille 1 (France) from 1994 until 2003.
Cornea received a Bachelor degree from the University of Bucharest in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1993.
Cornea's work is in topology, mainly algebraic topology in the '90's
and in symplectic topology starting from 2001. His current focus is
on the topology of Lagrangian submanifolds. He publishes mainly in topology and geometry journals (Topology, Geometry and Topology, Ergodic Theory & Dynamical Systems etc.) and sometimes in more general mathematical journals (Annals of Mathematics, Duke Mathematical Journal and others).
Chantal David (Concordia, analytical number theory) takes over responsibilities for the publications with the AMS and Springer
Chantal David obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Université de Montréal in 1986. She pursued her studies at McGill University where she obtained her Masters in Engineering (1988) followed by her Ph.D. in Mathematics (1993). She joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University in 1993 after working as a part-time teacher at the École de Technologie Supérieure of the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Specialized in Number Theory, professor David has published several articles in her field of interest in publications such as the Duke Mathematical Journal, International Mathematics Research Notices and Acta Arithmetica.
Invited speaker at international conferences, in recent years, she also has been deeply involved in her community as the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Mathematics at Concordia and member of the Departmental Personnel Committee. In 2005, she co-organized the theme year in "Analysis in Number Theory" at CRM.
Odile Marcotte, (UQAM and GERAD, combinatorial optimization) takes over responsabilities for the annual reports, the Bulletin du CRM and relations with related fields.
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. She was a member of the organizing
committee of the Optimization Days in 1987, 1995, and 2003, and of the
organizing committee of the Thematic Semester on Combinatorial
Optimization that took place at the CRM from June to December 2006. In her
capacity as deputy director of the CRM, she is responsible for the
contacts between the CRM and MITACS and was the main organizer of two
Industrial Problem Solving Workshops. Odile Marcotte is a member of the
Executive Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee of CanaDAM 2009,
the Second Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, which
will take place at the CRM in May 2009.