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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.


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).


lessard Jean-Philippe Lessard - Deputy director of scientific activities at the CRM

On July 1, Jean-Philippe Lessard, professor at McGill University, was nominated deputy director of scientific programs at the CRM for a two-year term. His research interests include applied mathematics, numerical analysis and partial differential equations. He is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at McGill University since 2017. Prior to McGill, he was a Professor of mathematics at Laval University for six years. He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2007, was awarded a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton in 2009 and was the group leader of the research line Computational Mathematics at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in 2010. He also spent some time as a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University and at VU University Amsterdam. In 2016, he was awarded the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Jean-Philippe’s research focuses on studying finite and infinite dimensional dynamical systems, such as ODEs, delay equations and PDEs. Combining the strength of numerical analysis, topological methods, nonlinear analysis, scientific computing, interval arithmetic, functional analysis and fixed point theory, he develops a general computational theory to obtain computer-assisted proofs in the study of dynamical systems.


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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