May 22, 2015—Montréal, Quebec—Chairs Secretariat
Canada is committed to attracting and retaining the world’s best researchers. One of the most respected programs to attract these research giants is the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program. Dr. Andrea Lodi, one of the world’s most respected data scientists, has been appointed as the CERC in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making.
The Honourable Senator Diane Bellemare, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was at Polytechnique Montréal today to introduce Dr. Andrea Lodi, who has come to Canada from the University of Bologna, Italy. Dr. Lodi becomes the 23rd Canada Excellence Research Chair holder.
As the CERC in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making, Dr. Lodi’s work will focus on developing new methods of exploiting big data, creating algorithms to achieve optimized strategies for decision-making, which will help solve day-to-day problems in real time. Dr. Lodi will develop software that city planners in Canada and around the world can use to make optimal decisions concerning the scheduling of trains or subways, the assignment of telecommunication frequencies, or health-care management. This type of software has significant environmental benefits as it can be applied to natural resource management to control waste and overuse.
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