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Institute for data valorization (IVADO)

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Capitalizing on its research excellence and data science capacity, Campus Montréal, the alliance of Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal, recently launched the Institute for data valorisation (IVADO) — a campus-wide initiative to federate data science resources, create the nation's leading data science research and training centre and build a dynamic hub of data-driven innovation through industry partnerships and entrepreneurship.

  • 1000 data science, optimization and artificial intelligence experts
  • 7 internationally recognized major research centres and departments
    • GERAD: decision-making in large complex technological, business and economic systems
    • CIRRELT: optimization of transportation and logistics
    • MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms): one of the world's leading deep learning laboratories
    • Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science and Real-Time Decision-Making
    • Université de Montréal's Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
    • Polytechnique Montréal's Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering
    • HEC Montréal's Department of Decision Sciences
  • 12 Canada Research Chairs in the field
  • Cutting-edge cross-disciplinary expertise: key user experience laboratory, integrated cybersecurity network, Calcul Québec, cyberjustice laboratory
  • Internationally recognized data science training programs
  • More than 70 international collaborators

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Research Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 74

External Sources of Funding

  • Government of Canada (Canada First Research Excellence Fund)
  • Industrial memberships
  • Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (MESI)
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec
  • Three founding institutions: Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal


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