Dr. François Soumis, (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Dr. Binay Bhattacharya , Simon Fraser University
Efficiency in modern industrial operations requires that available resources are deployed in an optimal manner. The study of facility location is concerned with the placement of one of more facilities in a way that meets a particular objective, such as minimizing transportation costs, providing a high level of service to customer or capturing market share. This project, by exploiting the mathematics of computational geometry and algorithmic graph theory, develops new tools to aid in the location of facilities to optimally serve the demands of customers.
Dr. Paul Myers , University of Alberta
Dr. Bernard Gendron , Université of Montréal
Dr. Richard J. Nowakowski , (Dalhousie University)
About twenty-five years ago a spelunker was lost in a Pennsylvania cave system. A mathematician at Pennsylvania State University was asked to help design an efficient search of the cave system. This mathematician happened to be a graph theorist and as a cave system may be modelled as a graph, it led him to introduce the general problem of searching graphs.