Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Université Laval
Claude-Guy Quimper received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He was a visiting researcher at NICTA (Sydney, Australia) and an intern at Microsoft Research. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. He has worked in industry for DeMarque, Copernicus, Omega Optimization and Google.
He is interested in the satisfaction and optimization of combinatorial problems using constraint programming. On such example involves the generation of work schedules for the doctors in a hospital and another is related to the planning of operations in a wood processing plant. Together with his research team he designs filtering algorithms for global constraints. These algorithms reduce the size of the search space and therefore the computation time required to find a solution.