GERAD is a multi university research center founded in 1979. It involves experts from a mix of disciplines: quantitative methods for management, operations researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians and mathematical engineers. Its mission it to develop all aspects of the mathematics of decision making in large, complex systems be they technological, commercial or economic, and ahead of decision making, to develop the mathematics of model building as pertaining to statistical analysis, simulation and data mining; t o train researchers in the above areas; and to contribute to the building of collective wealth through the creation of spin off companies, consulting activities for the transferring of locally developed know how to industry, and the incorporation of this know how into software for support in decision making.
- Mathematical methods in support of decision making
- Applications development in large scale technological, commercial and economic systems
- Software for decision support
*The mission comes from the group's website.