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Matthias Pawoumodom Takouda

Matthias Pawoumodom Takouda 

Assistant Professor

Finance & Operations

Management

 

F-425, Fraser Auditorium 

Sudbury Campus

 

705.675.1151 ext 2154705.675.1151 ext 2154

705.675.1151 ext 2154mtakouda@laurentian.ca

Biography

Pawoumodom Matthias Takouda, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management of the department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management at the Laurentian University. His research focuses on convex analysis, linear, conic and semidefinite programming, data envelopment analysis and computational optimization. He is also interested in applying the above methodologies in management and engineering. He teaches courses in management (Business Statistics, Management Sciences, Operations Management, Management Information Systems), as well as in mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebras, Differential Equations).


Education

  • Ph. D., Applied Mathematics (Convex Analysis and Numerical Optimization), Paul Sabatier-Tououse III University, Toulouse (France)
  • M. Sc.,  Applied Mathematics (Variational Analysis and Optimization), Paul Sabatier-Tououse III University, Toulouse (France)
  • Graduate Diploma (Maitrise), Mathematics, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
  • B. Sc. (Licence),  Mathematics, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Academic Appointments

At Laurentian University:

  1. Associate Professor (Tenured), Finance & Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (2016 - )
  2. MBA Coordinator (Limited term), Faculty of Management, LU (2016 - Dec. 2017)
  3. Sessional Lecturer (part time), Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture, LU (2012 - )
  4. Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Finance & Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (Jan 2015-2016)
  5. Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Commerce & Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2014-Dec. 2014)
  6. Assistant Professor (Limited term), Commerce & Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2011- 2014)
  7. Sessional Lecturer (part time), Commerce & Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2006-2011)
  8. Assistant Professor (Limited Term), Commerce & Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2005-2006)


Other Academic Appointments:

At Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Québec:

  1. Professeur Associé/Adjunct Professor, Mathématiques et Génie Industriel, (2017-2018)

Research

Research Topics include

  1. Data Envelopment Analysis in Retail
  2. MILP models for Projects Scheduling
  3. Preferences Aggregations
  4. Portfolio Selection and Correlation Matrics calibration
  5. Facility and VLSI Layouts
  6. Logistics management in Retrail
  7. Linear optimization and applications;
  8. Semidefinite optimization
  9. Convex Analysis
  10. Numerical optimization
  11. Applications in Management and Engineering

Teaching

Teaching interests include

  1. Business Statistics
  2. Operations Research/Management Sciences
  3. Operations Management
  4. Supply chain management (Logistics)
  5. Management Informations Systems
  6. Calculus
  7. Algebra
  8. Differential Equations

Awards

  • [2016]: Honorable Mention of the Management Sciences Division at the 2013 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
  • [2016]: Nomination for the Student Choice Awards  of the Center for Academic Excellence of Laurentian University
  • [2015]: Nomination for the Student Choice Awards  of the Center for Academic Excellence of Laurentian University
  • [2013]: Nomination for the Student Choice Awards  of the Center for Academic Excellence of Laurentian University
  • [2013]: Best Paper Award of the Management Sciences Division at the 2013 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
  • [2013]: Certificate of Merit of the Students Success Center of the Laurentian University.
  • [2011]: Uuniversity of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) Postgraduate Students Honor Roll
  • [2003]: Mention Très Honorable (Very Honorable mention: highest distinction of the university) for my Ph.D. at University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, Toulouse, France
  • [1999]: Mention Bien, Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (M. Sc.), Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, Toulouse, France

Publications


Articles (in refereed journals):

  1. P.L. Takouda, M. Dia (2017). An Empirical Study of the Performance of Canadian-Owned Chains of Retail Stores. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM).
  2. P.L. Takouda, M. Dia (2016). Relative efficiency of Canadian Chains of Hardware Retail Stores. International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 27, Nos. 1/2, 2016.
  3. Almaatani, D., Boudjellaba, H., Gningue, Y., Takouda, M., Zhu, H. (2016).  Improving the NNA for the Travelling Salesman Problem using the MVM. International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology, vol. 5, Issue 2, p. 106-109, March-April 2016.
  4. S. Albert, P.L. Takouda, Y. Robichaud, R. Haq (2013). Building a self-directed process for the development of internationally-trained professional profiles in Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration,Vol. 14, Issue 4, 671-688, 2013.
  5. P.L. Takouda (2005). Un problème d’approximation matricielle  : quelle est la matrice bistochastique la plus proche d’une matrice donnée?  RAIRO Recherche Opérationnelle, volume 39, p 35 - 54, 2005.
  6. P.L. Takouda (2003). Résolution d’un problème d’agrégation de préférences en approximant par des matrices bistochastiques, Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines, "Recherche opérationnelle et aide à la décision", 41e année, numéro 161, p. 77 - 97, 2003.


Chapters in Academic Books:

  1. D. Almataani, S. Diagne, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda (2015).  Solving the Transportation Problem using the Modified Vogel Method. In Interdisciplinary Topics in Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science, pp. 13-19. Cojocaru, M., Kotsireas, I.S., Makarov, R., Melnik, R., Shodiev, H. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing.
  2. Crainic T.G., Marcotte S., Rei W., Takouda P.L. (2013). Proactive Order Consolidation in Global Sourcing, Handbook of Global Logistics - Transportation in International Supply Chains, J. H. Bookbinder (Ed.), 501– 530, Springer.


Books Edited: (Symposium proceedings, periodicals, etc.)

  1. Takouda, P.L. (ed.) (2015). Proceedings of the Management Sciences Division at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, NS.
  2. Takouda, P.L. (ed.) (2014). Proceedings of the Management Sciences Division at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Muskoka, On, Vol. 35, No. 2, 120 pages.


Refereed Conferences proceedings papers

  1. D. Almataani, S. Diagne, E.M. Diop, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda. Reduction of Transshipment Problems into Smaller Transportation problems using Minimum Cost Paths. Proceedings of the 2014 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), May 10-13 2014.
  2. D. Almaatani, S. Diagne, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda. Solving Unbalanced Transportation Problems using the Modified Vogel Method. Proceedings of the 2014 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), May 10-13 2014.
  3. M. Dia, P.L. Takouda (2013). Efficacité technique dans le commerce de détail de canadien de produits de quincaillerie. Proceedings of the 2013 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), June 8-11, 2013.
  4. P.L. Takouda, M. Dia (2013). Benchmarking Chains of Hardware Retail Stores in Canada. Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), ICSMAO’13, April 28-30, 2013.
  5. S. Albert, P.L. Takouda, Y. Robichaud, R. Haq (2012). Building a self-directed process for the development of internationally-trained professional profiles in Canada. Proceedings of the CAAA Conference, Charlottetown, P.E.I., May 31-June 3, 2012.
  6. P.L. Takouda, M.F. Anjos, A. Vannelli. Global Lower Bounds for the VLSI Macrocell Floorplanning Problem using Semidefinite Optimization. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop System-on-Chip for Real-Time Applications (IWSOC), pp 275-280, Banff, AB, July 20-24, 2005.


Refereed Conferences proceedings abstracts

  1. Takouda, P.L., Dia, M., Abukari, K.  and Assaidi, A. (2017). DEA in the Canadian Mining Industry: A Case Study. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Quebec, QC, Canada, July 17-21, 2017.
  2. Takouda, P. L., Anjos, M.F. (2016). An improved mixed integer semidefinite optimization model for the unequal-areas facility layout problem. Proceedings of the 15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 12-14, 2017.
  3. Dia, M., Abukari, K., Takouda, P.L. and Assaidi, A. (2017). Relative Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Mining Companies. Proceedings of the 2017 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Annual Conference, Montreal (Quebec, Canada), May29 - June 1, 2017).
  4. Takouda, P. L. (2016). On the Doubly Stochastic Matrix Completion Problem. Proceedings of the 2016 Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting, Niagara Falls, December 2-5, 2016.
  5. Takouda, P. L., Dia, M. (2016). Efficiency Measurement In The Canadian Retail Industry During The Period 2000-2014. Proceedings of the 58th Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Conference, Banff, AB, May 30th-June 1st, 2016.
  6. Takouda, P. L., Dia, M. (2016). Performance de chaînes canadiennes de commerce de detail: une étude empirique. Proceedings of the 2016 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Edmonton, AB, June 4-6, 2016.
  7. O. Koné, P. L. Takouda, K. H. Edi (2015).  Supported and non-supported solutions for the multi-objective RCPSP. Proceedings of CORS/INFORMS 2015 Joint International Meeting, Montreal, QC, June 14-17, 2015.
  8. D. Almaatani, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda, H. Zhu (2015). Improving the NNA for the Travelling Salesman Problem using a Modified Vogel Method. Proceedings of The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS-2015), Waterloo, ON, Canada, June 7-12, 2015.
  9. M. Dia, P. L. Takouda (2015). Impacts of the Subprime Crisis on the Retailing Industry: An Assessment via DEA. Proceedings of CORS/INFORMS 2015 Joint International Meeting, Montreal, QC, June 14-17, 2015.
  10. O. Koné, P. L. Takouda, K. H. Edi (2015).  Modèles PLNE pour l’ordonnancement de projets multicritère. Proceedings of the 2015 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), June 13-16, 2015.
  11. D. Almaatani, S. Diagne, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda (2014). The Modified Vogel Method applied to Unbalanced Transportation Problem. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2014, HEC Montréal, Montréal, May 5-7, 2014.
  12. O. Koné, M. P. Takouda, K.H. Edi (2014). On/Off Event Based Model for the Multi-Objective RCPSP with Budget Optimization. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2014, HEC Montréal, Montréal, May 5-7, 2014.
  13. D. Almataani, S. Diagne, E.M. Diop, Y. Gningue, P.L. Takouda (2014). A Two-Phase Approach Based on Floyd’s Algorithm for the Transshipment Problem. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2014, HEC Montréal, Montréal, May 5-7, 2014.
  14. Y. Gingue, D. Almaatani, S. Diagne, P.L. Takouda (2013). New approach for solving the Assignment Problem. Proceedings of The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS-2013), Waterloo, ON, Canada, August 26-30, 2013.
  15. Y. Gingue, D. Almaatani, S. Diagne, P.L. Takouda (2013). Solving the simple Transportation Problem by using the modified Vogel Approximation method.  Proceedings of The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS-2013), Waterloo, ON, Canada, August 26-30, 2013.
  16. Y. Gingue, D.Almaatani, S. Diagne, P.L. Takouda (2013).Validation de la Methode de Vogel Modifie pour la Resolution du Probleme d’Affectation lineaire. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2013. HEC Montréal, Montréal, May 6-8, 2013. 
  17. Y. Gingue, D.Almaatani, S. Diagne, P.L. Takouda (2013). Methode de Vogel modifiée pour la resolution des problemes de transport simple. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2013. HEC Montréal, Montréal, May 6-8, 2013.
  18. P.L. Takouda, M. Dia (2013). Benchmarking Chains of Hardware Retail Stores in Canada. Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), ICSMAO’13, April 28-30, 2013.
  19. P.L. Takouda, O. Koné (2012). Event based formulations for the multiobjective resource-constrained project scheduling problems. Actes du Congrès conjoint SCRO/MOPGP 2012. University of Waterloo, Niagara Falls, ON, June 11-13, 2012.
  20. P.L. Takouda, T.G. Cranic, W. Rei , S. Marcotte (2009). Consolidation proactive de commandes. Proceedings of Optimization Days 2009. HEC Montréal, Montréal, 4-6 mai 2009.
  21.  S. Marcotte, T.G. Cranic, W. Rei, P.L. Takouda (2008). Procurement Order Consolidation via Bin Packing. Proceedings of the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington 2008, October 12-15, 2008.
  22.  P.L. Takouda, T.G. Cranic, W. Rei , S. Marcotte (2008). Procurement Order Consolidation via Bin Packing. Proceedings of Modeling and Optimization : Theory and Applications 2008-MOPTA 08-A MITACS conference. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, August 18-20, 2008.
  23. P.L. Takouda, T.G. Cranic, W. Rei , S. Marcotte,(2008). Order Consolidation for Global Sourcing. Proceedings of the Joint Conference CORS/Optimization Days 2008. Laval University, Québec, Qc, May 12-14, 2008.
  24.  M. Béliveau, T.G. Crainic, S. Marcotte, P.L.Takouda (2008). Order Consolidation : A Case Study in the Retail Industry. Proceedings of the Joint Conference CORS/Optimization Days 2008. Laval University, Québec, Qc, May 12-14, 2008.
  25.  P.L. Takouda, T.G. Cranic, W. Rei , S. Marcotte. (2008). Bin packing et Consolidation. Actes de ROADEF 08 : 9è Congrès de la Société Francaise de Recherche Opérationnelle et Aide à la Décision (ROADEF), February 25-27, 2008, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  26. P.L. Takouda, M. Anjos, A. Vannelli (2005). Global Bounds for Macrocell Floorplanning using Semidefinite Programming. Proceedings of  the Franco-Canadian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, Mc Master University, Hamilton, ON, August 18-20, 2005.
  27. P.L. Takouda, M. Anjos, A. Vannelli (2005). Global Bounds for Macrocell Floorplanning using Semidefinite Programming. Proceedings of the 2005 SIAM Conference on Optimization, Stockholm, Suède, May 15-19, 2005.
  28. P.L. Takouda (2003). Une approche par optimisation sous contraintes de semi-définie positivité pour le problème d’approximation par matrices de corrélation. Proceedings of The  11th Journées du Groupe MODE, Pau, France. March 2003.
  29. P,L. Takouda, M. Anjos, N.J. Higham, H. Wolkowicz (2003). Une approche par optimisation sous contraintes de semi-définie positivité pour le problème d’approximation par matrices de corrélation. Proceedings of ROADEF 03 : 5è Journées Nationales de la ROADEF, Avignon, France. Feb. 2003.
  30. P.L. Takouda, M. Mongeau (2002). Une méthode de projections alternées pour un problème d’agrégation de préférences. Proceedings of ROADEF 02 : 4è Journées Nationales de la ROADEF, Télécom Paris, France. Feb.  2002.
  31. P.L. Takouda (2001). Problème d’approximation matricielle par des matrices bistochastiques. Proceedings of SMAI 2001 : 1er Congrès National de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles, Pompadour, France. May-June 2001.