Louis-Martin Rousseau

Professor - Operational Research, Polytechnique Montréal

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Montreal

Stream: Supply Chain

Louis-Martin Rousseau is a professor, entrepreneur, and investor. He has been a professor at Polytechnique Montreal for 20 years, where his research explores the frontier of artificial intelligence, operations research, and management science. Louis-Martin has published over 200 scientific publications, some in the most prestigious journals, such as Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Transportation Science. His work on combinatorial optimization problems has gained him international recognition, particularly in column generation techniques, transportation logistics, scheduling optimization, and healthcare resource optimization. Since 2016, he has held the Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Logistics (HANALOG).

Louis-Martin’s entrepreneurial career started when he founded Planora (alongside CDL Mentor, Alexandre Le Bouthillier) and held the position of chief scientific officer. Planora developed a workforce optimization SaaS solution deployed in 10 different verticals when RedPrairie acquired it in 2012 and then JDA in 2013. After those mergers, Louis-Martin took on the VP – scientific advisor role at the JDA Labs in Montréal until 2018. More recently, he co-founded, with students from his lab and colleagues, Gray Oncology Solutions, an operating system for oncology logistics that is now scheduling patients in Canada’s largest hospitals. Since IVADO Labs’ founding in 2018, he has been a scientific director at IVADO Labs, an AI-based not-for-profit consulting firm that analyzes businesses’ needs and maps them to practical AI solutions. Louis-Martin is also a technical and strategic advisor for PemPem, the CDL-Montreal Supply Chain featured company in 2021. PemPem develops supply chain software designed to bring informal commodity markets online.

As an investor, Louis-Martin is amongst the most active members of Anges Quebec, a group of angel investors on a mission to invest capital in innovation by Quebec-based companies. He makes (and leads) several investments yearly, particularly in companies that propose science-based solutions to healthcare and logistics problems.

Louis-Martin has a PhD in computer science and operations research and can support ventures with financing, business models, university collaborations, logistics algorithms, AI optimization, etc.