Jean-François Cordeau obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1999. He is a professor of Operations Management at HEC Montréal, where he also holds the Chair in Logistics and Transportation. Since 2000, he has been responsible for the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management at HEC. He is a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD). He was Deputy Director of CIRRELT from 2008 to 2013. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 scientific articles in combinatorial optimization and mathematical decomposition, mostly in the fields of vehicle routing and logistics network design. He has also supervised more than 60 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. He is an Associate Editor of IIE Transactions and Transportation Science, and a member of the Editorial Board of Computers & Operations Research. Dr. Cordeau has also acted as a consultant for several Canadian and European organizations in the private and public sectors. In 2009, he and three of his colleagues won First Prize in the ROADEF Challenge on Disruption Management for Commercial Aviation. Since 2014, he is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. He received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Operational Research Society in 2016.