• Data Mining

Chairholder

Pierre Hansen

Pierre Hansen is professor at the Department of Decision Sciences, and, since 2004, holder of the Data Mining Chair.
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Mission

Mission

The HEC Montréal Data Mining Chair is a research chair and the vast majority of its work lies in fundamental research. The purpose of data mining is to discover, within very large data sets available in both public and private organizations, relevant information that is useful and/or profitable to decision makers. Read more.

Scientific program

Programmation scientifique

Many data mining problems are too difficult or involve too much data to be solved exactly. It is therefore necessary to resort to heuristics that give an approximation of an optimal solution within a reasonable timeframe (or sometime an optimal solution, but without proof of its optimality.). Read more.