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Department of Mathematics and Operational Research



Prof Dr Marc Pirlot, Head of Department.
UMONS Faculty of Engineering
9, rue de Houdain, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 65 374682   Fax: +32 (0) 65 374689

Please consult our website for more information on our resources and to view our list of publications.


    Academic Team

    • Dr Ir Philippe Fortemps, Full Professor - Vice Dean
    • Dr Marc Pirlot, Full Professor - Head of Department
    • Dr Ir Philippe Saucez, Professor
    • Dr Jacques Teghem, Professor Emeritus - Scientific Consultant
    • Dr Daniel Tuyttens, Professor

    Research Team

    • Valérie Brison, Research Assistant
    • Hongying Fei, Research Assistant
    • Massimo Gurrieri, Research Assistant
    • Jad Jalwan, Research Assistant
    • Mohand Mezmaz, Research Assistant
    • Dr Xavier Siebert, Post-doc Researcher
    • Dr Berthold Ulungu, Scientific Collaborator
    • Arnaud Vandaele, Research Assistant
    • Laurent Vanderputten, Teaching Assistant
    • Dr Nicole Vast, Teaching Assistant


    Technical Team

    • Laurence Wouters, Secretary

    PhD Students

    • Walid Besbes
    • Géraldine Bous
    • Olivier Derveau
    • Emna Dhouib
    • Eda Ersek
    • Olivier Sobrie

Research Themes

Our main research themes (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Production Optimisation (J. Teghem)
  • Solving Partial Differential Equations (P. Saucez)
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Support (M. Pirlot)
  • Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems (P. Fortemps)
  • Software Tools for Logistics (J. Teghem)

Teaching Activities

Our main teaching activities (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Advanced Algebra
  • Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Calculus of Variations
  • Numerical analysis, including the Calculation of the Differences
  • Calculation of Probabilities, including the Theory of Observation Errors
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Complement to Mathematics
  • Linear and Non-linear Programming
  • Graphs and Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Production Management and Product Planning
  • Numerical Analysis of EDPs
  • Complement to Statistics
  • Multicriteria Decision SupporT
  • Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic 
  • Stochastic Models in Operational Research
  • Introduction to Cryptography