We are pleased to invite you to attend the Department of Management Science and Engineering seminar series in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo!

Our seminar series often accommodates a variety of talks such as research-oriented, Ph.D. student, and practitioner-oriented talks. Topics in the series include, among other, energy systems, optimisation, logistics and supply chain, healthcare, information and communications technologies, and socio-technical systems.

The audience, usually 15-25 in size, is primarily composed of faculty and graduate students from the Department of Management Science and Engineering, although other faculty, students and industrial professionals frequently attend.

Visit our Events page for a full listing of upcoming seminars, and details. 

The department seminar series' coordinator is Kejia Zhu.

Seminars are typically held on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in CPH 4335, unless otherwise noted.

Seminars for 2023

Date Speaker Affiliation Area Title

August 28


CPH 4335

George Zhe Zhang Western Washington University & Simon Fraser University   JORS and OR Journal Development- History, Current State, and Future Projection.

September 5


CPH 4335

Margot Racat

IDRAC Business School

  Haptics and Need for Touch in Retail Environments: Bringing Back Tangibility to Consumers?

This schedule may change due to unforeseen reasons.

View our seminar archives to view a listing of seminars held in previous years.