Welcome to Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo

Management Sciences is an academic department within the Faculty of Engineering that offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree in management engineering, an undergraduate option in management sciences, and both research and course-based graduate degree programs. 

Management sciences is a broad interdisciplinary study of problem solving and decision making in organizations. It uses a combination of analytical models, data science, and behavioural sciences to address societies' most complex problems.

Conducting meaningful research that will impact industries and economies, our students and faculty work under three core areas of specialization: applied operations research, information systems, and management of technology. 

  1. Apr. 4, 2018Search results affect medical treatment decisions

    A study by Amira Ghenai, a computer science PhD candidate supervised by Management Sciences professor Mark Smucker, found that search engine results have a "significant effect on people's ability to make correct treatment decisions."  Search results biased with incorrect information can lead to worse treatment decisions than not receiving any information at all. This is particularly concerning in cases when people seek treatment for serious illnesses.

  2. Mar. 29, 2018Local high school students test their math skills at first TORCH competition at the University of WaterlooA team of Waterloo TORCH competitors working to solve a problem

    On March 17, 2018,  over 40 high school students from the Waterloo Region tested their math skills and learned more about the field of operations research at the The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH). The competition was jointly organized by volunteer graduate students in the Department of Management Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Math.

  3. Mar. 26, 2018Students win first prize at provincial project management competition

    A group of Engineering graduate students won first prize in the Wideman Education Awards, Ontario competition, which promotes socially oriented project work. Taru Agarwal, Diana Jaber, Jithin John Matthews, Rafat Tahboosh, Jing Wu, and Alizeh Zaman completed the project as part of a Management Sciences course - MSCI 651 - International Project Management, instructed by Prof. Peter Carr.

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  1. May 28, 2018Management Sciences Seminar | Evrim Didem Gunes: "Modelling the use of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in Chronic Care Management

    In this talk I will present an overview of my research on chronic care services.  I will then focus on the problem of care delivery for complex patients, with multiple comorbidities. In this project, we develop a Markov Decision Process framework to manage care for individual patients with multiple chronic conditions through a complex care hub. Complex care provision influences the evolution of Patient Activation Measure (PAM), an indicator for healthy behavior, which affects the evolution of health state of patients.

  2. June 5, 2018PhD Defence | Burak Guler: "A Regional Energy Hub for Achieving a Low-Carbon Energy Transition"


    Jatin Nathwani

  3. June 18, 2018PhD Defence | Taghi Khaniyev: "Data Analytics for Optimization: Structure Detection and Heuristic Search"


    Samir Elhedhli

    Fatih Erenay

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