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Seminars

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Department of Management Sciences 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 Sciences, 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 Houra Mahmoudzadeh

Seminars are typically held on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in CPH 4333, unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Affiliation Area Title
2018-03-12 Dr. Sebastien Lahaie Google Operations Research/Computational Economics Testing Incentive Compatibility in Display Ad Auctions
2018-03-26 Dr. Jonathan Y. Li University of Ottawa Operations Research Optimization for Measuring Risk in Stochastic Programs
2018-04-17 Dr. Jose Oliveira University of Porto, Industrial Engineering and Management Department, Portugal Operations Research Waste Minimization: The Contribution of Cutting and Packing Problems for a More Competitive and Environmentally Friendly Industry
2018-05-14 Dr. Kathleen M. Carly Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science/Organisational Behaviour Wisdom & Ignorance:  Managing and Manipulation Groups through Heedful Interaction
2018-05-28 Dr. Evrim Didem Gunes Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Operations Research Modelling the use of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in Chronic Care Management
2018-06-11 Dr. Pinar Keskinocak

Georgia tech, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia

Industrial and Systems Engineering Quantitative Models Embedded in Decision-Support Tools for Healthcare Applications
2018-06-19 Dr. Oleg Prokopyev

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Industrial Engineering Sequential Interdiction with Incomplete Information and Learning
2018-10-19 Dr. Mahdi Roghanizad Adjunct professor at Ivey Business School Information systems/Organizational behaviour Predicting Cooperativeness: The Medium is the Message
2018-10-29 Dr. Jingui Xie School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China Operations research The Analytics of Bed Shortages: Coherent Metric, Prediction and Optimization
2018-11-19 Dr. Armann Ingolfsson Alberta School of Business Operations research Comparison of Fluid Approximations for Service Systems with State-Dependent Service Rates and Return Probabilities
2018-11-26 Dr. Yiqiang Q. Zhao School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University Operations research Optimal Trading Under the Mean-Quadratic Criterion

This schedule may change due to unforeseen reasons.

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