Sunday, August 7, 2022

Management Engineering student's start-up joins the Velocity Incubator

Ayush Bhargava headshot

Second year Management Engineering student Ayush Bhargava is co-founder of Sway - a social commerce platform that allows creators to sell brand-partnered products and customer merchandise directly to their audience on their social media page. After winning a Concept $5K Grant in 2020, Sway recently got accepted in the Velocity Incubator, where the co-founders will receive support as they refine their initial start up idea, business model and proof of concept over the next several months.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Management Sciences degrees conferred at Spring 2022 convocation

MGTE 2022 Class picture

Management Engineering and Management Sciences graduating students participated in the Spring 2022 convocation, held on the evening of Saturday, June 18. The event celebrated the achievements of a new generation of graduates. Two management engineering graduates received special recognition. Chi-En Amy Tai received the University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal, as well as a Sandford Fleming Foundation Medal for Co-operative Work Term Proficiency.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Management Engineering graduating student earns prestigious Alumni Gold Medal

Amy Tai

Amy Tai, a Management Engineering graduating student (BASc '22) will be honoured at the upcoming Spring 2022 convocation with the Alumni Gold Medal in Engineering. The award recognizes her outstanding academic achievement.

You can read more about Amy and her accomplishments and experience in Management Engineering in a recent profile article published in Waterloo News. 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Management Sciences professor discusses connections between world events and supply chains

Management Sciences professor Fatma Gzara, an expert on supply chain management and logistics, was recently featured in Episode 123 of the Beyond the Bulleting Podcast, where she discussed how world events affect manufacturing, shipping and the prices paid by consumers. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Management engineering student honored for outstanding co-op term at Tesla

A management engineering student who worked at Tesla during the winter term in 2021 has been recognized with an honorable mention in the annual Co-op Student of the Year Awards at the University of Waterloo.

Nimisha Saxena, who is in her fourth year, worked as a technical program manager intern at the electric automaker, assisting with the development of a third-party risk management (TPRM) program.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Management engineering students capture first prize at Canadian Engineering Competition

Management engineering students Omar Atwa and Omkaar Kamath recently earned a first place finish at the 2022 Canadian Engineering Competition, which was hosted virtually by the University of New Brunswick, Frederictorn. 

Omar and Omkaar competed in the re-engineering competition, where"competitors must redesign an existing product or process to either improve its functionality or to adapt it for a completely new purpose".  The designs are "judged based on functionality, practicality, feasibility, and marketability".

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

MSCI faculty members discuss data analytics and optimization in aeronautics

Management Sciences faculty members Fatma Gzara and Mehrdad Pirnia were recently featured in a webinar hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA). Professors Gzara and Pirnia joined a panel of speakers from industry and academia who are analyzing data to optimize various processes in aviation.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

MSCI faculty member receives best paper award on study of a new pedagogy in business analytics

Management Sciences lecturer Ada Hurst and her co-authors Tiffany Bayley, an Assistant Professor at the Ivey Business School and David Wheatley, an Assistant Professor at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, were awarded the 2021 Best Research Paper award from the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE). 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

MSCI professors and alumnus talk up AI success in supply chain applications

Management Sciences professors Samir Elhedhli, Fatma Gzara, and Mehrdad Pirnia were recently featured in an informative event that delivered practical insights for industry on the application of artificial intelligence to address supply chain challenges.

Dr. Kourosh Malek, a Management Sciences PhD alumnus and currently Head of AI and Data Analytics at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH was also a featured panelist. 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Remembering a founding member of management sciences

Shoukry Saleh, a retired faculty member who helped build a Waterloo Engineering department, died on August 9 at the age of 91.

In 1968, he was one of four professors recruited by Archibald Sherburne, then dean of Waterloo Engineering, to establish the Faculty’s management sciences department.

Instrumental to its launch the following year, Saleh served as department chair from September 1974 to August 1978.

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