Since the closing of campus in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo instructors have pivoted to remote teaching as an alternative mode of instruction. The Department of Management Sciences (MSCI) was quick to react and adapt to this significant change through collaborative approaches and disciplinary strategies.
Last week marked the Spring 2020 convocation week at the University of Waterloo. in the absence of an in-person convocation, the Department of Management Sciences held a virtual convocation reception for its 2020 graduates.
A recent Global News segment featured Jatin Nathwani, a professor in the Department of Management Sciences, who is also the founding director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy. Prof. Nathwani commented on the opportunity that economic recovery from COVID-19 presents for investments in green technologies.
Professors Fatma Gzara and Jatin Nathwani recently participated in the Post-COVID-19 Reboot Panel Series, a weekly webinar that brings together research experts and representatives from some of Canada’s leading corporations and startups to discuss strategies for emerging from the pandemic and adapting to this “new normal.” This installment of the webinar was titled "Rebooting: Supply chain conside
Management Sciences professor Hossein Abouee Mehrizi was recently featured in an article by the Financial Post on what businesses must do to better weather future unexpected events that have the potential to disrupt at a large scale. According to Prof. Mehrizi, "directors may need to change their advice to companies so the focus shifts “from efficiency to resiliency.” This could lead to the creation of more “redundant” or local sourcing of supplies and larger buffers when it comes to equipment and personnel."
A team of 4th-year management engineering students were recently awarded $2500 from the Green House Social Impact Fund to support their social innovation startup. Danial Betres, Jonathan Dhanapala, and Victoria Li began working on the project as part of their 4th year capstone design courses. Emre is a cloud-based electronic medical record system that supports medical professionals providing healthcare to poeple in displacement camps.
Prof. Fatma Gzara and Gohram Baloch of the Department of Management Sciences recently conducted a study that looked at drone deliveries in the e-retail industry. It found that while demand for this new service is high, a slew of factors, including government regulations, technological limitations and pricing decisions, impact the feasibility of drone deliveries.
Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab was recently featured in an article by University Affairs. The article provided an overview of data science research programs accros Canadian universities. According to Prof.
In a recent study, Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab and graduate student Liuyan Chen used artificial intelligence (AI) and found support for the conventional wisdom that taking care of yourself makes you feel good. They built an AI computer model to identify key words in more than 700,000 anonymous online journal entries written by over 67,000 users of a mobile mood-tracking application. They found strong associations between positive moods and getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.