Monday, July 6, 2020

Management Sciences takes a collaborative approach to remote teaching


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.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Management Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering celebrate Spring 2020 Convocation

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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Will COVID-19 help flatten the curve on climate change?

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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Management Sciences professors featured in supply-chain focused seminar on the post-COVID-19 reboot

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Student project helping teach children in Pakistan

Teachers in Pakistan have an extensive online resource to draw on during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to hundreds of graduate students in management sciences.

The students have spent more than three years building an online library of over 15,000 videos, assignments and exercises that follow the national curriculum by grade and subject.

Monday, May 4, 2020

MSCI professor weighs in on how to shockproof Canada's businesses

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."

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Social venture startup working to improve medical records management in displacement camps

Emre team

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. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Management Sciences researchers study demand and feasibility of drone deliveries

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. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

MSCI Prof talks up data science for social good

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MSCI Prof's AI research confirms benefits of self-care

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.