A couple of disastrous co-op housing experiences were the inspiration behind a Capstone Design project that has developed into a startup company with the goal of ensuring students on work terms find decent and affordable accommodation.
PadPiper is an online site designed to help co-op students and interns locate verified furnished housing.
New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods.
In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, management sciences researchers, led by Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi, developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.
Umair Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences has adopted an innovative approach to bridge the ‘industry-academe’ divide by piloting the use of the Riipen platform at the University of Waterloo.
In new research by Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab, it was found that engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on their gender. Males often described how their technical skills and experience matched the profession. In contrast, female applicants want a career that enables them to impact and improve society. These findings could help universities better market themselves to attract more female engineering applicants.
Devon Rizzo (Management Engineering alum, 2015) is one of the most decorated female golfers in the history of the program. She is joining the University of Waterloo's women's golf team for the 2018 season as an assistant coach.
A number of current and past graduate students of the Department of Management Sciences were recently honoured at the 2018 Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) annual conference, held June 4-6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.