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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Management Sciences students are finalists at IBM Technology Consulting Competition

A group of Management Sciences graduate students recently placed in the top 5 among 60 teams at the 2020 IMB Technology Consulting Competition. The competition, which took place at the Ivey Business School, is the "largest tech focused and student-run case competition in Canada".

The team members were Matthew Konski, Shahzeb Naveed, Zaryab Javaid, and Umer Azam - all enrolled in the Master of Management Sciences program. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Management Engineering team wins at Velocity Concept pitch contest

CodeGem and the other winners

A team of management engineering students was one of 4 winners at a recent Velocity Concept pitch competition. Stephanie Mills, Ian Kemp and Kaylyn Lau, all in their third year, are developing CodeGem, an analytics tool powered by machine learning to be built into GitHub’s review process. The team took home a cash prize of $5000. 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Management engineering alum shares start-up experience

Jack Forbes, a Management Engineering alumnus, was recently interviewed on his experience working for starts ups, starting one, and eventually being accepted to the Y Combinator, an influential start-up incubator. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Management Engineering capstone project wins first prize in international contest

Milan Preet Kaur was awarded first place at the INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition for her team's 2019

A management engineering Capstone Design project that explored the need for pay-and-display parking machines in Toronto took top prize in an international competition. Milan Preet Kaur, a recent management engineering graduate, presented her team’s Capstone project at the 2019 Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition, which took place at the 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Remembering Phil Everson

Phil Everson

Management Sciences faculty, staff, students and alumni are mourning the passing of Phil Everson, a 2017 graduate of the Management Engineering program. Phil passed away shortly after completing the Army Run in Ottawa on Sunday, September 22, 2019. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Management Engineering students selected as finalists at prestigious international competition

INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) is the largest association in the field of operations research and analytics worldwide, which focuses on "scientific mathematical processes that enable organizations to turn complex challenges into substantial opportunities by transforming data into information, and information into insights that save lives, save money and solve problems".

Friday, July 26, 2019

Management Sciences professor wins prestigious "Test of Time" award

Prof. Olga Vechtomova of the Department of Management Sciences, together with colleagues Charlie Clarke and Gordon Cormack from the Cheriton School of Computer Science as well as former graduate students, were recently awarded the 2019 ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award. The award acknowledged the impact of their paper titled Novelty and Diversity in Information Retrieval Evaluation