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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Startup provides a pipeline to co-op housing

Jack Forbes and Zach Lima

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.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Key to improving MRI access is data-driven time management

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Teaching innovation brings industry-sourced experiential learning opportunities to the classroom

Students in Shah's class

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Applicants to Engineering programs sell themselves differently based on gender

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

A new study co-authored by Management Sciences Professor Lukasz Golab found that coupling bikeshare with public transit could help increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Management Engineering alum joins women's golf coaching staff

Devon Rizzo

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.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Current and former graduate students receive awards at the 2018 CORS conference

CORS 2018 award winners

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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Search results affect medical treatment decisions

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.