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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

MSCI professor weighs in on "unplugging" and work-life balance

Former Management Sciences professor Ada Barlatt was recently featured in a Global News article on the effects of increased internet use among Canadians. Prof. Barlatt, who has founded a digital consulting company aimed at striking a work-life balance with technology - while also serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, weighed in on workplace pressures to stay connected and how they might be affecting work-life balance. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Awards reception celebrates student accomplishments

The Management Science Spring Student Awards Reception took place on June 20, 2019, celebrating the outstanding achievements of undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Mark Smucker, Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies, presented letters of congratulations and gift cards to Management Engineering students on the Dean’s Honour List, recognizing their academic excellence in the 2018-2019 academic year. The award recepients were:

Monday, June 3, 2019

Management Sciences students win big at national operations research conference

MGTE students with awards

The Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Conference 2019 took place in Saskatoon, Canada, on May 27-29, 2019.  A number of Management Sciences faculty members and students attended the conference.  Their research was well-received and recognized at the conference.

Undergraduate Awards

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Contest designed to whet interest in management engineering

Industry 4.0 Team Members

Winners have been selected from the University's first virtual Industry 4.0 competition for secondary schools run by a team focused on promoting Waterloo’s management engineering program.

Team Conveyor Belt from Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough placed first, team Avo from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga came in second, and team BCSS1 from Bill Crothers Secondary School in Markham captured third in the one-day event held in February.