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Friday, December 1, 2017

A day in the life of Cynthia Waltho

Cynthia Waltho, a PhD candidate in Management Sciences, was recently featured in a video highlighting what it's like to be a graduate student at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Management Sciences professor named a location analysis Rising Star

Prof. Alumur Alev accepts prize

Management Sciences professor Sibel Alumur Alev was recently awarded the Charles ReVelle Rising Star award at the 2017 INFORMS annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

The prestigious Rising Star award is awarded every two years to a person "who has made significant contribution to location analysis research and displays the potential to continue to do so."  Professor Alumur Alev was recognized for her research excellence in hub network design, reverse logistics, and supply chain network design.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Management Sciences alumni (MASc '79) visit the department

Alumni talk to first-year students

On October 3, 2017, five 1979 graduates of the Management Sciences Master's program - Patrick Abbott, Kent Hippolyte, Harald Mayer, Jorge Medina, and Stuart Stark -  visited the department and met with current professors as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

The five alumni learned about new department programs and offerings  and shared experiences from their long and distinguished international careers in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Management Sciences alumnus featured on Bloomberg Businessweek

Jagdeep Bachher

Jagdeep Bachher, a Management Sciences alumnus was recently featured on Bloomberg Businessweek. Since 2014, he has led the University of California's $100 billion pension and endowment fund as its chief investment officer (CIO).

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Management Engineering student named Heritage Hero

Jordan Grant

Jordan Grant, a third-year management engineering student was recently named a Heritage Hero by the Heritage Education Funds and featured in the company's Heritage Heroes campaign.  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Management Sciences student honoured by Decision Analysis Society

Majid Karimi, who recently defended his PhD in Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo was one of the two runners up of the 2017 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society.

Majid's paper - On the Road to Making Science of “Art”: Risk Bias in Market Scoring Rules - was co-authored with his supervisor, Prof. Stan Dimitrov.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Management Engineering and Management Sciences students win top prizes at CORS

Management Engineering and Management Sciences students have once again won top prizes  at the Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) student paper competition. They presented their papers at the 2017 CORS conference, held in Quebec city.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Management Engineering student wins technical speaking award

Faisal El Hussein, a fourth-year Management Engineering student, placed second in the Sandford Fleming Technical Speaking Competition and was awarded a $400 prize. Faisal's presentation was on the state of conversational intelligence (commonly known as chatbots), a topic he has experience with through a prior co-op term.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Management Engineering team wins 2017 Baylis Medical Capstone Award

Management Engineering students presenting their project topic

A team of fourth-year Management Engineering students has won one of the prestigious Baylis Medical Capstone Design awards, valued at $5000. The competition is open to capstone teams from all Engineering departments undertaking a project with a biomedical focus.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Carpooling is more successful with people you like

A recent study by Prof. Bissan Ghaddar found that  encouraging carpoolers to ride with people they like could potentially decrease car use by 60 percent.