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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.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Local high school students test their math skills at first TORCH competition at the University of Waterloo

A team of Waterloo TORCH competitors working to solve a problem

On March 17, 2018,  over 40 high school students from the Waterloo Region tested their math skills and learned more about the field of operations research at the The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH). The competition was jointly organized by volunteer graduate students in the Department of Management Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Math.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Students win first prize at provincial project management competition

A group of Engineering graduate students won first prize in the Wideman Education Awards, Ontario competition, which promotes socially oriented project work. Taru Agarwal, Diana Jaber, Jithin John Matthews, Rafat Tahboosh, Jing Wu, and Alizeh Zaman completed the project as part of a Management Sciences course - MSCI 651 - International Project Management, instructed by Prof. Peter Carr.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

FIRST Robotics sparks interest in Management Engineering

For two Waterloo Engineering students, their experience with FIRST Robotics in high school was the catalyst to their enrolling in the Management Engineering program.

Jordan Grant, 21, and Rebecca Rayner, 22, are in their third and fourth year of Waterloo’s Management Engineering program respectively.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Design Symposium winners announced

Management engineering class at their symposium

The 2018 Management Engineering Design Symposium was held on Friday, March 16. Eleven teams of 4th year management engineering students showcased their innovative designs. The event was very well attended, with all projects evaluated by a number of professors, graduate students, and management engineering alumni. In addition, projects were also evaluated by all other visitors, who helped select the People's Choice Award.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Tech giant Amazon backs professor's AI research

Olga Vechtomova

Olga Vechtomova was the sole Canadian granted funding through the Amazon Research Awards program for faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe. There were 49 winners in all selected from proposals submitted in 2017.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Fourth year students win 3rd prize at 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition

Team picture receiving their award

Fourth year management engineering students Stefanno Da Silva, Shivam Sharma, Tara Tsang, and Julie Yu placed third at the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in the Innovative Design category. This year OEC was held at the University of Ottawa from January 26 - 28. Their project is to develop a group trip planning application and is supervised by Professor Stan Dimitrov.

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.