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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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Management Engineers honoured with awards at 2017 convocation

Forty-nine Management Engineers were conferred their degrees at last Saturday’s convocation. Two students from the 2017 Management Engineering graduating class were also honoured with two of the faculty’s most prestigious awards for undergraduate students.

Anne Dawson was awarded the Alumni Gold Medal, which is given to one graduating student from each faculty. In the case of Engineering, this award is based on both outstanding academic performance and contributions to the faculty.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

Research on help-seeking and help-giving conducted by Management Sciences alum Mahdi Roghanizad during his PhD studies was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Smart metres yield small decrease in electricity use

In a recent study, a team of researchers led by Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab found that the implementation of smart metres in Ontario has resulted in only a small decrease in energy usage during on-peak and mid-peak hours. The findings were recently published in the Energy Policy journal.

Friday, April 28, 2017

SWORD 2017


Successful SWORD 2017 at the University of Waterloo

Friday, February 24, 2017

Department 3MT winners

Congratulations to Management Sciences Three Minute Thesis winners: Cynthia Waltho (1st Place), Burak Yildiz (2nd Place) and Taghi Khaniyev (3rd Place).

These students will go on to present at the University wide competition to present their thesis in three minutes. Well done to all the speakers, and good luck to the winners on your next challenge!