Fatma Gzara

Associate Professor

Contact InformationFatma Gzara

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38940
Location: CPH 3674

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Biography Summary

Fatma Gzara is an Associate Professor with the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Her research interests lie in the areas of optimization, network models, supply chain management, transportation risk and logistics. Currently, she uses bi-level mathematical modelling to determine the routes that trucks carrying hazardous materials will be most likely to take. Professor Gzara gathers real data and uses it to keep residential and industrial areas safe. In the last few years, she has written articles for journals such as Operations Research Letters, Telecommunication Systems, and the European Journal of Operational Research.

Research Interests

  • Operations research
  • large scale optimization
  • optimization under uncertainty
  • network design and analysis
  • supply chain management
  • hazmat transportation
  • airline operations planning
  • Data Analytics Research

Education

  • 2003, Doctorate, Management Science, McGill University

Courses*

  • MSCI 331 - Introduction to Optimization
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • MSCI 700 - Topics in Operations Research and Management
    • Taught in 2014
  • MSCI 599 - Special Topics in Management Engineering Design
    • Taught in 2016
  • MSCI 433 - Applications of Management Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 734 - Network Models and Applications
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 332 - Deterministic Optimization Models and Methods
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Elhedhli, Samir and Gzara, Fatma, Characterizing the optimality gap and the optimal packings for the bin packing problem, Optimization Letters, 9(2), 2015, 209 - 223
  • Wheatley, David and Gzara, Fatma and Jewkes, Elizabeth, Logic-based Benders decomposition for an inventory-location problem with service constraints, Omega, 55, 2015, 10 - 23
  • Lu, Da and Gzara, Fatma, The robust crew pairing problem: model and solution methodology, Journal of Global Optimization, 62(1), 2015, 29 - 54
  • Lu, Da and Gzara, Fatma and Elhedhli, Samir, Facility location with economies and diseconomies of scale: models and column generation heuristics, IIE Transactions, 46(6), 2014, 585 - 600
  • F. Gzara, E. Nematollahi, A. Dasci, Linear location-inventory models for service parts logistics network design, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 69, 53-63, 2014. (Accepted in 2013)
  • Gzara, Fatma, A cutting plane approach for bilevel hazardous material transport network design, Operations Research Letters, 41(1), 2013, 40 - 46
  • F. Gzara, A cutting plane approach for bilevel hazmat network design. Operations Research Letters, 41:1, 40-46, 2013. (Accepted in 2012)
  • Gzara F. and E. Erkut, Telecommunications network design with multiple technologies, Telecommunication Systems, 46, 149-161, 2011. (Accepted in 2009)
  • Gzara F. and E. Erkut, A Lagrangian relaxation approach to large-scale flow interception problems, European Journal of Operational Research, 198:2, 405-411, 2009. (Accepted in 2009)
  • Erkut E. and F. Gzara, Solving the hazmat transport network design problem, Computers and Operations Research, 35:7, 2234 - 2247, 2008. (Accepted in 2008)