This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Management Sciences .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • Reducing Conservatism in Pareto Robust Optimization 

    Rahimi, Fahimeh (University of Waterloo, 2022-06-09)
    Robust optimization (RO) is a sub-field of optimization theory with set-based uncertainty. A criticism of this field is that it determines optimal decisions for only the worst-case realizations of uncertainty. Several ...
  • Learning Trustworthy Web Sources to Derive Correct Answers and Reduce Health Misinformation in Search 

    Zhang, Dake; Vakili Tahami, Amir; Abualsaud, Mustafa; Smucker, Mark (ACM, 2022-07)
    When searching the web for answers to health questions, people can make incorrect decisions that have a negative effect on their lives if the search results contain misinformation. To reduce health misinformation in search ...
  • Infrastructure Design for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles 

    Kinay, Omer Burak (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-29)
    This thesis focuses on infrastructure design for the disruptive transportation technologies of electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to enable their adoption at large scale. Particularly, two EV-related ...
  • Using systems mapping to understand design framing 

    Litster, Gregory (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-29)
    Design is a cognitive activity that involves an iterative process of problem definition, analysis, solution synthesis, and evaluation. These are necessary for grappling with the complex and ill-structured nature of design ...
  • The Joint Strike Fighter / F-35 Program: A Canadian Technology Policy Perspective 

    Lam, Danny; Cozzarin, Brian Paul (Air University Press, 2014-03)
    The Canadian F-35 procurement represents the largest peacetime acquisition of new aircraft for Canadian forces since the Korean War. Securing industrial benefits from military procurement is essential for advanced ...
  • Distribution planning with random demand and recourse in a transshipment network 

    Alnaggar, Aliaa; Gzara, Fatma; Bookbinder, James H. (Elsevier, 2020-03)
    In this paper we consider a distribution planning problem in a transshipment network under stochastic customer demand, to account for uncertainty faced in real-life applications when planning distribution activities. To ...
  • Dynamic Route Planning for Last-Mile Delivery 

    Bulbul, Zeynep (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-25)
    There has never been a time with more demand than now for e-retailing and as a consequence last-mile services. The growth in demand is also bringing significant challenges. With the abundance of options, customers are ever ...
  • Risk Assessment in Entrepreneurship 

    Csonka-Peeren, Jacqueline (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-24)
    This PhD dissertation applies the science of decision making to management, specifically entrepreneurship. The purpose of this research is to better understand entrepreneurial behaviour under condition of Knightian ...
  • Environmental taxation: The impact of carbon tax policy commitment on technology choice and social welfare 

    Rustico, Erica; Dimitrov, Stanko (Elsevier, 2022-01)
    Motivated by multiple real-world settings, we determine a social welfare-maximizing regulator's tax policies that induce a profit-maximizing polluting firm to make green technology choices. Using a game-theoretic approach ...
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on Ontario's Electricity Market 

    Elsarague, Menna (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-05)
    The COVID-19 outbreak has not only threatened global health but has also significantly affected the energy sector. Most countries around the world have faced sudden changes in the electricity load as a result of the strict ...
  • The Haptiverse: A Platform for Reuse of Haptic Content 

    Samithamby, Pelisha (University of Waterloo, 2021-12-23)
    Research into haptic technology has accelerated over the past decade, producing more devices and content than ever before. However, due to the innate diversity of its hardware and the sense of touch itself, existing haptic ...
  • User-Defined Gestures with Physical Props in Virtual Reality 

    Moran Ledesma, Marco Aurelio; Schneider, Oliver; Hancock, Mark (ACM, 2021-11-05)
    When interacting with virtual reality (VR) applications like CAD and open-world games, people may want to use gestures as a means of leveraging their knowledge from the physical world. However, people may prefer physical ...
  • Strategic Blockchain Adoption in Supply Chain Operations 

    de Carvalho, Paulo R. V. (University of Waterloo, 2021-12-17)
    Supply chains have often benefited from breakthroughs in information technology. Most recently, blockchain is promising to revolutionize the way supply chains are designed and operated. In this thesis, we explore blockchain ...
  • Usage of Interactive Event Timelines in Collaborative Digital Tabletops with Automation 

    Chang, Yu-Ling; Scott, Stacey D.; Hancock, Mark (Springer, 2016)
    Tabletop computers are increasingly being used for complex scenarios, such as emergency response. In such scenarios, maintaining situation awareness of dynamic changes automated by the system is crucial for users to make ...
  • An Exploratory Study of Collaboration between Youth and Local Organizations working on Sustainable Development Projects in Canada 

    Jassar, Amrita (University of Waterloo, 2021-11-02)
    The international community recognizes the importance of partnerships and collaboration across multiple institutions and stakeholders to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a global framework of ...
  • Staff Scheduling During a Pandemic 

    Aminoleslami, Arian (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-30)
    The year 2019 revealed that some of the policies which have shaped the core structure of many organizations in different industries for a long time, could result in an absolute failure in an unprecedented crisis like the ...
  • Multi-Class Advance Patient Scheduling 

    Shirani Faradonbeh, Mohamad Sadegh (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-29)
    The problem of advance scheduling of service appointments for patients arriving to a healthcare facility received a lot of attentions in the literature of operations management. Broadly speaking, the main goal is on the ...
  • Mechanisms Driving Service Duration: A Large-Scale Empirical Analysis 

    Eshraghi, Seyyed Mohammad Hossein (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-28)
    Using large-scale MRI services data, a multi-type multi-priority scheduling system, we measure service duration and show that a number of covariates, including the shift during which the procedure is performed, patients' ...
  • PPE Distribution Planning and Capacity Acquisition During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Kiss, Jordan (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-27)
    The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions to global supply chains and the uncer- tainty surrounding its progression has created challenges in distributing critical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE). We ...
  • Differential effects of training on innovation 

    Cozzarin, Brian Paul; Percival, Jennifer C. (Taylor & Francis, 2021-01-17)
    Evidence shows that training can increase product innovation. Yet in most studies survey design omits the differentiation between ‘new' and ‘improved' technical innovation. Thus, our objective is to quantify the impact of ...

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