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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  • The Positive and Negative Influence of Search Results on People's Decisions about the Efficacy of Medical Treatments 

    Pogacar, Frances A.; Ghenai, Amira; Smucker, Mark D.; Clarke, Charles L. A. (ACM, 2017-10-01)
    People regularly use web search engines to investigate the efficacy of medical treatments. Search results can contain documents that present incorrect information that contradicts current established medical understanding ...
  • Distribution Planning with Consolidation - A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach 

    Alnaggar, Aliaa (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-07)
    The distribution planning problem with consolidation center(s) addresses the coordination of distribution activities between a set of suppliers and a set of customers, through the use of intermediate facilities in order ...
  • Job description mining to understand undergraduate co-operative placements 

    Chopra, Shivangi (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-05)
    Co-operative education has become popular worldwide. In this thesis, we use a text mining methodology to analyze over 17,000 co-op job postings in order to understand the co-op market in a large post-secondary institution. ...
  • Resource Allocation Models in Healthcare Decision Making 

    Hiassat, Abdelhalim (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-31)
    We present models for allocating limited healthcare resources efficiently among target populations in order to maximize society's welfare and/or minimize the expected costs. In general, this thesis is composed of two major ...
  • Costly Actions, External Incentives and Prediction Markets 

    Di, Chen (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
    Consider a prediction market of multiple rounds with a security contingent on a certain event whose final outcome is decided by the agents who also trade in the market. One such prediction market is one in which two agents, ...
  • Condition-based Inspection and Maintenance of Medical Devices 

    Wu, Haoran (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-25)
    Inspection and Maintenance of medical devices are essential for modern health services, but the low availability of devices or unnecessary maintenance can cause major problems. A proper maintenance program can signi ...
  • Essays in Corporate Prediction Markets 

    Karimi, Majid (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-22)
    Personal subjective opinions are one of the most important assets in management. Prediction markets are mechanisms that can be deployed to elicit and aggregate a group of people’s opinions regarding the outcome of future ...
  • Strategic Network Design for Delivery by Drones under Service-based Competition 

    Gohram (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
    In today’s world, E-commerce is a fast growing industry and e-retailers are looking for innovative ways to deliver customer orders within short delivery times at a low cost. Currently, the use of drone technology for ...
  • Control Mechanisms in Queueing Systems with Nonlinear Waiting Costs 

    Ghareh Aghaji Zare, Ata (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
    In many queueing systems, customers have been observed to exhibit strategic behavior. Each customer gains a value when receiving a product or getting served and suffers when incurring a delay. We consider a nonlinear ...
  • Shipment Scheduling In Hub Location Problems 

    Masaeli, Mobina (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-26)
    In this thesis, we incorporate shipment scheduling decisions into hub location problems. Our aim is to determine optimal locations of hubs, hub network structure, and the number of vehicles to operate on the hub network ...
  • Optimizing Order Consolidation with Simulation Optimization 

    Zhou, Daren (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
    In this work we study the order consolidation process of an e-retailing warehouse using real data. Order consolidation is a process that follows the picking operation in a warehouse. After stock keeping units (SKUs) of an ...
  • Bi-objective p-hub Location Problems 

    Bilen, Fatih (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-09)
    In this thesis, we introduce, model, and solve bi-objective hub location problems. The two well-known hub location problems from the literature, the p-hub median and p-hub center problems, are uni ed under a bi-objective ...
  • Essays on International Venture Capital 

    Soleimani Dahaj, Arash (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-21)
    Venture Capital firms (VCs), compared with other sources of financing, are known to be a value-adding source of finance for high-growth entrepreneurial firms. Venture capital has transitioned from a local to an international ...
  • The Impact of Information on the Performance of an M/M/1 Queueing System 

    Nasiri, Mojgan (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
    Reviews provided by previous customers contain information, which can be used by new customers. This research examines the impact of the user-generated reviews, on the performance of an M/M/1 queueing system. We assume ...
  • Stochastic Perishable Inventory Systems: Dual-Balancing and Look-Ahead Approaches 

    Diao, Yuhe (University of Waterloo, 2016-12-23)
    We study a single-item, multi-period, stochastic perishable inventory problem under both backlogging and lost-sales circumstances, with and without an order capacity constraint in each period. We first model the ...
  • Location-Routing Problems with Economies of Scale 

    Pi, Xiaoyang (University of Waterloo, 2016-10-26)
    The purpose of the location-routing problem is to select facility locations, assign customers to facilities, and design routes between facilities and customers. The most common objective is to achieve minimal cost. In ...
  • Help-Seeking Behaviour in Computer-Mediated Communication 

    Roghanizad, Mohammad-Mahdi (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-19)
    Often when an individual decides to seek help, several communication media are available to him or her (e.g., email, phone, in-person), which means the help-seeker faces a media selection decision. To make this decision, ...
  • Understanding and Supporting Newcomers to 3D Modelling and Digital Fabrication 

    Hudson, Nathaniel (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-31)
    Interest in understanding and facilitating 3D digital fabrication is growing in the HCI research community. However, most of our insights about end-user interaction with fabrication are currently based on interactions of ...
  • Statistical Method of Goodness on Quantitative Models of Efficiency and Effectiveness 

    Attarwala, Abbas (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-17)
    Motivated by different qualitative constructs of efficiency and effectiveness [Cameron, 1978] and the variety of distinct quantitative models of measuring efficiency and effectiveness derived from them, we propose a ...
  • Data-Driven Analytics to Support Scheduling of Multi-Priority Multi-Class Patients with Wait Targets 

    Jiang, Yangzi (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-09)
    The aim of dynamic scheduling is to efficiently assign available resources to the most suitable patients. The dynamic assignment of multi-class, multi-priority patients over time has long been a challenge, especially for ...

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