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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  • Gender Differences in Engineering: A Data-Driven Study 

    Chopra, Shivangi (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-27)
    The gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is well known. Not only do fewer women apply to and earn engineering degrees, but also more women leave engineering programs and careers. Past ...
  • Radiotherapy Patient Scheduling During Pandemics 

    Raeisi, Shamim (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-26)
    With the Covid-19 outbreak happening worldwide, clinically vulnerable people should be of concern, as they are more likely to be exposed to the virus. Cancer patients with weak immune systems are a group of aforementioned ...
  • Dynamic Robust Multi-Class Advance Patient Scheduling 

    Khajeh Arzani, Hamidreza (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-01)
    In this work, we study an advance patient scheduling problem where patients of different classes have different service times and incur different waiting costs to the system. It is known in the literature that multi-class ...
  • Constraint-Guided Machine Learning for Solving Optimal Power Flow Problem 

    Lotfi, Amir (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-31)
    Due to the nonlinear and non-convex attributes of the optimization problems in power systems such as Optimal Power Flow (OPF), traditional iterative optimization algorithms require significant amount of time to converge ...
  • Data-Driven Analysis of Optimal Repositioning in Dockless Bike-Sharing Systems 

    Unsal, Emre Berk (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-29)
    Bike-sharing systems provide sustainable and convenient mobility services for short-distance transportation in urban areas. The dockless or free-floating bike-sharing systems allow users to leave vehicles at any location ...
  • Social media mining to investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Parsa, Mohammad S. (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-16)
    The COVID-19 pandemic created a global crisis with devastating social and economic impacts. Firstly, public health measures for COVID-19, such as social distancing affected how we work and study. Secondly, this crisis ...
  • 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 ...

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