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).

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  • Data Driven Efficiency for E-Warehousing: Descriptive and Prescriptive Analytics 

    Ugur, Yildiz (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Based on data provided by a warehouse logistics management company, we analyze the warehousing operation and its major processes of order picking and order consolidation. Without access to the actual layouts and process ...
  • Robust inverse optimization 

    Ghobadi, Kimia; Lee, Taewoo; Mahmoudzadeh, Houra; Terekhov, Daria (Elsevier, 2018-05-01)
    Given an observation of a decision-maker’s uncertain behavior, we develop a robust inverse optimization model for imputing an objective function that is robust against mis-specifications of the behavior. We characterize ...
  • Models and Solution Methods for the Pallet Loading Problem 

    Yildiz, Burak Can (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-07)
    The three-dimensional bin packing problem (3DBPP) seeks to find the minimum number of bins to pack a finite number of rectangular boxes. It has a wide array of applications, ranging from airline cargo transportation to ...
  • Lot-Sizing of Several Multi-Product Families 

    Bayley, Tiffany (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-19)
    Production planning problems and its variants are widely studied in operations management and optimization literature. One variation that has not garnered much attention is the presence of multiple production families in ...
  • A Study of Immediate Requery Behavior in Search 

    Zhang, Haotian; Abualsaud, Mustafa; Smucker, Mark D. (Association for Computing Machinery, 2018-03-11)
    When search results fail to satisfy users' information needs, users often reformulate their search query in the hopes of receiving better results. In many cases, users immediately requery without clicking on any search ...
  • A Field Theory of Leadership 

    Katz, Morley (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
    Existing leadership theories tend to explain that leaders induce others to follow as a function of one or more of the following: i) A specific set of traits possessed by the leader (e.g., charisma); ii) Different types ...
  • Dynamic capability matters: Uncovering its fundamental role in decision making of environmental innovation 

    Zhou, Yu; Hong, Jin; Zhu, Kejia; Yang, Yang; Zhao, Dingtao (Elsevier, 2018-03-10)
    This study aims to explore organizations’ intrinsic drivers of voluntarily adopting environmental innovations that are in early stage of diffusion. In particular, it investigates the vital role of dynamic capabilities in ...
  • Robust Multi-Class Multi-Period Scheduling of MRI Services with Wait Time Targets 

    Mirahmadi Shalamzari, Akram (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-23)
    In recent years, long wait times for healthcare services have become a challenge in most healthcare delivery systems in Canada. This issue becomes even more important when there are priorities in patients' treatment which ...
  • A data-driven optimization approach for mixed-case palletization and three-dimensional bin packing 

    de Carvalho, Paulo R. V. (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-18)
    Palletization is the most standard method of packaging and transportation in the retail industry. Their building involves the solution of a three-dimensional packing problem with side practical constraints such as item ...
  • Modeling congestion and service time in hub location problems 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Nickel, Stefan; Rohrbeck, Brita; Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco (Elsevier, 2018-03-01)
    In this paper, we present a modeling framework for hub location problems with a service time limit considering congestion at hubs. Service time is modeled taking the traveling time on the hub network as well as the handling ...
  • Collection Center Location with Equity Considerations in Reverse Logistics Networks 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Tari, Isil (Taylor and Francis, 2014-11-01)
    In this paper, we study a collection center location problem with equity considerations within reverse logistics network design. The aim of the problem is to determine the locations and the capacities of the collection ...
  • Recent advances in location analysis 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Kara, Bahar Y. (Elsevier, 2015-10-01)
    Introduction to a special issue of Computers & Operations Research dedicated to recent advances in location analysis.
  • Spatial Analysis of Single Allocation Hub Location Problems 

    Peker, Meltem; Kara, Bahar Y.; Campbell, James F.; Alumur, Sibel A. (Springer, 2016-12-01)
    Hubs are special facilities that serve as switching, transshipment and sorting nodes in many-to-many distribution systems. Flow is consolidated at hubs to exploit economies of scale and to reduce transportation costs between ...
  • Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities 

    Alumur, Sibel A.; Nickel, Stefan; Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco; Secerdin, Yusuf (Springer, 2016-11-01)
    In this paper, a modeling framework is proposed for multi-period hub location. The problems to be studied are extensions of classical hub location problems to the situation in which the hub network can be progressively ...
  • The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types 

    Serper, Elif Zeynep; Alumur, Sibel A. (Elsevier, 2016-04-01)
    In this study, we allow using alternative transportation modes and different types of vehicles in the hub networks to be designed. The aim of the problem is to determine the locations and capacities of hubs, which ...
  • Applications of stochastic modeling and data analytics techniques in healthcare decision making 

    Dalgic, Ozden Onur (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-19)
    We present approaches utilizing aspects of data analytics and stochastic modeling techniques and applied to various areas in healthcare. In general, the thesis has composed of three major components. Firtsly, we propose ...
  • 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 ...

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