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 use of data analytics to analyze various behaviors during the COVID- 19 pandemic 

    AbdulHussein, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2024-05-24)
    This dissertation outlines findings based on three journal manuscripts. The publications have a common theme: the use of data analytics techniques, economic theory, and knowledge of online shopping to analyze and assess ...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Network Design with Risk Mitigation 

    Nicholson, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2024-02-01)
    As unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology becomes more robust and widespread, more and more retail companies are seeing UAVs as a suitable alternative to ground-based transportation to deliver their packages. As a result, ...
  • Data-driven Models for Inferring the Patient Scheduling Policies via Inverse Reinforcement Learning 

    Moradi, Parham (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-23)
    In this work, we study multi-class patient scheduling with stochastic daily patient arrivals. Different classes of patients are characterized by different service times, waiting cost parameters, and rejection cost parameters. ...
  • The Impacts of Climate Change via Robust Optimization: Two Applications in Land Investment and Electricity Storage Systems 

    WU, ZHENGGAO (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-03)
    Effectively adapting to a changing climate involves making appropriate operational decisions based on long-term climate forecasts. This dissertation presents a comprehensive framework that combines climate data, regression ...
  • Blockchain Recommender Systems using Blockchain Data 

    Khatiri, Sean (University of Waterloo, 2023-12-18)
    Blockchain systems allow a network of pseudo-anonymous users (identified only by their public key) to maintain a secure transaction ledger in a decentralized manner. Transactions are executed and recorded on the ledger by ...
  • Optimal Order Batching for Automated Warehouse Picking 

    Kucuksari, Zeynep (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-18)
    With the unexpected increase in demand and the need to minimize human interaction during the Covid-19 pandemic, companies have been forced to accelerate the transition from traditional to robotic mobile fulfillment systems. ...
  • A Tractable Approach To Inverse Optimization Under Euclidean Norm 

    Ebrahimkhani, Sara (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-11)
    The conventional optimization assumes that the problem and its parameters are known, and it utilizes this information to determine the optimal solution. Inverse optimization works in reverse by determining different ...
  • Open-Ended Problem Solving in Groups 

    Alattas, Hanan (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-08)
    Previous experimental research on problem-solving has predominantly investigated well-structured problems with predefined solutions. Studies of ill-structured, open-ended problem-solving have primarily employed observational ...
  • Social Media Influencers- A Review of Operations Management Literature 

    Matthias, Mikhailla (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-29)
    This literature review provides a comprehensive survey of research on Social Media Influencers (SMIs) across the fields of SMIs in marketing, seeding strategies, influence maximization and applications of SMIs in society. ...
  • Models of Deterministic and Stochastic Comparison: Two Studies in Applied Operations Research 

    Burgess, Kiefer Joe (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-29)
    This dissertation includes two essays on applications of management science methods to modelling service systems and developing novel improvements to sports team ranking systems. The first essay proposes a novel approach ...
  • Perishable Inventory Routing Problem under Uncertainty 

    Khalili, Ghazaleh (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-24)
    In an Inventory Routing Problem (IRP), a decision-maker decides the number of units delivered to each retailer and determines delivery routes, which becomes increasingly challenging as the network expands. Incorporating ...
  • Localization and Counting of Indoor Populations on a University Campus using Wi-Fi Connection Logs and Floor Plans 

    Carroll-Woolery, Lannois (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-17)
    The localization and counting of persons in indoor spaces is an area of extensive research. Indoor population metrics can inform energy conservation, health and safety, security, resource optimization, and location-aware ...
  • Data-Driven Inverse Optimization with Applications in Electricity Markets 

    Rafieepouralavialavijeh, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2023-01-19)
    Due to the increasing penetration of renewable resources and demand response instruments in the electricity markets, generation planning models have become more complex and require detailed information on the inherent ...
  • Towards Measuring Coherence in Poem Generation 

    Mohseni Kiasari, Peyman (University of Waterloo, 2023-01-11)
    Large language models (LLM) based on transformer architecture and trained on massive corpora have gained prominence as text-generative models in the past few years. Even though large language models are very adept at ...
  • Answering Consumer Health Questions on the Web 

    Vakili Tahami, Amir (University of Waterloo, 2022-12-21)
    Question answering is an important sub task in the field of information retrieval. Question answering has typically used reliable sources of information such as the Wikipedia for information. In this work, we look at ...
  • Factors of Haptic Experience across Multiple Haptic Modalities 

    Anwar, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2022-12-08)
    Haptic Experience (HX) is a proposed set of quality criteria useful to haptics, with prior evidence for a 5-factor model with vibrotactile feedback. We report on an ongoing process of scale development to measure HX, and ...
  • 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 ...

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