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    • Measuring wellbeing performance of carbon emissions using hybrid measure and meta-frontier techniques: Empirical tests for G20 countries and implications for China 

      Wang, Xiaoling; Shao, Qinglong; Nathwani, Jatin; Zhou, Qian (Elsevier, 2019-11-10)
      A quantitative measure of performance that integrates national-level carbon emission profiles with key parameters of social and economic wellbeing can provide an effective management tool for policy interventions. This ...
    • 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' ...
    • The Millennial Generation in the Workplace 

      Engels, Jennifer E. (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      A new generation of recent graduates and young workers, the Millennials, have started entering the workforce within the last ten years and work alongside older generations, such as Generation Xers and Baby Boomers. The ...
    • Mobile commerce and device specific perceived risk 

      Cozzarin, Brian Paul; Dimitrov, Stanko (Springer, 2016)
      This study examines the role of perceived risk and access device type on consumers’ on-line purchase decisions. We use a two-step hurdle approach to estimate consumer behavior. In the first step, the decision of whether ...
    • A Model of Ambulance Deployment: A Case Study for the Region of Waterloo EMS 

      Hu, Jie (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-02)
      In this thesis, we propose an optimization model to assist the Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to meet the new provincial land ambulance response time standard. The new land standard requires multiple ...
    • A Model of Household Online Buying 

      Narayanan, Meyyappan (University of Waterloo, 2006-12-01)
      The Internet has made profound changes in how people conduct their daily lives as well as how they buy goods and services. This study's objective is to shed light on the use and diffusion of online or electronic buying ...
    • A Model of Household Online Buying 

      Narayanan, Meyyappan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The Internet has made profound changes in how people conduct their daily lives as well as how they buy goods and services. This study's objective is to shed light on the use and diffusion of online or electronic buying ...
    • 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 ...
    • Modeling Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Spread and Progression among Exposed Roommates in Canadian Hospitals 

      Lin, Ru (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-19)
      The control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been a controversial issue worldwide. In Canada, the incidence of MRSA among admitted patients has been increased steadily from 0.44 cases per 1,000 ...
    • Modeling the Emergency Care Delivery System Using a Queueing Approach 

      Sun, Xu (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-17)
      This thesis considers a regional emergency care delivery system that has a common emergency medical service (EMS) provider and two hospitals, each with a single emergency department (ED) and an inpatient department (ID). ...
    • Modelling Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections And Its Transmission In Acute Hospital Settings 

      Wang, Biao (University of Waterloo, 2015-06-24)
      The thesis explored a number of fundamental issues regarding the development of predictive models for hospital acquired Clostridium difficile infection (HA CDI) and its outbreaks. As predictive modeling for hospital acquired ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

      Celebi, Emre (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Suppliers in competitive electricity markets regularly respond to prices that change hour by hour or even more frequently, but most consumers respond to price changes on a very different time scale, i. e. they observe ...
    • Motivational Differences in Aiming for Wide or Narrow Goals 

      Xu, Zhaoxia (University of Waterloo, 2014-03-06)
      Goal setting theory has consistently found that high and specific goals lead to better performance than low and vague goals do. However, the independent effect of each of these two dimensions, difficulty and specificity, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of NAFTA Supply Chains 

      Quiring, Leander (University of Waterloo, 2008-09-01)
      Supply chain management is the set of tasks through which businesses acquire, process, and move raw materials and final products from suppliers through factories and distribution points to customers. The mathematical ...
    • A Multistage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Model for Perishable Capacity Expansion Problem 

      Eghtesadi, Bahareh (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-19)
      We study a multi-stage capacity expansion problem under demand uncertainty. We consider the problem where there are multiple resources to be expanded at each stage. Moreover, the resources have limited life time after ...
    • Natural Language Generation with Neural Variational Models 

      Pallikara Bahuleyan, Hareesh (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-13)
      Automatic generation of text is an important topic in natural language processing with applications in tasks such as machine translation and text summarization. In this thesis, we explore the use of deep neural networks ...


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