Now showing items 204-223 of 345

    • 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 ...
    • Nature vs. Stress: Investigating the Use of Biophilia in Non-Violent Exploration Games to Reduce Stress 

      Reetz, Adrian; Valtchanov, Deltcho; Barnett-Cowan, Michael; Hancock, Mark; Wallace, James R (ACM, 2021)
      Games hold the potential to help many address health-related issues such as chronic stress. We investigated the use of biophilia, an affective response to nature grounded in the psychology literature, as indirect physiological ...
    • Network of Affiliates and Canada-U.S. Border Effect 

      Sarvghad-Moghaddam, Nikoo (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-25)
      The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the influence that the pattern of affiliate linkages- establishments associated with companies as affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions- between U.S. states and Canadian provinces ...
    • New Benders' Decomposition Approaches for W-CDMA Telecommunication Network Design 

      Naoum-Sawaya, Joe (University of Waterloo, 2007-04-24)
      Network planning is an essential phase in successfully operating state-of-the-art telecommunication systems. It helps carriers increase revenues by deploying the right technologies in a cost effective manner. More importantly, ...
    • New Conic Optimization Techniques for Solving Binary Polynomial Programming Problems 

      Ghaddar, Bissan (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-26)
      Polynomial programming, a class of non-linear programming where the objective and the constraints are multivariate polynomials, has attracted the attention of many researchers in the past decade. Polynomial programming is ...
    • Numerosity and Cognitive Complexity of a Medium as Moderators of Medium Effect on Effort 

      Rahimi Nejad, Mona (University of Waterloo, 2010-09-30)
      As a part of loyalty programs in marketing or as incentive plans in companies, mediums have attracted considerable interest from marketing and organizational behavior researchers. Previous studies focused mainly on the ...
    • On Competition for Undergraduate Co-op Placement: A Graph Approach 

      Yuheng, Jiang (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-30)
      The objective of this thesis is to improve the co-operative (co-op) education process by analyzing the relationships among academic programs in the context of the co-op job market. To do this, we propose and apply a novel ...
    • On Ranking the Relative Importance of Nodes in Physical Distribution Networks 

      Filion, Christian (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-24)
      Physical distribution networks are integral parts of modern supply chains. When faced with a question of which node in a network is more important, cost immediately jumps to mind. However, in a world of uncertainty, there ...
    • On the Road to Making Science of “Art”: Risk Bias in Market Scoring Rules 

      Karimi, Majid; Dimitrov, Stanko (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2018-06)
      We study market scoring rule (MSR) prediction markets in the presence of risk-averse or risk-seeking agents that have unknown yet bounded risk preferences. It is well known that if agents can be prescreened, then MSRs can ...
    • Open Shortest Path First Routing Under Random Early Detection 

      Liu, Jiaxin; Dimitrov, Stanko (Wiley, 2018-03-01)
      In this article, we consider a variant of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing that accounts for Random Early Detection (RED), an Active Queue Management method for backbone networks. In the version of OSPF we consider ...
    • Open-Innovation in Healthcare: an analysis of motivations, learning, and program outcomes 

      Wylie-Toal, Brendan (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-30)
      The goal of this study is to examine open-innovation programs run in two different healthcare settings. Open innovation is the process of engaging external sources of knowledge and capabilities in the pursuit of developing ...
    • Optimal inventory decisions for a risk-averse retailer when offering layaway 

      Wang, Daao; Dimitrov, Stanko; Jian, Lirong (Elsevier, 2020-07-01)
      Layaway allows economically disadvantaged budget-constrained consumers to purchase expensive items through amortized payments and nominal program fees, as opposed to using high-interest financing options such as credit ...
    • Optimal inventory decisions when offering layaway 

      Dimitrov, Stanko; Ceryan, Oben (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
      This paper presents an inventory management policy for a retailer offering a layaway programme. Layaway is a service provided by retailers that allows budget constrained consumers who have sufficiently high valuations to ...
    • Optimal Relay Station Placement in Broadband Wireless Access Networks 

      Vasishta, Anuj (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-31)
      With the development of IEEE 802.16j multihop relay protocol, the requirement to enhance the network capacity in a wireless network has been met e ectively. In this thesis, we study the capacity enhancement problem for a ...
    • Optimal Shipping Decisions in an Airfreight Forwarding Network 

      Li, Zichao (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-23)
      This thesis explores three consolidation problems derived from the daily operations of major international airfreight forwarders. First, we study the freight forwarder's unsplittable shipment planning problem in an ...

      UWSpace

      University of Waterloo Library
      200 University Avenue West
      Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
      519 888 4883

      All items in UWSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

      DSpace software

      Service outages