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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...


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