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    • Shared Community Energy Storage Allocation and Optimization 

      Chang, Hsiu-Chuan (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-13)
      Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) have been playing an increasingly important role for managing households energy costs. DERs consist primarily of energy generation and storage systems utilized by individual households ...
    • Shipment Consolidation in Discrete Time and Discrete Quantity: Matrix-Analytic Methods 

      Cai, Qishu (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-30)
      Shipment consolidation is a logistics strategy whereby many small shipments are combined into a few larger loads. The economies of scale achieved by shipment consolidation help in reducing the transportation costs and ...
    • Shipment consolidation with two demand classes: Rationing the dispatch capacity 

      Satir, Benhur; Erenay, Fatih S.; Bookbinder, James H. (Elsevier, 2018-10-01)
      We analyze the problem faced by a logistics provider that dispatches shipment orders (parcels or larger packages) of two order classes, viz. expedited and regular. Shipment orders arrive according to a compound Poisson ...
    • Shipment Scheduling In Hub Location Problems 

      Masaeli, Mobina (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-26)
      In this thesis, we incorporate shipment scheduling decisions into hub location problems. Our aim is to determine optimal locations of hubs, hub network structure, and the number of vehicles to operate on the hub network ...
    • Should you clean your solar panels now? 

      Gao, Xiang (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-29)
      Photovoltaic (PV) applications worldwide are being increasingly deployed; however, the performance of PV systems is greatly affected by external factors, such as weather, environment, and terrain. These factors can form ...
    • A Simulation Analysis of an Emergency Department Fast Track System 

      La, Jennifer (University of Waterloo, 2011-01-10)
      The basis for this thesis involved a four month Accelerate Canada internship at the Grand River Hospital Emergency Department in Kitchener, Ontario. The Emergency Department (ED) Process Committee sought insight into ...
    • Simulation-Optimization Framework for Synthesis and Design of Natural Gas Downstream Utilization Networks 

      Al-Sobhi, Saad A.; Elkamel, Ali; Erenay, Fatih S.; Shaik, Munawar A. (MDPI, 2018-02-01)
      Many potential diversification and conversion options are available for utilization of natural gas resources, and several design configurations and technology choices exist for conversion of natural gas to value-added ...
    • A Social Network Analysis of Corporate Venture Capital Syndication 

      Zheng, Ju Kimberly (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The importance of social capital can be characterized by a well-known quote: "it's not just what you know, but whom you know". Firms with rich social capital are more informed, more capable, and more competitive, because ...
    • Some Problems in One-Operator Scheduling 

      Baki, Mohammed Fazle (University of Waterloo, 1999)
      A flexible workforce or a versatile machine is employed to perform various types of operations. Often these resources are associated with setups. Whenever a worker or machine switches from processing one type of operation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Staff Scheduling During a Pandemic 

      Aminoleslami, Arian (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-30)
      The year 2019 revealed that some of the policies which have shaped the core structure of many organizations in different industries for a long time, could result in an absolute failure in an unprecedented crisis like the ...
    • A Statistical Assessment of a Process To Evaluate the Commercial Success Of Inventions 

      Sampson, Glen (University of Waterloo, 2001)
      In over twenty years of operations the Canadian Innovation Centre has evaluated, through its Inventor's Assistance Program (IAP), the commercial potential of over 12,000 early stage inventions. Prior to 1989, the Canadian ...
    • Statistical Method of Goodness on Quantitative Models of Efficiency and Effectiveness 

      Attarwala, Abbas (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-17)
      Motivated by different qualitative constructs of efficiency and effectiveness [Cameron, 1978] and the variety of distinct quantitative models of measuring efficiency and effectiveness derived from them, we propose a ...
    • Stochastic Clearing Systems With Markovian Inputs: Performance Evaluation and Optimal Policies 

      Cai, Qishu (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-01)
      This thesis studies the stochastic clearing systems which are characterized by a non-decreasing stochastic input process {Y(t), t > 0}, where Y(t) is the cumulative quantity entering the system in [0, t], and an output ...
    • Stochastic Perishable Inventory Systems: Dual-Balancing and Look-Ahead Approaches 

      Diao, Yuhe (University of Waterloo, 2016-12-23)
      We study a single-item, multi-period, stochastic perishable inventory problem under both backlogging and lost-sales circumstances, with and without an order capacity constraint in each period. We first model the ...
    • A Stochastic Programming Model for a Day-Ahead Electricity Market: a Heuristic Methodology and Pricing 

      Zhang, Jichen (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-18)
      This thesis presents a multi-stage linear stochastic mixed integer programming (SMIP) model for planning power generation in a pool-type day-ahead electricity market. The model integrates a reserve demand curve and shares ...
    • Strategic Network Design for Delivery by Drones under Service-based Competition 

      Gohram (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
      In today’s world, E-commerce is a fast growing industry and e-retailers are looking for innovative ways to deliver customer orders within short delivery times at a low cost. Currently, the use of drone technology for ...
    • The structuring of ambiguous stimuli in human communication 

      Pimenta, Geovania (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-18)
      Abstract Information theory (Shannon, 1948) and relative similarity (Rosch and Mervis, 1975) are used to investigate the problem of how people communicate about ambiguous, unstructured stimuli. Specifically, the following ...
    • Students' Responses to Innovative Instructional Methods: Exploring Learning-Centred Methods and Barriers to Change 

      Ellis, Donna E. (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-22)
      This exploratory research investigates students’ responses to innovative instructional methods, focusing primarily on identifying the barriers that discourage students from engaging with methods that are new or not expected. ...
    • 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 ...

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