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Samir Elhedhli, PhD, PEng
Professor
Department of Management Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo, 
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

 

Short Bio: Samir Elhedhli is a Professor at the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo with research interests in in Large Scale Optimization and Data Analytics. His work has appeared in top scientific journals such as Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, INFORMS Journal on Computing,  IISE transactions, and the European Journal of Operational Research among  others. He held research grants from NSERC, CFI, OCE and MITACS and collaborated with industries in aircraft manufacturing, airline scheduling, and supply chain analytics.  He was Chair of the Department of Management Sciences from 2014 to 2018. He served as president of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) in 2011-2012.   He is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of their flagship journal INFOR.  He is the recipient of the CORS Service Award in 2013 and the University of Waterloo’s distinguished and outstanding performance awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

 

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              Major Administrative and Service Appointments:

·       Chair, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, 2014—2018

·       Member of Senate, University of Waterloo, 2014--2016.

·       Member of Senate-Nominations committee, University of Waterloo, 2014--2015.

·       Member of Senate-Finance committee, University of Waterloo, 2015--2016.

·       Associate chair for graduate Studies, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, 2010--2012.

·       Associate chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, 2007--2010.

·       co-Editor-In-Chief,  Information Systems and Operations Research, flagship journal of  Canadian Operational Research Society,  2014—present

·       Publication Chair, Canadian Operational Research Society, 2014--2018.

·       President, Canadian Operational Research Society, 2011--2012.

·       Education Chair, Canadian Operational Research Society, 2007--2010.