Current Graduate Students / Postdoctoral Fellows


  • Alireza Ghahtarani



  • Jared Chiu
  • Mikdad (Mik) Talpur


  • Kristin Feng


[Name (Degree), Graduation Date, Thesis / Project Title, First Position]

  • Berk Gorgulu (PhD), August 2023, “Stochastic and Empirical Models in Support of Managing Patient Flow from Acute to Rehabilitation Care”, Assistant Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. 
  • Anita  Zhu (MEng), April 2023, “In-Store Sales Forecasting and Labor Scheduling”, Data Scientist at Canadian Tire Corporation. 
  • Imran Saleh (MASc), August 2022, “Surgical Services Optimization”, Junior Research Scientist at Air Canada.
  • Mahdi Mirjalili (PhD), August 2022, “Data-driven modelling and control of hospital blood inventory”, Data Scientist at Sun Life.
  • Junqi Hu (PDF), August 2022, “The effects of information granularity on abandonment and congestion in non-stationary priority queues”, Postdoctoral fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Yanbo Ding (MEng), April 2022, “Fluid Approximations for Multiclass First-Come, First-Served Queues with Impatient Customers and Time-Varying Arrivals”, Software Engineer at Amazon.
  • Manion Anderson (MASc), January 2022, “Nurse Scheduling at Long-Term Care Homes of the City of Toronto”, Business Analyst at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  
  • Simon Huang (MASc), August 2021, “Optimal Control of the Erlang-R Queue: Design of Post-Discharge Intervention Programs for Congested Hospital Wards”, Research Associate at Seven Eight Capital.
  • Jacky Chan (MASc), August 2020, “The Value of Advance Surgery Booking Information for Inventory Management of Surgical Supplies”, Data Scientist at Canada Drives.
  • Emma Zhang (MASc), January 2020, “Predicting Hospital Readmission and Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Post-discharge Intervention Programs”, Business Systems Analyst at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).
  • Leyi Chang (MASc), August, 2019, “Capacity Planning and Allocation for a Nursing Resource Team (NRT)”, Analytics Specialist at CIBC.
  • Fan Zhou (MEng), August 2019, “Value of flexibility in service systems with slow-down”, PhD Student at Michigan University, Ross School of Business.
  • Emmett Borg (MEng), August 2018, “Modelling the Emergency Department after a mass casualty incident: the role of the imaging department”, Senior Analyst – Data and Decision Sciences, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO).