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Centre for Operations Research and Decision Sciences (CORDS)
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The Centre for Operations Research and Decision Sciences (CORDS) is located at Simon Fraser University Surrey. With more than 20 faculty members from Business Administration, Computing Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, the Centre focuses on research in the area of operations research: the science of optimal decisionmaking. Members undertake both basic and applied research, and collaborate with industry by consulting and facilitating student internships.
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Zhaosong Lu, Director
Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University Surrey
25013450 102 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3
Canada
Office: 2887 Podium 2
Office Phone: 7787827426
Web: http://www.math.sfu.ca/~zhaosong/
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Faculty
 Cedric Chauve, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Chauve's research focuses on the design of mathematical models and efficient algorithms for computational biology.  Thomas Loughin, Department of Statistics
Dr. Loughin is a professional Statistician and researcher with extensive experience in both statistical applications and methodological development. He has worked with researchers in a wide array of disciplines, including agricultural, engineering, medical, education, and other areas. He runs the SFUSurrey Statistical Consulting Centre, where he focuses on communication with subjectmatter experts, reexpressing complex statistical concepts into language that is easy to understand.  Zhaosong Lu, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Lu researches theory and algorithms for deterministic and stochastic continuous optimization with an emphasis in convex programming. He has worked on applications of continuous optimization in finance, statistics, machine learning, image processing, engineering design, and decisionmaking under uncertainty.  Snezana Mitrovic Minic, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Minic's research includes application of combinatorial optimization, integer programming, and graph theory to solving problems in vehicle routing, logistics, transportation, satellite mission planning, healthcare operations, and natural resource management. Snezana is especially interested in largescale discrete optimization problems and dynamic timeconstrained problems.  Bojan Mohar, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Mohar is a Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory, where he is developing algorithmic and computational tools.  Abraham Punnen, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Punnen's applied research and consulting activities include applications of optimization in industry and government. In particular he is interested in transportation and logistics, network design, routing and scheduling, timetabling, optimization applications in medicine including radiation therapy treatment planning and management of organ transplant, healthcare management, and optimization applications in forestry.  Randall Pyke, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Pyke earned his PhD from the University of Toronto studying nonlinear wave equations that arise in applications such as optics. His research interests also include fractals, dynamics, and simulating stochastic systems. Randall has been working to promote operations research in the math curriculum since its inception and has worked on consulting projects.  Alexander (Sandy) Rutherford, Complex Systems Modelling Group, IRMACS Centre
Dr. Rutherford is the Scientific Director for the Complex Systems Modelling Group (CSMG) at the IRMACS Centre. Among his research areas is health care, where he has worked on the design and evaluation of protocols for electronic health records and applications of queuing theory to surgical waitlists and the acute care system. He has also worked on application of dynamical systems methods to health care modelling, criminal justice system modelling, and epidemiology.  Tamon Stephen, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Stephen's research interests include optimization, algorithms and discrete mathematics. He has consulted locally and recently supervised a MITACS Accelerate Internship at the BC Autism Assessment Network (BCAAN).  Zhe George Zhang, Beedie School of Business
Dr. Zhang's research interests include the quantitative and economic analysis of the congestion problems in urban/mass transportation networks, health/medical care systems, and public service systems with both customer service quality and security concerns.  Petra Berenbrink
 Binay Bhattacharya
 David Campbell
 Matt DeVos
 Luis Goddyn
 Pavol Hell
 Natalia Kouzniak
 Ramesh Krishnamurty
 Joseph Peters
 Kay Wiese
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