Operations Research Group

Our Research

SFU has an active group in Operations Research. Our research interests include continuous and discrete optimization, algorithms, approximation, convex and conic programming, machine learning, and applications including to biology and health care. We have close ties to the Mathematics and Data Group, the Discrete Mathematics Group and the Industrial Mathematics Group. In addition, we are a part of the interdisciplinary Centre for Operations Research and Decision Sciences (CORDS) which connects us to Business Administration, Computing Science and Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Join us for our weekly seminars Thursdays at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Weekly Operations Research Seminar



Ben Adcock

Continuous Optimization, Machine Learning

Abraham Punnen

Operations Research

Tamon Stephen

Operations Research, Discrete Optimization and Applications.

Adjunct Faculty

Snezana Mitrovic-Minic

Department of Mathematics

Alexander Rutherford

Complex Systems Modelling Group

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visitors

  • Amy Wiebe

PhD Graduate Students

MSc Graduate Students

  • Ben Hanzsek-Brill
  • Saimon Islam
  • Mina Moeini
  • Krishna Narayanan

If you are a current SFU Mathematics Postdoctoral Fellow or Graduate Student in the Operations Research Group,
and would like your name added to one of the above lists, please send an email to Casey Bell.