Associate Professor, Management Science & Sustainability
Expertise: Analytics, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, ESG, Innovation, Sustainability, EDI, AI
Bissan Ghaddar is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Sustainability at the Ivey Business School working on problems at the intersection of machine learning and optimization models. Prior to joining Ivey Business School, she was an Assistant Professor in Data Analytics at the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She has also worked on energy, water, and transportation network optimization at IBM Research and on inventory management problems at the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Department of National Defence Canada.
Bissan was invited for extended research visits, most recently at ESSEC Business School and Politecnico di Milano. Dr. Ghaddar received a Ph.D. degree in operations research from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her work has been published in prestigious journals such as Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Transportation Research, among others. Her research has been supported by national and international grants including NSERC, Cisco, H2020, and FP7 IIF European Union Grant. She currently works with organizations on sustainability and digitalization challenges across the aerospace, energy, manufacturing, transport, and telecommunications industries, and has facilitated strategic planning and training for various organizations internationally.