Assistant Professor, Management Science


Rasha Kashef is an Assistant Professor in Management Science at the Ivey Business School. She is also cross-appointed with the Computer Science Department at Western University. Rasha's research interests focus on the application of machine learning algorithms and tools in Big-data Analytics, Social media, operations research, and bioinformatics.


  • Decision Making with Analytics (HBA Core)
  • Simulation and Risk Analysis (MSc Program)
  • Big Data Analytics (MSc Program)
  • Competitive Advantage (Electives)


  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2008
  • MSc., Academy Institute for Science and Technology, 2004
  • BSc., Alexandria University, 2001
  • PEng, Professional engineer of Ontario

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Kashef, R.F., Kamel, M.S., 2010, "Cooperative Clustering", Pattern Recognition, June 43(6): 2315 - 2329.
  • Kashef, R.F., Kamel, M.S., 2009, "Enhanced bisecting k-means clustering using intermediate cooperation", Pattern Recognition, November 42(11): 2557 - 2569.

Works in Progress

  • Kashef, R.F., “Learning Social Networks Using Cooperative Clustering to Provide Patient’s Support Groups”, In progress.
  • Kashef, R.F., Kamel, M.S.,“ Clustering-based Outliers Detection Using Cooperative Multiple Partitioning”, In progress.

Honours & Awards

  • Meritorious Candidate, NSERC Industrial Research and Development Fellowship (IRDF), 2012-2014
  • The University of Waterloo Doctoral Thesis Completion Award, Spring 2008
  • Female Doctoral Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Winter 2008
  • The Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Winter 2008
  • The Volunteer Impact Award, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 2006
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering (4 times)
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (4 times)


  • Lecturer, Management Science Department, University of waterloo, 2013- 2016
  • Online Instructor (MMSC-online), Management Science Department, University of waterloo, 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral-fellow, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Waterloo, 2011-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Academy Institute, 2009-2011
  • Research Associate, Microsoft Corp. 2008-2009