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Joe Naoum-Sawaya

Associate Professor, Management Science

Joe Naoum-Sawaya

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  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
  • Transportation
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Smart Cities
  • Energy Networks
  • Water Networks
  • Telecommunication
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Internet of Things

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Joe Naoum-Sawaya is an Associate Professor of Management Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science/Operations Research from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Ivey, Joe was a research scientist at IBM Research. Joe’s research focus is on machine learning and optimization with applications in smarter cities (energy, mobility, water, and telecommunication). His work has appeared in INFORMS Journal on Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research, and Naval Research Logistics among others. He co-edited the book volume "Analytics for the Sharing Economy: Mathematics, Engineering and Business Perspectives". Joe is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research.


  • Decision Making with Analytics
  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Introductory Data Science
  • Competing with Analytics


  • Ph.D. Management Sciences, University of Waterloo


  • Research Scientist, IBM Research

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