Publications

 

Trainees are indicated in boldface

Refereed Journal Articles:

Andreev, P., Michalowski, W., Kuziemsky, C., Hadjiyannakis, S., 2012 “ActCPG Framework to Learn about Information User Requirements of a Clinical Practice Guideline”, Health Policy and Technology Journal.

Ingolfsson, A., F. Campello, X. Wu, E. Cabral. 2010. Combining integer programming and the
randomization method to schedule employees. European Journal of Operational Research 202(1) 153-
163.

Delasay, M., B. Kolfal, A. Ingolfsson. 2011. Maximizing throughput in finite-source parallel queue
systems, European Journal of Operational Research, forthcoming.

M.R. Oskoorouchi, H.R. Ghaffari, T. Terlaky, D.M. Aleman (2011). An interior point constraint
generation algorithm for semi-infinite optimization with healthcare application. Operations Research.
59(5):1184–1197.

K. Ghobadi, H.R. Ghaffari, D.M. Aleman, D.A. Jaffray, M. Ruschin (2013). Automated treatment
planning for a dedicated multi-source intra-cranial radiosurgery treatment unit using projected
gradient and grassfire algorithms. Medical Physics. 40(9):1-11.

Gocgun, Y., Puterman, M.L. (2013). “Dynamic Scheduling with Due Dates and Time Windows: An Application to Chemotherapy Patient Appointment Booking”, Health Care Management Science. Forthcoming.

Ibrahim, R. and W. Whitt (2011). Wait-Time Predictors for Customer Service Systems with Time-
Varying Demand and Capacity. Operations Research, vol. 59, pp. 1106-1118.

S.R. Abel, P. Intrevado and L. Ozsen (2013). Inpatient Pharmacy Operations: An Inter-Professional Literature Review. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 70(11), 989-996.

Klein MG, Reinhardt G (2012). Emergency Department Patient Flow Simulations using
Spreadsheets. Simulation in Healthcare. 7(1):40-47.

W. Klement, Sz. Wilk, W. Michalowski, K.J Farion, M.H. Osmond, V. Verter (2012). "Predicting
the Need for CT Imaging in Children with Minor Head Injury using an Ensemble of Naive Bayes
Classifiers". Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

V.-A. Le, R.-A. Pitaval, S.D. Blostein, T. Riihonen, and R. Wichman, "One-bit CSI Feedback Selection Schemes for Energy-Efficient Multiuser and Multirelay Systems", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,Vol. 12, No 3, March 2013, pp. 1149-1161.

T. C. Y. Chan, T. Lee, T. Craig, M. B. Sharpe (2011), “Determining objective function weights in
prostate IMRT using inverse optimization,” Medical Physics, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 36-87.

T. Lee, M. Hammad, T. C. Y. Chan, T. Craig, M. B. Sharpe, “Predicting objective function weights from patient anatomy in prostate IMRT treatment planning,” forthcoming, Medical Physics.

Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., Michalowski, M., Farion, K., Mainegra-Hing, M., Mohapatra, S., 2013, “Mitigation of Adverse Interactions in Pairs of Clinical Practice Guidelines Using Constraint Logic Programming”, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 46(2): 341-353.

Rastpour A., M.M. Esfahani. 2010. Mathematical models for selection of optimal place and size of
connections considering the time-value of money. European Journal of Operational Research. 200(3)
765-773.

Sauré, A., Puterman, M.L., 2013. The Appointment Scheduling Game. Forthcoming in INFORMS Transactions on Education.

Sauré A., Patrick J., Tyldesley S. and Puterman M. 2012. Dynamic Multi-Appointment Patient Scheduling
for Radiation Therapy. European Journal of Operational Research 223(2), 573-584.

Shechter, S., Skandari M.R., Zalunardo, N., 2012, “Timing of Arteriovenous Fistula Creation in Patients with CKD: A Decision Analysis”, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, to appear.

Salmasi N., Logendran R., and Skandari M.R., 2011, “Makespan Minimization in a Flowshop Sequence-Dependent Group Scheduling Problem”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 56 5-8, pp 699-710.

Azadeh A., Skandari M.R., and Maleki-Shoja, B., 2010, “An integrated ant colony optimization approach to compare strategies of clearing market in electricity markets: Agent-based simulation”, Energy Policy, 38(10), 6307-6319.

Salmasi N., Logendran R., and Skandari M.R., 2010, “Total flow time minimization in a flowshop sequence-dependent group scheduling problem”, Computers & Operations Research, 37(1), 199-212.

Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. A randomization algorithm for the critical node detection problem. Computers & Operations Research. 2013. forthcoming.

Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Evaluation of strategies to mitigate contagion spread using social network characteristics. Social Networks. 35(1):75-88. 2013.

Linden IA , Mar MY , Werker GR , Jang K , Krausz M, (2013). "Research on a Vulnerable Neighborhood-The Vancouver Downtown Eastside from 2001 to 2011.", Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine PubMed ID: 23161093

Werker G , Sauré A , French J , Shechter S, (2009). "The use of discrete-event simulation modelling to improve radiation therapy planning processes.", Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 92(1).

Werker GR, Sharif B, Sun H, Cooper C, Bansback N, Anis AH, "Optimal timing of influenza vaccination in patients with human immunodeficiency virus: a Markov cohort model based on serial study participant hemoagglutination inhibition titers". Accepted 2013.

Zhang, Y., Puterman, M.L., Nelson, M., and Atkins, D. (2012). A Simulation Optimization Approach
to Long-Term Care Capacity Planning. Operations Research, forthcoming.

Zhang, Y., M. Puterman and D.Atkins,  “Analytical Long-Term Care Capacity Planning: The Shortcomings of Ratio Based Forecasts”, Health Care Policy, in Press.

Zhang, Y., O. Berman, and V. Verter (2009), “Incorporating Congestion in Preventive Healthcare Facility Network Design”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 198 No. 3, pp. 922-93.

Zhang, Y., Berman, O., and Verter, V. (2012). The Impact of Client Choice on Preventive Healthcare
Facility Network Design. OR Spectrum, forthcoming.

Zhang, Y., Berman, O., Marcotte, P., and Verter, V. (2010). A Bilevel Model for Preventive
Healthcare Network Design with Congestion. IIE Transactions, 42(12), 865-880.

Conference Proceedings:

Andreev, P., Michalowski, W., Kuziemsky, C. and Hadjiyannakis, S., 2012 “Application Of Activity
Theory To Elicitation Of User Requirements For A Computerized Clinical Practice Guideline: The
ActCPG Conceptual Framework”, accepted for the presenting at the 20th European Conference on
information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, Spain on June 10-13, 2012.

D. Astaraky, Sz. Wilk, W. Michalowski, P. Andreev, C. Kuziemsky, S. Hadjiyannakis, 2013 “A Multiagent System to Support an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team: A Case Study of Clinical Obesity Management in Children”, Proceedings of the VIII Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care, Murcia, 69-81.

A. Bakhshali, W.Y. Chan, Y. Cao and S.D. Blostein, “Outage probability of rateless codes in
memoryless erasure channels”, in Proceedings of Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC),
2012.

Y. Cao, S.D. Blostein and W.Y. Chan, “Optimization of rateless coded asynchronous multimedia
multicast”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio
Communications (PIMRC), Sep. 2011.

Y. Cao, S.D. Blostein and W.Y. Chan, “Unequal error protection rateless coding design for
multimedia multicasting”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
(ISIT), pp. 2438-2442, June 2010.

Y. Cao and S.D. Blostein, “Cross-layer optimization of rateless coding over wireless fading
channels”, in Proceedings of 25th Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), pp. 144-149,
May 2010.

Y. Cao, S.D. Blostein and W.Y. Chan, “Optimization of rateless coding for multimedia
multicasting”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposiums on Broadband Multimedia Systems
and Broadcasting (BMSB), pp. 1-6, March 2010.

W. Sheng, W.Y. Chan, S.D. Blostein and Y. Cao, “Asynchronous and reliable multimedia multicast
with heterogenous QoS constraints”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on
Communications (ICC), May 2010.

Kimia Ghobadi, Dionne M Aleman, David A Jaffray, Mark Ruschin. Automated inverse planning over a continuous path using Gamma Knife Perfexion. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2013.

V.-A. Le, S.D. Blostein,  T. Riihonen and R. Wichman, "Green Cooperative Communication Using Threshold-Based Relay Selection Protocols", Proc. First Int. Conf. on Green Circuits and Systems,, June 2010, pp. 521-526.

V.-A. Le, T.  Riihonen, R. Wichman, and S.D. Blostein, "Outage performance of an energy-efficient relaying protocol over Nakagami fading channels,"  25th Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), May 2010, pp. 439-443.

V-A. Le, T. Riihonen, R. Wichman and S.D. Blostein, "One-Bit Feedback Selection Schemes for Power-Efficient Multiuser and Multirelay Systems", Multirelay Systems", Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, April 2010.

Sz. Wilk, M. Michalowski, W. Michalowski, K. Farion, D. Lin, M. Mainegra Hing, S. Mohapatra, 2013 “Clinical Practice Guidelines and Comorbid Diseases: A MiniZinc Representation of Guideline Models for Mitigating Adverse Interactions”, Proceedings, in C. Lehman et al. (Eds.) “MedInfo 2013”, IOS Press, 352-357.

Sz. Wilk, M. Michalowski, W. Michalowski, M. Mainegra Hing, K. Farion, 2011 “Reconciling Pairs of Concurrently Used Clinical Practice Guidelines Using Constraint Logic Programming”, Proceedings, AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium Proceedings. Improving Health: Informatics and IT Changing the World. Washington, DC, 944-953.

 Sz. Wilk, M. Michalowski, M. Mainegra Hing, W. Michalowski, K. Farion, 2011 “Reconciliation of Concurrently Applied Clinical Practice Guidelines using Constraint Logic Programming”, Proceedings, 6th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Izmir, 138-144.

M. Michalowski, M. Mainegra Hing, Sz. Wilk, W. Michalowski, K. Farion, 2011 “A Constraint Logic Programming Approach to Identifying Inconsistencies in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients with Co-morbidity”, Proceedings, in M. Peleg, N. Lavrac, C. Combi (Eds.) “Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. AIME 2011”, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 296-302.

M. Mainegra Hing, M. Michalowski, Sz. Wilk, W. Michalowski, K. Farion, 2010 “Identifying Inconsistencies in Multiple Clinical Practice Guidelines for a Patient with Co- morbidity”, Proceedings, First Workshop on Knowledge Engineering, Discovery and Dissemination in Health (KEDH), IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Hong Kong, 447-452.

R-A. Pitaval, T. Riihonen, R. Wichman and S.D. Blostein, "Performance Evaluation of Relay Deployment Strategies in Multi-Cell Single Frequency Networks", Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, April 2010.

R-.A. Pitaval, O. Tirkkonen and S.D. Blostein, "Density and Bounds for Grassmannian Codes with Chordal Distance", Proc. IEEE ISIT, July 2011, pp. 2298-2302.

R.-A. Pitaval, O. Tirkkonen, and S.D. Blostein, "Low Complexity MIMO Precoding Codebooks from Orthoplex Packings", Proc. ICC, June 2011.

M. Michalowski, Sz. Wilk, W. Michalowski, X. Tan, D. Lin, S. Mohapatra, 2013  “Procedural Approach to Mitigating Concurrently Applied Clinical Practice Guidelines”, Proceedings, 1st Workshop on Expanding the Boundaries of Health Informatics Using Artificial Intelligence (HIAI). Seattle.

Submitted Papers

Aasia Anwar & John Doucette (2012). Knowledge Management in Healthcare: Reasons to
Adopt”. Knowledge Management in Healthcare: A Process Model". Submitted to Healthcare
Quarterly. (Accepted and returned for minor revision/submitted again)

Aasia Anwar & John Doucette (March 2012). "Knowledge Management in Healthcare:
Improvements, Barriers and Risks". Submitted to Healthcare Quarterly.

Campello, F., A. Ingolfsson. 2011. Exact necessary staffing requirements based on stochastic
comparisons with infinite-server models (last revised January 2011, under revision for resubmission
to Management Science).

Campello, F., Ingolfsson, A., & Shumsky, R. A. (2013). Queueing models of case managers.   

Y Cao, S. D. Blostein and W.-Y. Chan, “Optimization of Unequal Error Protection Rateless Codes for Multimedia Multicasting”.

Y. Cao, S.D. Blostein, A. Bakhshali and W.-Y. Chan, Optimization of rateless-coded asynchronous multimedia multicast”.

Delasay, M., Ingolfsson, A., & Kolfal, B. (2013).  “Modeling load and overwork effects in queueing systems with adaptive servers”.

Chan, T.C.Y., Demirtaş, D., Kwon, R.H. “Optimizing the Deployment of Public Access Defibrillators”.

T. C. Y. Chan, T. Craig, T. Lee, M. B. Sharpe, "Generalized inverse multi-objective optimization with application to cancer therapy”.

Chan T., Mahmoudzadeh H., Purdie T., “A Robust-CVaR Optimization Approach with Application to Breast Cancer Therapy”.

Sabouri, A., Huh, W.T., Shechter, S.M. Screening Strategies for Patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List. under review (third round, Management Science).

Sabouri, A., Huh, W.T., Shechter, S.M. Inspecting a Vital Component Needed upon Emergency. under review (second round, Production and Operations Management).

Samiedaluie, S., B. Kucukyazici, V. Verter, and D. Zhang, “Managing Patient Admissions in a Neurology Ward”. (second round, Operations Research).

Sauré, A., Patrick, J., Puterman M.L. Simulation-based approximate policy iteration with generalized logistic functions.

Cataldo, A., Ferrer, J.C., Miranda, J., Rey, P.A., Sauré, A. An integer programming approach to curriculum-based examination timetabling.

Skandari M.R., Shechter, S., Zalunardo, N., 2013, “Optimal Vascular Access Choice for Patients on Hemodialysis”, under review by Operations Research, submitted on Oct 29th, 2013.

Linden IA, Werker GR, Jang K, Schuetz C, Krausz M, "Regional differences in homeless populations in British Columbia”.

Werker GR, Mar M, Jang K, Krausz M, "Health Service Utilization: Self-Reported Use in Homeless Populations in British Columbia".

Sahoo S, Werker GR, Schuetz C, Krausz M, "Stimulants and cannabis use among a homeless population in British Columbia: An exploratory study”.

Werker GR, Puterman ML, "Strategic workforce planning in healthcare under uncertainty (second round, Production and Operations Management).

Sahoo S, Werker GR, Aldesouki M, Schutz C, Janmohamid A, Krausz M, "Homelessness and ethnicity".

Working Papers to be submitted

Andreev, P., Michalowski, W., Wilk, S., Kuziemsky, C. and Hadjiyannakis, S., 2012, "Discovering
Requirements of the Interprofessional Healthcare Team Members for Development of a Multi-Agent
System: a Case Study of Pediatric Child Obesity Program".

Aasia Anwar & John Doucette. "Knowledge Management Survey".

Aasia Anwar & John Doucette. "Knowledge Management in Healthcare: A Process Model".

Aasia Anwar & John Doucette. Knowledge Management Implementation Strategy in Healthcare.

Yu Cao. “An integrated cognitive network design for wireless communications over heterogeneous
users in a hospital environment”, in preparation for submission to IEEE Transactions on Wireless
Communications.

Yu Cao. “Cross-layer optimized adaptive modulation and coding for communications over wireless
fading channels”, in preparation for submission to IEEE Communication Letters.

T. C. Y. Chan, D. Demirtas, R. H. Kwon, “Optimizing the deployment of public access defibrillators”
Mohammad Delasay. Multi-server Queues with Adaptive Server Behavior, Target journal:
Management Science.

H.R. Ghaffari, K. Ghobadi, D.M. Aleman, M. Ruschin, D.A. Jaffray. Automated radiotherapy
treatment planning for a dedicated multi-source intra-cranial radiosurgery treatment unit accounting
for overlapping structures and dose homogeneity. work in progress, targeted for Physics in Medicine
and Biology.

H.R. Ghaffari, D.M. Aleman, D.A. Jaffray, and M. Ruschin. A framework to solve large-scale mixed
integer programming problems in stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning. work in progress,
targeted for Journal of Global Optimization.

Yasin Gocgun. "Dynamic patient scheduling for chemotherapy". will submit to IIE Transactions on
Healthcare Engineering.

Rouba Ibrahim, Beste Kucukyazici, Vedat Verter and Michel Gendreau. Warfarin dose adjustment
for patients in risk of stroke; to be submitted to Operations Research.

Houra Mahmoudzadeh. A Robust CVaR Approach to Left-sided Breast IMRT.

Amir Rastpour. Modeling EMS Yellow Alert Periods as Partial Busy Periods.

Amir Rastpour. Predicting Spatial Patterns of Heart Attack Incidence in Alberta and Choosing New
PCI Facility Locations.

Saied Samiedaluie, Beste Kucukyazici, Vedat Verter, Dan Zhang. Patient Admission Policies in a
Neurological Hospital Ward, to be submitted to Operations Research.

Mohammadreza Skandari. Optimizing guidelines for timing of arteriovenous fistula creation in
chronic kidney disease.

Greg Werker, Martin Puterman, Strategic workforce planning in healthcare under uncertainty. To be
submitted to Management Science.

Zhang, Y., Liang, L., Atkins, D., and Chen, C. (2012). Patient Choice Analysis and Demand
Prediction for Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Services: A Case Study in British Columbia.

Zhang, Y., Atkins, D. (2012). The Impact of Client Choice on Medical Facility Network Design.

Book chapters

M. Ibnkahla, A. Sulyman and Y. Cao, "Adaptive signal processing for wireless communications",
Chapter 22 in R. C. Dorf Ed., The Electrical Engineering Handbook, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, pp.
22.15-22.37, 2006.

D.M. Aleman, H.R. Ghaffari, V.V. Miši´c, M.B. Sharpe, M. Ruschin, and D.A. Jaffray. Chapter
“Optimization methods for large-scale radiotherapy". in Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health
Care Delivery. P. Geogiev, P. Papajorgji, P. Pardalos, editors. Springer, 2012.

Zarghoush, A. and F. Alemi. “Causal Risk Analysis”, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems,
Edited by Y. Yih, CRC Press, 2010, Chapter 26.

Zhang, Y., Puterman, M.L. (2012). Analytical Long-Term Care Capacity Planning. Forthcoming in,
Greg Zaric (editor), Operations Research and Health Care Policy, Springer.