Time: 22 March · 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Bahen – Room 2155
Created by: Galbraith Society, Layan Kutob, Philip Chen
Speaker: Professor Timothy Chan, Operations Research Professor in Industrial Engineering, Research Area: Optimization in healthcare (University of Toronto)
Professor Chan will talk about his research in mathematical optimization models implemented in health care, such as the design of radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients and distribution of automated defibrillators. Students will also be exposed to some of the broader issues in conducting successful (interdisciplinary) research. Professor Chan will share his experience in research collaboration, including the necessary skills, the difficulties that need to be overcome, and most importantly, acquiring research funding.
Timothy C. Y. Chan is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His primary research interests are in optimization under uncertainty and the application of optimization methods to radiation therapy, sustainability and health care operations which include topics such cancer clinic scheduling, and public access defibrillator. He received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Toronto, he was an Associate in the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm. During that time, he advised leading companies in the fields of medical device technology, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and energy on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations.
For further details about Professor Chan, please visit his website: http://chan.mie.utoronto.ca/