Steven Shechter

BS, Mathematics (Loyola University Chicago),
MS, Operations Research (Georgia Institute of Technology),
PhD, Industrial Engineering (University of Pittsburgh)
Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics Division

Contact Information

Office Henry Angus - HA 477
Tel (604) 822-8340

Research Interests

  • Stochastic optimization
  • Simulation
  • Medical Decision Making and Health Care Operations Research

Courses Taught in 2018-2019

  • Managerial Decision Modeling and Analytics (MBA)
  • Simulation Modeling I: Data Processing and Monte Carlo Simulation (MBAN)
  • Simulation Modeling II: Queuing and Discrete Event Simulation (MBAN)
  • Optimal Decision Making I (MBAN)
  • Optimal Decision Making II (MBAN)
  • Decision Analysis Under Uncertainty (MBAN)

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Sabouri A, Huh WT, Shechter SM. Screening strategies for patients on the kidney transplant waiting list.  Operations Research, 65(5): 1131-1146, 2017.  Paper
  • Shechter SM, Chandler T, Skandari MR, Zalunardo N.  Cost-effectiveness analysis of vascular access referral policies in chronic kidney disease.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 70(3): 368-376, 2017. Paper
  • Skandari R, Shechter SM, Zalunardo N. Optimal vascular access choice for patients on hemodialysis.  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 17(4): 608-619, 2015.  Paper
  • Sabouri A, Shechter SM, Huh WT.  Inspecting a vital component needed upon emergency. Production and Operations Management, 24(12): 1839-1851, 2015.  Paper
  • Shechter SM, Ghassemi F, Gocgun Y, Puterman ML.  Trading off quick versus slow actions in optimal search. Operations Research, 63(2): 353-362, 2015. Paper

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