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Professor Michael W. Carter

Professor Michael W. Carter (MIE) has been elected Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Fellows have exemplified outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research/management sciences, have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of the field.

Using scientific methods like mathematical modelling, statistics and algorithms, operations research (OR) aims to make decisions related to the coordination and effectiveness of any process or organization.

INFORMS is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and analytics.

As director of the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering (CRHE), Professor Carter’s research focus is on healthcare resource modelling in hospitals, home care, rehabilitation, long-term care and mental health. Professor Carter has supervised more than 200 engineering students in over 120 projects with healthcare institutions. He is currently involved in a number of research projects forecasting the demand for healthcare professionals, provincially and nationally, and the infrastructure needed to support them.

In addition to his work at the University of Toronto, Professor Carter is an advisory board member for the Regenstrief Centre for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Management at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto. Professor Carter is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

“I am delighted that Professor Michael Carter has been recognized internationally by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences,” said Professor Jean Zu, Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. “Professor Carter’s research is critical in reshaping our view of the Canadian healthcare system. He is an internationally renowned expert on healthcare delivery and has made groundbreaking contributions to Canadian healthcare research. On behalf the faculty, I congratulate him on this significant honour.”

Professor Carter will be inducted October 7 at the INFORMS Annual Fellows Ceremony and Luncheon in Minneapolis, MN.

On October 23, Professor Carter will be the first speaker in the MIE Research Spotlight, where he will discuss a healthcare human resource modelling technique used by the Centre.

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