Changing the way social services are delivered to the people who need them

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In The News
 
India Smart Cities Initiative

CSSE Director Mark Fox joins U of T team in India to discuss Prime Minister Modi's 100 Smart Cities Plan
 

Interview: Simulating Social Service Clients
                     
                      A conversation with the engineering team 
                          that is spearheading the Social Services
                          Simulator Project at the CSSE.
        
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Recent Publications


Fox, M.S., (2018), “The Semantics of Populations: A City Indicator Perspective”, Journal of Web Semantics.


Fox, M.S., (2017), "PolisGnosis Project: Enabling the Computational Analysis of City Performance", Proceedings of the 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference, K.Coperich, E. Cudney, H. Nembhard, eds.

Howe, L., and Fox, M.S., (2017), "Increasing the Effectiveness of the Non-Profit Sector Through Visualization: A Case Study of Furniture Banks", Proceedings of the 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference, K. Coperich, E. Cudley, H. Nembhard, eds​.

Rosu, D., Aleman, D.M., Beck, J.C., Chignell, M., Consens, M.P., Fox, M.S., Gruninger, M., Liu, C., Ru, Y., Sanner, S., (2017), "Knowledge-Based Provisioning of Goods and Services: Towards a Virtual Marketplace", Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on AI and OR for Social Good​. Technical Report SS-17-01.

Wang, Y., and Fox, M.S., (2017), "Households, The Homeless and Slums: Towards a Standard for Representing City Shelter Open Data", Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on AI or OR for Social Good.

Wang, Y., and Fox, N.S., (2017),   "Consistency Analysis of City Indicator Data" , in S. Geertman et.al. (eds.), Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartolography, pp. 355-369/.
 

 
 
 
 

About the Centre

Our research explores how each stage of the social services chain can benefit from engineering design, planning and delivery.
 
The Centre for Social Services Engineering explores how each stage of the social services chain can benefit from engineering design, planning and delivery.
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The Centre for Social Services Engineering is the first of its kind to
broaden the scope of engineering research to the social services sector. 
 
Our mission it to make social services more effective and efficient by delivering the right services to the right people at the right time.

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Principal Research Projects​











Many new and emerging interdisciplinary projects are underway at the Centre. These projects bring together the faculties and students from four centers of excellence within the University of Toronto: 

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Department of Operations Research
  • School Psychiatry
  • School of Social Work
The PolisGnosis Project at the Centre for Social Services Engineering
Social Needs Marketplace
Social Services Simulator
The PolisGnosis Project
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