Faculty

Mark Fox, Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, University of Toronto

Mark Fox  PhD, LEL,  FAAAI, FEIC
Mark Fox’s research interests concentrate on the application of Knowledge Representation (i.e., Ontologies) and Reasoning (i.e., constraint-based reasoning) to the design and delivery of social services, and to city indicators.
 
Dr. Fox was recently awarded the honour of Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also Director of the U of T Enterprise Integration Laboratory.
 
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Distinguished Professor
Urban Systems Engineering
 
Professor
Industrial Engineering &
Computer Science
 
Director
Centre for Social Services Engineering 
 
 
 
 
Dionne Aleman, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Dionne Aleman  PhD, P.Eng.
Dionne Aleman’s research interests are in the application of operations research to improve quality of life. This research includes using simulation and graph theory to optimize public health policies for pandemics, and using game theory to match social service supply to demand.
 
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Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering
 
Director
Medical Operations Research Lab
 
 
 
Chris Beck, Assoc. Professor of Industrial Engineering and Assoc. Chair, University of Toronto
Chris Beck  PhD, P.Eng.
Chris Beck is interested in decision making, scheduling and planning within the context of the strategic, tactical, and operational delivery of social services. His research focuses on applying and extending the tools of mathematical optimization and AI planning.
 
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Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering &
​Computer Science
 
 
 
 
 
Marion Bogo, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Marion Bogo  O.C., MSW, RSW
Marion Bogo's research interests include the conceptualization of competency for professional and innovative education and clinical social work supervision. Her research focuses on clinical education and the use of simulation for teaching and the assessment of student and practitioner competence. Ms. Bogo is a pioneer in developing standardized evaluation methods, which are used by instructors worldwide to assess professional competency.
 
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Professor
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
 
Inaugural Sandra Rotman Chair in
Social Work (1998 - 2003)
 
Officer
Order of Canada (2014)
 
 
 
Mark Chignel, Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Mark Chignel  PhD
Mark Chignel's research focuses on augmenting human capability through user-centered design of innovative collaboration and communication applications. He is particularly interested in individual differences and their impact on technology acceptance and use, and in applications such as healthcare and smart cities.
 
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Professor
Industrial Engineering &
Computer Science
 
Director
Interactive Media Lab
 
 
 
 
Mariano Consens, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Mariano Consens  PhD
Mariano Consens' research interests include data management and the web; big data and analytics; linked data on the web; data visualization; information retrieval; data modelling; business process engineering; privacy and healthcare data management; autonomic systems.
 
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Associate Professor ​
Industrial Engineering &
Computer Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Gruninger, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Michael Gruninger  PhD
Michael Gruninger's research focuses on formal ontology and its applications to industrial problems such as enterprise engineering and social services. His most recent work concentrates on the development of the Common Logic Ontology Repository (COLORE), currently the largest repository of first-order logic ontologies.

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Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering &
​Computer Science
 
Director
Semantic Technologies Lab
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniela Rosu  PhD
Daniela Rosu's research interests are in the application of knowledge representation and reasoning techniques to diverse disciplines, from business process management to healthcare systems. Her current research concentrates on the analysis, formalization and optimization of social services for the Centre for Social Services Engineering. 
 
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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Centre for Social Services Engineering 
Mechanical & Industrial Enginnering
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scott Sanner  PhD
Scott Sanner's research interests include Machine Learning and Large-scale Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Retrieval, Social Media, Recommender Systems, Sequential Decision Optimization, Operations Research, and Smart Cities Applications.

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Assistant Professor
Centre for Social Services Engineering 
Mechanical & Industrial Enginnering
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vicky Stergiopoulos, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Vicky  Stergiopoulos MD  MHSc
Dr. Stergiopoulos is a clinician scientist and the Psychiatrist-In-Chief
at St. Michael’s Hospital. Her clinical, education and research
activities focus on the development and evaluation of community based interventions to address the needs of people who are homeless and of those who are frequent users of mental health services.
 
Dr. Stergiopoulos is also Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital.
 
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Psychiatrist-in-Chief
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
 
Associate Professor & Director
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
 
Scientist
Centre for Research on Inner City
Health, St. Michael's Hospital
 

Marianne Touchie   PhD

Assistant Professor
Civil Enginnering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Director
Building Energy & 
​Indoor Environment Lab

 
 
 
Marianne Touchie's research interests include improving building performance in terms of energy and indoor environmental quality. Her research focuses on field monitoring of indoor environmental conditions and sub-meteredenergy use, occupant survey and energy modeling.  ​She has a particular interest in retrofitting Toronto's multi-unit residential social housing buildings.
 
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