Timothy Chan, PhD

Timothy Chan is the Canada Research Chair in Novel Optimization and Analytics in Health, an Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of the Centre for Healthcare Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia (2002), and his PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007). Professor Chan was an Associate in the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm (2007-2009). 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.

He received the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award from INFORMS (2007), an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation of Ontario (2012), an Early Career Teaching Award from both the U of T Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2012) and the U of T Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (2013), second place in the INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Service and Needs best paper competition (2012), and first place in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference research paper competition (2013). His research has been featured by the CBC, CTV News, the Toronto Star, and Canadian Business magazine.

Professor Chan’s primary research interests are in optimization under uncertainty and the application of optimization methods to problems in healthcare, medicine, global engineering, sustainability, and sports.
Med Phys. 2019 Nov 01;:
Babier A, Mahmood R, McNiven AL, Diamant A, Chan TCY
Otol Neurotol. 2019 Oct 21;:
Crowson MG, Lin V, Chen JM, Chan TCY
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Sep 24;74(12):1557-1567
Sun CLF, Karlsson L, Torp-Pedersen C, Morrison LJ, Brooks SC, Folke F, Chan TCY
Resuscitation. 2019 Apr 27;:
Shuvy M, Koh M, Qiu F, Brooks SC, Chan TCY, Cheskes S, Dorian P, Geri G, Lin S, Scales DC, Ko DT
Laryngoscope. 2019 Feb 01;:
Crowson MG, Ranisau J, Eskander A, Babier A, Xu B, Kahmke RR, Chen JM, Chan TCY
J Affect Disord. 2018 Aug 14;241:519-532
Lee Y, Ragguett RM, Mansur RB, Boutilier JJ, Rosenblat JD, Trevizol A, Brietzke E, Lin K, Pan Z, Subramaniapillai M, Chan TCY, Fus D, Park C, Musial N, Zuckerman H, Chen VC, Ho R, Rong C, McIntyre RS
Resuscitation. 2018 Aug 09;:
Sun CLF, Karlsson L, Torp-Pedersen C, Morrison LJ, Folke F, Chan TCY
Phys Med Biol. 2018 Jul 12;:
Goli A, Boutilier JJ, Craig T, Sharpe MB, Chan TCY
Med Phys. 2018 Apr 21;:
Babier A, Boutilier JJ, McNiven AL, Chan TCY
Phys Med Biol. 2018 Apr 10;:
Babier A, Boutilier JJ, Sharpe MB, McNiven AL, Chan TCY

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