Dionne M. Aleman, PhD, PEng

University of Toronto

Room 321
Mechanical Engineering Building
5 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G8

phone (416) 978 6780
fax (416) 978 7753

Dionne Aleman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida (2007), MSc from the University of Florida (2006), and BSc from the University of Florida (2003).

Dr. Aleman's research focuses on the application of operations research to medical and healthcare systems to improve the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of care. This research includes using optimization, simulation, machine learning, and graph theory to design and validate radiation therapy treatment plans, to predict and mitigate the spread of pandemic diseases in urban populations, to improve hospital surgical scheduling, and to optimize organ transplant matches and multi-person chains. Dr. Aleman has held grants from NSERC, CFI, ORF, and NSF for her research. She is the President of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), as well as a past Vice President and Secretary of CORS Council, and a past Secretary of the Health Care Operations Research Special Interest Group. Within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), she is a past Chair of the Health Applications Society (HAS), a past President of the Public Sector OR Section (PSOR), and past President of the Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG). Dr. Aleman is also a Topical Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Associate Editor for IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Associate Editor for the International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining, and Editorial Board Member of Operations Research in Health Care.