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Antoine Sauré

Sauré, Antoine
Associate Professor
B.Sc. Eng. (University of Chile), B.Eng. (University of Chile), M.Sc. (University of Chile), Ph.D. (UBC)
DMS 6103
613-562-5800 x 8838
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Dr. Sauré completed his Ph.D. in Management Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Martin L. Puterman and Prof. Jonathan Patrick. He received his M.Sc. degree in Operations Management and his professional degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile in 2002. Dr. Sauré has over twelve years of experience developing, implementing and applying advanced analytics techniques to large-scale, real-world business problems in several industries. He is an expert in the development of advanced capacity planning and scheduling techniques. Dr. Sauré has worked with the British Columbia Cancer Agency on numerous patient scheduling projects as well as other projects aimed to provide timely access to quality cancer care. He has previously taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at UBC and at the University of Chile.

Research areas

Dr. Sauré's research interests include advanced modelling and decision-making under uncertainty and their applications to large-scale problems in service operations. In particular, the study of resource allocation problems in health care and other areas. From a methodological point of view, his research focuses on the development of advanced analytics techniques for dynamic resource allocation problems.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Babashov, V., Sauré, A., Ozturk, O. and Patrick, J. 2023. Setting Wait Time Targets in a Multi-Priority Patient Setting: An Inverse Optimization Approach. Production and Operations Management, 32(6): 1958-1974.
  • Cataldo, A., Sufan, S., Lorca, A., Andresen, M., Sánchez, C. and Sauré, A. 2023. Multi-stage process for chemotherapy scheduling and effective capacity determination. International Transactions in Operational Research, 30(1): 151-180.
  • Lyon, G., Cataldo, A., Angulo, G., Rey, P.A. and Sauré, A. 2023. A Column Generation Approach to Intraday Scheduling of Chemotherapy Patients. International Journal of Production Research, 61(7): 2231-2249.
  • Lessard, L., Coates, A., Chung, A.Q.H., Grudniewicz, A., Espadero, C., Gheidar, Y., Da Silva, E., Sauré, A., King, J. and Fung-Kee-Fung, M. 2023. The use and role of digital technology in learning health systems: A scoping review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, (Accepted).
  • Dehnoei, S., Sauré, A., Ozturk, O., Gardner, W., Pajera, K., Sheppard, R. and Patrick, J. 2022. A stochastic optimization approach for staff scheduling decisions at inpatient units. International Transactions in Operational Research, (Accepted).
  • Marquinez, J.T., Sauré, A., Cataldo, A. and Ferrer, J.C. 2021. Identifying Dynamic ICU Patient Admission, Transfer and Diversion Policies in a Public-Private Hospital Network. European Journal of Operational Research, 295(1): 306-320.
  • Kamyabniya, A., Noormohammadzadeh, Z., Sauré, A. and Patrick, J. 2021. A Robust Integrated Logistics Model for Age-Based Multi-Group Platelets in Disaster Relief Operations. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 152: 102371.
  • Sauré, A., Begen, M. and Patrick, J. 2020. Dynamic Multi-Priority, Multi-Class Patient Scheduling with Stochastic Service Times. European Journal of Operational Research, 280(1): 254-265.
  • Bikker, I.A., Mes, M.R.K., Sauré, A. and Boucherie, R. 2020. Online Capacity Planning for Rehabilitation Treatments: An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 34(3): 381-405.
  • Kandakoglu, A., Sauré, A., Michalowski, W., Aquino, M., Graham, J. and McCormick, B. 2020. A Decision Support System for Home Dialysis Visit Scheduling and Nurse Routing. Decision Support Systems, 130: 113224.
  • Liu, E., Ma, X., Weber, L., Tyldesley, S., Sauré, A. and Weber, R. 2019. Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy through Enhanced Capacity Planning and Patient Scheduling. IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 9(1): 1-13.
  • Lessard, L., Grudniewicz, A., Sauré, A., Szczotka, A., King, J. and Fung-Kee-Fung, M. 2019. The type and use of digital technology in learning health systems: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 9(5): e026204.
  • Cataldo, A., Ferrer, J.C., Rey, P.A. and Sauré, A. 2018. Design of a Single Window System for E-Government Services: The Chilean Case. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 14(2): 561-582.
  • Miranda, J., Rey, P.A., Sauré, A. and Weber, R. 2018. Metro Uses a Simulation-Optimization Approach to Improve Fare Collection Shift Scheduling. Interfaces, 48(6): 529-542.
  • Cataldo, A., Rey, P.A., Riesco, C. and Sauré, A. 2018. Problemas de Cutting Stock y Pricing para Productos Perecibles. Revista Ingeniería de Sistemas, 32: 5-28.
  • Cataldo, A., Ferrer, J.C., Miranda, J., Rey, P.A. and Sauré, A. 2017. An Integer Programming Approach to Curriculum-Based Examination Timetabling. Annals of Operations Research, 258(2): 369-393.

Chapters in Books

  • Sauré, A. and Puterman, M.L. Advance Patient Appointment Scheduling. In Boucherie, R. and Van Dijk, N.. Markov Decision Processes in Practice. Springer's International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, 2017.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2023-2027 The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) Chile, Regular Grant Competition Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Improved Design of Public Policies regarding Medical Treatments R O Co-I $ 370,000
2021-2024 National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Small Teams Initiative Resilience and Adaptation to Climatic Extreme (RACE) Wildfires (Research initiative with a budget of $1,921,000 dollars) R G Co-I $ 75,000
2021 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG), Student Thesis Research Grant A Patient-Oriented Learning Cycle for Treatment Decision-Making (Raphaël Ménard-Grenier) R I Co-I $ 4,000
2020 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG), Student Thesis Research Grant A Stochastic Optimization Approach for Staff Scheduling Decisions at Inpatient Clinics (Sajjad Dehnoei) R I Co-I $ 4,000
2019-2022 The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) Chile, Initiation Projects Design of Public Policies for a Public Health Network through Markov Decision Processes R O Co-I $ 143,500
2019-2020 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Seed Funding Opportunity Long-Term Bed Management for Critical Care Patients R O Co-I $ 9,500
2019-2020 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG), Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant Home Health Care Scheduling and Routing (Danial Khorasanian) R I Co-I $ 30,000
2019 University of Ottawa, Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity (IRGFO) – Stream 1 – Research Team Creation Adapting Digital Platforms to Drive Learning in Health Systems R I Co-I $ 9,940
2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG), Student Thesis Research Grant A General Design Methodology for Postpartum Nurse-Led Clinics (Jacqueline Novotny) R I Co-I $ 4,000
2018-2024 NSERC - Discovery Grants Program Approximate Dynamic Programming Methods for Dynamic Resource Allocation Problems in Health Care R C PI $ 198,500
2018-2019 University of Ottawa, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Dynamic Appointment Scheduling for New Patient Consults (Patrick Fillion) R I Co-I $ 1,500
2018 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) – Team Grant Towards the Development of a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation R I Co-I $ 19,995
2017-2018 Research Development Program 2017 (uOttawa) and Match RDP 2017 (Telfer) Improving Access to Quality Cancer Care through Optimized Oncologist Practice Patterns and Patient Appointment Scheduling R I PI $ 20,000
2016-2018 Telfer School of Management (Start-Up Fund) Improving Access to Quality Cancer Care R I PI $ 20,000
2016-2017 Varian Medical Systems & BC Cancer Improving Radiation Therapy Treatment Processes through Enhanced Patient Appointment Scheduling R O Co-I $ 100,075
A General Design Methodology for Postpartum Nurse-Led Clinics PI N/A


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator


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