Vedat Verter

James McGill Professor, Operations Management; Editor-in-Chief, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
Vedat Verter
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PhD, Bilkent University
MSc & BSc, Bogazici University

Operations Management
Bronfman Building - room 475

James McGill Professor Vedat Verter is the Editor-in-Chief of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
. He is the Founding Director of the Canada-wide NSERC CREATE Program on Healthcare Operations & Information Management
. He serves as Director of the McGill MD-MBA Program. Since 2012 he has served as the Associate Director (Health) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management.

Vedat Verter joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1995 as part of the Management Science area. During his sabbatical in 2001-02, he was a visiting professor at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Before joining McGill, he taught at the University of Alberta and Bilkent University. He had also worked in the Research & Development Centre of Koc Holding, the largest industrial corporation in Turkey, as a project manager for five years.

Professor Verter currently teaches graduate courses on Operations Management, Logistics Management and Healthcare Operations Management.

Dr. Verter's research interests include supply chain design, reverse logistics, transportation of hazardous materials and healthcare operations management. He has presented his work at a number of North American and European Universities as well as international meetings. Dr. Verter has published in a variety of journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Transportation Science, European Journal of Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, Risk Analysis, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions and International Journal of Production Research. He has also contributed to several books in his fields of expertise.

Dr. Verter is the founding president of the College of Healthcare Operations Management in the Production and operations Management Society (POMS) and a vice president of the Society's Sustainable Operations College. He is a member of the Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) and a the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is also an active member of the Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).


MGSC 690 Adv. Topics in Mgmt Science 1 3 Credits
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MGSC 603 Logistics Management 3 Credits
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BUSA 698 Health Care Systems 3 Credits
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MGSC 616 Technology in Action 3 Credits
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MGSC 708 Healthcare Operations Mgmt 3 Credits
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Area of expertise: 

Health care operations management
Sustainable operations
Transportation risk management
Supply chain design
Public sector decision making

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Closed-loop Supply Chains & Sustainable Operations
Health Care
Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Risk Management
Graduate supervision: 

A.    Current Post-doctoral Fellows:

Dr. Pooya Hoseinpour (Sept. 2016 – ),   “Real Time Location Systems in Surgical Services Management”.

Dr. Zafer Yilmaz (Mar 2017 – ),   “Hazmat Transportation under the Risk of Terrorist Attacks”

Dr. Shumail Mazahir (Nov. 2015 – ), “Innovation in Sustainable Operations”, Co-supervisor T. Boyaci, 

B.    Current Doctoral Students:

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2017 - ),  Hossein Hejazian, McGill University, “Healthcare Operations Management”.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2016 - ),  Fan E., McGill University, “Predictive Analytics for Schizophrenia Care”.

Ph.D co-supervisor (Sep. 2013 - ), Elnaz Karimi, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, “Predictive Analytics for Cancer Care”, Co-supervisor J.M. Frayret.

Ph.D. supervisor (January 2013 - ), Martin Cousineau, McGill University, “Operations Management in Mental Health”.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sept. 2012 - ), Feyza Guliz Sahinyazan, McGill University, “Food Distribution in Resource Constrained Environments”.

Ph.D. supervisor (Jan. 2012 - ), Hamidreza Eslami, McGill University, “Process Improvement in Healthcare”. Currently, Business Analyst at Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia.

C.    Former Post-doctoral Fellows:

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Aug 2016 – July 2017) Dr. Jiahong Zhao, McMaster University, “Crude Oil Transportation”, Co-supervisor M. Verma,

Post-Doctoral Research supervisor (Sept. 2014 – Sept 2015 ) Wenyi Chen, McGill University, “Closed-loop Supply Chains in Developing Countries”. Current position: Assistant Professor ESC Rennes Business School.

Post-Doctoral Research supervisor (Sept 2014 – August 2015 ) Dr. Jianmai Shi, McGill University, “Reverse Logistics”. Current position: Assistant Professor at National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Oct. 2014 – Sept 2015 ) Dr. Sanket Bhat, McGill University, “Design of Ambulance Diversion Policies”, Co-supervisor, B. Kucukyazici Current position: Research Scientist at GE Global Research, Bangalore.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Oct. 2014 – April 2015) Dr. Sandra van Wijk, McGill University, “Innovation in Sustainable Operations”, Co-supervisor T. Boyaci, 

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Jan - Dec 2013), Dr. Mathijn Helmrich, McGill University, “Sustainable Operations”, Co-supervisor T. Boyaci, Current position: Senior Analyst at AbOvo Business and Software Solutions.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sept 2012 – Aug 2013), Dr. Yun Zhou, McGill University, “Semi-Markov Models for Community-based Care”, Co-supervisor Mahmut Parlar. Current position: PhD student, Rotman School of Management (for a 2nd PhD).

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sept 2012 – May 2013), Dr. Atiq Siddiqui, McGill University, “Marine-Surface Transportation Risk of Crude Oil”, Co-supervisor Manish Verma. Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Dammam.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sept 2011 – Aug 2012), Dr. Rouba Ibrahim, McGill University, “Treatment Dose Management for Stroke”, Co-supervisor M. Gendreau. Current Position: Lecturer at University College London.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sept 2009 – July 2011), Dr. Ibrahim Karakayali, McGill University, “Government Regulation of Closed-Loop Supply Chains”. Co-supervisor T. Boyaci. Current Position: Senior Analyst, Manhattan Associates.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (July – December 2010), Dr. Morteza Bagheri, McGill University, “Transportation of Hazardous Materials through Urban Areas”. Co-supervisor M. Verma. Current position: Assistant professor, Iran University of Science & Technology.

Post-Doctoral Research supervisor (Nov 2009 – October 2010), Dr. Otavio Neves Da Silva Bittencourt, McGill University, “Healthcare Operations Management”. Current Position: Assistant Prof. at Universidade Federal das Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre.

Post-Doctoral Research supervisor (Sept 2009 – June 2010), Dr. Bora Cekyay, McGill University, “Transportation of Hazardous Materials through Urban Areas”. Currently Assistant Professor, Dogus University.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (May. 2008 – July 2009), Dr. Karolina Glowacka, Jewish General Hospital Emergency Department, “Simulation-based decision support”. Co-supervisor: Dr. A. Guttman. Currently ‎Assistant Professor at Hang Seng Management College 

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Feb. 2006 – Sept 2007), Dr. Anne Mercier, Center for Research on Transportation, “Bi-level Modeling Approaches for Hazmat Transportation”. Co-supervisors: P. Marcotte, G. Savard. Currently, Senior Scientist at ExPretio.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sep. 2005 – Aug 2007), Dr. Fuminori Toyasaki, McGill University, “Operational Impact of regulations for Product Recovery”. Co-supervisor: T. Boyaci. Currently, Associate Professor at York University, Canada.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Sep. 2005 – Aug 2007), Dr. Andreas Robotis, McGill University, “Competition in Closed-Loop Supply Chains”. Co-supervisor: T. Boyaci. Currently, Assistant Professor at ALBA Graduate Scholl of Business, Greece.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Jan. 2004 – June 2005), Dr. Deniz Ozdemir, McGill University, “Management of Reverse Logistics Systems”. Co-supervisor: T. Boyaci. Currently, Associate Professor at Yasar University, Turkey.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Oct. 2002 – Sep. 2003), Dr. Rico Wojanowski, McGill University, “Designing Collection Networks”. Co-supervisor: T. Boyaci. Currently, Associate Professor, University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt.

Post-Doctoral Research co-supervisor (Oct. 2000 – Jan. 2003), Dr. Necati Aras, McGill University, “Inventory and Design Decisions in Reverse Logistics”. Co-supervisor: T. Boyaci. Currently, Full Professor at Bogazici University, Turkey.

Post-Doctoral Research supervisor (Feb. 1999 – Dec. 2000), Dr. Bahar Y. Kara, McGill University, “GIS-Based Models for Hazardous Materials Transportation”. Currently, Full Professor at Bilkent University, Turkey.

D.    Former Doctoral Students:

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2010 - February 2017 ), Mehdi Ghotboddini, McGill University, “Surgical Unit Management at Montreal Jewish General Hospital”. Currently, Operations Analyst at Victoria Health Authority, British Columbia.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2010 - December 2016), Manaf Zargoush, McGill University, “A Comparative Analysis of Alternative Methods for Monitoring Hypertension at Montreal General Hospital”. Currently, Assistant professor at McMaster University.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2010 - November 2016 ), Michael Klein, McGill University, “Analytical Models for Specialist Care in Rural Areas”.  Currently, Assistant professor at San Jose State University.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2007 – Dec 2015), Paul Intrevado, McGill University, “An Analytical Framework for Planning Long Term Care”. Currently, Assistant professor at University of San Francisco.

Ph.D. co-supervisor (Sep. 2011 – Aug 2015 ), Anna Graber Naidich, U. Toronto, “Primary Care Network Design”, Co-supervisor M. Carter. Currently, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Consultant, IMS Health.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2008 - September 2014), Saied Samiedaluie, McGill University, “Patient admission policies for stroke wards”. Currently, post-doctoral fellow at University of British Columbia.

Ph.D. supervisor (Jan. 2004 – November 2009), Beste Kucukyazici, McGill University, “Development of an Integrated System for Stroke Care Delivery”. Assistant Professor at McGill University.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2003 – October 2008), Yue Zhang, McGill University, “Analytical models for service facility network design under user-choice environments”. Assistant Professor at University of Toledo, USA.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 2000 – July 2006), Dr. Alper Murat, McGill University, “An Allocation-based Modeling and Solution Framework for Location Problems with Dense Demand”. Currently, Associate Professor at Wayne State University, USA.

Ph.D. supervisor (Sep. 1999 – June 2005), Dr. Manish Verma, McGill University, “Analytical Approaches to Railroad and Rail-Truck Intermodal Transportation of Hazmats”. Currently, Associate Professor at McMaster University, Canada.

Ph.D. supervisor (Jan. 1997 – July 2001), Dr. Abdullah Dasci, McGill University, “Discrete and continuous models for production-distribution system design”. Currently, Associate Professor at Sabanci University, Turkey.

Ph.D. co-supervisor (Jan. 2012 - May 2017 ), Akbar Karimi, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, “Emergency Medical Services”, Co-supervisor Michel Gendreau.


Selected publications: 

Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals (since 2007)

Siddiqui, A., M. Verma and V. Verter, “An integrated framework for inventory management and transportation of refined petroleum products: Pipeline or Marine?”, forthcoming in Applied Mathematical Modelling, (accepted September 2017).

Cilaci-Tombus A., N. Aras and V. Verter, “Designing Distribution Systems with Reverse Flows”, forthcoming in Journal of Remanufacturing, (accepted July 2017).

Bittencourt, O., V. Verter and M. Yalovsky, “Hospital Capacity Management based on the Queuing Theory”, forthcoming in International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, (accepted September 2016).

Kumar A., D. Roy, V. Verter and D. Sharma (2018), “Integrated Fleet Mix and Routing Decision for Hazmat Transportation: A Developing Country Perspective” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol 264,  pp. 225–238.

Samiedaluie, S., B. Kucukyazici, V. Verter and D. Zhang (2017), “Patient Admission Policies in A Neurology Ward”, Operations Research, vol 65 no 3 pp 635-656.

Turken, N., J. Carrillo and V. Verter (2017), “Facility Location and Capacity Acquisition under Carbon Tax and Emission Limits:  To Centralize or To Decentralize?” forthcoming in International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 187  pp 126–141.

Bittencourt, O., V. Verter and M. Yalovsky (2017), “Daily capacity management for hospitals: A Brazilian Case Study”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol 27 No 1 pp 102-121.

Madani, A., B. Gallix, C. M. Pugh, D. Azagury, P. Bradley, D. Fowler, B. Hannaford, S. Macdonald, K. Miyasaka, N. Nuño, A. Szold, V. Verter, R. Aggarwal (2017) “Evaluating the Role of Simulation in Health Care Innovation: Recommendations of the Simnovate™ Medical Technologies Domain Group”, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol 3 (Suppl 1), S8-S14.

Cheng, J., M. Verma and V. Verter (2017), “Impact of train makeup on hazmat risk in a transport corridor", Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol 9, pp. 167-194.

Graber, A., M. Carter, V. Verter (2017), “Restructuring the Education System for Improving the Equity of Access to Primary Care”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 258, pp. 1143–1155.

Murat, A., G. Laporte and V. Verter (2016), “A Global Shooting Algorithm for the Facility Location and Capacity Acquisition Problem on a Line with Dense Demand”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol 71, pp. 1–15.

Ibrahim, R., B. Kucukyazici, V. Verter, M. Gendreau, and M. Blostein (2016), “Designing Personalized Treatment: An Application to Anticoagulation Therapy”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 2016, pp. 902–918.

Menezes, M., D. Ruiz-Hernandez, V. Verter (2016), “A Rough-cut Approach for Evaluating Location-Routing Decisions via Approximation Algorithms”, Transportation Research: Part B, Vol 87, 89–106.

Aboolian, R., O. Berman and V. Verter (2016), “Maximal Accessibility Network Design in the Public Sector”, Transportation Science, Vol 50(1), 336–347. 

Chen, W., B. Kucukyazici, V. Verter and M.J. Saenz (2015) “Supply chain design for unlocking the value of remanufacturing under uncertainty”, European journal of Operational Research, Vol 247, pp. 804–819.

Graber-Nadich, A., M. Carter and V. Verter (2015) “Primary Care Facility Network Development - the Regulator’s Perspective”, Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol 66, pp. 1519–1532.

Zhao, J.H. and V. Verter  (2015) “A bi-objective model for the used oil location-routing problem”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol 62, pp. 157-168. 

Gunes, E.D., H. Yaman, B. Cekyay and V. Verter (2014), “Matching Patient and Physician Preferences in Designing a Primary Care Facility network”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 65 No 4, pp. 483-496;

Bagheri, M., M. Verma and V. Verter (2014), “Transport Mode Selection for Toxic Gasses: Rail or Road?”, Risk Analysis, Vol. 34, No 1, pp. 168–186.

Galbreth M., T. Boyaci and V. Verter (2013), “Product Reuse in Innovative Industries”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 1011–1033.

Robotis, A., T. Boyaci and V. Verter (2012), “Investing in Reusability of Products of Uncertain Quality: The Role of Inspection Capabilities”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 140, pp. 385–395.

Kecici, S., N. Aras, and . Verter (2012), “Incorporating the Threat of Terrorist Attacks in the Design of Public Service Facility Networks”, Optimization Letters, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 1101 - 1121.

Klement, W., W. Szymon, W. Michalowski, K. Farion, M.H. Osmond, and V.Verter (2012),“Predicting Need for CT Imaging of Children with Minor Head Injury using an Ensemble of Naive Bayes Prediction Models”, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 163 - 170.

Alumur,S., S. Nickel, F. Saldanha - da - Gama and V. Verter (2012), “Multi - Period Reverse Logistics Network Design”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 220, No 1, pp. 67 - 78.

Zhang, Y., O. Berman and V. Verter (2012), “The Impact of Client Choice on PreventiveHealthcare Facility Network Design”, OR Spectrum, Vol. 34, No.2, pp. 349 - 370.

Verma, M., V. Verter and N. Zufferey (2011), “A Tactical Planning Model for Rail - TruckIntermodal Transportation of Hazardous Materials” Transportation Research Part E, Vol. 48, No.1, pp. 132 - 149.

Toyasaki, F., T. Boyaci and V. Verter (2011), “An Analysis of Monopolistic and Competitive Take - Back Schemes for WEEE Recycling”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 805 - 823.

Murat, A., V. Verter and G. Laporte (2011), “A Multi - Dimensional Shooting Algorithm for the Two - Facility Location - Allocation Problem with Dense Demand”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 450 - 463.

Kucukyazici, B., V. Verter, and N. Mayo (2011), “An Analytical Framework for Designing Community - based Care for Chronic Diseases", Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp 474 - 488.

Verma, M., V. Verter and M. Gendreau (2011), “A Tactical Planning Model for the Railroad Transportation of Dangerous Goods”, Transportation Science, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 163 - 174.

Zhang, Y., O. Berman, P. Marcotte and V. Verter (2010), “A Bilevel Model for Designing Preventive Healthcare Facility Networks”, IIE Transactions, Volume 42 Issue 12, 865 - 880.

Murat, A., V. Verter and G. Laporte (2010), “A continuous analysis framework for the solution of location - allocation problems with dense demands”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol 37, No 1, pp. 123 - 136.

Verma, M., and V. Verter (2010), “A Lead - Time Approach to Intermodal Transportation of Hazardous Materials”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 202 pp. 696–706.

Kucukyazici, B., V. Verter, L. Nadeau and N. Mayo (2009), “Improving Post - Stroke Health Outcomes: Can Facilitated Care Help?", Health Policy, Vol. 93, 180 - 187.

Zhang, Y., O. Berman, and V. Verter (2009), “Incorporating Congestion in Preventive Healthcare Facility Network Design”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 198 No. 3, pp. 922 - 935.

Marcotte, P., A., Mercier, A., G. Savard and V. Verter (2009), “Toll Policies for Mitigating Hazardous Materials Transport Risk”, Transportation Science, Vol. 43, No.2, pp.228 - 243.

Verter, V. and B. Kara (2008), "A Path - Based Approach for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem”, Management Science, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp 29 - 40.

Berman, O., V. Verter and B. Kara (2007), “Designing Emergency Response Networks for Hazardous Materials Transportation”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No.5, pp. 1374-1388.

Verma, M. and V. Verter (2007), “Rail Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Population Exposure to Airborne Toxins”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No.5, pp. 1287-1303.

Wojanowski, R., V. Verter and T. Boyaci (2007), “Retail-Collection Network Design under Deposit-Refund”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 324-345.

Books and Edited Volumes

Gupta, D. and V. Verter, (editors) Special issue of Journal of Operational Research Society on Health Systems Operations Research, Vol. 65 No 4, April 2014.

Verter, V. and F. Ulengin (editors), Special issue of Transportation Research Part C on Odysseus 2009, Vol. 19, No. 5, August 2011.

Crainic, T., G. Laporte and V. Verter (editors), Special issue of Transportation Science on Freight Transportation and Logistics Vol. 43, No. 2, May 2009.

Verter, V. and T. Boyaci (editors), Special issue of Computers and Operations Research on Reverse Logistics, Vol. 34, No. 2, February 2007.

Chapters in Books

Verter V. (2017)  “POM for Healthcare: Focusing on the upstream: Management of Preventive and Emergency Care”, Chapter 23 in Routledge Companion for Production and Operations Management (POM) Contributions from 50 Global POM Thought Leaders. M. Starr and S. Gupta (editors), pp. 427-442, Taylor & Feancis.

Verter, V. and Y. Zhang (2015), “Location Models for Preventive Care”, Chapter 9 in Eiselt H.A. and V. Marianov (Eds), Applications of Location Analysis, Springer-Verlag. (Accepted December 2014).

Marcotte, A Mercier, G. Savard and V. Verter (2013) “Gestion du risque lié au transport des matières dangereuses: une approche basée sur la tarification” in Marcalis-Warin, N., M. Trepanier and I. Peignier (Eds) Stratégies Logistiques et Matières Dangereuse, Chapter 7, Presses Internationales Polytechnique.

Verma M. and V. Verter (2013), “Railroad Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Models for Risk Assessment and Management” forthcoming in R. Batta and C. Kwon (editors) Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation, Springer, planned publication date March 2013.

Kucukyazici B. and V. Verter (2013), “Community - based Care for Chronic Diseases: The Quantitative Approach” Chapter 4 in G. Zaric (editor), Operations Research and Health Care Policy, Springer. DOI 10.1007/978 - 1 - 4614 - 6507 - 2_4.

Verma, M. and V. Verter (2012), “Security of hazmat transports by railway”, forthcoming in G. Reniers and L.Zamparini (eds.) Security Aspects of Uni - and Multi - modal Hazmat Transportation Systems, p pp 49 - 70, Wiley - VCH.

Bagheri, M., M. Verma and V. Verter (2012), “An Expected Risk model for Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials”, in Garbolino, E., M. Tkiouat, N. Yankevich and D. Lachtar (editors) Transport of Dangerous Goods: Methods and Tools for Reducing the Risks of Accidents and Terrorist Attack, pp. 207 - 226, Springer.

Verter, V. (2011), “Hazardous Materials Transportation”, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, published online DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0372

Verter, V. (2011), Uncapacitated & capacitated facility location problems, Chapter 2 in Eiselt H.A. and Marianov V. (editors) Principles of Location Science, pp. 25 - 37, Springer.

Aras, N., T. Boyaci, and V. Verter (2010), Designing the Reverse Logistics Network, in Ferguson, M. and Souza G., (editors) Closed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices, pp. 67 - 98, CRC Press.

Dasci, A and V. Verter (2009), “The Production - Distribution System Design Problem: Recent Advances”, in Floudas, C. and P. Pardalos (editors), Encyclopedia of Optimization Second Edition, pp. 3088 - 3098, Springer US.

Verma, M., and V. Verter (2008), “ The Trade - offs in Rail - Truck Intermodal Transportation of Hazardous Materials: An Illustrative Case Study“ in C. Bersani, A. Boulmakoul, E. Garbolino, R. Sacile (editors), Advanced Technologies and Methodologies for Risk Management in the Global Transport of Dangerous Goods, pp 149 - 168, IOS Press.

Erkut. E., S. Tjandra and V. Verter (2007), “Hazardous Materials Transportation”, Chapter 9 in Transportation, C. Barnhart and G. Laporte (editors), Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science vol 14, Elsevier, pp. 539 - 621.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 


Awards and Grants


2012: Best Advisor Award, Desautels Doctoral Students Society

2007: Service Prize, Canadian Operations Research Society



2015 - 2020: NSERC Discovery Grant – Individual, Operations Research for Hospital Efficiency and Effectiveness.

2015 -2020: SSHRC Insight Grant – M. Verma (PI), Coapplicants: V. Verter, R. Huising, Transportation of Crude Oil: Rail versus Pipeline? 

2015 - 2018:  FRSQ Team Grant – B. Kucukyazici (PI), Co-applicants, V. Verter, F. Bellavance, K. Kilpatrick, C. Rochefort,  Looking beyond the walls of the emergency department for delay factors: Modeling associations with the hospital and post-acute care and exploration of promising interventions.

2014-2019: SSHRC Insight Grant – V. Verter(PI); T. Boyaci, (co-applicant), Challenges in Sustainable Operations: Product Design, Regulation, Environmental Impact, April 2014 – March 2019, $237,000.

2012: Canadian Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund, Real Time Location Systems: An Opportunity for Improving Operational Decisions in Acute Care

2010-2015: NSERC Discovery Grant -- Individual, Design and Improvement of Healthcare Processes

2010-2013: FRSQ Team Grant - A. Guttman, (PI), V. Verter and E. Segal co - applicants), Hospital admission process for ED patients: Identification of steps and problematic delays associated with thisprocess and exploration of resolving strategies

2009-2015: NSERC CREATE Training Grant, V, Verter (PI), S. Blostein, M. Carter, M. Gendreau, B. Gendron, W. Michalowski, A. Pinsonneault, M. Puterman (co - applicants).Operations and Information Management in Healthcare, and matching grant from McGill University

2012-2016: FRSQ PDSI Grant – F. Beland, (PI) and 10 co - applicants, V. Verter (Partner) Optimisation de la valeur des soins aux patients par une organisation agile du système Hospitalier

2009-2012: SSHRC Research Grant – Team, V. Verter (PI), A. El - Geneidy and M. Verma (co - applicants), Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Urban Areas. 2009

2008-2011: SSHRC Research Grant – Team (T. Boyaci, principle investigator; V. Verter, co - applicat), Designing Regulatory Policies for Enhancing Material and ProductRecovery

2010-2011: NSERC Equipment Grant (B. Gendron, PI V. Verter and 14 co - applicants), High Performance Servers for Collaborative Research

2009: MITACS Project Grant, M. Puterman (project leader), V. Verter, D. Atkins, J. Blake, M. Carter, M. Queyranne, S,Shechter, D. Aleman, A. Ingolfsson, B. Kolfal, W. Michalowski, J.Patrick, J.Santibanez and G. Zaric (team members),Health CareOperations Research (MITACSconverted the grantinto industryinternships).

2005-2010: NSERC Discovery Grant - Individual, Facility Location Models for Designing Service Networks

2007-2010: FRSQ Team Grant (A. Guttman, PI, V. Verter, Co - PI, E. Segal, T.Boyaci and S. Ray co - applicants), Simulation - based decision support methodology: A tool for enhancing Emergency Department Management

2008-2009: PROMPT Grant, B. Segal (PI), M. Beique, A, Huang, L. Poisson R. Tamblyn, V. Verter (co - applicants), Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications: Use of Wireless and Location Information in a Québec Emergency Room (allocated to the PI).

2008-2010: CIHR Seed Grant, Team (M. Carter Nominated PI, V. Verter, M. Afilalo, B. Schwartz, R. Shioda and W. Lou co - PIs ) What is Blocking Patient Flow? A Background Study on the Continuum of Care,
(allocated to the PI).

2005-2008: FQRNT Research Grant – Team (P. Marcotte, principle investigator; G. Savard and V. Verter, co - applicants), Optimization via Pricing

2005-2008: SSHRC Research Grant – Team (T. Boyaci, principle investigator; V. Verter, co - applicant), Firm - Level Analysis of Alternative Government Policies for Resource Recovery

2003-2008: CIHR New Emerging Team (NET) Grant – Team (R. Tamblyn, nominated principle investigator, L. Dube, P. Ernst, N. Mayo, A. Pinsonneault, and V. Verter, PIs), E - Integration in the Management of Respiratory and Circulatory Disease: Elucidating the Multi - Level Mechanisms that Optimize population Outcomes, (allocated to the PI).