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Sauré, Antoine

Sauré, Antoine

Assistant 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.

Research Areas
  • Cancer Care
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Patient Scheduling & Capacity Planning

Publications during the last 7 years

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.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • 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.
  • Cataldo, A., Ferrer, J.C., Rey, P.A. and Sauré, A. 2017. Design of a Single Window System for E-Government Services: The Chilean Case. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 13(2).
  • Ma, X., Sauré, A., Puterman, M.L., Taylor, M. and Tyldesley, S. 2016. Capacity planning and appointment scheduling for new patient oncology consults. Health Care Management Science, 19(4): 347-361.
  • Sauré, A., Patrick, J. and Puterman, M.L. 2015. Simulation-Based Approximate Policy Iteration with Generalized Logistic Functions. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 27(3): 579-595 .
  • Liu, E., Santibáñez, P., Puterman, M.L., Weber, L., Ma, X. and Sauré, A. 2015. A quantitative analysis of the relationship between radiation therapy utilization and travel time. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 93(3): 710-718.
  • Sauré, A. and Puterman, M.L. 2014. The Appointment Scheduling Game. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 14(2): 73-85.
  • Sauré, A., Patrick, J., Tyldesley, S. and Puterman, M.L. 2012. Dynamic Multi-Appointment Patient Scheduling for Radiation Therapy. European Journal of Operational Research, 223(2): 573-584.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Towards the Development of a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation R I Co-I $ 19,995
2017-2018 University of Ottawa Seed Funding Opportunity R I Co-I $ 10,000
2017-2018 Telfer School of Management Seed Funding Opportunity R I PI $ 10,000
2016-2017 British Columbia Cancer Agency Varian Medical Systems R O Co-I $ 100,075
2016-2017 Telfer School of Management Start-Up Fund R I PI $ 10,000
2012-2014 University of British Columbia Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund P O Co-I $ 58,000

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

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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