Bissan Ghaddar is an Associate Professor of Management Science at the Ivey Business School working on problems at the intersection of smart cities, machine learning, and optimization models. Prior to joining Ivey Business School, she was as an Assistant Professor in Data Analytics at the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She has also worked on energy, water, and transportation network optimization at IBM Research and on inventory management problems at the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Department of National Defence Canada. She was invited for extended research visits at ESSEC Business School in France, Universität zu Köln in Germany, and University of Avignon in France. Her research has been supported by national and international scholarships including NSERC, OCE, Cisco, H2020, and FP7 IIF European Union Grant.