Stanko (Stan) B. Dimitrov P.Eng., PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Management Sciences

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario Canada N2L 3G1

P: +1 519 888 4567 ext. 38966

F: +1 519 746 7252

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My research lies at the interface of operations research and information systems. I look at problems in information aggregation, telecommunications, operations management, and production analysis using non-linear and linear optimization, game theory, and statistics. If you have any questions about any of the work listed, then please contact me. You can find more information about my publications on my Google Scholar profile.

Journal Publications

  1. Brian Cozzarin, Stanko Dimitrov, Bonwoo Koo. Technical and Organizational Innovation in Samll and Medium Enterprises. International Journal of Innovation Management, to appear.
  2. Ehsan Haghi, Hamidreza Shamsi, Stanko Dimitrov, Michael Fowler, Kaamran Raahemifar. Using Ontario's clean power for reducing carbon emission in the industrial sector; a game theory approach. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, to appear.
  3. Stanko Dimitrov, Oben Ceryan. Optimal Inventory Decisions when Offering Layaway. International Journal of Production Research, 2019, 57(4):1161-117. pdf journal page
  4. Chen Di, Stanko Dimitrov, Qi-Ming He. Incentive Compatibility in Prediction Markets: Costly Actions and External Incentives. International Journal of Forecasting, January–March 2019, 35(1):351–370. journal page
  5. Jenyi Chen, Stanko Dimitrov, Hubert Pun. The Impact of Government Subsidy on Supply Chains’ Sustainability Innovation. OMEGA - The International Journal of Management Science, July 2019, 86:42–58. journal page
  6. Arthur Carvalho, Stanko Dimitrov, Kate Larson. On Proper Scoring Rules and Cumulative Prospect Theory. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 2018, 6(3–4):343–376. journal page
  7. Jiaxin Liu, Stanko Dimitrov. Open Shortest Path First Routing under Random Early Detection. Networks, 2018, 71(2):120-135. pdf; journal page
  8. Majid Karimi, Stanko Dimitrov. On the Road to Making Science of "Art": Risk Bias in Market Scoring Rules. Decision Analysis, 2018, 15(2):72-89. (INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Finalist 2017) pdf
  9. Michael Bartolacci, Stanko Dimitrov. Promoting Resiliency in Emergency Communication Networks: A Network Interdiction Stylized Initial Case Study Model of a Miami-Dade County Network. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM), 2017, 9(1):1-10. pdf
  10. Jenyi Chen, Stanko Dimitrov. Eco-Innovation with Opportunity of Licensing and Threat of Imitation. Journal of Cleaner Production, March 2017, 147:306-318. pdf
  11. Xiaopeng Yang, Stanko Dimitrov. Data Envelopment Analysis may Obfuscate Corporate Financial Data: Using Support Vector Machine and Data Envelopment Analysis to Predict Corporate Failure for Nonmanufacturing Firms. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 2017, 55(4):295–311. pdf
  12. Lifei Jiang, Stanko Dimitrov, Benny Mantin. P2P marketplaces and retailing in the presence of consumers' valuation uncertainty. Production and Operations Management, March 2017, 26(3):509–524. pdf
  13. Arthur Carvalho, Stanko Dimitrov, Kate Larson. Inducing Honest Reporting of Private Information in the Presence of Social Projection. Decision, January 2017, 4(1):25–51. pdf
  14. Arthur Carvalho, Stanko Dimitrov, Kate Larson. How Many Crowdsourced Workers Should a Requester Hire? Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, September 2016, 78(1):45-72. pdf
  15. Brian P. Cozzarin, Stanko Dimitrov. Mobile Commerce and Device Specific Perceived Risk. Electronic Commerce Research, September 2016, 16(3):335-354. pdf
  16. Andrew Brown, Stanko Dimitrov, Ada Barlatt. Routing Distributions and their Impact on Dispatch Rules. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 88, October 2015, 293-306. pdf
  17. Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami, Marina Epelman. Subsidized Prediction Markets for Risk Averse Agents. ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, 3(4), July 2015. pdf
  18. Stanko Dimitrov. Comparing Data Envelopment Analysis and Human Decision Making Unit Rankings: A Survey Approach. Economic Quality Control, 29(2), Jaunary 2015, 129-141. pdf
  19. Lin Yang, Stanko Dimitrov, Benny Mantin. Forecasting Sales of New Virtual Goods with the Elo Rating System. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, 13(6), October 2014, 457–469. pdf
  20. Nedialko B. Dimitrov, Stanko Dimitrov, Stefanka Chukova. Robust decomposable Markov decision processes motivated by allocating school budgets, European Journal of Operational Research, 239(1), 2014, 199 - 213. pdf
  21. Jenyi Chen, Stanko Dimitrov. National and Store Brand Advertising Strategies. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66(8), August 2015, 1237-1249. pdf
  22. Warren Sutton, Stanko Dimitrov. The U.S. Navy Explores Detailing Cost Reduction via Data Envelopment Analysis. European Journal of Operational Research, 227 (1), May 2013, 166–173. pdf
  23. Stanko Dimitrov, Warren Sutton. Generalized Symmetric Weight Assignment Technique: Incorporating Managerial Preferences in Data Envelopment Analysis Using a Penalty Function. OMEGA - The International Journal of Management Science, 41 (1), January 2013, 48-54. pdf
  24. Yiling Chen, Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami, Daniel M. Reeves, David M. Pennock, Robin D. Hanson, Lance Fortnow, Rica Gonen. Gaming Prediction Markets: Equilibrium Strategies with a Market Maker. Algorithmica, 58 (4), December 2010, 930-969. pdf
  25. Stanko Dimitrov, Warren Sutton. Promoting Symmetric Weight Selection in Data Envelopment Analysis: A Penalty Function Approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 200 (1), January 2010, 281–288. pdf

Conference Publications

  1. Abbas Attarwala, Stanko Dimitrov, Amer Obeidi. How efficient is Twitter: Predicting 2012 U.S. presidential elections using Support Vector Machine via Twitter and comparing against Iowa electronics market. Intelligent Systems Conference 2017 (IntelliSys), September 2017. pdf
  2. Michael Bartolacci, Stanko Dimitrov, Larry LeBlanc. Promoting Resiliency in Emergency Communication Networks: A Network Interdiction Modeling Approach. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50), January 2017. pdf
  3. Michael Bartolacci, Stanko Dimitrov. A Network Interdiction Perspective for Providing Emergency Communications: An Analysis for Promoting Resiliency Subject to Resource Constraints and Security Concerns. Proceedings of the 2016 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), May 2016. pdf
  4. Ruiqi Yan, Brian Cozzarin, Stanko Dimitrov. Mobile Device Access: Effect on Online Purchases. Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2015, April 2015. pdf
  5. Arthur Carvalho, Stanko Dimitrov and Kate Larson. A Study on the Influence of the Number of MTurkers on the Quality of the Aggregate Output. EUMAS 2014, 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, December 2014. pdf
  6. Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami. Composition of Markets with Conflicting Incentives. ACM Electronic Commerce, June 2010. pdf
  7. Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami, Marina Epelman.  Subsidized Prediction Markets for Risk Averse Traders.  WINE'09, the fifth Workshop on Internet & Network Economics, December 2009. pdf
  8. Stanko Dimitrov, P. Krishnan, Colin Mallows, Jean Meloche, and Shalini Yajnik. r3: Resilient Random Regular Graphs. 22nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), September 2008. pdf
  9. Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami. Non-myopic Strategies in Prediction Markets. ACM Electronic Commerce, July 2008 (preliminary version of this paper appeared in Second Workshop on Prediction Markets ACM Electronic Commerce, June 2007). pdf
  10. Amardeep Grewal, Timothy Allison, Stanko Dimitrov, Dragomir R. Radev. Multi-document summarization using off the shelf compression software. HLT-NAACL Workshop on Text Summarization. Edmonton, Canada, May 2003. pdf

Working Papers and Papers in Reivew

  • The Impact of Online Banking. Joint work with Brian Cozzarin
  • Statistical Methods for Evaluating DEA models. Joint work with Abbas Attarwala and Amer Obeidi
  • Disentangling the rebound effect. Joint work with Régis Chenavaz and Frank Figge
  • Impact of US elections on global finances. Joint work with Yaser Abolghasemi
  • Risk and layaways. Joint work with Daao Wang and Lirong Jian
  • Sustainable supply chains: greening and transparency. Joint work with Hossein Khosroshahi, Morteza Rasti-Barzoki, Seyed Reza Hejazi

Potential Graduate Students

I tend to add accept one graduate student per academic year, if funding is available. If you are a student currently in North America, then please feel free to reach out to me by email. Unfortunately, I am not able to respond to all requests to assess fit to work with me, but I encourage intested students to apply to graduate studies in the Management Sciences department. If you are particularly interested in working with me, then please fill out the online assessement to see if there is mutual interest in working with me.



  • MSCI 724: Information Procurement Mechanisms
    • Short overview of game theory
    • Review fundamental methods for information elicitation
    • Students prepare and present original research work on topic related to game theory or information elicitation


  • MSCI 436: Decision Support Systems
    • Review the theory of decision making and decision support systems
    • Students implement two decision support systems: 1) through a series of programming assignments and 2) one of personal interest via term project
  • MSCI 445: Telecommunication Systems
    • Cover top four layer of the Internet protocol stack
    • Students apply knowledge in five programming assignments and a term project


Current Students


  • Professors
    • Lirong Jian (visiting March to April 2019, Professor, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
    • Cuiqing Jiang (visiting June to July 2018, Professor, School of Management, Hefei University of Technology)
  • PhD students
    • Weiwei Pan (visiting March-August 2019, PhD student Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
    • Hossein Khosroshahi (visiting 2017-2018 Academic Year, PhD student Isfahan University of Technology)
    • Daao Wang (visiting 2017-2018 Academic Year and April-September 2019, PhD student Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Graduated Students

  • PhD
    • Arthur Carvalho (co-supervised with Kate Larson)
    • Majid Karimi (Finalist of the Decision Sciences Institute Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award)
  • MASc
    • Chen Di (co-supervised with Qi-Ming He)
    • Xu Sun (co-supervised with Qi-Ming He)
    • Lifei Jiang (co-supervised with Benny Mantin)
    • Lin Yang (co-supervised with Benny Mantin)
    • Andrew Brown (co-supervised with Ada Y. Barlatt)
    • Abbas Attarwala (co-supervised with Amer Obeidi)
    • Jiaxin Liu (co-supervised with Laura Sanita)



  • PhD (2010) University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering.
    • During my time in graduate school I had the pleasure of working with and being supervised by Marina Epelman and Rahul Sami.
  • MSE (2006) University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering.
  • BSE (2004) University of Michigan, Computer Science.