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 and game theory. 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

  • Jenyi Chen, Stanko Dimitrov. Eco-Innovation with Opportunity of Licensing and Threat of Imitation. Journal of Cleaner Production, to appear.
  • 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, to appear.
  • Lifei Jiang, Stanko Dimitrov, Benny Mantin. P2P marketplaces and retailing in the presence of consumers' valuation uncertainty. Production and Operations Management, to appear.
  • Arthur Carvalho, Stanko Dimitrov, Kate Larson. Inducing Honest Reporting of Private Information in the Presence of Social Projection. Decision, 4(1):25–51.
  • 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.
  • Brian P. Cozzarin, Stanko Dimitrov. Mobile Commerce and Device Specific Perceived Risk. Electronic Commerce Research, September 2016, 16(3):335-354.
  • Andrew Brown, Stanko Dimitrov, Ada Barlatt. Routing Distributions and their Impact on Dispatch Rules. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 88, October 2015, 293-306.
  • Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami, Marina Epelman. Subsidized Prediction Markets for Risk Averse Agents. ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation, 3(4), July 2015.
  • Stanko Dimitrov. Comparing Data Envelopment Analysis and Human Decision Making Unit Rankings: A Survey Approach. Economic Quality Control, 29(2), Jaunary 2015, 129-141.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jenyi Chen, Stanko Dimitrov. National and Store Brand Advertising Strategies. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66(8), August 2015, 1237-1249.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ruiqi Yan, Brian Cozzarin, Stanko Dimitrov. Mobile Device Access: Effect on Online Purchases. Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2015, April 2015.
  • 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.
  • Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami. Composition of Markets with Conflicting Incentives. ACM Electronic Commerce, June 2010.
  • Stanko Dimitrov, Rahul Sami, Marina Epelman.  Subsidized Prediction Markets for Risk Averse Traders.  WINE'09, the fifth Workshop on Internet & Network Economics, December 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Working Papers and Papers in Reivew

  • OSPF routing policies under Active Queue Management. Joint work with Jiaxin Liu and Laura Sanita
  • The Potential Second Mover Advantage: The Impact of Government Subsidy on Supply Chain’s Sustainability Innovation. Joint work with Jenyi Chen and Hubert Pun
  • Proper Scoring Rules for Cumulative Prospect Theory Agents. Joint work with Arthur Carvalho and Kate Larson
  • Risk Bias in Market Scoring Rules. Joint work with Majid Karimi



  • 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

  • PhD
    • Yaser Abolghasemi
    • Abbas Attarwala
    • Majid Karimi
  • MASc
    • Chen Di (co-supervised with Qi-Ming He)

Graduated Students

  • PhD
    • Arthur Carvalho (co-supervised with Kate Larson)
  • MASc
    • 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)
    • Jiaxin Liu (co-supervised with Laura Sanita)
    • Abbas Attarwala (co-supervised with Amer Obeidi)



  • 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.