Prof. Dr. Michele Samorani

Dr. Michele Samorani received his undergraduate and Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Bologna and his PhD in operations and information management from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He joined the faculty of the University of Alberta in 2012.

His research interests include data mining, operations management, and healthcare and marketing analytics.  Several of his projects were carried out in collaboration with companies and organizations: he has assisted a pharmaceutical company in improving its drug discovery process, he has developed methods to improve appointment scheduling in an outpatient mental health clinic, and he has developed a software tool to support real-time decisions in a university campus hospital.

Michele’s research has been published on INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, and European Journal of Operational Research.  He received the INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award in 2009.