Alexander Engau

Associate Professor; Bachelor of Commerce Program Director; Chair, Management Science & Information Systems Department

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Related Information

Phone: 902-494-1797
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 4092
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Multiple criteria decision analysis
  • Optimization
  • Operations research
  • Management science
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation logistics
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Business analytics


  • MSc (Kaiserslautern) Management Mathematics
  • PhD (Clemson) Mathematical Sciences
  • PDF (Waterloo) Management Sciences

Research Interests

Dr. Engau conducts research and professional work that focus on the development of optimization-based models to support and analyze decisions with respect to tradeoffs, risks and uncertainties. Current applications include logistics, transportation and supply chain management; managerial economics, engineering and finance; and classification and learning in data science and analytics.

Selected Publications

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2014–2015  Excellence in Teaching (campus winner), University of Colorado Denver, United States
  • 2015  Invited Visiting Lecturer, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Senegal
  • 2010  Best Paper Award (Interior-Point Warmstarts for Linear and Combinatorial Optimization), MITCAS/Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, Canada
  • 2007  Outstanding Doctoral Researcher (campus winner), Clemson University, United States
  • 2001–2005  National Merit Scholarship Foundation, Germany

Current Teaching

  • MGMT 1501 Statistics for Managers
  • COMM 2501 Statistics for Business
  • COMM 4520 Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • BUSI 5503 Quantitative Decision Making (MBA)