Dr. Cynthia Waltho

Dr. Cynthia Waltho
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD in Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada; Master of Applied Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada; Bachelor of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada

Office: BEC 443


  • Sustainability
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Deterministic Optimization


Cynthia Waltho is a post-doctoral research fellow at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. She began working with Dr. Adel Guitouni in October 2020. Her primary research focuses on the smart management of agri-food supply chains. This research utilizes agent-based modelling to gain insight into how value is created, negotiated, and appreciated along the three vectors of sustainability (economic, environmental, and social). Cynthia is particularly interested in drawing attention to the fact that environmental and social sustainability are the foundation for success of businesses in our uncertain future.

Cynthia earned her doctorate at the University of Waterloo (Canada) in Management Sciences. Her thesis entitled “Green Supply Chain Network Design with Emission Sensitive Demand” focused on designing supply chains while incorporating carbon footprint tracking, allowing consumer demand to be a function of their aversion to a product’s environmental impact.

Prior to joining the Gustavson School of Business, Cynthia taught Supply Chain Management at the University of Waterloo.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Elhedhli, S., Gzara, F., & Waltho, C. (2020). Green supply chain design with emission sensitive demand: second order cone programming formulation and case study. Optimization Letters, 1-17.

Waltho, C., Elhedhli, S. & Gzara, F. (2019). Green Supply Chain Network Design: A Review Focused on Policy Adoption and Emission Quantication. International Journal of Production Economics, 208, 305-318.

Mason, C. A., & Vannelli, A. (2013). Integer Programming Models for Finding Optimal Part-Machine Families. Information Engineering Letters, 3 (3), 23-33.

Mason, C., Vivekanandhan, S., Misra, M., & Mohanty, A. K. (2012). Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Extract Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, 2 (2), 47-52.


Waltho, C. (2018, June). Green Supply Chain Network Design with Emission Sensitive Demand. Presentation at the 60th Annual CORS Conference, Halifax, NS.

Waltho, C. (2018, May). Green Supply Chain Network Design with Emission Sensitive Demand. Presentation at the World Class Supply Chain Summit 2018, Milton, ON.

Recognition & awards

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-2020), Government of Ontario, Canada
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (2013, 2016-2017), Government of Ontario, Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)