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Fletcher Lu

Assistant Professor

Management Science and Quantitative Methods
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences

World-renowned fraud detection expert advances fraud auditing and health informatics

  • PhD - Statistical Machine Learning University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 2003
  • MMath - Scientific Computation University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 1999
  • BMath - Mathematics University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 1996

An Automated Fraud Auditing System with Health Insurance Records

Minneapolis, Minnesota October 6, 2013

Institute for Operations Research Management Sciences Annual Meeting

Datamining: Developing a Fraud Audit Support System

Niagara Falls, Ontario September 20, 2012

Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association Annual Conference

Combating Childhood Obesity by Mobile Fitness Gaming

Ottawa, Ontario February 7, 2012

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada 4th Pan Canadian Conference

A Comparison of Online versus Face-to-Face Teaching Delivery in Statistics Instruction for Undergraduate Health Science Students

Published in Advances in Health Sciences Education
Manon Lemonde

Reducing Adolescent Obesity with a Mobile Fitness Application: Study Results of Youth Age 15 to 17

Published in Proceedings of 15th International Conference on E-Health, Networking, Application & Service: IEEE Healthcom
Kei Turner and Bernadette Murphy

Adaptive Fraud Detection Using Benford’s Law

Published in Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 19th Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, Canadian AI 2006 19:347-358, 2006
J. Efrim Boritz and Dominic Covvey

Error Bounds for Policy Evaluation in Reinforcement Learning

18:438-449, 2005
Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 18th Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, Canadian AI 2005

Practice Prize Winner

Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) May 26, 2014

Dr. Lu received first prize at the 2014 CORS Practice Prize Competition for outstanding operational research in Computational Efficiencies in Insurance Fraud Data Analysis.


Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) October 6, 2013

Dr. Lu received distinction at the 2013 INFORMS Annual General Meeting for the results of his research in insurance fraud risk using Markov decision processes.

Lakeridge Health Research Ethics Board

May 1, 2010

Since 2010, Dr. Lu has served on the Research Ethics Board for Lakeridge Health Corporation. He is responsible for the review of research involving human subjects for compliance with provincial and national standards; as well as monitoring ongoing research within the Oshawa hospital for subject treatment and ensuring informed consent.

Assistant Professor, Cross-Appointed in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, and the Faculty of Health Sciences

UOIT January 1, 2008

Dr. Lu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Artificial Intelligence, Systems Analysis in Health Care, and Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Partnership for Innovation and Commercialization.

Executive Member and Reviewer

International Association of Journals and Conferences (IAJC) January 1, 2008

Since 2008, Dr. Lu has been an executive member of IAJC, a first-of-its-kind, global, umbrella consortium for academic journals, conferences, organizations, and individuals committed to advancing excellence in all aspects of technology-related education. Dr. Lu reviews submitted research papers and serves as chair for conference sessions.

Data Integration and Analysis of Electronic Personal Health Records in a Cloud Environment

NSERC Engage Grant August 1, 2013


Detecting Interrelationships Across Different Insurance Data Structures With Machine Learning Techniques

NSERC Engage Grant August 1, 2012


Matrix Computational Analysis of Probabilistic Control Systems

NSERC Discovery Grant April 1, 2012

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

American Medical Informatics Association

American Mathematical Society

Institute for Operations Research Management Sciences