Carolina Osorio, who defended her PhD thesis last April in our lab, has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (school of Engineering) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, starting September 1st.
Aurélie Glerum, who recently joined our lab, has won the prize of the Best Masters Thesis in the field of Operations Research, awarded every year by the Swiss Operations Research Society, for her thesis entitled "Markov Decision Processes for Services Opportunity Pipeline Optimization".
Zachary Patterson, who was postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory until August 2008, will be joining the Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada as Assistant Professor. The position is earmarked for as a Tier II Canada Research Chair in "Transport Land-Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability."
The Research Commission of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering has organized a poster competition for doctoral students in the context of the 2010 Research Day on Living with Risks : How to Build New Forms of Expertise. More than 70 posters have been prepared and evaluated. Ilaria Vacca, who is doing her PhD in our laboratory, received the second prize of this competition for her poster on the optimization of container terminal operations.
Carolina Osorio has defended her PhD thesis on April 16, 2010. The title is Mitigating network congestion: analytical models, optimization methods and their applications. The manuscript is (or will soon be) available here.
Four papers by members of our lab are ranked in the Top 25 Hottest Articles of the Journal Transportation Research Part B for the period January-March 2010:
- Rank 3: Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Weber, M. (2006). Discrete choice models of pedestrian walking behavior, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(8):667-687. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2005.09.006
- Rank 4: Robin, T., Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Cruz, J. (2009). Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(1):36-56. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2008.06.010
- Rank 12: Frejinger, E., Bierlaire, M., and Ben-Akiva, M. (2009). Sampling of Alternatives for Route Choice Modeling, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(10):984-994. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2009.03.001
- Rank 16:Giallombardo, G., Moccia, L., Salani, M., and Vacca, I. (2010). Modeling and Solving the Tactical Berth Allocation Problem, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 44(2):232-245. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2009.07.003
Aurélie Glerum holds a Masters in Mathematics from EPFL. She has joined the laboratory on April 1st. She is starting a PhD thesis, focussing on the development of new discrete choice models to analyze complex data.
Prem Kumar holds a PhD in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. He is specialized in operations research, with special emphasis on airlines operations. He has joined the TRANSP-OR laboratory on March 1, 2010.