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The 2nd Colloquium on Advances in OR Transportation Applications (AORTA)

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This one-day event will host four global leaders in the application of Operational Research to transportation.

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The second AORTA colloquium will take place at the University of Bath on May 4th, 2019. This year’s colloquium focuses on the theme of OR Applications in Health and Humanitarian Logistics. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. Stay tuned for more details.

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Professor Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is also co-founder and director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, and serves as the College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.

Prof. Keskinocak's research focuses on the applications of operations research and management science with societal impact, particularly health and humanitarian applications, supply chain management, and logistics/transportation. Her recent work has addressed infectious disease modeling, catch-up scheduling for vaccinations, hospital operations management, disaster preparedness and response, debris management, centralized and decentralized price and lead-time decisions. She has worked on projects with companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and healthcare providers, including American Red Cross, CARE, CDC, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, and Intel Corporation. She currently serves as the President of INFORMS, Department Editor for Service Science and IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, and Associate Editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Previously, she served as the INFORMS Secretary and Vice President of Membership and Professional Recognition, Department Editor for Operations Research, Associate Editor for Management Science, and Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management. She is the co-founder and past-president of INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Service, and Needs, and the president of the INFORMS Health Applications Society.

Professor Ozlem Ergun is a Professor and Faculty Development Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University and an Adjunct Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001.

Prof. Ergun's research focuses on the design and management of large-scale networks. Specifically, she studies logistics and communications networks that are dynamic, partially decentralized, and are used and operated by coordinating but selfish entities. Her main research contributions are the development of a set of new algorithmic and analytical tools and their applications (together with well-known concepts from optimisation and game theory) to important real world problems. She has applied her work on network design, management and collaboration to problems arising in the airline, ocean cargo and trucking industries. Recently, Prof. Ergun’s work has been focused on the use of systems thinking and mathematical modeling in applications with societal impact. She has worked with organizations that respond to humanitarian crisis around the world, including UN WFP, IFRC, CARE USA, FEMA, USACE, CDC, AFCEMA, and MedShare International. She is an Associate Editor for Operations Research and a co-founder and co-director of the The Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in Georgia Tech.

Professor Jérémie Gallien is a Professor of Management Science and Operations, and Chair of the Management Science and Operations Faculty at the London Business School. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from MIT and an engineering degree from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Prof. Gallien’s research involves the design, analysis and implementation of mathematical models to improve the efficiency of supply chains and global health delivery systems. He collaborates with firms at the frontier of supply chain management including Amazon, Dell and Zara, working on topics that include inventory control and distribution, procurement optimisation, dynamic pricing, warehouse control optimisation and dynamic supply routing. Technical solutions developed by his research group have been implemented by several global corporations, and for this work he was inducted a laureate of the INFORMS Edelman Academy. Prof. Gallien has published, consulted and taught extensively in the areas of Operations and Business Process Management, Supply Chain Management, System Optimisation and Simulation. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Professor Paola Scaparra is the Head of the Management Science Group and a member of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation (CLHO). Prof. Scaparra moved to Kent Business School in September 2004 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she held a position as a postdoctoral researcher in infrastructure and transportation planning. She earned an MSc in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University in 2000 and a PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economic Decisions from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002.

Prof. Scaparra’s research interests include applications of operational research for disaster management, optimisation approaches for critical infrastructure protection, humanitarian logistics, infrastructure and transportation investment planning, location analysis, and heuristic optimisation. Prof. Scaparra is currently exploring how Operational Research can contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and help solve intractable challenges in developing countries. Over the past year, she has been leading the GCRF project ‘Optimal investment strategies to minimise flood impact on road infrastructure systems in Vietnam’, funded by the British Academy’s Global Challenges Research Fund: Cities and Infrastructure programme.

Provisional Timetable:

09:00 - 09:45 Registration

09:45 - 10:00 Introductory remarks

10:00 - 11:00 Presentation 1

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15 Presentation 2

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30 Presentation 3

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 - 15:45 Presentation 4

15:45 - 16:00 Closing remarks

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