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NDSU Researchers to Present Work INFORMS Meeting

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. students and staff will present their research at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting Nov. 9-12 in San Francisco.

EunSu Lee, an associate research fellow for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute will present "Designing Service Coverage and Measuring Accessibility and Serviceability." The study proposes a novel approach to analyzing potential accessibility to ambulance services.

Luke Holt, a transportation planning analyst with the UGPTI and a transportation and logistics Ph.D. student, will present "Dynamic Routing Model for Large Urban Lab Collection Networks." The study presents a large-scale lab specimen collection network involving hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Holt uses a vehicle routing model to dynamically schedule vehicle routes updated in real-time from lab specimen and dispatch log requests.

Fesseha Gebremikael, a transportation and logistics Ph.D. student, will present "An Agriculture Feed Processing Supply Chain Modeling." This study focuses on risk management for an agricultural firm that produces and sells transformed products. A deterministic model is developed and further stochastic model is proposed.

Yasaman Kazemi, a transportation and logistics Ph.D. student, will present "Modeling the Petroleum Supply Chain under Disruption and Mitigation Strategies." In this research, a three echelon supply chain model for the downstream petroleum industry is proposed to study the problem of facility failures due to disruptions and select appropriate mitigation and coping strategies.

Yong Shin Park, a transportation and logistics Ph.D. student, will present "Life Cycle Based Environmental Impact Intensity Assessment of National Freight Transportation." In this study, the U.S. manufacturing and transportation industries' nexus will be addressed from life-cycle perspective. The main objective is to determine the environmental impact intensity scores of four major transportation modes including truck, rail, air, and water.

INFORMS is the world's largest professional society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics. With nearly 4,000 papers presented in more than 1,000 sessions, the INFORMS meeting brings together experts from academia, industry and government to consider a broad range of operations research, management science, and analytics research and applications.

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