Talks

Talks

2018

KEYNOTE TALK: Mathematics Applied in Transport and Traffic Systems (MATTS) Conference, Better data, better models? Designing calibration algorithms for next generation of mobility models, October 19, 2018, Delft, The Netherlands

University of Michigan NGTS (Next Generation Transportation Systems) Seminar Series, Car‐sharing network optimization driven by high‐resolution data, simulation and discrete optimization, October 11, 2018, Ann Arbor MI, US

KEYNOTE TALK: Emerging Technologies Middle East and North Africa (EmTech MENA) Conference, Future urban mobility needs and shared mobility solutions, September 23, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

George Mason University SEOR Departmental Seminar Series, Simulation‐based optimization methods for high‐dimensional urban mobility problems, September 21, 2018, Fairfax VA, US

Cruise Automation, Car-sharing network optimization driven by high-resolution data, simulation and discrete optimization, August 28, 2018, San Francisco CA, US

Uber Technologies Inc. (“Uber”), Simulation-based optimization methods for high-dimensional urban transportation problems, August 28, 2018, San Francisco CA, US

UC Berkeley Seminar, Efficient high-dimensional dynamic OD calibration for large-scale simulation-based traffic models, August 3, 2018, University of California, Berkeley CA, US

Workshop on Simulation Analytics: Smart Simulation in Big Data Era, Simulation-based optimization methods for high-dimensional urban transportation problems, June 13, 2018, Peking, China

Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS2018), High-dimensional dynamic origin-destination demand calibration of large-scale stochastic simulation-based traffic models, June 11, 2018, Ispra, Italy

International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA), An efficient algorithm for high-dimensional dynamic origin-destination demand estimation of inefficient large-scale stochastic simulation-based traffic models, June 7, 2018, Hong Kong

Northwestern IEMS Department Seminar Series, Car-sharing network optimization driven by high-resolution data, simulation and discrete optimization, April 24, 2018, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, US

KEYNOTE TALK: Dagstuhl Seminar on Dynamic Traffic Models in Transportation Science, Optimization and Simulation, or how to exploit analytical problem structure to tackle non-analytical optimization problems, March 9, 2018, Dagstuhl, Germany

Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Berkeley Friday Seminar Series, Car-sharing network optimization driven by high-resolution data, simulation and discrete optimization, February 2, 2018, University of California, Berkeley CA, US

University of Queensland, Car-sharing network optimization driven by high-resolution data, stimulation and discrete optimization, January 30, 2018, Brisbane, Australia

University of New South Wales, Demand calibration: from model-driven to data-driven approaches, January 29, 2018, Sydney, Australia

CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics, and Transportation) Seminar Series, Car-sharing network optimization driven by high-resolution data, simulation and discrete optimization, January 22, 2018, Montreal, Canada

2017

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Future urban mobility needs and shared mobility solutions, December 19, 2017, Delft, Netherlands

KEYNOTE TALK: Fulbright Colombia Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, The design and the management of sustainable urban mobility systems in the big-data era (El diseño y manejo de sistemas de movilidad urbana sostenible en la era del “big-data“), September 14, 2017, Cartagena, Colombia

KEYNOTE TALK: Emerging Technologies (EmTech) Caribbean Conference, Designing and operating the on-demand, shared, autonomous and connected transportation systems of the future, April 27, 2017, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

MIT CEE and Parsons Infrastructure, Smart Cities, Transportation Workshop, Large-scale urban transportation optimization, March 8, 2017, Cambridge MA, USA

2016

KEYNOTE TALK: National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) EU-US Frontiers of Engineering (EU-US FOE) Symposium, Simulation-based Transportation Optimization, October 17, 2016, Helsinki, Finland

TRISTAN IX, Triennial Symposium of Transportation Analysis, A highly efficient analytical stochastic network loading model, June 13, 2016, Oranjestad, Aruba.

First Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic Systems (MFTS), Efficient large-scale traffic management with inefficient traffic models, June 2, 2016, Chania, Greece.

INRO Seminar, Calibration algorithms for large-scale traffic simulators, May 20, 2016, Montreal, Canada.

CIRRELT Seminar Series, Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation, Large-scale urban transportation systems design and operations in the era of connected, autonomous and real-time responsive vehicles and travelers, May 20, 2016, Montreal, Canada.

University at Buffalo ISE Praxair Seminar Series, Large-scale simulation-based transportation optimization in the era of autonomous and real-time responsive vehicles and travelers, May 6, 2016, Buffalo, NY, USA.

KEYNOTE TALK: MIT SCALE (Supply Chain And Logistics Excellence) Latin America Conference, Large-scale urban transportation system design and operations in the era of connected, autonomous and real-time responsive vehicles and travelers, March 22, 2016, Cambridge MA, USA.

Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) Seminar Series, ETHZ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Efficient calibration techniques for large-scale traffic simulation models, February 11, 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.

Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras Seminar Series, Towards real-time simulation-based transportation optimization, Jan. 6, 2016, Chennai, India.

KEYNOTE TALK: COMSNETS Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems, International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworks, Towards real-time simulation-based transportation optimization, Jan. 5, 2016, Bangalore, India.

2015

KEYNOTE TALK: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), On the use of high-resolution urban traffic simulation models for large-scale network optimization. New Directions in Mathematical Approaches for Traffic Flow Management Program, Nov. 18, 2015. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

MIT Latino Employee Resource Group, Urban transportation challenges, National Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon, Oct. 7, 2015, Cambridge, MA, USA.

KEYNOTE TALK: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center University Transportation Center (MATS UTC) Annual Meeting, Energy Efficient Urban Transportation, Aug. 6, 2015, Wilmington, DE, USA.

Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Workshop, A metamodel simulation-based optimization approach for the efficient calibration of stochastic traffic simulators, July 8, 2015, Berlin, Germany.

Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics Laboratory, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Efficient simulation-based optimization algorithms to inform urban network design and operations, July 2, 2015, Berlin, Germany.

International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport (mobil.TUM), Computationally efficient calibration algorithms for large-scale traffic simulation models, July 1, 2015, Munich, Germany.

University of Maryland Transportation Seminar Series, Simulation-based optimization algorithms for large-scale dynamic urban transportation problems, May 8, 2015, College Park, MD, USA.

MIT Alumni Association Event, Urban Transportation Challenges. Building a More Resilient NYC Through Big Engineering, May 6, 2015, New York, NY, USA.

University of Massachussetts Amherst (UMass) Amherst Transportation Seminar Series, Simulation-based optimization algorithms and their use for large-scale dynamic urban traffic management problems, April 30, 2015, Amherst, MA, USA.

2014

Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Berkeley Friday Seminar Series, Simulation-based optimization algorithms for urban transportation problems, Nov. 14th, 2014, University of California, Berkeley CA, USA.

INFORMS Annual Meeting, A simulation-based optimization algorithm for dynamic transportation problems, November 10, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2nd Annual CEE New Research Alumni Breakfast, Optimizing the design and the operations of our urban transportation systems, Oct. 31st, 2014, Cambridge MA, USA.

International Symposium of Transport Simulation (ISTS), Solving large-scale urban transportation problems by combining the use of multiple traffic simulation models, June 2, 2014, Ajaccio, France.

International Symposium of Transport Simulation (ISTS), A metamodel simulation-based optimization approach for the efficient calibration of stochastic traffic simulators, June 2, 2014, Ajaccio, France.

International Symposium of Transport Simulation (ISTS), Stochastic analytical dynamic queueing network model with spill-back, June 2, 2014, Ajaccio, France.

2013

INFORMS Annual Meeting, A Bayesian subset selection method and its application to transportation simulation-based optimization, October 8, 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA

INFORMS Annual Meeting, A simulation-based optimization algorithm for dynamic urban transportation problems, October 8, 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA

TRISTAN VIII, Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Approximation of time-dependent multi-dimensional queue-length distributions, June 13, 2013, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

TRISTAN VIII, Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Simulation-based reliable signal control, June 11, 2013, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Transport Engineering and Logistics Seminar Series, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Using Stochastic Traffic Simulators to Efficiently Address Complex Transportation Problems, June 5, 2013, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Seminar, Purdue University, Simulation-based optimization methods for urban transportation problems, March 19, 2013, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

2012

Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Combining Metamodel Techniques and Bayesian Selection Procedures to Derive Computationally Efficient Simulation-Based Optimization Algorithms, Dec. 12, 2012, Berlin, Germany.

Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), An efficient simulation-based optimization algorithm for large-scale problems, Dec. 12, 2012, Berlin, Germany.

Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics Laboratory, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Simulation-based optimization methods for urban transportation problems, Dec. 11, 2012, Berlin, Germany.

INFORMS Annual Meeting, An analytical approximation of the joint distribution of queue-lengths in an urban network, October 14, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Energy-efficient traffic management: a microscopic simulation-based approach, October 14, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Large-scale traffic signal control: a simulation-based approach, October 14, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA

First European Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Transportation Systems, LATSIS Symposium, Using probabilistic information from macroscopic traffic models to derive computationally efficient simulation-based optimization algorithms, Sept. 6, 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland

KEYNOTE TALK: 
Emerging Technologies (EmTech) Conference Colombia, Design of urban mobility solutions that account for individual traveler behavior and vehicle technologies, July 12, 2012, Medellin, Colombia

EURO Conference, European Conference on Operational Research, Mitigating network congestion: analytical models, optimization methods and their applications, July 9, 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Simulation-based optimization for urban traffic management, November 16, 2011, Charlotte NC, USA

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Dynamic network loading: a differentiable approach that yields queue-length probability distributions, November 13, 2011, Charlotte NC, USA

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Probabilistic analytical modeling of spatial dependency in urban networks, November 13, 2011, Charlotte NC, USA

First INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop, Combining simulation-based and analytical traffic models to mitigate urban congestion, June 28, 2011, Asilomar CA, USA

Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory Seminar Series, Optimization of stochastic traffic simulators for urban traffic management, MIT , May 13, 2011, Cambridge MA, USA

Northwestern University Transportation Center Seminar Series, A simulation-based optimization framework for urban traffic control, April 21, 2011, Evanston IL, USA

Transportation Research Forum, A simulation-based optimization framework for urban traffic control, March 11, 2011, Long Beach CA, USA

Symposium on Driver-facing Technologies To Improve Urban Mobility, Traveler information and traffic management systems, February 4, 2011, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Simulation-based optimization of congested urban road networks, January 26, 2011, Washington DC, USA

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Mitigating network congestion: analytical models, optimization methods and their applications, January 23, 2011, Washington DC, USA

2010

Pan-American Conference of Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Logistics (PANAM), Urban traffic control for congested networks: a novel metamodel simulation optimization approach, July 16, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), A simulation-based optimization framework for urban traffic congestion management, July 13, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

TRISTAN VII, Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, A simulation-based optimization approach to perform urban traffic control, June 22, 2010, Tromsø, Norway

MIT Transportation Seminar, Coupling simulation-based and analytical traffic models to mitigate urban congestion, May 04, 2010, Cambridge MA, USA

2009

European Transport Conference (ETC), A multi-model algorithm for the optimization of congested networks, October 05, 2009, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), A simulation optimization framework for the management of congested urban road networks, September 10, 2009, Ascona, Switzerland

Computational Management Science Conference, A metamodel approach for simulation optimization of congested urban road networks, May 01, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

MIT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research Seminar Series, Simulation-based optimization of congested urban networks, March 03, 2009, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

2008

MIT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Research Seminar Series, Accounting for congestion and spillbacks in fixed-time traffic signal optimization: a queueing network approach, November 04, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), A multiple model approach for traffic signal optimization in the city of Lausanne, October 16, 2008, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland

European Transport Conference (ETC), Network performance optimization using a queueing network model, October 06, 2008, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Ciclo de Seminarios de Ingeniería Industrial, Network performance evaluation and optimization using a queueing network model, September 22, 2008, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Pan-American Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering (PANAM), Signal control optimization with a queueing network model capturing congestion, September 16, 2008, Cartagena, Colombia

Latin-Ibero-American Conference on Operations Research (CLAIO), A queueing network approach to the traffic signal optimization of the Lausanne city center, September 10, 2008, Cartagena, Colombia

Primer Simposio Asociación Colombiana de Investigadores en Suiza (ACIS), Optimización de semáforos en el centro de Lausana mediante un modelo de filas de espera, May 17, 2008, Lausana, Suiza

2007

Swiss Transport Research Conference (STRC), Describing network congestion and blocking with an analytic queueing network model. STRC, September 13, 2007, Ascona, Switzerland

TRISTAN VI, Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, An analytic finite capacity queueing network model capturing congestion and spillbacks, June 11, 2007, EPFL, Phuket Island, Thailand

Selected chapters from operations research, Mathematics Doctoral School, Capturing blocking and spillback in finite capacity queueing networks, May 24, 2007, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

3ième cycle romand de recherche opérationnelle, Analysis of finite capacity queueing networks, March 07, 2007, Zinal, Switzerland

2006

4th Joint Operations Research Days, Analysis of finite capacity queueing networks, September 15, 2006, EPFL, Lausanne

Selected chapters from discrete optimization, Mathematics Doctoral School, Finite capacity queueing networks, May 30, 2006, EPFL,