The Smart-City Operations and Analytics Conference will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
We are entering an era of great expectations towards our cities. The vision of “smart cities” has been pursued worldwide to transform urban habitats into superior efficiency, quality, and sustainability. This phenomenon prompts us operations management (OM) and operations research (OR) researchers to ponder what a smart city means through our lens, what roles to assume, and how to benefit our society. The goal of this event is to facilitate such discussions and interactions by virtually convening a diverse group of leading scholars to share their cutting-edge research as regards smart-city operations and analytics.
Speakers and Panelists
Associate Professor, Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
Associate Editor of Service Science.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Editor-in-chief of Service Science
Associate Professor of Retail Management and Operations Management, Bensadoun School of Retail Management, McGill University
Co-Director, McGill Retail Innovation Lab
Associate Editor of M&SOM Special Issue on Smart City Operations, Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management
Associate Professor, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Staff Data Scientist, Uber
Associate Editor of Operations Research, ACM TOMACS
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Physics Research faculty in the Energy Technology Area (ETA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Business Operations and Analytics
Editor-in-chief of Naval Research Logistics, Associate Editor of Operations Research
Associate professor, Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
Transportation Area Editor of Operations Research
Associate professor in College of Information Sciences and Technology of Pennsylvania State University
Associate Editor of ACM TIST and DAMI
Associate Professor in Management Science, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Associate Editor of M&SOM, Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management
Professor of Systems Engineering, College of Computing, Institute of Data Systems and Society and Director of the MIT Data Science Lab
Editor-in-chief of Management Science
Professor and Provost's Chair
Director, Institute of Operations Research and Analytics
National University of Singapore Business School
Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Smart City Operations in M&SOM, Department Editor of Management Science (for Optimization)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Dean Morty Yalovsky, Desautels Faculty of Management
Dr. Louise Poissant, Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Saif Benjaafar, University of MinnesotaDimensioning On-Demand Vehicle Sharing Systems
Chung-Piaw Teo, National University of SingaporeLast Mile Innovation: The Case of the Locker Alliance Network
Ho-Yin Mak, University of OxfordDimensionality Reduction for Stochastic Optimization
|10:45-11:15 AM||Panel Discussion I|
David Simchi-Levi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A New Approach for Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Demand: Combining Route Assignment with Process Flexibility
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Maxime Cohen, McGill UniversityIncentivizing Commuters to Carpool: A Large Field Experiment with Waze
Anton Kleywegt, Georgia Institute of TechnologyInfrastructure-Guided Self-Driving Vehicle Flow on a Street Network
Zhenhui (Jessie) Li, Pennsylvania State UniversityReinforcement Learning for Traffic Signal Control
|2:45-3:30 PM||Panel Discussion II|
Ming Hu, University of TorontoTemporal or Spatial Pooling Solves the Wild Goose Chase
Marta C. Gonzalez, University of California, BerkeleyDeconstructing Laws of Accessibility and Facility Distribution in Cities
Peter I. Frazier, Cornell UniversityFighting COVID-19 with Testing
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University of California, Berkeley
This conference is brought to you by the Desautels Faculty of Management, IVADO, and GERAD.
This conference is supported by the NSFC - FRQSC Smart Cities and Big Data Research Funding Program.
If you have any questions, please contact us at conference.smartcity [at] gmail.com or wei.qi [at] mcgill.ca. We look forward to meeting you!
Registration is now closed.