Students

Prospective Students

I work with a large group of outstanding Ph.D. students on logistics and transportation research projects. If you are interested in joining the team, please send me an email.

Current Students

  • Lacy Greening (2018 - )
    • service network design with lead-times; dockless micromobility transport
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship (2020-2022)
  • Daniel Ulch (2018 - )
    • large-scale freight consolidation network design
  • Ritesh Ojha (2019 - )
    • trucking equipment planning and cross-dock operations
    • 1st place, 2021 IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division Best Student Paper Award
  • Dipayan Banerjee (2019 - )
    • tactical design of last-mile delivery systems
    • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2020-23), DDETF (2021)
  • Ravit Pichayavet (2021 - )
    • last-mile logistics

Ph.D. Alumni

I’ve had the pleasure of advising the outstanding students below, listed in order of year of graduation with current placement.

  1. Ricardo Gatica (Ph.D. 2002; Professor; Pontificia U. Catolica de Valparaiso)
  2. Brian Lewis (Ph.D. 2005; Executive VP; Vanguard Software)
  3. Rajeev Namboothiri (Ph.D. 2006; Senior Scientist; GE Global Research)
  4. Juan Carlos Morales (Ph.D. 2006; Director of Data Science; Otis Elevator)
    • winner, 2007 INFORMS TSL Dissertation Prize
  5. Burak Karacik (Ph.D. 2006; Senior Manager; Amazon)
  6. Prashant Warier (Ph.D. 2007; CEO; Qure.ai)
  7. Steve Morris (Ph.D. 2007; Senior Software Engineer; Capital One)
  8. Olga Ortiz (Ph.D. 2008; Senior Manager; PepsiCo)
  9. Aykagan Ak (Ph.D. 2008; Director; Manhattan Associates)
  10. Emrah Uyar (Ph.D. 2008; JDA Software)
  11. Mike Hewitt (Ph.D. 2009; Professor; Loyola University - Chicago)
  12. Ashlea Bennett Milburn (Ph.D. 2009; Associate Professor; University of Arkansas)
    • NSF CAREER Award, 2016
  13. Yang Zhang (Ph.D. 2010; Portfolio Manager; Axonic Capital)
  14. J. Antonio Carbajal (Ph.D. 2011; Head, Analytics; iHeartMedia)
  15. Kate Lindsey (Ph.D. 2012; Senior Manager Data Science and Advanced Analytics; Racetrac Petroleum)
  16. Yu Zhang (Ph.D. 2012; Senior Applied Scientist; Amazon)
  17. Xing Wang (Ph.D. 2013; Lead Engineer, OR; GE Global Research)
  18. Yanling Chang (Ph.D. 2015; Assistant Professor; Texas A&M University)
  19. Brian Kues (Ph.D. 2016; Software Engineer; Zuora)
  20. Mathias Klapp (Ph.D. 2016; Assistant Professor; Pontificia U. Catolica de Chile)
  21. Ilke Bakir (Ph.D. 2017; Assistant Professor; University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  22. L. Damian Reyes Rodriguez (Ph.D. 2018; Research Scientist; Amazon)
  23. Satya Malladi (Ph.D. 2018; Senior Data Scientist; Kantar)
  24. Alborz Parcham-Kashani (Ph.D. 2018; Senior Technical Program Manager; Amazon Web Services)
  25. Yassine Ridouane (Ph.D. 2020; Data Scientist; Amazon)
  26. Adolfo Rocco Rocco (Ph.D. 2021; Data Scientist; Amazon)
  27. Ramon Auad (Ph.D. 2021; Research Scientist; Amazon)
  28. Alex Stroh (Ph.D. 2021; Lead Operations Research Scientist; Target)
  29. Reem Khir (Ph.D. 2021; Post-doc; GT AI4OPT Center [2022], Assistant Professor, Purdue University [2023])
    • 2nd place, 2020 IISE Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division Best Student Paper Award