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Palestra: Urban Freight Management and Policy: State of the Art and Practice

Título: Urban Freight Management and Policy: State of the Art and Practice

Palestrante: José Holguín-Veras 

Data: 16 de novembro de 2021
Hora: 10:30h
Local: Transmissão Online 

Resumo do palestrante: Dr. José Holguín-Veras, is the William H. Hart Professor and Director of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, and the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 White House’s Transportation Champion of Change Award, the 1996 Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award, a finalist of INFORMS’ 2017 Edelman Award, and the 2001 National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award. According to Google Scholar, he is the most widely published and cited freight researcher in the world. His research interests are in the areas of freight transportation modeling and economics, and humanitarian logistics.

As a member of the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority—the only researcher in the board’s history—he oversaw toll policy and the replacement of the $5 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, one of the largest construction projects in the US. His contributions also cover disaster response; as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Disaster Research Roundtable, he advised the federal government in disaster response. He was one of the few researchers appointed as members of USDOT’s National Freight Advisory Committee, and the TRB Review Committee for the Truck Size and Weight study requested by Congress.

His leadership positions have included: President of the Pan-American Society of Transportation Research; member of the Scientific Committee of the World Conference of Transport Research, Elected Member of the Council for the Association for European Transport, member of technical committees at numerous professional organizations, and member of the editorial boards of the leading journals. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996; a M.Sc. from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1984; and a B.Sc. from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en 1982.