2019 Conference Committee

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2019 Conference Committee


Conference Chair

Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D., Director, METRANS Transportation Center,  Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Conference Organization Chair

Thomas O'Brien, Ph.D., Associate Director, METRANS; Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation, Long Beach State University

Conference Coordinator

Alix Traver, METRANS Event Coordinator, Long Beach State University


Theme Chairs

Topic #

Theme chair

Topic 1 - Local/last mile pickup and delivery

Laetitia Dablanc, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR)

Topic 2 - Trade nodes and hubs -- ports, airports, distribution hubs

Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Economics, Long Beach State University

Topic 3 - Freight modes -- trucking, rail, water

Maged Dessouky, Ph.D., Professor, Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

Topic 4 - Urban modeling and planning

Miguel Jaller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Transportation Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

Topic 5 - New technology

Petros Ioannou, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering Systems; Associate Director of Research, METRANS, University of Southern California

Topic 6 - Changing consumption, production, and spatial organization

Alison Conway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York

Topic 7 - Best practices

Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Price School of Public Policy and Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California









































Conference Committee

Matt Barth, Ph.D., Yeager Families Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside

Marlon Boarnet, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Michael Browne, Professor, Industrial and Financial Management and Logistics, University of Gothenburg

Anastasios Chasskiakos, Ph.D., Professor, Electrical Engineering and CECS, Department of Engineering, Long Beach State University

William Eisele, Sr., Ph.D., Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute

Anne Goodchild, Ph.D., Allan & Inger Osberg Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Washington

Peter V Hall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University

Jolene Hayes, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers

José Holguín-Veras, Ph.D., William H. Hart Chair Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Hossein Jula,  Ph.D., Lecturer, College of Engineering, Long Beach State University

Kazuya Kawamura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago  

Jee-Sun Lee, Associate Research Fellow, Division of Logistics Technology and Freight Transport Market Research, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Seoul, Korea

Barbara Lenz, Professor, Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Maria Oscott, Ph.D., Program Director, Triple F

Alan McKinnon, Ph.D., Professor, Kühne Logistics University

Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (invited)

Steve Ritchie, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Studies, Hofstra University

Matthew Roorda, Ph.D., Professor, University of Toronto

Ketan Savla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Sangbeom Seo, Ph.D., Director, Division for Logistics Policy & Industry, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Seoul, Korea

Lóránt Tavasszy, Ph.D.,  Professor, Freight Transport and Logistics, Delft University of Technology

Thierry Vanelslander, Ph.D., BNP Paribas Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports, Department of Transport and Regional Logistics, University of Antwerp

Jeff Wojtowicz, Senior Research Engineer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Johan Woxenius, Ph.D., Professor, Maritime Transport Management and Logistics, Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg

Hugo Yoshizaki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Innovation In Logistics Systems, University of Sao Paulo