Biography

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, 2011
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: M.S. Applied Mathematics, 2011
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: M.E. Transportation Engineering, 2010
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia: M.S. Industrial Engineering, 2006
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia: B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2003

Academic Appointments

  • 2018-, Co-Director, Sustainable Freight Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, CA
  • 2014-, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA
  • 2013-2014, Research Associate, VREF’s Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS), Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2012-2013, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2006-2011, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2005-2006, Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Awards

  • CUTC’s Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award – 2018
  • Young Pacesetters. Early Risers: 20 High-Achieving Researchers and Educators Under 40. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) – 2018
  • VREF Advanced Studies Institutes on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) Award – 2018
  • UC Davis College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award – 2017
    The Jack Meredith Best Paper Award (runner-up) from the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) – 2017
  • INFORMS Franz Edelman Award Finalist – 2017
  • Volvo Research and Educational’s Foundations (VREF) Study Exchange Grant Award – 2017
  • Recipient of the SHPE Faculty Development Institute NSF ASSIST Travel Grant – 2016
  • Recipient of a 2016 ASCE ExCEED Fellowship – 2016
  • Best Thesis Award in Humanitarian Logistics from the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Institute (HUMLOG). Thesis in the period of 2011-2014. Hanken School of Economics. Finland – 2015
  • VREF Grant for Study Exchange. This grant from the Volvo Research and Educational’s Foundations – 2014
  • Best Paper Award, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Production and Operations Management Society – 2013
  • Thomas Archibald Bedford Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – 2011

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