Conference Committee

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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., Deputy Director of METRANS, CSULB; Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Long Beach

Conference Coordinator

Alix Traver, METRANS Event Coordinator, California State University, Long Beach


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 - Mode and Nodes

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

Topic 3 - Urban freight modeling and planning

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

Topic 4 - Technology and automation

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

Topic 5 - 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 6 - 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 (invited)

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, California State University, Long Beach

William Eisele, Ph.D., Mobility Practice Leader and Senior Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute 

Anne Goodchild, Ph.D., Director, UW Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center; Professor, College of Engineering, University of Washington 

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

Jose Holguin-Veras, Ph.D., William H. Hart Chair Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (invited)

Randell IwasakiLeader of State and Local Transportation at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Hossein JulaPh.D., Lecturer, College of Engineering, California State University, Long Beach

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

Johanna Amaya Leal, Assistant Professor and Researcher, Iowa State University, Iowa

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

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

Alan McKinnon, Ph.D., Professor, Kahne Logistics University (invited)

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

Fatemeh Ranaiefer, Transportation Planner/Engineer, Fehr & Peers

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 

Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology 

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) 

Eric Shen, P.E., PTP, CPE, Director, Capitol Projects; San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (invited)

Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair of Economics at California State University, Long Beach (invited)

Laurent 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 

Allison Yoh, Director of Transportation Planning at Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (invited)

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