News

The World Bank has posted a video on crowdshipping in Brazil. The video features an interview with Bo on the benefits and potential issues for this new form of urban delivery.
September, 2017

Ahmadreza Talebian is joining the faculty of Isfahan University of Technology. Congratulations Ahmadreza and wish you all the best in your future academic endeavors!
August, 2017

Bo presented our work on modeling flight delay propagation at the 2017 INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Conference.
July, 2017

Bo was invited to present the work on emission control in a multi-port environment (in collaboration with Park, H. and Chang, Y.T.) at the Workshop on Aviation and Maritime Studies, 10th International Conference of Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering.
July, 2017

Paper accepted for publication in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems:
Nazari, F., Noruzoliaee, M., Zou, B., Mohammadian, A., 2017. Optimal Facility-Specific Inspection and Maintenance Decisions under Measurement Uncertainty: A Unifying Framework.
June, 2017

Bo presented our work on last-mile delivery innovations at the World Bank Seminar on Efficiency in Urban Logistics.
June, 2017

Nabin Kafle obtained his Ph.D. and will join JetBlue Airways as an Engineer Analytics and Optimization. Congratulations Nabin and best wishes for your future endeavors!
May, 2017

Hossein Noruzoliaee presented our work on autonomous vehicles in the Chris Burke Poster Competition and won the first place. Congratulations Hossein!
April, 2017

Bo was invited to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, for a three-year term.
March, 2017

Bo was invited to present the work on crowdsource-enabled system design for urban parcel relay and delivery at Purdue University. The work (recently published in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological) can be found here.
February, 2017

Nabin Kafle received the 2017 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Illinois Section Graduate Scholarship. Nabin is the only awardee in the state of Illinois. Congratulations Nabin!
January, 2017

Hossein Noruzoliaee received the 2016 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Award. Congratulations Hossein!
January, 2017

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B:
Kafle, N., Zou, B., Lin, J., 2017. Design and modeling of a crowdsource-enabled system for urban parcel relay and delivery.
December, 2016

Bo was quoted by a Wall Street Journal article on flight delay propagation during the holiday season. A related research paper (published in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological) can be found here.
December, 2016

The TransLog group made five presentations on intercity transportation network competition and capacity allocation on shared use rail corridors, among other topics at the 2016 INFORMS annual meeting.
November, 2016

Bo presented the work on emerging mobilities at the Chicago Area Travel Model User Group (CATMUG) seminar series.
November, 2016

Bo will serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, for a three-year term 2017-2019.
September, 2016

Bo was invited to be on the judge panel for the 2016 INFORMS Railway Application Section (RAS) Best Student Paper Competition. 
September, 2016

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B:
Kafle, N., Zou, B., 2016. Modeling flight delay propagation: a new analytical-econometric approach.
August, 2016

Bo was invited to serve on the local organization committee of the 58th Annual Transportation Research Forum. The Forum will be on April 20-21, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
July, 2016

Bo gave an invited talk on smart logistics at the 2016 International Workshop on Data Science for Smart Transportation Informatics, held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
July, 2016

Bo was interviewed by Philadelphia Inquirer on SEPTA transit service resilience after one third of its rail cars were taken off service due to structural defect.
July, 2016

Congratulations to Nabin Kafle on receiving the 2016 David Boyce Graduate Award!
June, 2016

Bo was invited to serve on the discussion panel of “Economic Analysis” during the NEXTOR II 20th Anniversary Workshop. The workshop will be held on September 29-30, 2016 at the University of Maryland.
May, 2016

Professor Anthony Pagano presented our joint work on the potential impact of Panama Canal expansion on Latin American economic growth at the 57th Annual Transportation Research Forum (TRF).
May, 2016

Congratulations to Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee on receiving the 2016 ASCE T&DI Illinois Chapter Scholarship!
April, 2016

Congratulations to Nabin Kafle on receiving the 2016 UIC Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award!
April, 2016

Bo appointed to serve on the Scientific Committee of the Global Workshop on Airspace Systems Performance 2016. This workshop will be held on July 21-23, 2016 in Tianjin, China.
March, 2016

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part E:
Chang, Y.T., Park, K., Zou, B., Kafle, N., 2016. Passenger facility charge vs. airport improvement program funds: a dynamic network DEA analysis for U.S. airport financing.
February, 2016

Congratulations to Ahmadreza Talebian on receiving the Student Paper Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Illinois Section! The paper is titled: Capacity Allocation in Vertically Integrated Railway Systems: A Sequential Bargaining Game Approach, co-authored with Bo Zou and Ahmad Peivandi.
January, 2016

Bo appointed to serve on the panel of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) ACRP Graduate Research Award Program.
January, 2016

Our colleague David Chandler from the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) presented the work on Cargo Oriented Development (COD) (with Bo Zou, Scott Bernstein, Albert Benedict, Preeti Shankar) at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting.
January, 2016

Ahmadreza presented the work on air-rail competition modeling (with Bo Zou) at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting.
January, 2016

Congratulations to Ahmadreza Talebian and Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee both on receiving the 2015 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Award!
January, 2016

Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management:
Talebian, A., Zou, B., 2016. A Multi-stage approach to air-rail competition: focus on rail agency objective, trains technology and station access.
January, 2016

Bo appointed to serve on the International Program Committee of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences. 
December, 2015

Paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Decision Science, Risk and Management:
Pagano, A., Zou, B., Sanchez, O., Noruzoliaee, M., 2016. The demand and supply of trans-oceanic sea routes: the case of east Asia-US east coast container trade.
December, 2015

Bo appointed as a Committee Member for 2016 INFORMS Railway Application Section (RAS) Problem Solving Competition.
December, 2015

Bo served as the Competition Committee Chair for 2015 INFORMS Aviation Application Section (AAS) Best Student Presentation Competition.
November, 2015

Bo presented the work on rail line capacity allocation using a bargaining approach (with Ahmadreza Talebian) and infrastructure investment decision making in multimodal intercity transportation networks (with Lili Du and Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee) at INFORMS annual meeting.
November, 2015

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B:
Talebian, A., Zou, B., 2015. Integrated modeling of high performance passenger and freight train planning on shared-use corridors in the US.
October, 2015

Our work on coordinating shared-use rail corridors featured in Mass Transit Magazine
September, 2015

Nabin Kafle’s field study on humanitarian logistics in post-earthquake Nepal (supported by the National Science Foundation) featured in UIC News
August, 2015

Our work on shared-use passenger and freight rail corridor planning featured in NextCity
June, 2015

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part B:
Zou, B., Kafle, N., Wolfson, O., Lin, J., 2015. A Mechanism design based approach to solving parking slot assignment in the information era.
May, 2015

Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Air Transport Management:
Zou, B., Kafle, N., Chang, Y.T., Park, K., 2015. Airport financial reform and its implications for airport efficiency: an exploratory investigation.
May, 2015

Ahmadreza Talebian received 2015 Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Civil Engineering Graduate Student Award. Congratulations Ahmadreza!
May, 2015

Ahmadreza Talebian presented our work on capacity allocation through sequential bargaining on shared-use rail corridors at the William W. Hay seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
April, 2015

Congratulations to Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee on receiving the 2015 David Boyce Graduate Award!
March, 2015

Ahmadreza Talebian presented our work on capacity allocation through sequential bargaining on shared-use rail corridors at 2015 Joint Rail Conference.
March, 2015

Bo presented the work with Ahmadreza Taleblian on capacity allocation through sequential bargaining on shared-use rail corridors at the 6th conference of the International Association of Railway Operations Research.
March, 2015

Ahmadreza Talebian received 2015 V. Terrey Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is a national scholarship from the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Congratulations Ahmadreza!
February, 2015

Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part E:
Noruzoliaee, M., Zou, B., Zhang, A. Airport privatization in a multi-airport region: focus on pricing and capacity.
January, 2015

Congratulations to Ahmadreza Talebian on receiving the 2014 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Award!
January, 2015

Bo presented US railway congestion cost and mitigation strategies on behalf of the National University Rail Center (NURail) at the 8th University Transportation Center Spotlight Conference on the Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness.
December, 2014

Bo presented the work on flight delay propagation modeling (with Nabin Kafle) and integrated modeling of passenger and freight operations on shared-use rail corridors (with Ahmadreza Talebian) at INFORMS annual meeting.
November, 2014

Bo presented the work with Ahmadreza Talebian on integrated modeling of passenger and freight operations on shared-use rail corridors at the William W. Hay Rail Engineering Seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
October, 2014

Bo was interviewed by ABC Channel 7 on Aurora Air Route Traffic Control Center shutdown due to fire and system response and recovery issues.
September, 2014