Transport and Mobility Laboratory: Awards and distinctions

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2017

Meritxell Pacheco
PhD mobility award 2017
Institution: Doctoral School Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE)
Description: The PhD Mobility Award is given by the doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE) to encourage good PhD students within the program to go for an academic visit to an external research institution.
Date: August 09, 2017
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Riccardo Scarinci
European Transport Innovation Challenge Winner, creating innovative and sustainable mobility solutions
Institution: European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Strasbourg, France
Date: June 19, 2017
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Virginie Lurkin
Best Presentation Award at AGIFORS Scheduling and Strategic Planning Study Group meeting
Institution: The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS)
Description: The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) is a professional society dedicated to the advancement and application of Operational Research within the airline industry. The membership consists of Operational Research professional employed by recognized civil airlines and related industries and correspondents keenly interested in the application of Operational Research to aviation problems.
Date: May 18, 2017

2016

Virginie Lurkin
Best Dissertation Prize
Institution: The Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS
Description: The Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS awards a prize for the best dissertation in any area related to aviation OR (air traffic management OR and airline OR).
Date: November 12, 2016
Carolina Osorio Pizano, Michel Bierlaire
Outstanding Paper in Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling
Institution: Transportation Science and Logistics Society, INFORMS
Date: November 10, 2016
Meritxell Pacheco
V Abertis International Research Award
Institution: International Abertis Chairs Network
Description: The Abertis International Research Prize in Transportation is awarded among the pool of national winning projects of the International Abertis Chairs Network.
Date: October 14, 2016
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Riccardo Scarinci, Iliya Markov, Michel Bierlaire
Green Transportation Award, for the extended abstract and presentation "Network design of a transport system based on accelerating moving walkways". Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis TRISTAN IX, 12-17/06/2016 Oranjestad, Aruba.
Date: June 16, 2016
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Meritxell Pacheco
XIII Abertis Prize for Management of Transportation Infrastructures
Institution: Abertis-UPC Chair
Description: The Abertis Prize for research in management of transportation infrastructures is aimed at studies and unpublished research conducted by students at Spanish universities that address various aspects related to the management of transportation infrastructures and services.
Date: May 24, 2016
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Shadi Sharif Azadeh
EU-Marie Curie EPFL fellowship
Date: May 01, 2016
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2015

Antonin Danalet
Second Prize in the Image category of the 2015 ACCES Visualization Contest
Description: Computed-generated visualization of scientific and engineering data, whether originating from numerical simulation or experimentation, can convey important technical information but also reveal original and sometimes surprising visual aspects. The ACCES Visualization Contest is aimed at fostering interest in the use of visualization by encouraging the insightful and visually-engaging presentation of scientific and engineering data. The contest is open annually for contributions from students and post-docs within the School of Engineering (STI) and the School of Architecture, Civil & Environmental Engineering (ENAC) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). A total of 55 entries were submitted to the 2015 ACCES Visualization Contest, 35 in the Image category and 20 in the Animation category.
Date: May 21, 2015
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2013

Tomáš Robenek
Best Master Thesis 2012
Institution: Swiss Operations Research Society
Description: Every year, the Swiss Operations Research Society proposes a prize of 1000 CHF to reward an outstanding theoretical or applied Diploma Thesis in the field of Operations Research. Tomas' thesis, entitled "Integrated Berth Allocation and Yard Assignment Problem in Bulk Ports Using Column Generation" won the prize for 2013. It was carried out at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, EPFL as his Erasmus leave from the Transport Department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and sponsored by the Zeno-Karl Schindler Foundation. The research was supervised by Nitish Umang (EPFL), prof. Michel Bierlaire (EPFL) and prof. Stefan Ropke (DTU).
Date: May 03, 2013
Antonin Danalet
ENAC Research Day 2013 Doctoral poster award - 3rd prize
Institution: School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, EPFL
Description: The Research Commission of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) has organized a poster competition for doctoral students in the context of the 2013 Research Day. The selection procedure, led by the ENAC Research Commission, consisted in selecting around thirty projects based on submitted project abstracts. Accepted projects were exhibited at the Research Day and participated in the poster competition. Antonin Danalet's poster, about bayesian estimation of pedestrian activities using sensors data, won the 3rd prize.
Date: April 23, 2013
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Evanthia Kazagli
Best Master Thesis
Institution: Swedish Operations Research Association
Description: The prize of the Best Master Thesis in the field of Operations Research is awarded every year by the Swedish Operations Research Association to encourage the students working in the field and to help disseminate high-quality thesis. Eva's thesis, entitled "Arterial Travel Time Estimation from Automatic Number Plate Recognition Data", that was elaborated in the Division of Traffic and Logistics, Dept. of Transport Science at KTH, and supervised by Prof. Haris Koutsopoulos, won the prize for 2012.
Date: February 26, 2013
Antonin Danalet
Invited participation in Global Young Scientist Summit, shortlisted for the Singapore Challenge
Institution: Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF)
Description: Invited to the 2013 Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) in Singapore, attended by internationally eminent scientists and technology leaders, including ten Nobel prize winners and a Fields medalist. Shortlisted for the Singapore Challenge 2013 "Innovation for Future Cities" about envisioning opportunities for sustainable development in cities with dense populations and heavy demands on infrastructure, with a white paper on Walkable Future Cities.
Date: January 25, 2013
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2012

Carolina Osorio Pizano
EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award
Institution: European Association of Operational Research Societies
Description: The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding PhD thesis in Operational Research defended in the countries having an OR society that is member of the EURO.
Date: July 11, 2012
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2011

Aurélie Glerum
PhD Mobility Award
Institution: Doctoral program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, EPFL
Date: December 20, 2011
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Niklaus Eggenberg
Best PhD Thesis Prize
Institution: Swiss Operations Research Society
Description: Every three years, the Swiss Operations Research Society proposes a prize to reward an outstanding theoretical or applied Ph.D. Thesis in the field of Operations Research.
Date: June 30, 2011
Carolina Osorio Pizano
Graduate Student Best Paper Award
Institution: Transportation Research Forum
Description: Carolina Osorio received the Graduate Student Best Paper Award from the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) during the annual meeting that took place in Long Beach, California, March 10-12, 2011 for the paper "A simulation-based optimization framework for urban traffic control".
Date: March 10, 2011

2010

Niklaus Eggenberg
Honorable mention in Dissertation Award
Institution: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS)
Description: The Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS awards a prize for the best dissertation in any area related to aviation OR (air traffic management OR and airline OR).
Date: November 08, 2010
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Aurélie Glerum
Best Masters Thesis Award
Institution: Swiss Operations Research Society
Description: The prize of the Best Masters Thesis in the field of Operations Research is awarded every year by the Swiss Operations Research Society. Her thesis is entitled "Markov Decision Processes for Services Opportunity Pipeline Optimization".
Date: September 10, 2010
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Ilaria Vacca
ENAC Research Day 2010 Doctoral poster award - 2nd prize
Institution: School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, EPFL
Description: The Research Commission of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering has organized a poster competition for doctoral students in the context of the 2010 Research Day on Living with Risks : How to Build New Forms of Expertise. More than 70 posters have been prepared and evaluated. Ilaria Vacca, who is doing her PhD in our laboratory, received the second prize of this competition for her poster on the optimization of container terminal operations.
Date: June 09, 2010
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Ilaria Vacca, Matteo Salani
Ranked 16th in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2010
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Giallombardo, G., Moccia, L., Salani, M., and Vacca, I. (2010). Modeling and Solving the Tactical Berth Allocation Problem, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 44(2):232-245. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2009.07.003
Date: May 29, 2010
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2009

Emma Frejinger
2008 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize
Institution: International Association for Travel Behaviour Research
Description: This prestigious prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of travel behavior research
Date: December 18, 2009
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Emma Frejinger, Michel Bierlaire
Ranked first in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for July-September 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Frejinger, E., Bierlaire, M., and Ben-Akiva, M. (2009). Sampling of Alternatives for Route Choice Modeling, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(10):984-994.
Date: October 01, 2009
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Emma Frejinger, Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 21 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for April-June 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Frejinger, E., Bierlaire, M., and Ben-Akiva, M. (to appear). Sampling of Alternatives for Route Choice Modeling, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological (accepted for publication on March 03, 2009)
Date: June 21, 2009
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Thomas Robin, Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire, Javier Cruz
Ranked 1st in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Robin, T., Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Cruz, J. (2009). Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(1):36-56. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2008.06.010
Date: March 31, 2009
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Ricardo Hurtubia
Ranked 3rd in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Martinez, F., Aguila, F., and Hurtubia, R. (2009). The Constrained Multinomial Logit Model: A Semi-Compensatory Choice Model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(3):365-377. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2008.06.006
Date: March 31, 2009
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 9th in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Fosgerau, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2009). Discrete choice models with multiplicative error terms, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(5):494-505. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2008.10.004
Date: March 31, 2009
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Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire, Mats Weber
Ranked 12th in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2009
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Weber, M. (2006). Discrete choice models of pedestrian walking behavior, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(8):667-687. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2005.09.006
Date: March 31, 2009
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Arnaud Vandaele
ORBEL Award
Institution: The Belgian Operations Research society
Description: The ORBEL award, organised by the Belgian Operations Research society (ORBEL), is bestowed on the author(s) of a scientifically oriented student's thesis (with the exception of PhD theses). The criteria for judgement are based on the efficiency and effectivity of the scientific approach applied to solve the problem under study. The author(s) should put emphasis on the application of existing methods in new areas or on the application of new solution methods for models recognised as useful for solving real-life management problems: therefore, actual collaboration with industry during the thesis elaboration will be one of the selection criteria.
Date: February 06, 2009
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2008

Thomas Robin, Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire, Javier Cruz
Ranked 1st in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for October-December 2008
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Robin, T., Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Cruz, J. (2009). Specification, estimation and validation of a pedestrian walking behavior model, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 43(1):36-56. doi:10.1016/j.trb.2008.06.010
Date: December 31, 2008
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Emma Frejinger
Dissertation Prize
Institution: Transportation Science & Logistics Society, INFORMS
Description: This is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area.
Date: October 13, 2008
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 4 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2008
(with D. Bolduc and D. McFadden)
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Bierlaire, M., Bolduc, D., and McFadden, D. (2008). The estimation of Generalized Extreme Value models from choice-based samples, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 42(4):381-394.
Date: March 31, 2008
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Michel Bierlaire, Emma Frejinger
Ranked 2 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part C for January-March 2008
Institution: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
Description: Bierlaire, M., and Frejinger, E. (2008). Route choice modeling with network-free data, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 16(2):187-198.
Date: March 31, 2008
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2007

Emma Frejinger
Neil Mansfield Award
Institution: Association for European Transport
Description: Each year, the Association for European Transport makes a number of prestigious awards to recognise the best papers presented at the European Transport Conference. Papers considered for these awards are reviewed by a subject-panel made up of senior academics and professionals from across the transport community. The awards include the Neil Mansfield Award for the Best Paper by a sole author aged 35 or under.
Date: October 17, 2007
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 13 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for April-June 2007
(with M. Fosgerau)
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Fosgerau, M., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). A practical test for the choice of mixing distribution in discrete choice models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 41(7):784-794.
Date: June 30, 2007
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 5 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for April-June 2007
(with E. Abbe and T. Toledo)
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Abbe, E., Bierlaire, M., and Toledo, T. (2007). Normalization and correlation of cross-nested logit models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 41(7):795-808.
Date: June 30, 2007
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Ilaria Vacca
Raeli graduation award
Institution: Tor Vergata University, Roma,Italy
Date: June 27, 2007
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Emma Frejinger, Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 13 in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for July-September 2007
Institution: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Description: Frejinger, E., and Bierlaire, M. (2007). Capturing correlation with subnetworks in route choice models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 41(3):363-378.
Date: March 31, 2007
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2006

Michel Bierlaire, Frank Crittin
Best Paper Award,
Institution: Transportation Science & Logistics Society, INFORMS
Description: Bierlaire, M., and Crittin, F. (2004). An efficient algorithm for real-time estimation and prediction of dynamic OD table, Operations Research 52(1):116-127.
Date: November 06, 2006
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Gianluca Antonini
Honorable mention in the 2005 Eric Pas Dissertation Prize
Institution: The International Association for Travel Behaviour Research
Date: October 05, 2006
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Matteo Salani
Ranked fourth in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Discrete Optimization for July-September 2006
(with G. Righini)
Institution: Discrete Optimization
Description: Righini, G., and Salani, M. (2006). Symmetry helps: Bounded bi-directional dynamic programming for the elementary shortest path problem with resource constraints, Discrete Optimization 3(3):255-273.
Date: September 30, 2006
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Gianluca Antonini, Michel Bierlaire
Ranked first in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for April-June 2006
(with M. Weber)
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Antonini, G., Bierlaire, M., and Weber, M. (2006). Discrete choice models of pedestrian walking behavior, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(8):667-687.
Date: June 30, 2006
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked 15th in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part A for April-June 2005
(with S. Hess and J. Polak)
Institution: Transportation Research Part A
Description: Hess, S., Bierlaire, M., and Polak, J. (2005). Estimation of value of travel-time savings using Mixed Logit models, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 39(3):221-236.
Date: June 30, 2006
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Michel Bierlaire
Ranked third in the TOP 25 hottest articles of Transportation Research Part B for January-March 2006
(with A. Daly)
Institution: Transportation Research Part B
Description: Daly, A., and Bierlaire, M. (2006). A General and Operational Representation of Generalised Extreme Value Models, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 40(4):285-305.
Date: March 31, 2006
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Gianluca Antonini
EPFL PhD Prize
Institution: EPFL
Description: The jury has proceeded in two steps, selecting 8 PhD theses during the first round. Two of these were granted the prizes and two others were transferred to the Chorafas Foundation Award. However, the jury felt that the other 4 candidates also deserve some visibility since after all their scientific work is (according to the opinion of the jury) ranking among the best 4 % (8 out of 250) PhD theses awarded by EPFL in 2005.
Date: January 20, 2006
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Expertise

  • Transportation Research
  • Operations Research
  • Discrete Choice Models

Methods

Modeling, optimization, simulation

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