Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at EM Normandie Business School
Co-director of the Future Cities Lab at Centrale Pékin and CentraleSupélec.
You can join me via email: jpuchinger(at)em-normandie.fr
Jakob Puchinger is professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at EM Normandie since 2022. He is also affiliate professor at the Laboratoire Génie Industriel at CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay and co-director of the Future Cities Lab with Centrale Pékin. Jakob Puchinger holds a doctoral degree from TU Wien obtained in 2006. His thesis investigated the combination of metaheuristics and integer programming for solving cutting and packing problems. In 2006 Jakob Puchinger joined the NICTA Research Centre at the University of Melbourne working on generic hybridization of contraint programming and mathematical programming techniques. He joined the Austrian Institute of Technology in 2008 where he became head of the business unit Dynamic Transportation Systems in 2014. In 2015 Jakob Puchinger became Anthropolis Chair Holder and professor at IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay until September 2022. Jakob was also responsible for the research axis scientifix computing and optimization at IRT SystemX. His main research interests are in logistics and urban mobility, disruptive technologies and the optimization of the underlying transport systems.
Since 2022 : Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, EM Normandie
Since 2019 : Co-director of the Future Cities Lab at Centrale Pékin
2019-2023 : Head of the Operations Management team at the Laboratoire Génie Industriel de CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay
2015-2022 : Holder of the Anthropolis Chair and professor in Industrial Engineering at IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay.
2008-2015 : Scientist, Senior Scientist, Head of Business Unit Dynamic Transportation Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
2009-2015 : External Lecturer, Vienna University of Technology
2006-2008 : Researcher, NICTA, University of Melbourne
Sustainable Urban Logistics
Urban logistics and especially vehicle routing optimization is an essential part of my research. I focus on novel optimization problems for electric vehicle routing or multi-echelon deliveries using robotic vehicles as well as active mobility modes. The main objective in treating such problems is to reduce the environmental impact of delivery systems
The interaction with passenger transport and the sharing economy are also fields of interest, and pose very challenging questions in terms of vehicle and actvity synchronisation.
Difficult optimization problems appear in many highly important, practical fields. The methods of choice for solving such problems come from different streams: matehmatical optimization, local search including metaheuristics, and artifical intelligence.
My research mainly focusses on hybrid optimization methods combining approaches on model decomposition (e.g. Bender's decomposition or Dantzig Wolfe decomposition) and metaheuristics. Recently I am very much interested in methods for solving stochastic and dynamic optimization problems.
Mobility and Urban Futures
The future of cities is strongly related to the evolution of their transport systems. I am am mainly considereing mobility of people in cities. I am interested in understanding urban environments on diferent scales, using data analysis, simulation, and optimization.
I recently co-authored a book on the the topic: Tjark Gall, Flore Vallet, Laura Mariana Reyes Madrigal, Sebastian Hörl, Adam Abdin, Tarek Chouaki, Jakob Puchinger. Sustainable Urban Mobility Futures. Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
Recently, I am interested in the interaction between electric autonomous vehicles and the power grid.
Postdoctoral research collaborators
Minh Tam Tran, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec, Future Cities Lab, On-demand transport and intermodal mobility for future cities. In collaboration with Adam Abdin.
Laura Mariana Reyes Madrigal, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Mobility as a Service: concepts, governance and business models. Co-supervised with Isabelle Nicolaï and Virginie Boutueil.
Ouidad Benhlima , Centrale Casablanca et Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec , Urban mobility in emerging countries: Data analysis and simulation. Centrale Casablanca, Morocco and Ecole doctorale Interfaces. Co-supervised with Fouad Riane.
Julien Baltazar, Université Paris Saclay - CentraleSupélec, Ecodesign of an electric mobility system combining vehicles, infrastructures, users and territory. Co-supervised with Flore Vallet and Nicolas Perry.
Jiahua Tang, Université Paris Saclay - CentraleSupélec et EM Normandie, Sustainable multi-echelon deliveries in cities.
Past PhD Students
Ouail Al Maghraoui, 29/01/2019, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Designing for urban mobility: Modeling the traveler experience. Co-supervised with Flore Vallet and bernard Yannou. https://theses.hal.science/tel-02043534
Abood Mourad, 14/06/2019, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, The synchronization of shared mobility flows in urban environments. Co-supervised with Chengbin Chu. https://theses.hal.science/tel-02286031
Réza Vosooghi, 28/10/2019, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Shared Autonomous Vehicle Service Design, Modeling, and Simulation. Co-supervised with Marija Jankovic. https://theses.hal.science/tel-03166626
Gerhard Hiermann, 22/11/2019, University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Solving vehicle routing problems with a hybrid heterogeneous fleet. Co-supervised with Richard Hartl.
Shaohua Yu, 18/12/2020, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an and Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Optimization models and methods for tour planning in smart urban logistics. Co-supervised with Shudong Sun. https://theses.hal.science/tel-03719308
Ulrike Ritzinger, 13/11/2021, University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Health Logistics: Dynamic Stochastic Fleet Management. Co-supervised with Richard Hartl.
Tarek Chouaki, 04/07/2023, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Stochastic optimization and reinforcement learning for the design by simulation of on-demand mobility systems . Co-supervised with Sebastian Hörl.
Yue Su, 05/07/2023, Université Paris-Saclay - CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX, Optimization models and methods for solving dial-a-ride problems with electric vehicles. Co-supervised with Nicolas Dupin.