Jakob Puchinger

Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at EM Normandie Business School

Affiliate Professor at the Industrial Engineering Laboratory of CentraleSupélec - Université Paris Saclay, heading the Operations Managment Research Group.

Co-director of the future cities lab at Centrale Pékin.

You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Bio
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. His main research interests are in logistics and urban mobility, disruptive technologies and the optimization of the underlying transport systems.

Professional experience

  • Since 2022 : Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, EM Normandie

  • Since 2019 : Head of the Operations Management team at the Laboratoire Génie Industriel de CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay

  • Since 2019 : Co-director of the Future Cities Lab at Centrale Pékin

  • 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

Research Topics

Mobility and Urban Futures

The future of cities is strongly related to the evolution of their transport systems. Within the Anthropolis chair we are mainly considereing mobility of people in cities.

We are interested in understanding urban environments on diferent scales, using data analysis, participative approaches, simulation, and optimization.

Our main goal is to develop sustainable human centric solutions leading towards more livable cities.

Chaire Anthropolis

Future Cities Lab

Green Logistics

Urban logistics and especially vehicle routing optimization is an essential part of my researching. I focus on novel optimization problems such as electric vehicle routing or multi-echelon deliveries using robotic vehicles (ground drones). 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 acitvity synchronisation.

LEAD (H2020)

Operations Management Research Group

Research Team

Collaborators

  • Michele Tirico Postdoctoral researcher of the Future Cities Lab

  • Adam Abdin Assistant Professor at CentraleSupélec and member of the Future Cities Lab

  • Flore Vallet Anthropolis Chair holder at IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec

  • Sebastian Hörl Researcher within the LEAD project at IRT SystemX

Current PhD Students

  • Yue Su, 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.

  • Tarek Chouaki, 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.

  • 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.

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://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/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://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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