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

Affiliate researcher at IRT SYstemX and scientific advisor for the Anthropolis Chair.

Co-director of the future cities lab at Centrale Pékin

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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. 

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Research Topics

Mobility and Urban Futures

The future of cities is strongly related to the evolution of their transport systems. 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.

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.

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