Demographic forecasts indicate that the world population will reach nine billion by 2050, with 70 percent living in urban areas. One challenge resulting from such population growth is an increasing need for high quality mobility solutions. Another is related to logistics and supply chain management. The 4th NYUAD Transportation Symposium will provide a forum for learning about recent developments in smart cities, traffic modeling, control, and logistics and supply chains with the aim of addressing challenges of fast urbanization, as well as the emergence of new technologies and data sources.

5th NYUAD Transportation Symposium' is planned for Fall 2019. For more details please email

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  • Sunday, November 18, 2018

    Time Details
    8:30-9am Breakfast and Registration
    Institute Conference Center, Meeting Room Foyer
    Introduction and Welcome Remarks
    Fabio Piano, NYUAD Provost
    Samer Madanat, NYUAD Dean of Engineering 

    Theme 1: Logistics and Supply Chains — Chaired by Ali Diabat, NYUAD

    Time Presentations by
    9:30-10:20am Chung Piaw Teo, National University of Singapore
    Flexible Resource Allocation: Theory and Applications
    Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University
    Operations Research in Humanitarian and Non-profit Settings
    Stefan Minner, Technical University of Munich
    Crowd Logistics for Last-mile Urban Delivery
    11:30am-1pm Lunch
    Institute Conference Center, Meeting Room Foyer
    Jean-Philippe Richard, University of Minnesota
    On Unsplittable Flow Structures Arising in the Rail Transportation of Coal
    Ali Diabat, New York University Abu Dhabi
    Airline Operations Management: A Mathematical Programming Approach
    Noura Al Dhaheri, Maqta Gateway at Abu Dhabi Ports
    2:45-3:30pm Break and Refreshments
    Institute Conference Center, Meeting Room Foyer

Sponsored by
  • Swiss Re

In Collaboration with

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Convened by
Samer Madanat

Dean of Engineering, NYUAD
Ali Diabat
Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYUAD
Monica Menendez

Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYUAD
Saif Jabari
Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, NYUAD

Administrative Support

Nada Hariz, Conference Logistics
Jacqueline Menezes, Conference Design
Sajina Lal, Conference Design
Pauline Conaghan, Conference Management

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