The Evolving Freight Demand
Xiaokun (Cara) Wang
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
This seminar took place on March 27, 2020.
This presentation talked about the impacts of technologies on freight agent behavior and demand pattern in the near future. The presentation will discuss the special features of the new freight demand, and how to get prepared for these new trends from the perspectives of data acquisition, modeling, and policy making.
Dr. Cara Wang got her B.S and M. S. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research mainly focuses on the analysis of the interactions between land use, transport (both passenger and freight), energy and environment, and the spatial dependence of travel behavior. She has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She is a recipient of the Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation, and INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. Dr. Wang is member of TRB Committee ABJ70 (Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications) and AT015 (Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics). Dr. Wang has been PI and Co-PI of research projects sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), U.S. State Department of Transportation, among others.