Miguel Jaller, Ph.D.

Ass.Prof. Miguel Jaller

Position Title
Co-Director

Unit
Sustainable Freight

2001 Ghausi Hall, 3143
Bio

Miguel Jaller’s research interests are in the areas of freight transportation, sustainable transportation systems, and humanitarian logistics. He has published scientific and technical publications on these topics, and has presented at different national and international venues. Dr. Jaller has been a part of several important research and consulting projects funded by the United States Department of Transportation, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, the National Cooperative Freight Research Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.

Research Focus: Industrial and Transportation Engineering. Sustainable Transportation Systems. Freight. Logistics. Disaster Response. Policy and Planning. Humanitarian Logistics. Supply Chain Management. Operations Research.

 

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Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, 2011
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: M.S. Applied Mathematics, 2011
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: M.E. Transportation Engineering, 2010
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia: M.S. Industrial Engineering, 2006
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia: B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2003

Academic Appointments

  • 2014-, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA
  • 2013-2014, Research Associate, VREF’s Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS), Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2012-2013, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2006-2011, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • 2005-2006, Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Awards

  • Young Pacesetters. Early Risers: 20 High-Achieving Researchers and Educators Under 40. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) – 2018
  • VREF Advanced Studies Institutes on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) Award – 2018
  • UC Davis College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award – 2017
    The Jack Meredith Best Paper Award (runner-up) from the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) – 2017
  • INFORMS Franz Edelman Award Finalist – 2017
  • Volvo Research and Educational’s Foundations (VREF) Study Exchange Grant Award – 2017
  • Recipient of the SHPE Faculty Development Institute NSF ASSIST Travel Grant – 2016
  • Recipient of a 2016 ASCE ExCEED Fellowship – 2016
  • Best Thesis Award in Humanitarian Logistics from the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Institute (HUMLOG). Thesis in the period of 2011-2014. Hanken School of Economics. Finland – 2015
  • VREF Grant for Study Exchange. This grant from the Volvo Research and Educational’s Foundations – 2014
  • Best Paper Award, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Production and Operations Management Society – 2013
  • Thomas Archibald Bedford Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – 2011