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2019 Poster Entrants

# Presenter Academic/Industry School/Company Title of Presentation Result
1 Adrian Diaz De Rivera Academic University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Improving Railway Operational Efficiency with Moving Blocks, Train Fleeting, and Alternative Single-Track Configurations Third Place
2 Vahid Dardashti, Pouria Arsalani and Mohammad Reisi-Nafchi Academic CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran  A New Mixed Integer Programming Model for the Integrated Train Blocking and Shipment Path optimization problem First Place
3 Faeze Ghofrani, Hongyue Sun and Qing He Academic The State University of New York Buffalo A Data-Driven Approach for Service Failure Prediction in Heavy Haul Rail Lines Second Place
4 Chung-Lin Chan Academic University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mainline Headway and Braking Distance Simulations with Heterogeneous Train Traffic   
5 Yen-Tzu Yueh, Tsung-Han Wang and Yen-Wei Chen Academic NCKU, Taiwan Design of the Optimal Train and Shipment Planning by Integer Programs of the Multicommodity Network Flows and Inverse Shortest Paths
6 Sangpil Ko, Pasi Lautala and Kuilin Zhang Academic Michigan Technological University Data-driven Study on the Log Movements for the Upper Midwest: Impact of Rail Car Fleet Size on Freight Storage and Car Idling
7 Iman Nekooeimehr and Pratik Mital Industry Revenue Analytics Next generation revenue management in passenger rail  
8 Daril Vilhena and Marie Clifford Industry Cedar AI AI Planning Support for Yard Management  
9 Andy Yoon and Clark Cheng Industry Norfolk Southern Corporation Interactive Car Routing Tool  

2018 Poster Entrants

# Presenter Academic/Industry School/Company Title of Presentation Result
1 Sha Liu, Sarah Xia Yang Academic Central South University / SUNY Polytechnic Institute Oversize Load Detection in Rail Freight Transportation: a Method Based on Mask R-CNN   
2 Qi Zhang Academic Beijing Jiaotong University Optimization of Railway Seat Allocation Considering Multiple Trains Ticket Sale Section-control Strategy  First Place
3 Yongxiang Zhang Academic Southwest Jiaotong University Large-scale passenger train timetabling using combined primal and dual approaches  
4 Pan Shang Academic  Tsinghua University Equity-oriented skip-stopping schedule optimization in an oversaturated urban rail transit network  
5 Adrian Diaz De Rivera Academic University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Line Capacity and Performance of North American Single-Track Freight Railway Lines Under Advanced PTC Second Place
6 Faeze Ghofrani Academic SUNY at Buffalo Forecasting Rail Detect Frequency with Both Fracture Mechanics and Data Analytics: A Framework with Approximate Bayesian Computation Third Place
7 Huiling Fu Academic Beijing Jiaotong University  Optimizing Train Connections for Passengers Based on an Existing Non-cyclic Train Timetable   
8 Fereydoun Adbesh  Industry J.B. Hunt Intermodal Network Optimization Model for Trucking Industry  
9 Arun Marar Industry Tiger Analytics Sensor Failure Detection for a Leading North American Railcar Provider  
10 Arif Vural Industry Amtrak Washington Union Station Operations Simulation Model  
11 Shantih Spanton Industry CSX Chokepoint model for insurance  
12 Edward Lin Industry Norfolk Southern Locomotive Shop Routing  
13 Clark Cheng Industry Norfolk Southern NS Integrated Operations Research Real Time Tool Suite  
14 Alexander Lovett Industry Union Pacific Bulk train routing optimizer