Schedule

Scheduled Talks
(Stay tuned - more to be added soon!!)

Date/Time Presenter Title Presentation's files
Wednesday, July 15 2020, 
11:00 EST New York
Dasaradh Mallampati,
BNSF Railway
"Operations Research's Pivotal role at the Freight Railroad" Announcement
Presentation
More info
Wednesday, August 26 2020,
10:00 EST New York
Ken Kenjale, Dharma Acharya,
Wabtec Corp.
"Optimizing the Network: Taking Precision Scheduled Railroading to the Next Level" Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Wednesday, September 23 2020,  10:00 EST New York

Carl Van Dyke, Industry expert and RAS distinguished member

"Freight Rail Operating Plan Systems – Past, Present, Future"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Wednesday, October 21 2020,
10:00 EST New York

C. Tyler Dick, Ph.D., PE 
Rail Transportation and Engineering Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

"Network Efficiency Cycle: Quantifying Yard and Mainline Railway Capacity and Performance Connections"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Thursday, November 19 2020,
10:00 EST New York

Xingang Clark Cheng, Ph.D.
Senior Director Operations Research, Norfolk Southern Corporation

"Managing Railroad Assets and Capacity for Sustainable Growth"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Thursday, January 21, 2021
9:00 EST New York

Youneng Huang, Professor, National Engineering Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System at Beijing Jiaotong University

"Research and application of moving block system in Shuohuang heavy-haul railway"

Announcement
Video recording
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Andrea D'Ariano, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Italy 

"Exploring the potential of alternative graphs to solve railway optimization problems"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
11:00 EST New York

Dennis Huisman, Professor of Public Transport Optimization at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Expertise Manager Logistic Processes at Netherlands Railways; 
Pieter-Jan Fioole
, Senior Research Leader at Netherlands Railways

"Crew Rescheduling at Netherlands Railways"

Announcement
Video recording
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Christian Liebchen, Professor for Transportation Management, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany

"Railway timetable optimization in Europe - Which model for which type of company? And which typical pitfalls should be avoided in R&D projects?"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
11:00 ETD New York

Professor Michael Gorman, Ph.D. Niehaus Chair in Business Analytics and Operations University of Dayton School of Business

"Contextual Complications in Modeling: When the Problem is not the Problem"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Thomas Graffagnino, Senior Scientific Advisor, Swiss Federal Railways

"Timetable, Driver Advisory System and Some Algorithms"

Announcement
Presentation
Thursday, July 29, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Yuan Gao, Associate Professor, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology

"Optimization of Train Unit Rotations in a Railway Network"

Announcement
Video recording
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Roger Baugher, Independent Consultant

"Application of AnyLogic Simulation Software to Yard Modelling"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording
Thursday, September 30, 2021
10:00 EST New York

Giorgio Medeossi and Nicola Coviello, TrenoLab, and
Thomas Nygreen,
Norwegian Railway Directorate

"Seamless integration of microsimulations and ant colonies: a new tool for automatic timetable generation"

Announcement
Presentation
Video recording