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Rodrigo Mesa-Arango

 

Assistant Professor - Department of Civil Engineering

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne FL

rmesaarango@fit.edu

 

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Research Interests 🔺

 

Freight and Logistics. Interdisciplinary Transportation Modeling. Network Modeling. Statistical and Econometric Modeling. Trucking Pricing and Auctions. Operations Research. Traffic Assignment. Agent Based Simulation. Vehicle Routing. Game Theory.

 

Teaching 🔺

 

CVE 4060 Transportation Engineering

CVE 5062 Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis

CVE 5064 Transportation Planning

 

 

Education 🔺

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Systems, Civil Engineering

Dissertation: Algorithms for Bundling and Pricing Trucking Services - Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches

 

May 2015

 

Master of Engineering (ME)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia

Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Civil Engineering

Dissertation: A discrete-continuous model for shipment size and truck type in Colombian roads

 

May 2009

 

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia

Civil Engineering

 

May 2006

 

Scientific Publications 🔺

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

 

1.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Kumar, I. Hierarchical Value Chains Encompassing Freight Transportation and Logistics Sectors in the United States: Network Analysis Approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board - Freight Systems. Vol. 2609, 2017, pp 1-10.

 

2.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Pricing and Demand Segmentation of Bids in Less-Than-Truckload Combinatorial Auctions. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board - Network Modeling, Vol. 2567, 2016, pp. 28-37.

 

3.     Ukkusuri, S. V., Mesa-Arango, R., Narayanan, B., Sadri, A. M., X, Qian. Evolution of the Commonwealth Trade Network: Hubs, Criticality and Global Value Chains. International Trade Working Paper 2016/07, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

 

4.     Mesa-Arango, R., Zhan, X., Ukkusuri, S. V., and Mitra, A. Direct Transportation Economic Impacts of Highway Network Disruptions Using Public Data from the United States. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, 2016, Vol. 8, pp. 36-55.

 

5.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Demand Clustering in Freight Logistics Networks. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 81, 2015, pp. 142-158.

 

6.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Attributes Driving the Selection of Trucking Services and the Quantification of the Shipper's Willingness to Pay. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 71, 2014, pp. 142-158.

 

7.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Benefits of In-Vehicle Consolidation in Less than Truckload Freight Transportation Operations. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 60, 2013, pp. 113-125.

 

8.     Mesa-Arango, R., Ukkusuri, S. V., and Sarmiento, I. Network Flow Methodology for Estimating Empty Trips in Freight Transportation Models. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2378, 2013, pp. 110-119.

 

9.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Modeling the Car-Truck Interaction in a System Optimal Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model. Journal of Intelligent Transportation System, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2014, pp. 327-338.

 

10.  Hasan, S., Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. A Random-Parameter Hazard-Based Model to Understand Household Evacuation Timing BehaviorTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 27, 2013, pp. 108-116.

 

11.  Mesa-Arango, R., Hasan, S. Ukkusuri, S. V. and Murray-Tuite, P. Household-Level Model for Hurricane Evacuation Destination Type Choice Using Hurricane Ivan DataNatural Hazards Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2013, pp. 11-20.

 

12.  Hasan, S., Mesa-Arango, R. Ukkusuri, S. V. and Murray-Tuite, P. Transferability of Hurricane Evacuation Choice Model: Joint Model Estimation Combining Multiple Data Sources. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 5, 2012, pp. 548-556.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers with Proceedings

 

1.     Mesa-Arango, R., Kumar, I. Hierarchical Value Chains Encompassing Freight Transportation and Logistics Sectors in the United States: Network Analysis Approach. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Compendium of Papers, 2017, Paper 17-01055.

 

2.     Mesa-Arango, R., Fabregas, A. Impacts of Automated Truck Platoons on Travel Time and Reliability at Freeway Diverge Areas. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Compendium of Papers, 2017, Paper 17-06470.

 

3.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Benefits of In-Vehicle Consolidation in Less than Truckload Freight Transportation Operations. 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT20). Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 80, 2013, pp. 576-590.

 

4.     Mesa-Arango, R., Ukkusuri, S. V., and Sarmiento, I. Network Flow Methodology for Estimating Empty Trips in Freight Transportation Models. 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Compendium of Papers. Paper 13-4684.

 

5.     Mesa-Arango, R., Narayanan, B., and Ukkusuri, S. V. The Impact of International Crises on Maritime Transportation Based Global Value Chains. 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Compendium of Papers. Paper 15-4328.

 

6.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Pricing and Demand Segmentation of Bids in Truckload Combinatorial Auctions. 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Compendium of Papers. Paper 15-4291.

 

7.     Ukkusuri, S. V., Hasan, S., Mesa-Arango, R. and Doan, K. Integrating Behavioral Models in an Agent Based Model for Hurricane Evacuation. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong, 2011, 14 pages.

 

Selected Presentations 🔺

 

1.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Pricing and Segmentation of Stochastic Demand in Less Than Truckload combinatorial Bids. 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

 

2.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Pricing and Segmentation of Stochastic Demand in Truckload combinatorial Bids. 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2015

 

3.     Mesa-Arango, R., Narayanan, B., and Ukkusuri, S. V. The Impact of International Crises on Maritime Transportation Based Global Value Chains. 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2015

 

4.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Pricing and Demand Segmentation of Bids in Truckload Combinatorial Auctions. 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2015

 

5.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Benefits of in-Vehicle Consolidation in Less than Truckload Freight Transportation Operations. 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT20), Noordwijk, Netherlands, 2013

 

6.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Demand Clustering in Logistics Networks. 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

 

7.     Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. A Behavioral Model to Understand the Qualitative Attributes in Freight Contracts. 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

 

8.     Mesa-Arango, R., Ukkusuri, S. V., and Sarmiento, I. A Network Flow Methodology to Estimate Empty Trips in Freight Transportation Models. Poster presentation. 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington D.C, 2013

 

9.     Mesa-Arango, R., Ukkusuri, S. V., and Sarmiento, I. A Network Flow Methodology to Estimate Empty Trips in Freight Transportation Models. 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2012

 

10.  Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Bidding Advisory Model for Combinatorial Auctions in Freight Transportation Incorporating LTL Schemes using Branch-and-Price. 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2012

 

11.  Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. Modeling the Car-Truck Interaction in a System Optimal Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model. 2011 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2011

 

12.  Mesa-Arango, R., and Ukkusuri, S. V. A System of Systems Framework for Understanding Freight Transportation Networks. 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2010

 

Honors and Awards 🔺

 

Civil Engineering Best Dissertation Award (Spring/Summer 2015) for PhD dissertation. Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

 

Nov. 2015

 

Eldon J. Yoder Memorial Award. Outstanding Graduate Student in Transportation Engineering. Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

 

Sept. 2014

 

International Road Federation (IRF). Executive Fellow.

 

Jan. 2014

 

Paper selected for Podium Presentation in the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT20), Noordwijk - Netherlands

 

Dec. 2012

 

Travel Grant, Colombian Student Association at Purdue (CSAP)

 

Oct. 2012

 

Selected for Excellence Internship Program, Medellin City Hall

 

Nov. 2005

 

BS First semester scholarship, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

 

June 2000

 

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