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DIRECTOR

Leonardo Basso

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Transport Economics and Policies – University of British Columbia.

Academic Position : Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : lbasso@ing.uchile.cl

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Vladimir Marianov

Academic Degree : Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : marianov@ing.puc.cl

CENTRAL TEAM

Nicolás Figueroa

Head of Research Line : Markets, Organizations nd Regulation (MORe)

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Economics – University of Minnesota.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Economics Institute, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : nicolasf@uc.cl

Sergio Jara-Dí­az

Head of Research Line : Transportation Engineering

Academic Degree : Ph.D in Transport Economics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : jaradiaz@ing.uchile.cl

Rodrigo Moreno

Head of Research Line : Energy Systems Engineering

Academic Degree : Engineer, MSc, PhD

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : rmorenovieyra@ing.uchile.cl

Marcelo Olivares

Head of Research Line : Operations Management and Analytics

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Management and Information. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : molivares@u.uchile.cl

Richard Weber

Head of Research Line : Data Science

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research – Universidad de Aachen.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : richard.weber@uchile.cl

MAIN RESEARCHERS

Cristián Cortés

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Civil Engineering – Universidad de California.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : ccortes@ing.uchile.cl

Rafael Epstein

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : repstein@dii.uchile.cl

Ronald Fischer

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Economics – University of Pennsylvania.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : rfischer@dii.uchile.cl

Francisco Martínez

Academic Degree : Ph.D. – University of Leeds.

Academic Position : Full Professor. Dean, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile.

Email : fmartine@ing.uchile.cl

Juan Pablo Montero

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Industrial Economics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Economy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : jmontero@uc.cl

Marcela Munizaga

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : mamuniza@ing.uchile.cl

Fernando Ordóñez

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : fordon@dii.uchile.cl

Juan de Dios Ortúzar

Academic Degree : Ph.D. Department of Civil Engineering – University of Leeds.

Academic Position : Full Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : jos@ing.puc.cl

Ví­ctor Parada

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Sciences of Systems Engineering and Communication – COPPE Universidade Federal de Río de Janeiro.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Informatics Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Email : victor.parada@usach.cl

Luis Vargas

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – University of Waterloo.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : luis.vargas@die.uchile.cl

Juan Velásquez

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Information Engineering, University of Tokyo.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : jvelasqu@dii.uchile.cl

Andrés Weintraub

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering – University of California, Berkeley.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : aweintra@dii.uchile.cl

OTHER RESEARCHERS

Eduardo Álvarez

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research, Universidad de Bologna, Italia.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Universidad de Talca.

Email : ealvarez@utalca.cl

Guillermo Durán

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Computer Science – Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : gduran@dii.uchile.cl

Antonio Gschwender

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering, Universidad de Wuppertal, Alemania

Academic Position : Academic Assistant Instructor of the Department of Civil Engineeringl, Universidad de Chile.

Email : agschwen@yahoo.com

Ángelo Guevara

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Transport – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), EE.UU.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : crguevar@gmail.com

Ángel Jiménez

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Computer Science KAIST, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : ajimenez@dii.uchile.cl

Sebastián Maldonado

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering Systems - Universidad de Chile.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Businesss, Universidad de Chile.

Email : smaldonado@uandes.cl

Ricardo Montoya

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Marketing – Columbia University.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Email : rmontoya@dii.uchile.cl

Andrés Musalem

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Marketing, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Email : amusalem@dii.uchile.cl

Matías Negrete

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Electrical and Computational Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : mnegrete@ing.puc.cl

Daniel Olivares

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Universidad de Waterloo.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : dolivaresq@uc.cl

Joaquín Poblete

Academic Degree : Ph.D. Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Management School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : joaco.poblete@gmail.com

Jorge Rivera

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics – Université Paris I.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Economy, Universidad de Chile.

Email : jrivera@econ.uchile.cl

Luis Rizzi

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor of the Department of Transportation Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : lir@ing.puc.cl

Doris Sáez Hueichapan

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Electric Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : dsaez@ing.uchile.cl

Denis Sauré

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research, Universidad de Columbia.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Civil Engineering, University of Chile.

Email : dsaure@dii.uchile.cl

Daniel Schwartz

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research. Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Position : Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile.

Email : daschwar@dii.uchile.cl

Charles Thraves

Academic Degree : Industrial Civil Engineer, University of Chile. Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile.

Email : cthraves@dii.uchile.cl

Alejandro Tirachini

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Chile.

Email : alejandro.tirachini@ing.uchile.cl

INVITED RESEARCHERS

Felipe Balmaceda

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University.

Academic Position : Professor, Universidad Diego Portales.

Email : felipe.balmaceda@udp.cl

Franco Basso

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Engineering Systems, Universidad de Chile.

Academic Position : Assistant professor, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Email : franco.basso@udp.cl

José Rafael Correa

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Operations Research – Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT), EE.UU.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile.

Email : correa@uchile.cl

Ricardo Hurtubia

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Mathematics – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture Design and Urban Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : rhg@ing.puc.cl

Rosario Macera

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Academic Position : Researcher Professor at Universidad de los Andes, Chile

Email : rmacera@uandes.cl

Francisco Muñoz

Academic Degree : Ph.D. under Dr. Benjamin F. Hobbs at The Johns Hopkins University

Academic Position : Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Email : fdmunoz@uai.cl

Hugo Silva

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Economics – VU University Amsterdam

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics and the Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Email : husilva@uc.cl

Carla Vairetti

Academic Degree : Doctor of philosophy in information and communication technology - University of Trento (Italia), Doctor en Ciencias de la Ingeniería - Pontificia Universidad Católica - Chile

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Email : cvairetti@uandes.cl

UDEC Group

Sebastián Astroza

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

Email : sastroza@udec.cl

Juan Antonio Carrasco

Academic Degree : Doctor of Philosophy, Transportation Planning and Engineering, University of Toronto, 2006.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

Email : j.carrasco@udec.cl

Rosa Medina

Academic Degree : Systems Control Engineering and Operations Research, Computer Science and Systems, Universidad de Bolonia, Bolonia, Italia.

Academic Position : Assistant Professor, Universidad de Concepción.

Email : rosmedina@udec.cl

Lorena Pradenas

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Computación COPPE, Industriales. Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, 1990.

Academic Position : Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.

Email : lpradena@udec.cl

Andrea Rodríguez

Academic Degree : PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, EEUU.

Academic Position : Full Professor, Universidad de Concepción.

Email : andrea@udec.cl

Alejandro Tudela

Academic Degree : Ph.D. in Transportation - University of Leeds, UK.

Academic Position : Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (DIC), Universidad de Concepción.

Email : atudela@udec.cl