1 HUGO PASSOS SIMÃO Office: Home: CASTLE Laboratory 28 McComb Rd. Dept. of Operations Research and Princeton, NJ USA Financial Engineering Tel: (609) Princeton University Cel: (609) Princeton, NJ USA Tel: (609) FAX: (609) Birth Date: September 19, Citizenship: USA and Brazil. Marital Status: Married. Permanent Residence: USA. Career Interests: Planning and analysis of transportation, distribution, logistics, inventory and supply-chain systems, involving physical resources or energy, and including forecasting, simulation and optimization modeling. Design, development and implementation of models and algorithms to support the decision-making process in real-time operations, as well as in tactical and strategic planning of large scale systems of the above mentioned types. Education: Princeton University, Princeton, USA: Ph.D.(1987) and M.A.(1985) in Civil Engineering and Operations Research Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil: M.Sc.(1983) and B.Sc.(1979) in Aeronautical Engineering Awards and Honors: 2009 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, awarded by INFORMS, for the project Approximate Dynamic Programming Captures Fleet Operations for Schneider National (jointly performed w/ J.Day, A.George, T.Gifford, J.Nienow and W.Powell). Award for the Best Paper Relating to Manufacturing Technology, titled Approximate Dynamic Programming for Management of High Value Spare Parts, presented at the 4 th International Conference on Production Research ICPR Americas Excellence in Teaching Awards presented by the Princeton University Engineering Council on behalf of the spring 2006 and spring 2008 ORF 245 Fundamentals of Engineering Statistics Classes. Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Princeton University Engineering Council on behalf of the spring 2004 ORF 201 Computer Methods in Problem Solving Class. Honorable Mention in the 1987 Dissertation Prize Competition from the Transportation Science Section of the Operations Research Society of America. Graduate School Merit Prize, Princeton University, USA (1983).
2 1980 Neiva and Aerotec Awards, given annually to the Aeronautical Engineer who graduated at ITA, Brazil, in the previous year, with the highest GPA in his class. Honorable Mentions in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Aeronautical Structures at ITA, Brazil, awarded to the graduating engineers who achieved highest GPA s in the courses taken in those departments ( ). Research and Consulting Experience: 1990-present: Princeton University, USA Senior Operations Research Engineer in the Computational and Stochastic Transportation and Logistics Engineering (CASTLE) Laboratory of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, working on research, developing applications and doing consulting on several projects with the corporate partners of CASTLE Lab (listed in the subsequent items) 2010-present: Columbia University and ConEdison, developing a load and source optimization controller, as part of a smart grid demonstration project for New York City 2008-present: NetJets, developing tactical and strategic planning tools, to perform crew-aircraft-demand and aircraft-demand assignments over time : Embraer Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., developing a tactical tool to plan the logistics and the distribution of spare parts for a new family of executive jets : Schneider National, Inc., developing a tactical and strategic planning tool, to perform driver-truckload assignments over time, based on time and space decomposition and approximate dynamic programming , : Yellow Roadway Corporation (YRC), developing a suite of planning tools, to perform LTL freight forecasting, static and dynamic load planning, data visualization and driver-load assignment, involving time-series analysis and various mathematical programming approaches : Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APCI), developing an operational tool to perform crew scheduling, vehicle and inventory routing, based on multi-layer resource allocation algorithms and heuristics : Norfolk Southern Corporation and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, participating in the development of freight forecasting applications based on time-series analysis : Preston Trucking Company, developing a customized static load planning system for strategic analysis. Teaching Experience: 2002-present: Princeton University, USA Lecturer in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, teaching introductory courses on computer programming and probability and statistics, and a senior course on resource and information management, in the undergraduate engineering program.
3 : Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica - ITA, Brazil - Assistant Professor in Transportation, teaching courses on linear programming and transportation planning models. Computer Skills: Programming Languages: Java, C++, C, C/Korn/Bash/DOS Shell Scripting, FORTRAN, R. Mathematical Programming Software: Lindo, ILOG Cplex, COIN-OR CLP. Operating Systems: Unix/Linux, Windows/DOS. Graphics Software: Java, SGI OpenGL. Professional Affiliations: Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and its Transportation Science & Logistics Section. Published and Submitted Papers: Calibrating Simulation Models Using the Knowledge Gradient with Continuous Parameters, to appear in the Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference (co-authored w/ W.Scott and W.Powell). Approximate Dynamic Programming Captures Fleet Operations for Schneider National, Interfaces, Articles in Advance, pp.1-11, 2010 (co-authored w/ A.George, W.Powell, T.Gifford, J.Nienow and J.Day). On the Redistribution of Existing Inputs Using the Spherical Frontier DEA Model, Pesquisa Operacional [online], Vol.30, No.1, pp.1-14, 2010 (co-authored w/ J.Avellar, A.Milioni and T.Rabello). Simulation Model Calibration with Correlated Knowledge Gradients, Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, (M.D.Rossetti, R.R.Hill, B.Johansson, A.Dunkin and R.G.Ingalls, eds.), pp , 2009 (co-authored w/ P.Frazier and W.Powell). Approximate Dynamic Programming for Management of High Value Spare Parts, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol.20, No.2, pp , 2009 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). An Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Large-Scale Fleet Management: A Case Application, Transportation Science, Vol.43, No.2, pp , 2009 (co-authored w/ J.Day, A.George, T.Gifford, J.Nienow and W.Powell). An Attribute-Decision Model for Cross-border Drayage Problem, Transportation Research-E, Vol.44, pp , 2008 (co-authored w/ R.Cheung, N.Shi and W.Powell). Dynamic Models for Freight Transportation, chapter 5 in the Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol.14 (C.Barnhart and G.Laporte, eds.), pp , 2007 (co-authored w/ W.Powell and B.Bouzaiene-Ayari). Using Static Flow Patterns for Time-Staged Resource Allocation Problems in Transportation, submitted for publication in Transportation Science, Sept (co-authored w/ A.Marar and W.Powell).
4 Approximate Dynamic Programming for High Dimensional Resource Allocation Problems, Proceedings of the IJCNN, Montreal, Aug (co-authored w/ W.Powell, A.George and B.Bouzaiene-Ayari). Using Low Dimensional Patterns in Optimizing Simulators: An Illustration for the Military Airlift Problem, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol.29, pp , 2004 (co-authored w/ W.Powell, T.Wu and A.Whisman). An Adaptive, Dynamic Programming Algorithm for the Heterogeneous Resource Allocation Problem, Transportation Science, Vol.36, pp , 2002 (co-authored w/ W.Powell and J.Shapiro). A Representational Paradigm for Dynamic Resource Transformation Problems, Annals of Operations Research, Vol.104, pp , 2001 (co-authored w/ W.Powell and J.Shapiro). Dynamic fleet management as a logistics queueing network, Annals of Operations Research, Vol.61, pp , 1995 (co-authored w/ W.Powell, T.Carvalho and G.Godfrey). Numerical methods for simulating transient, stochastic queueing networks - I: Methodology, Transportation Science, Vol.26, pp , 1992 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). Numerical methods for simulating transient, stochastic queueing networks - II: Experimental design, Transportation Science, Vol.26, pp , 1992 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). A dual simplex algorithm for the canonical representation of the uncapacitated facility location problem, Operations Research Letters, Vol.8, pp , 1989 (co-authored w/ J.-M.Thizy). Waiting time distributions for transient bulk queues with general vehicle dispatching strategies, Naval Research Logistics, Vol.35, pp , 1988 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). Stochastic properties of flows in freight consolidation networks, Transportation and Traffic Theory, Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, (N.H.Gartner and N.H.M.Wilson, eds.), Elsevier, New York, pp , 1987 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). Numerical simulation of transient bulk queues with general vehicle dispatching strategies, Transportation Research-B, Vol.20B, pp , 1986 (co-authored w/ W.Powell). Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures: Optimal Learning: Efficient Data Collection in the Information Age, keynote address in SPOLM 2010 Navy Symposium on Operations Research and Logistics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August Approximate Dynamic Programming Captures Fleet Operations for Schneider National, Wagner Prize finalist presentation at the 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2009; Wagner Prize Winner presentation at the 2010 INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice, Orlando, FL, April 2010 (joint presentations with T.Gifford). Approximate Dynamic Programming for Spare Parts Management, selected presentation at the 2009 INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice, Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.
5 Approximate Dynamic Programming for Applications of High Dimensionality, keynote address in the X SIGE Symposium on Operational Applications in Areas of Defense, São José dos Campos, Brazil, September Approximate Dynamic Programming for Management of High Value Spare Parts, 4 th International Conference on Production Research ICPR Americas 2008, São Paulo, Brazil, June Approximate Dynamic Programming for a Spare Parts Problem: The Challenge of Rare Events, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, November Using an Optimizing Simulator to Solve Large Transportation Networks, IFORS Triennial Meeting, Hawaii, USA, July Using Distributed Computing to Accelerate the Optimizing Simulator Solution, IFORS Triennial Meeting, Hawaii, USA, July Undergraduate Senior Theses Supervised or Co-supervised: Escoriaza, Alex (2010) Simulation and Analysis of an Energy Portfolio Problem using a Deterministic Linear Program. Jurado-Varela, Alberto (2010) Containing the Flu: Evaluation of Policies in Response to the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic. Schoppe, Jennifer (2010) The Valuation of Natural Gas Storage: A Knowledge Gradient Approach with Nonparametric Estimation. Tagher, Nicholas (2010) Powering America: Optimizing Electricity Generation for the United States until Zhou, Jessica (2010) 20 Percent Wind Generation and the Energy Markets. Krishnan, Meera (2007), Distribution of antiviral drugs during pandemic influenza: an approximate dynamic programming approach. September 2010, Hugo Passos Simão.