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Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast

Dec 19, 2018

Today on the podcast we talk to Alexandre Jacquillat, Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. He also holds a minority appointment at the Tepper School of Business and a courtesy appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Alex’s work focuses on using operations research and data analytics to solve complex societal challenges in the fields of air transportation and on-demand urban mobility. On the podcast, we talk about how he got into this field and some of his ongoing projects, including working with Metro21: Smart Cities Institute on their partnership with the Pittsburgh International Airport.

We also talk about how uncertainty affects his work, and the challenges of communicating complex decisions under uncertainty to everyday stakeholders. We wrap up with Alex’s predictions about the future of urban transportation over the next 10 years.