Dr. Michele SIMONI Assistant Professor KTH – Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)
The population growth, the rise of e-commerce, and the increased need for sustainable solutions are critical challenges to tackle the externalities of City Logistics. In the last decade, technology improvements have paved the way to a series of mobility and transportation options (e.g., shared mobility services, driverless vehicles) that could transform the landscape of last-mile delivery.
This talk focuses on novel approaches for modeling and optimization of freight movements and operations in urban settings. The applications include the evaluation of off-peak strategies, crowdsourced services, and automated last-mile solutions. Advanced algorithms for traffic simulation and novel optimization heuristics are the primarily adopted methodologies to investigate these problems. Thanks to their accuracy and favorable computational features, it is possible to quantitatively evaluate alternative policy solutions from a network perspective.