Robert Hampshire Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Robert C. Hampshire, assistant professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College, has won the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious CAREER Award. The research objective of this Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award is to develop methods for the modeling and optimization of smart mobility services. Bike sharing programs, smart parking systems, and person-2-person car sharing are the focus of the research program. The research will contribute to the analysis of spatial nonstationary queueing networks. The research program, which will be led by Robert Hampshire beginning in July 2011, includes empirical analysis, analytic modeling, and simulation studies of the aforementioned smart mobility services. The tangible products of this research includes software and algorithms for the management of these smart mobility services, documentation of research results, evaluation of pilot programs, issues of an operations research graphic novel, and the development of educational materials on smart mobility services. More information about Hampshire's CAREER Award can be found on the NSF website.