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December, 2014                                                                                                 Vol. 1, No. 3
Letter from the Director

Dear Colleagues,


I am pleased to send on to you the third issue of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL) newsletter - and excited to once again report that progress is being made at the Institute. Most importantly, we continue to grow in all aspects of our research, education, and outreach mission. As to the former, the University has continued its commitment to ISTL with the posting of two new faculty positions. The first for an Assistant/Associate/Full Time Professor in Transportation Systems Engineering and the second, for an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management. Links to full descriptions of these positions can be found in this newsletter - in the right hand side bar. Also in support of our mission, we have been fortunate to host and learn from some of the best national and international transportation researchers during the Transportation Systems Engineering Seminar Series over the last few months. It was especially gratifying to see so many of our graduate students take part in this series, many of whom presented their own research. Lastly, I am honored to join a large contingent of ISTL faculty and students for the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January. I hope to catch up with many of you there! Until then, happy holidays and best wishes for a prosperous new year!


Warm regards,


Institute News, Awards and Honors 


NYSDOT, in collaboration with CUBRC and UB's Dr. Panagiotis Ch. Anastasopoulos, were selected in round 4 of the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program. Read more ...


ISTL faculty member Dr. Daniel Hess and colleagues have published "Enhancing Capacity for Emergency Evacuation through Resource Matching and Coordinated Volunteerism."  in the International Journal of Transportation. (vol. 2. no. 3. pp. 33-52) Read the article.


UB School of Management MBA program cracks top 40 in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. Read more ...


Shuai Tang, a third year PhD student from the Transportation Systems Programs at the University at Buffalo was awarded several travel grants to present at industry conferences. Read more ...


University at Buffalo Ph.D. student Andrew Bartlett was selected as the 2014 Student of the Year for the Transportation Informatics Tier I University Transportation Center.  He will be honored by the  U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) at a special ceremony held during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.


Courtney Bentley, a graduate student in the University at Buffalo's Transportation Systems program was awarded a student scholarship from the Upstate New York Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.  

Transportation Research
Board 94th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at its new venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from January 11-15, 2015. 

A large contingent of faculty and students will represent both the University at Buffalo (UB) and the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics during this meeting of nearly 12,000 transportation professionals from all over the world. In keeping with tradition,

Featured Researcher


Dr. Jurriaan de Jong is Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at UB's School of Management. He teaches in the full-time MBA program and is also a core faculty member of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. Dr. De Jong received his Ph.D. from  Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business (Management Sciences) and has extensive industry experience including operations management, industrial engineering, manufacturing and consulting roles at Starbucks Coffee and other companies. His research interest is primarily in the area of buyer-supplier relationships, procurement strategy, and remanufacturing & refurbishing in the health care supply chain. In particular, his research has focused on the role of inter-organizational power and dependence in the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) driven health care supply chain. Dr. De Jong investigates the buyer-supplier and buyer-middleman (GPO) relationships and their effect on health care supply chain member performance.  He is a past recipient of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Doctoral Dissertation Grant and is a member of numerous academic and professional organizations including the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), the Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM),  the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).


Upcoming Events


January 11 - 15, 2014Washington, DC

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting


February 6, 2014 (2-3 PM)  - Buffalo, New York

University at Buffalo Transportation Seminar (Ketter Hall, room 140)

Traffic Signal Control for Over-saturated Intersections

Henry Liu, Ph.D.; Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Professor, Transportation Research Institute - UMTRI


Also coming in February, Buffalo Niagara Partnership will present "State of Logistics & Transportation" Check back HERE for additional details.


Does your organization have an upcoming event?

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ISTL is funded by the E-fund at the University at Buffalo. The fund invests in high-impact, high-return strategic initiatives responsive to NY SUNY 2020 and UB priorities and seeks to support innovative university initiatives that accelerate UB's efforts to be recognized as one of the leading public research universities in the nation.

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