Three transportation and logistics doctoral students recently received awards for their research papers.
EunSu Lee’s paper, “Estimating trip diversion by using impedance in flooding regions,” was one of the winners in the GIS-T Student Paper Contest. The paper was presented April 12 at the GIS-T Symposium in Charleston, W.Va. He won a paid registration to the symposium and a cash award. Lee’s paper focused on travel patterns and transportation management with road and bridge closures due to the flooding.
Lei Fan presented his paper, “Optimization Model for Global Container Supply Chain: Imports to the United States,” at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum in March. He received a scholarship from the TRF Foundation. Fan earned a doctoral degree from NDSU in May and is pursuing a career conducting analysis and planning in the merchandising and trading industry using quantitative methodologies.
Khalid Bachkar was selected to present his paper, “A Decision Support System for Supplier Selection in a Chemical Firm Supply Chain: A Case Study Leveraging Analytic Hierarchy Process Model,” at the 20th annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management in March. Backhar earned a doctoral degree from NDSU in May and will teach global logistics and supply chain management at the California State University Maritime Academy where he also will conduct research in the area of supply chain security.