Faculty - Carolina Osorio

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Carolina Osorio

Assistant Professor

MIT
Room 1-232
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.452.3063 Email: osorioc@mit.edu Research Website: http://web.mit.edu/osorioc/www/carolina.html Assistant: Roberta Pizzinato / robertap@mit.edu

Education

  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur 2005, ENSIMAG, France
  • M.Sc. in Statistics 2005, University College London, UK
  • Ph.D. Mathematics 2010, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Research Interests

Professor Osorio develops operations research techniques to inform the design and operations of transportation systems. Her research then uses these techniques to mitigate the economic, human health, energy and environmental impacts of urban congestion, to improve the reliability and robustness of transportation systems, as well as to enhance the experience of travelers. The techniques combine ideas from the fields of probability theory, simulation, simulation-based optimization, derivative-free optimization, nonlinear optimization, statistics, traffic control and traffic flow theory. She has applied these techniques to address, for instance, large-scale simulation-based urban transportation problems and energy-efficient traffic management problems.

Awards and Honors

  • MIT CEE Maseeh Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER), 2014
  • NEC Corporation Fund Award for Research in Computers and Communications MIT, 2014-2015
  • 100 Colombians Award, Fusionarte Association, 2013
  • European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2012
  • Jeptha H. and Emily V. Wade Fund Award MIT, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Forum, 2011
  • French region of Rhônes-Alpes Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • Highest Distinction Fellowship for engineering school studies, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2002-2005
  • Excellence Fellowship for undergraduate studies, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2000-2002

Selected Publications

  1. Osorio, C. and Nanduri, K. (forthcoming). Energy-efficient urban traffic management: a microscopic simulation-based approach. Transportation Science.
  2. Osorio, C. and Chong, L. (forthcoming). A computationally efficient simulation-based optimization algorithm for large-scale urban transportation problems. Transportation Science.
  3. Osorio, C. and Flötteröd, G. (forthcoming). Capturing dependency among link boundaries in a stochastic dynamic network loading model. Transportation Science.
  4. Osorio, C., and Bierlai