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  • I am presenting our paper ‘Unreliability in ridesharing systems: Measuring changes in users’ times due to new requests‘ at the online conference Bridging Transportation Researchers 2022 (August 2022).
  • I’ve published an opinion piece in Spanish, about the so-called Uber-Files, revisiting the Chilean experience with ridehailing apps 10 years after their arrival (July 2022).
  • I’ve presented our paper ‘Beyond the last mile: Different spatial strategies to integrate On-Demand services into Public Transport in a simplified city’ at ITEA 2022 in Toulouse (June 2022).
  • Our paper ‘Optimal Item Pricing in Online Combinatorial Auctions’, co-authored with José Correa, Andrés Cristi, Tristan Pollner, and Matthew Weinberg, is being presented at IPCO 2022 and has just been published in its Proceedings (June 2022).
  • I’ve presented our paper ‘The job of public transport, ride-hailing and delivery drivers: conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for a post-pandemic future’ at the hEART Conference in Lovaine, Belgium. Very nice to go back to in-person Conferences! (June 2022).
  • Our paper ‘Group-based Distributed Auction Algorithms for Multi-Robot Task Assignment‘, co-authored with Xiaoshan Bai, Maximilian Kroenmuller, Luzia Knoedler, and Javier Alonso-Mora, is forthcoming at IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (May 2022).
  • I will be presenting our paper «How to split the costs and charge the travellers sharing a ride? aligning system’s optimum with users’ equilibrium» in the AGCO Seminar next Wednesday 13/04 at 3 PM (GMT-4, April 2022).
  • I am giving a talk about «Improvements in the assignment decisions between users and vehicles in On-Demand Ridepooling» at Universidad de O’Higgins (March 28th, in Spanish).
  • I will be presenting our research on the potential and challenges of on-demand ridepooling at the University of Maryland (March 14th), Georgia Tech (March 16th), and Universidad de Chile (March 23rd in a hybrid session in Spanish).
  • The recording of our special session «On-demand services and public transport networks – the prospects of synergy», co-organized with Profs. Javier Alonso-Mora and Oded Cats, are now available online (February 2022).
  • I am giving an online talk at The School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney “On-demand ridepooling: Potential and challenges”. This will take place on 02/February at 11:45 AM, Sydney time (February 2002).
  • Our special session «On-demand services and public transport networks – the prospects of synergy», co-organized with Profs. Javier Alonso-Mora and Oded Cats, is taking place at 16/February/2022, 15:30 CET. This is in the context of the Conference Reinventing the City, held by the AMS Institute. All the details here! (January 2022).
  • Our paper «On-Demand Grocery Delivery From Multiple Local Stores With Autonomous Robots», co-authored with Maximilian Kroenmuller and Javier Alonso-Mora, has been published in the Proceedings of the 2021 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (December 2021).
  • Our paper «How to split the costs and charge the travellers sharing a ride? Aligning system’s optimum with users’ equilibrium», co-authored with Rafal Kucharski, Oded Cats, and Javier Alonso-Mora, has just been published in the European Journal of Operational Research (November 2021).
  • I am giving a talk «Analysis and improvement of on-demand ridepooling systems» in the be-weekly Seminar at the Learning and Autonomous Control Section of the 3ME Faculty at TU Delft (November 2021).
  • I’ve presented our paper «Anticipatory routing methods for an on-demand ridepooling mobility system» in the Chilean Conference of Transport Engineering (October 2021).
  • I’ve presented our paper » How to split the costs among travellers sharing a ride? Aligning system’s optimum with users’ equilibrium» at INFORMS 2021. Video available here (October 2021).
  • I’ve been invited to chair and present in a special session «Working as a driver for a ridehaling or delivery app» («El trabajo de conducción en plataformas de pasajeros y de reparto») in the Chilean Conference of Transport Engineering (October 2021).
  • I’ve been invited to present a talk entitled “Strategic design of public transport networks, frequencies and bus sizes” at the Smart Public Transport Lab Webinar (September 2021).
  • Our paper «Towards a geographically even level of service in on-demand ridepooling», co-authored with Pieter Schuller and Javier Alonso-Mora, was presented at the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2021. Video (presented by P. Schuller) available here (September 2021).
  • Our paper entitled “Anticipatory routing methods for an on‑demand ridepooling mobility system”, co-authored with Maximilian Kronmueller and Javier Alonso-Mora, has just been published in Transportation (September 2021).
  • I’ve presented our work “Potential of On-Demand Ridepooling as a complement for Public Transport” in the Workshop “Investigation and Development with public transport data”, organized by the public transport agency from Santiago Chile (August 2021).  Video available here (in Spanish).
  • We have just uploaded our pre-print “New sources of economies and diseconomies of scale in on-demand ridepooling systems and comparison with public transport” co-authored with Alejandro Tirachini and Javier Alonso-Mora (July 2021).
  • I’ve written an opinion piece (in Spanish) for SOCHITRAN, the Chilean Society of Transport Engineering. It is entitled «Transporte, nuevas tecnologías, trabajo y nueva Constitución» [«Transportation, new techonologies, jobs and new Constitution»] (July 2021).
  • We have just uploaded our pre-print «Anticipatory routing methods for an on-demand ridepooling mobility system» co-authored with Maximilian Kronmüller and Javier Alonso-Mora (June 2021).
  • I’ve presented our paper «Sources of economies and diseconomies of scale in on-demand ridepooling systems and comparison with public transport», co-authored with Alejandro Tirachini and Javier Alonso-Mora, at the ITEA 2021 Conference. Video available here (June 2021).
  • I’ve just been admitted as a member of SOCHITRAN, the Chilean Society of Transport Engineering. In the incorporation ceremony, I presented our paper co-authored with Sergio Jara-Díaz “Assessment of the socio-spatial effects of urban transport investment using Google Maps API”. Video available here, in Spanish (June 2021).
  • Our research regarding small walks to enhance on-demand ridepooling services has been highlighted by TU Delft news section (May 2021).
  • We have presented our research “Driving in the middle of a pandemic: Public transport, ride-hailing and delivery drivers during COVID-19 in Santiago, Chile” in 2021 ITF Pre-Summit Research Day on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: Re-shaping Mobility in the Wake of Covid-19 (May 2021).
  • We have just uploaded the pre-print version of our paper “How to split the costs among travellers sharing a ride? Aligning system’s optimum with users’ equilibrium”, co-authored with Rafal Kucharski, Oded Cats, and Javier Alonso-Mora (May 2021).
  • We have just presented our report in Spanish “Conduciendo en la pandemia: trabajar conduciendo en transporte público, aplicaciones de pasajeros y aplicaciones de reparto en Santiago durante la pandemia COVID-19”, co-authored with Felipe Ruiz, Giorgio Boccardo, Daniela Rubio, Alejandro Tirachini and Jorge Rosales-Salas. It also appeared in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio (March 2021).
  • My paper entitled “Optimizing a vehicle’s route in an on-demand ridesharing system in which users might walk” has just been published in the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning and Operations (March 2021).
  • Our paper entitled “On-demand ridesharing with optimized pick-up and drop-off walking locations”, co-authored with Xiaoshan Bai and Javier Alonso-Mora, has just been published in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (March 2021).
  • Our paper entitled “Assessment of the socio-spatial effects of urban transport investment using Google Maps API”, co-authored with Sergio Jara-Díaz, has just been published in the Journal of Transport Geography (February 2021).
  • I’ve presented at the Eureka Webinar of the Department of Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam “New sources of unreliability in on-demand ridesharing systems” (January 2021).
  • I’ve been awarded the VI Prize Abertis Chile, to the best thesis defended during 2019 on Infrastructure and Transport Services (November 2020).
  • I’ve presented papers at INFORMS 2020 and ISTS 2020 (November 2020).
  • I’ve written an opinion column (in Spanish) about new transport app’s, their working conditions and their potential for future transport systems. In Palabra Pública, the magazine from Universidad de Chile (November 2020).
  • I’ve presented (in Spanish) in the academic debate «Algoritmos de plataformas y derechos de los trabajadores» [Platforms algorithms and workers’ rights] (October 2020).
  • Two new Journal papers on Public Transport Design and two new Journal papers analyzing unreliability issues regarding on-demand ridepooling (October 2020).