Lavanya to receive tenure at the University of Illinois, pending Board of Trustees approval.
Lavanya is invited to speak at Vanderbilt University’s CEE Seminar. Topic of talk: “The Role of Predictions in Optimizing Airline Disruption Management: how Good is Good Enough?”
Lavanya nominated and selected to serve on the INFORMS NSF Liaison Committee, a Governance (Marketing, Communications and Outreach) committee of INFORMS from Jan 2022-Dec 2023.
Paper “Estimating Economic Losses from Cyber-attacks on Shipping Ports: An Optimization-based Approach”, with Gabriel Weaver, Brett Feddersen, Dan Wei, Adam Rose and Mark van Moer, accepted to Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies.
Lavanya chairs the AGIFORS Annual Symposium. Check out the exciting agenda, with a significant focus on COVID-19 recovery, here!
Paper “Short and Wide Network Paths”, with Profs. Lav Varshney and Devavrat Shah, and UIUC undergraduates Nirmal Prakash and Michael Gale, accepted to IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. Congratulations to Nirmal and Michael on their first paper!
Paper “Galactic Air improves airline ancillary revenues with dynamic personalized pricing” accepted to the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces). Congratulations to co-authors Arinbjorn, Naman, Akhil and Kartik!
Paper “Dynamics of Disruption and Recovery in Air Transportation Networks” with Max, Karthik, Hamsa, and UIUC undergrads Sang, Darsh and Aritro, accepted to the CEAS Aeronautical Journal [DOI]. This paper was also awarded the Best Paper Award in the System Performance track at ICRAT 2020.
Lavanya invited to speak at Georgia Tech ISyE seminar. Topic of talk: “Strategic Service Games with Customer-induced Competition”.
ORMS Today, INFORMS’ bimonthly magazine, publishes Lavanya’s article on aviation during and beyond COVID-19.
Lavanya awarded the prestigious CAS Fellowship from the University of Illinois, approved by the Board of Trustees at the January 2021 meeting!
Lavanya invited to serve on the Senior Advisory Board of AGIFORS, the international aviation OR society.
Paper “PenDer: Incorporating Shape Constraints via Penalized Derivatives” is accepted to AAAI 2021. Congratulations to Akhil, Ruoyu, Naman and Aninbjorn!
Lavanya awarded the prestigious CAS Fellowship from the University of Illinois, pending Board of Trustees approval.
Paper “Dynamics of Disruption and Recovery in Air Transportation Networks” wins Best Paper Award in the System Performance track at ICRAT 2020. Three UIUC undergrads are co-authors. Congratulations Max, Karthik, Hamsa, and UIUC undergrads Sang, Darsh and Aritro!
Jane Lee deposits her dissertation “New Approaches to Airline Recovery Problems”. Congratulations Jane!
Paper “Managing EMS Systems with User Abandonment in Emerging Economies” accepted to IISE Transactions.
U of I News Bureau features Lavanya’s work, joint with student Jane Lee and collaborator Alexandre Jacquillat: “Recovery from airline delays works best with future disruptions in mind“.
Paper “Dynamic Airline Disruption Management under Airport Operating Uncertainty” published in Transportation Science: Articles in Advance [DOI].
JUMP Arches grant for “Supply-driven Hospital Resource Planning and Community Engagement for COVID-19 Treatment” awarded to Lavanya and Prof. Qiong Wang.
Paper “Robust Modeling and Planning: Insights from Three Industrial Applications” accepted to Operations Research Perspectives.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
Paper “Dynamic Airline Disruption Management under Airport Operating Uncertainty” accepted to Transportation Science.
JUMP Arches grant for “Optimizing Deployment of Community Health Workers” awarded to Lavanya and collaborators.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University.
Arinbjörn Kolbeinsson and Naman Shukla present our paper on “Leveraging Time Dependency in Graphs”, invited for Spotlight Presentation, at the Graph Representation Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2019.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University.
Lavanya conducts workshop on “Drone-enabled Emergency Services” at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, with Prof. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai.
Lavanya gives an invited talk at the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) and the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Jane Lee defends her PhD Thesis, with only dissertation pending. Congratulations Jane!
Kartik Yellepeddi from collaborator Deepair accepts the KDD startup award at the 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference, for our joint research. Congratulations Kartik and Deepair!
Lavanya and collaborator Kartik (cofounder, Deepair) speak to the Illinois news bureau (article) about our KDD paper.
Our paper, “An empirical analysis of bike sharing usage and rebalancing: Evidence from Barcelona and Seville”, is among the Top-10 cited publications in Transportation Research-Part A from 2016-2019.
Naman, Kartik and Lavanya win the Best Presentation award at the AGIFORS Revenue Management Study Group conference for their presentation on “Dynamic Pricing for Airline Ancillaries with Customer Context”. Congratulations to the team! Thanks to deepair, our industry partner for an amazing lab-to-land research experience in this work!
Paper on airline ancillary pricing methods using machine-learning, titled “Dynamic Pricing for Airline Ancillaries with Customer Context” accepted to the 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference on ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, August 4-8, 2019. (Accept rate ~14%)
Naman Shukla submits his Masters Thesis titled “Dynamic Pricing for Airline Ancillaries with Customer Context” to the UIUC College of Engineeering. Congratulations Naman!
Lavanya quoted in Popular Science article on building airline schedules that are robust to delays. Mentioned in Dean Rashid Bashir’s Top of Mind: April 2019 email to the College of Engineering.
Lavanya gives an invited talk in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the U of I.
Lavanya gives an invited talk on “Dynamic Disruption Management in Airline Networks under Airport Operating Uncertainty”at the Workshop in Operations/Management Science at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Lavanya chairs the Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop at COMSNETS conference, Bangalore, Jan 11, 2019.
Lavanya speaks at panel on “EMS in India: Challenges and Opportunities” at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; organized by Prof. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai, Jan 10, 2019.
Lavanya gives an invited seminar on “Dynamic Airline Disruption Management under Airport Operating Uncertainty” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Jan 9, 2019.
Lavanya gives an invited short course on “Large-scale Optimization Problems on Transportation Networks”, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Jan 8, 2019.
Lavanya speaks at the 6th ISB-POMS Workshop, Dec 20-21, 2018, at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Lavanya, along with PI Naira Hovakimyan, Co-PIs Srinivasa Salapaka, Ranxiao Wang, Marco Pavone and Xiaofeng Wang awarded NSF Integrative grant “NRI: INT: COLLAB: Synergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis”
Lavanya’s group is grateful to DeepAIr Solutions for a gift grant!
PhD student Jane Lee awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Anna Valicek Competition conducted by AGIFORS, the Aviation Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. Congratulations Jane!
The News Gazette published a Wired-In article on Lavanya’s research.
New article New aircraft-scheduling models may ease air travel frustrations published by the Illinois News Bureau.
Naman Shukla joins our research group. Welcome Naman!
Lav Varshney to present collaborative work with Lavanya and Devavrat Shah on Information-theoretic Limits on Behavioral Speed in C. elegans and Ciona intestinalis, at Janelia Research Campus, 20-23 May 2018.
Lavanya invited to speak at the GraphEx Symposium at MIT Lincoln Labs, 24-25 April 2018.
Jungeun Shin wins the prestigious Chittenden Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year, awarded to an outstanding MS graduate in ISE. Congratulations Jungeun!
Lavanya’s invited article to Indian School of Business’ ISB Insight magazine discusses challenges for EMS in emerging economies – http://isbinsight.isb.edu/emergency-services-in-emerging-economies-challenges-and-first-steps/
Peter McGlaughlin begins collaborating with our group. His primary advisor is Jugal Garg, and he collaborates with Lavanya Marla and Jungeun Shin. Welcome Peter!
Lavanya and Co-PI Gitakrishnan awarded TSL Cross-Regional Collaborative Grant at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, by the Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL). The grant is sponsored by Kalyx Warehousing.
Lavanya presents work with Jane Lee, Kaushik Krishnan and Jungeun Shin at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX, 22 – 25 October 2017.
Lavanya presents two papers at the first TSL Conference, 26 – 29 July 2017.
Kaushik Krishnan graduates with an M.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)! He is also the first student to have a concentration in the new Advanced Analytics program at ISE! Congratulations Kaushik!
Lavanya conducts the first practice-based summit for emergency services in India on March 21.
Lavanya gives invited talk at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop of COMSNETS (International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks) 2017 in Bangalore.
Welcome to Jungeun Shin, our new group member!
Lavanya invited to speak at the ISB-POMS conference.
Paper accepted to Transportation Research – Part A. A. Faghih-Imani, R. Hampshire, L. Marla, N. Eluru, “An empirical analysis of bike sharing usage and rebalancing: Evidence from Barcelona and Seville”
Jane Lee and Kaushik Krishnan present their research at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville TN.
Our aviation work on flight planning integrated with airline recovery featured in ISE News.
Lavanya attends the 9th TRISTAN conference.
PhD student Jane Lee defends her preliminary examination. Congratulations Jane!
Kaushik Krishnan presents his work on optimizing emergency systems using risk metrics at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop of COMSNETS (International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks) 2016 in Bangalore.
Our research on emergency services in India featured in ISE News.
Congratulations to Praveen Tumuluri for completing his MS degree, with thesis titled “A large-scale neighborhood search approach to vehicle routing pick-up and delivery problems with time-windows under uncertainty”.
Congratulations to Guanqun Li for completing his MS degree, with thesis titled “Empirical Investigations of Properties of Robust Aircraft Routing Models”
US-India Educational Foundation award for the project Cooperative-competitive, data-driven, operational strategies for emergency response systems in extremely resource-constrained settings in emerging economies (2015-2018)
Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Science
L Marla, B Vaaben, C Barnhart, “Integrated disruption management and flight planning to trade off delays and fuel burn”