Business Advisory Committee - Spring 2010 Meeting

Wednesday, April 14 2010: Patterson Lecture



BAC Workshop

Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St.

2:30 - 4:45 PM

Border Crossing Issues & Prospects for Freight - Lower Level

Cocktails, Dinner, & Patterson Lecture

Location: James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive

5:00 PM

Reception and Cocktails - Atrium Dining Room

6:00 PM

Dinner - Atrium Dining Room

7:30 PM

29th Annual William A. Patterson Lecture - Tribune Auditorium
"The Future of River Transportation in the U.S. -- Safest... Sustainable... Subsidized... A Bargain?-- And What it Might Mean for Freight Policy"

Dr. Craig E. Philip
Ingram Marine Group

Thursday, April 15 2010: BAC Meeting

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Location: The Transportation Center, Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St.



7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Call to Order

BAC Chair Justin Zubrod Presiding

8:10 AM

Welcome by Dean Julio Ottino, McCormick School of Engineering

8:15 AM

Northwestern University Research Agenda

  • Jay Walsh, Vice President, Office for Research

8:30 AM

Transportation Center Director's Report

Hani Mahmassani, Director of the Transportation Center

8:45 AM

Panel: Intermodal Logistics: Development & Management Perspectives

Moderator: Joseph Schofer, Associate Dean, McCormick Discussion

10:15 AM

New Members Forum

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

TC Industry-Related Research Activities - a Sampling

  • Irina Dolinskaya – Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
    “Optimal Path Finding in Dynamic Environment with Application to Vessels and Autonomous Vehicles”
  • Elaine Croft McKenzie – PhD Candidate – Civil Engineering
    “Supporting Sustainable Development of Transportation Infrastructure: Developing a Modeling Framework to Integrate Life-Cycle Assessment within Decision Models”
  • Karen Smilowitz – Wm. Patterson Junior Professor of Transportation
    “Workforce Management in Periodic Routing Operations?


11:30 AM

Panel: The Battle for Freight:  Direct vs. Indirect

Moderator: Justin Zubrod, BAC Chair


12:30 PM

Closing Comments – Meeting Adjournment & Introduction of the Transportation Students – Followed by Buffet Luncheon