WCTRS-YI Young Researcher’s Conference
A one-day Young Researcher’s Conference on 17th July 2023 to accompany the WCTR-16, Montreal
The WCTRS-YI is a one-day conference run entirely by young researchers, providing them with experience in conference organisation and management. They will also attend the main WCTR-16 Montreal and have the opportunity to network with their peers and established researchers and practitioners, and enjoy the full benefits of WCTRS membership.
The conference will be run on Monday 17th July 2023, before the main WCTR, hosted in one room with the theme ‘Imagining the Future: Sustainable and Resilient Transport’. There is usually also a Question and Answer session with a senior Society member on career development, and at WCTR-16 there will the opportunity to run other sessions on career development to suit the needs of young members. The Young Researcher’s Conference is free, but participants must also attend the main WCTR-16.
The Conference will be run by a team of three volunteers:
- One Voluntary Conference Chair-Sagar Patni
- Two Conference Organising Volunteers- Antonie Robichet and Rajendra Baraiya
Young Researchers will also participate in the conference in the following ways:
- Attending the conference
- Submitting a paper to the conference
- Reviewing conference papers
- Chairing a conference session
The Final Report from the last Young Researcher’s Conference, held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in Mumbai with the theme ‘The Future of Transportation‘ can be downloaded from the link below.
If you have any questions, please contact the WCTRS-Y Leader Laetitia Dablanc.
Sagar Patni (University of Florida: Contact Email)
With a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Transportation Engineering, Sagar Patni is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI). His areas of expertise include travel demand modelling, transit systems, micro-mobility, multi-modal systems, and data analytics. As a graduate researcher, Sagar has been involved in developing and testing a “Community Based Participatory Research Framework” used to formulate transportation mobility plans for neighbourhoods in Gainesville with consideration of emerging modes of travel and advanced technologies. Also, he has evaluated Gainesville’s micro-transit program and developed guidance for other Florida transit agencies to use when deciding where micro-transit could be deployed in their communities. Sagar is also serving as President of Gator ITE student chapter at University of Florida.
Antonie Robichet (Gustave Eiffel University: Contact Email)
I am currently a PhD student in the SPLOTT laboratory – Gustave Eiffel University and my project is divided into two parts. First, I am interested in the optimal location of sorting platforms around large metropolises. Secondly, I am studying the possibility of using modal shift in cities (cargo bikes, train) and determining their constraints. The major aim of my PhD would therefore be to help reducing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions of freight transport.
Rajendra Baraiya (Indian Institute of Management Indore: Contact Email)
Rajendra Baraiya is a research scholar in the Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques department at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, India. He has been awarded M.E. in Production Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India, and B.E. in Production Engineering from Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar, India.
He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences (IJMEMS). His research interests are Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Coordination, Omni-Channel Retailing, Inventory Management, and Logistics. His research papers are published in reputed journals like Transportation Research Part E; and he has presented his research work at various National and International conferences.
He is also the recipient of many reputed awards such as the Outstanding Young Research Scholar Award (IEOM 2021 India Conference), Doctoral Dissertation Competition Award (IEOM 2021 India Conference), Special Prize Award (Doctoral Colloquium 2020, IRMA Anand), Best Paper Award (ICORDS 2019, IIM Visakhapatnam) and Best Paper Award in Operations Management track (Doctoral Conclave 2019, MNIT Jaipur). He is professionally affiliated with societies like WCTRS, IEOM Society International, and POMS.