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Dr. José Holguín-Veras

Dr. José Holguín-Veras is the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment. Dr. Holguin-Veras has led the development of an off-hour freight delivery system that combines Global Positioning System (GPS) remote sensing monitoring with GPS-enabled smart phones. This transportation technology solution has facilitated a shift in deliveries from the congested daytime hours to the off-hours of 7PM to 6AM. Since the system has been implemented, freight receivers enjoy the superior reliability of off-hour deliveries, carriers benefit from increased productivity, and daytime travelers and pedestrians enjoy reduced congestion, noise, and pollution. His influential research has led to substantial improvements in the ability to model and induce changes in the behavior of the freight industry.