Research

Interests

Transportation and Logistics Systems, Marketplace Design

Working Papers

  • Yan, C., Yan, J. and Shen, Y., Pricing Shared Rides, under major revision. [Code&Data]

    • ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) 2024

    • MSOM Sustainable Operations SIG 2024

  • Castro, F., Ma, H., Nazerzadeh, H. and Yan, C., Randomized FIFO Mechanisms, under major revision.

    • ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) 2022

    • NBER Market Design Working Group 2021

    • MSOM Service Management SIG 2021

    • EC 2021 Workshop on Design of Online Platforms: Frontiers and Challenges

  • Xu, A., Yan, C., Goh, CY and Jaillet, P., A Locational Demand Model for Bike-Sharing, under major revision. [Code&Data] [Viz]

    • Finalist, Best Applied Paper, INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Decision Analytics, 2023.

    • Finalist, POMS-JD.com Best Data-Driven Research Paper Competition, 2019.

    • Best Data Exploration Award, Hubway Data Challenge, 2017.

Journal Publications

  • Yan, C., Swaroop, P., Ball, M.O., Barnhart, C. and Vaze, V., Majority Judgment over a Convex Candidate Space, Operations Research Letters, 47(4): 317-325, 2019. [PDF]

    • Earlier version of this paper won Honorable Mention in 2012 INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper Competition.

Conference Proceedings

  • Castro, F., Ma, H., Nazerzadeh, H. and Yan, C., Randomized FIFO Mechanisms, 23rd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC ’22), Boulder, CO, 2022.

Technical Reports

Dissertation

Filed Patents

  • Method and System for Managing Dynamic Loyalty Redemption, filed on March 26th 2018, with Richard Ratliff, Guillermo Gallego and Balakrishnan Vinod. [Video]

  • Method and System for Managing Overbooking, filed on July 6th 2018, with Richard Ratliff, Guillermo Gallego and Balakrishnan Vinod.

Funding

  • Amazon Science Research Award

  • PacTrans/US Department of Transportation

  • eScience Institute/Microsoft Azure

Service

  • Chair, Urban Transportation SIG, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society, 2023 - 2025.

  • Committee Chair, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Best Student Paper Award, 2023.

  • Vice Chair, Urban Transportation SIG, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society, 2021 - 2023.

  • Secretary/Treasurer, INFORMS Aviation Applications Section, 2020 - 2022.

  • INFORMS Aviation Applications Section, Cluster Chair, 2019.

  • INFORMS Aviation Applications Section, Newsletter Editor, 2017.

  • Program Committee: TRISTAN (2022, 2025), MSOM SIG Day (2023, 2024), INFORMS TSL Conference (2020, 2023).

  • Associate Editor: Operations Research (2024 - ), Transportation Science (2022 - ), Service Science (ad hoc)

  • Reviewer: Operations Research, Management Science, Transportation Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Stochastic Systems, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, European Journal of Operational Research, Discrete Optimization, Service Science, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operational Research Society

  • Editorial Board: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies