2024 Investiture Information

Vikrant Vaze

Stata Family Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering

Faculty Director, Master of Engineering Management Program

Program Area Lead: Mechanical, Operations & Systems Engineering

Professor Vaze presents two novel solutions for long-term sustainable mobility growth.

Research Interests

Logistics and transportation; aviation; healthcare analytics; healthcare systems modeling; building energy analytics; systems optimization; game theory; data-driven and statistical modeling


  • Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 2005
  • SM, Transportation, MIT 2007
  • SM, Operations Research, MIT 2010
  • PhD, Transportation Systems, MIT 2011


  • Transportation Science Meritorious Service Award 2022
  • Best Paper Award, AGIFORS' Symposium 2022
  • Woodhouse Excellence in Teaching Award, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth 2022
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Gold Snapshot Award, 2021
  • Outstanding Paper Award in Air Transportation, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society 2019
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation 2018
  • Best Paper Award, 12th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2017
  • Pikarsky Award for Best PhD Dissertation in Science and Technology, Council of University Transportation Centers 2011
  • Best Paper Award, 9th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2011
  • Graduate Research Award, Airport Cooperative Research Program 2010–2011
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, Anna Valicek Award for Original and Innovative Research in Aviation, AGIFORS 2010
  • UPS Merit-based Fellowship, Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT 2010–2011
  • Presidential Fellowship, MIT 2005–2006
  • President of India Gold Medal, IIT Bombay 2005

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor ofTransportation Science (2018–present)
  • Standing Committee Member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Aviation Economics and Forecasting – AV040
  • Standing Committee Member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay – AV060
  • Member of the Advisory Board to INFORMS Vice President of Sections/Societies (Feb 2019–present)
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society(Jan 2019–Dec 2020)
  • Cluster Chair of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society (Jan–Dec 2019)
  • Chair of the INFORMS Aviation Applications Section (AAS) (Jan 2017–Dec 2018)
  • Reviewer for several major journals including Management Science; Operations Research; Transportation Science; Computers and Operations Research; Annals of Operations Research; Production and Operations Management; European Journal of Operations Research; EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics; Interfaces; IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems; Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice; Transportation Research Part B: Methodological; Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies; Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review; European Economic Review; Contemporary Economic Policy; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Applied Economics Letters; Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews; Journal of Infrastructure Systems; Journal of Air Transport Management; European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research; Transport Reviews; and International Journal of Business Analytics


Selected Publications

  • Jacquillat, A., V. Vaze, and K. Wang (2022). Vertiport Planning for Urban Aerial Mobility: An Adaptive Discretization Approach. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. In press.
  • Cadarso, L., and V. Vaze (2022). Passenger-Centric Integrated Airline Schedule and Aircraft Recovery. Transportation Science. In press.
  • Jacquillat, A., V. Vaze, and W. Wang (2022). Primary versus Secondary Infrastructure Capacity Allocation Mechanisms. European Journal of Operational Research, 303(2), 668–687.
  • Yan, C., C. Barnhart, and V. Vaze (2022). Choice-Based Airline Schedule Design and Fleet Assignment: A Decomposition Approach. Transportation Science. Article in advance, 1–22.
  • Wei, K., V. Vaze, and A. Jacquillat (2022). Transit Planning Optimization under Ride-hailing Competition and Traffic Congestion.Transportation Science, 56(3), 725–749.
  • Palsule-Desai, O., V. Vaze, V., G. Li, and S. Gavirneni (2021). Service Delivery Strategies for Alleviating Pandemic Suffering While Maintaining Profitability. Service Science, 13(4), 205–226.
  • Sun, Y., U. Raghavan, V. Vaze, C. Hall, P. Doyle, S. Richard, and C. Wald (2021). Stochastic Programming for Outpatient Scheduling with Flexible Inpatient Exam Accommodation. Health Care Management Science, 24(3), 460–481.
  • Wei, K., V. Vaze, and A. Jacquillat (2020). Airline Timetable Development and Fleet Assignment Incorporating Passenger Choice. Transportation Science, 54(1), 139–163.
  • Antunes, D., V. Vaze, and A. Antunes (2019). A Robust Pairing Model for Airline Crew Scheduling. Transportation Science, 53(6), 1751–1771.
  • Harder, R., K. Wei, V. Vaze, and J. Stahl (2019). Simulation Analysis and Comparison of Point-of-Care Testing and Central Laboratory Testing. Medical Decision Making: Policy & Practice, 4(1), 1–14.
  • Yan, C., P. Swaroop, M. Ball, C. Barnhart, and V. Vaze (2019). Majority Judgment over a Convex Candidate Space. Operations Research Letters, 47(4), 317–325.
  • Barnhart, C., D. Fearing, and V. Vaze (2014). Modeling Passenger Travel and Delays in the National Air Transportation System. Operations Research, 62(3), 580–601.


  • ENGS 103: Operations Research
  • ENGS 93: Statistical Methods in Engineering
  • ENGG 390: Master of Engineering Management Project


Models and Algorithms for Urban Mobility Planning - The Case for Underground Trains and Flying Cars

Professor Vikrant Vaze (Dartmouth) IEMS Department Seminar 12.1.2020

CHEPS Seminar Fall 2020: Vikrant Vaze


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