Diana Ramirez Rios

Contact Information: 

Office: CII 5213

Email: ramird3@rpi.edu

Focus Area: 
Supply Chain Optimization, Game Theory, Freight Transportation, and Humanitarian Logistics

Ph.D. Transportation Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, 2020
M.S., Industrial Engineering,
Universidad del Norte, Atlántico, Colombia, 2009
B.S., Industrial Engineering,
Universidad del Norte, Atlántico, Colombia 2007

Sample Research Projects: 
  • Natural Hazards Center, Exploring how transportation access to healthcare impacts social vulnerability in Puerto Rico, 2022.
  • Minciencias, Development of an Information System for the Management of Users of the Health System Administrated by the Secretary’s District Office in Barranquilla, 2013 - 2015.
  • Minciencias, Implementation of a System that Integrates Innovation in ENSACAR S.A., A Plastics Manufacturing Company Compromised with the Environment, 2013-2015.
  • Minciencias, Cooperation scheme based on VMI practices for a two-echelon supply chain, 2013-2014.
  • Minciencias, Redesign of the Transport of Hazardous Materials with the Design of a Mobile Hydrowashing Prototype and Development of Decision Support Tools for Optimal Routing Strategies, 2012-2015.
  • Minciencias, Design, Develop, and Implement a Decision Support Tool for Construction Project Planners using Multi-Objective Optimization Modeling, 2012-2013.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Holguín-Veras, J., L. Kalahasthi and D.G. Ramírez-Ríos (2021). “Service Trip Attraction in Commercial Establishments.” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 149, issue C.
  2. Holguín-Veras, J., D.G. Ramírez-Ríos and S. Perez-Guzman (2021). “Time-Dependent Patterns in Freight Trip Generation”. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 148: 423-444.
  3. Holguín-Veras, J., D.G. Ramírez-Ríos, J. Ng, J. Wojtowicz, D. Haake, C.T. Lawson, O. Calderon-Quevedo and B. Caron (2021). “Freight-Efficient Land Uses: Methodology, Strategies, and Tools.” Sustainability, 13(6), p.3059.
  4. Holguín-Veras, J., T. Encarnacion, D.G. Ramírez-Ríos, S. Perez-Guzman, L. Kalahashti, I. Sánchez-Diaz, C. González-Calderón and X. He (2020), "A Multi-Class Tour-Flow-Model and its Role in Multi-Class Freight Tour Synthesis." Transportation Science, https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2019.0936.
  5. Holguín-Veras, J., S. Campbell, D.G. Ramírez-Ríos, C. González-Calderón, L. Kalahasthi, C.T. Lawson, J. Wojtowicz (2018), “Freight and Service Parking Needs and the Role of Demand Management”, European Transport Research Review, 10(2): 47, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12544-018-0309-5.
  6. Guzmán Acuna, L., D.G. Ramírez-Ríos, C. Paternina-Arboleda and E. González Ponzón (2018) “Cooperation Model in the Electricity Energy Market using Bi-level Optimization and Shapley Value”, Operations Research Perspectives, doi: 10.1016/j.orp.2018.07.003.