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Congratulations to Fiete Krutein (Ph.D. ’22)

Congratulations to Fiete Krutein (Ph.D. ’22)
Congratulations to Fiete Krutein (Ph.D. ’22)
May 3, 2022   //   

May 3, 2022 — Urban Freight Lab Research Assistant and Student Research Group Manager Fiete Krutein (Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering ’22) defended his dissertation today, completing his graduate studies and earning a doctorate degree. Krutein now joins trucking software company Convoy as a Scientist.

Since joining the Urban Freight Lab four years ago, Krutein has:

Krutein’s dissertation, “Optimization Modeling Approaches to Evacuations of Isolated Communities”, presents the first formulation to address the Isolated Community Evaluation Problem (ICEP) — route optimization for isolated communities without road-based evacuation routes.

Anne Goodchild and Linda Boyle served as Krutein’s doctoral committee chairs; additional committee members were Jeff Ban, Chiwei Yan, and Michael Wagner.

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About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management. Since launching in December 2016, the UFL has completed an innovative suite of research projects on the Final 50 Feet of delivery, providing foundational data and proven strategies to help cities reduce truck dwell times in load/unload spaces, and failed first delivery attempts by carriers, which lowers congestion, emissions, and costs.