Research Assistant Professor
Industrial & Operations Engineering
University of Michigan Transportation & Research Institute
Robert C. Hampshire is an assistant research professor in UMTRI’s Human Factors group. He was previously an assistant professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a PhD in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University in 2007. His research focuses on management, modeling, and optimization of services. His work considers mobility services such as smart parking, connected vehicles, ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing and person-2-person car sharing. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation and several nonprofit foundations. He uses stochastic modeling, simulation and dynamic optimization to develop design and management strategies. More specifically, his methodological interests are: dynamic control of transient stochastic systems, queueing networks with time-varying rates, and asymptotic approximations (strong approximations).