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Prof. José of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute visits BIT

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Translator: News Agency of BIT
Editor: News Center of BIT  Zhao Lin

    On November 21, 2014, at the invitation of Dr. Xiong Hui, head of the Department of Traffic Engineering of Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT), Professor José Holguín-Veras from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(RPI) visited the Department of Traffic Engineering. Professor Tang Shuiyuan, executive sub-dean of School of Mechanical Engineering met with the guest and discussed the cooperation of the two universities in teacher-student exchange in the field of transportation and the establishment of joint research laboratories.

    In the afternoon, Professor Holguín-Veras delivered an academic report on Urban Freight Management in the Department of Traffic Engineering. In addition, he introduced the research collaboration on sustainable urban freight centers which are currently under his lead with fifteen universities and institutes around the world attending. After the report, Professor Holguín-Veras discussed with students and teachers of the Department of Traffic Engineering about the concepts and methods of American urban freight management. This report is one of the “new energy vehicles and its utilization” series foreign expert lectures, part of the Department’s creativity training project. The Department will later invite more foreign experts and scholars to share and  exchange the latest international research achievements as well as promote international cooperation in the discipline of transportation.

    At present, Professor Holguín-Veras is dean of the Sustainable Urban Freight Center of RPI as well as the chairman of Pan American Transportation Association. His main research interests are humanitarian logistics, freight model and traffic economy.
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