Robert C. Hampshire | Faculty

Research Associate Professor, Human Factors Group

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 2901 Baxter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

hamp@umich.edu

734-615-6975

Additional Appointments

Associate professor, U-M Ford School

Affiliated faculty member, U-M IOE

Education

PhD. Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

Research Interests/Expertise

Robert C. Hampshire is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School, a research associate professor in both the U-M Transportation Research Institute’s (UMTRI) Human Factors group and Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). He develops and applies operations research, data science, and systems approaches to public and private service industries. His research focuses on the management and policy analysis of emerging networked industries and innovative mobility services such as smart parking, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing, bike sharing, and car sharing. He has worked extensively with both public and private sector partners worldwide. He is a queueing theorist that uses statistics, stochastic modeling, simulation and dynamic optimization. 

 

Service

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) – Minority Issues Forum, Program Chair   2009-2012.

- Applied Probability Society

– Public Sector Applications, Program Chair, 2013.

 Transportation Research Board (TRB)

- Member of AP020: Emerging   and Innovation Transportation committee

 Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS)

-Organizer of the 23rd Annual Meeting, June 21-25, 2017.

Awards

2019 EURO Award for the Best EJOR Paper – Innovative Applications of OR

2017 - National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) Blackwell Lecture

2012 – National Science Foundation, CAREER Award

Key Projects

  • National Science Foundation RAPID: Improving Transportation Equity to Enhance Food Security for Families Vulnerable to COVID-19 (6/1/20-12/31/20), Principal Investigator.

 

  • Public Interest Technology: Career paths and constraints face by persons of color,  New Venture Fund, 10/1/19-12/31/2020, Principal Investigator

 

  • Parking Cruising Analysis Methodology, Federal Highways Administration, 10/1/19-12/31/2021, Principal Investigator

 

  • National Science Foundation RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1 (Open Knowledge Network): Network for Equity in the Era of Driverless Vehicles, National Science Foundation, 9/1/19 – 5/31/20, Principal Investigator 

 

  • Framework for Integrative Data Equity Systems (FIDAS), National Science Foundation, 9/1/19 – 6/31/20, Co-Investigator

Student Engagement

Member - James Fishelson –Urban Planning, University of Michigan, successful defense date Jan 15, 2018.

  • Accepted position at Ford Motor Company.

Chair - Tayo Fabusuyi, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, successfully defended November 2016.

  • Accepted research fellow position at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Co-Chair - Luo Qi –Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, defended.

    • Accepted postdoc at Cornell University
    • Accepted faculty position at Clemson University

Chair - Katsunobu Sasanuma –Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, successful defense date July 31, 2015.

    • Accepted faculty position at SUNY Buffalo School of Business

 Member - Shannon Harris , Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh,  successful defense, July 2016.

Member -  Jean Kang-Ching, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, successfully defended, 6/16.

    • Accepted research fellow position at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Member - Stephen Zoef – member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, successfully defended May 2015.

    • Accepted position at DOT Volpe

Changmi Jung, member, Carnegie Mellon University, Public Policy and Management, defense date July 31, 2013

Sam Garman, chair, Carnegie Mellon University, Public Policy and Management, proposal date July 31, 2010.

Hometown

Lima, Ohio

Personal Interests/Hobbies

I love, love, love basketball. At all levels and places.