State University of New York at Buffalo
Diana Ramirez-Rios is a lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with PhD in Transportation Engineering and a B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering. She focuses on policy-driven, empirical, and multidisciplinary research on humanitarian/disaster response logistics, freight transportation, and supply chains. Her work includes socially optimal models in post-disaster distribution modeling, facility location, and freight demand modeling. In addition, she develops data-driven models in freight and disaster response to improve the welfare of vulnerable communities. Her latest fieldwork research involved the relief distribution and healthcare access in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. She also has strong theoretical foundations in operations research, statistical analyses, and economics.