Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M. and Roorda, M.J. (2021). Stochastic Last-Mile Delivery with Crowd-Shipping and Mobile Depots.  Transportation Science.  (Published online November 17, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2021.1088 
  • Mousavi, K., Khan, S., Saiyed, S., Amirjamshidi, G., Roorda, M.J. (2021). Pilot Off-peak Delivery Program in the Region of Peel.  Sustainability. 13(1): 246. (published online December 29, 2020).
  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M., Cevik, M. and Roorda, M.J. (submitted). Approximate Dynamic Programming for Pickup and Delivery Problem with Crowd-shipping.  Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
  • Zhang, S., Le, T. and Roorda, M.J. (submitted).  Optimizing Parcel Locker Locations in an Inter-connected Crowd Logistics Network.  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  • Saleh, M., Chowdhury, T., Vaughan, J., Wang, A., Mousavi, K., Roorda, M.J., Hatzopoulou, M. (In Press).  Climate and Air Quality Impacts of Off-peak Commercial Deliveries.  Transportation Part D: Transport and Environment. (accepted June 5, 2022) 
  • Chowdhury, T., Vaughan, J., Saleh, M., Mousavi, K., Hatzopoulou, M., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. doi.org/10.1177/03611981221089552. (published April 22, 2022).  This paper was awarded the Transportation Research Board Urban Freight Transportation Best Applied Research Paper Award. 
  • Ahmed, U., & Roorda, M. J. (2022). Joint and sequential models for freight vehicle type and shipment size choice. Transportation, 1-17.
  • Ahmed, U., & Roorda, M. J. (2022). Modelling carrier type and vehicle type choice of small and medium size firms. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review160, 102655.

Open Access

  • K. Mousavi, M. Bodur, M. Cevik, and M.J. Roorda, Approximate Dynamic Programming for Crowd-shipping with In-store Customers, under review in Transportation Science, 2021.

Journal Submissions

  • Chowdhury, T., Vaughan, J., Saleh, M., Mousavi, K., Hatzopoulou, M., Roorda, M.J. (submitted). Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. (submitted July 31, 2021). 
  • Meredith-Karam, P., Jiang, J., Bahrami, S. and Roorda, M.J. (submitted) Express Package Delivery Optimization Using Walkers, Cargo Tricycles and Delivery Trucks.  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. (submitted September 8, 2021).
  • Hassini Presented at CORS annual meeting. In addition, a literature review article was submitted to Transportation Research Part E journal.  
    • Manuscript Title: Freight Last Mile Delivery in Commercial and Humanitarian Logistics: A Literature Review Journal: Transportation Research Part E
  • Galal, A.M.A., Donmez, B. and Roorda, M.J. (submitted). Improving Truck Driver and Vulnerable Road User Interactions through Driver Training: An Interview Study with Canadian Subject Matter Experts. Journal of Transport and Health. (submitted August 10, 2022). 

Thesis

  • Kouchakzadeh, M. (2021) Analyzing Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Traffic Congestion and Commercial Vehicle Travel Patterns within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.  MASc Thesis.

Invited Presentations

  • Roorda, M.J., Zhang, S. Mousavi, K. (2022).  Community Noise Survey for Off-Peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto Area.  Invited presentation to Mobility Chair Meeting, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, May 19-20. 
  • Roorda, M.J. (2022).  The Way Forward. Negotiating with Robots in the Public Realm.  Invited Panellist.  Mobility Network.  April 26. 
  • Roorda, M.J., Zhang, S., Mousavi, K. (2021). Impacts of Off-Peak Deliveries in the Toronto Area Before and During the Pandemic. Invited Seminar.  METRANS Fall 2021 Speaker Series.  November 10. 
  • Roorda, M.J. (2021). City Logistics in the Urban Economy, a Comprehensive Research Initiative.  Invited presentation to “The Future of Urban Transportation and The Impact on Local Transportation and Logistics” Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation North America (CILTNA). November 16. 
  • Roorda, M.J., Zhang, S. Mousavi, K. (2021).  Off-Peak Deliveries in the GTHA Before and During the Pandemic.  Invited Panellist, Last Mile Goods Movement in Canadian Communities: Trends and Best Practices.  Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference.  September 30.

Conference Presentations (without a paper)

  • Zhang, S., Mousavi, K., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Community Noise Survey for Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto Area. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • García, A., Gingerich, K., Nourinejad, M. (2022). Electric Cargo Cycles and the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with a Single Depot. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Li, R., Le, T.V., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Performance of Person-following Delivery Robots in Crowded Pedestrian Environments. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Solovey, A., Nourinejad, M., Gingerich, K. (2022). Optimization of Hybrid Ride-Sharing with Passengers and Freight. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Saha, U., Gingerich, K., Park, P. (2022). A Swept Path Analysis of Intersection Designs for Long Combination Vehicles. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Ahmed, U., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Freight Vehicle Type and Shipment Size Modelling Using Discrete Choice Methods. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Zarrin Zadeh, Y., Gingerich, K. (2022). Stated Preference Study of Trucking Carrier Route Choice Behavior in Ontario. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Ahmed, U., Hawkins, J., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Establishment Location Choice Model Considering Firm Membership. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Solovey, A., Nourinejad, M., Gingerich, K. (2022). Optimization of Hybrid Ride-Sharing with Passengers and Freight. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Li, R., Le, T.V., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Performance of Person-Following Delivery Robots in Crowded Pedestrian Environments. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • García, A., Gingerich, K., Nourinejad, M. (2022). Electric Cargo Cycles and the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with a Single Depot. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Zhang, S., Mousavi, K., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Community Noise Survey for Off-Peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto Area. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Ahmed, U., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Freight Vehicle Type and Shipment Size Modelling Using Discrete Choice Methods. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Chowdhury, T., Smith, C., Outwater, M., Roorda, M.J. (2022). A National Agent-Based Carrier Selection Model. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Ahmed, U., Hawkins, J., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Establishment Location Choice Model Considering Firm Membership. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Olejarz, D. and Roorda, M.J. (2021) An Assessment of the Use of Autonomous Ground Vehicles for Last Mile Parcel Delivery. 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight. Gothenburg, Sweden.  March 23-25. 
  • Mousavi, K., Khan, S. Saiyed, S. and Roorda, M.J. (2021) Toronto Area Off-peak delivery program: before, during and after COVID-19. 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight. Gothenburg, Sweden.  March 23-25.  
  • Developing Sustainable Solutions for Intermodal Hazmat Freight Transportation, CLUE Workshop, 2021, Nishit Bhavsar. Supervisors: Dr. Elkafi Hassini, Dr. Manish Verma.
  • Freight transportation data visualization, CLUE 1.3, Yunfei Ma, McMaster University.
  • Bus-based Mobilized Lockers for B2C Last-mile Deliveries, Si Liu, Elkafi Hassini, Department of Operation Management, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University 05/31/2021.
  • CTRF 2020: Stochastic Mobile Depot Location Problem in Crowd-shipping.
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020: Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots.
  • Smart Freight Symposium 2020: Last-Mile Delivery with Crowd-Shipping and Mobile Depots.
  • CORS 2021: Stochastic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping and Mobile Depots.
  • CTRF 2021: Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping.
  • TSL Workshop 2021: Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping.
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2021: Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping.
  • 9th International Urban Freight Conference: Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping.
  • Kouchakzadeh, M. (2021). Assessment of commercial vehicle patterns during the COVID pandemic using Geotab data.  2021 Smart Freight Symposium.  
  • Mousavi, K. (2021) Community Noise Survey Regarding Off-peak Deliveries.  2021 Smart Freight Centre Annual Symposium.  November 26. 
  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M. Cevik, M. and Roorda, M. (2022). Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping.  Metrans 9th International Urban Freight Conference.  Long Beach, CA.  May 25-27. 
  • Chowdhury, T., Vaughan, J., Saleh, M., Mousavi, K., Hatzopoulou, M., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Metrans 9th International Urban Freight Conference.  Long Beach, CA.  May 25-27. 

Conference Papers 

  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M., Cevik, M. and Roorda M.J. (2022). Approximate Dynamic Programming for Pickup and Delivery Problem with Crowd-shipping.  Euro 2022. Espoo, Finland.  July 3-6. 
  • Zhang, S., Le, T. and Roorda, M.J. (2023, submitted).  Optimizing Parcel Locker Locations in an Inter-connected Crowd Logistics Network.  102nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, January 8-12.   
  • Galal, A., Donmez, B. and Roorda, M.J. (2023, submitted). Improving Truck Driver and Vulnerable Road User Interactions through Driver Training: An Interview Study with Canadian Subject Matter Experts. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington DC, January 8-12. 
  • Galal, A., Donmez, B., Roorda, M. (2022). Improving truck driver and vulnerable road user interactions through driver training: A subject matter expert interview study. Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference 2022.  Sudbury. June 19-22. (This paper won the best conference poster award). 

Refereed Conference Papers

  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M., Cevik, M. and Roorda, M.J. (2021).  Dynamic Same-day Delivery with Crowd-shipping: Approximate Dynamic Programming approach. Informs Annual Conference 2021.  October. 
  • Chowdhury, T., Vaughan, J., Saleh, M., Mousavi, K., Hatzopoulou, M., Roorda, M.J. (2022). Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.   
  • Ahmed U., Nourinejad, M., Roorda, M. (2022) A Tour-Based Model using Continuous Approximation Method. 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.  
  • Ahmed, U., Roorda M.J. (2022).  Joint and Sequential Models for Freight Vehicle Type and Shipment Size Choice. 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.    
  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M., Cevik, M. and Roorda, M.J. (2021).  Dynamic Same-day Delivery with Crowd-shipping: Approximate Dynamic Programming approach. Informs TSL Workshop 2021.  July 19-20. 
  • Ahmed, U., and Roorda, M.J. (2021). Modelling Carrier Type and Vehicle Type Choice of Small and Medium Size Firms.  100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.   
  • Mousavi, K. and Roorda, M.J. (2021). Pilot Off-peak Delivery Program in Suburban Areas of the Region of Peel.  100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.   
  • Olejarz, D. and Roorda, M.J. (2021).  Assessing the Use of Autonomous Ground Vehicles for Last-Mile Parcel Delivery. 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington DC.  January.

Non-Refereed Conference Papers (Paper or CD Proceedings)

  • Zarrin Zadeh, Y., Gingerich, K. (2022). Stated Preference Study of Trucking Carrier Route Choice Behavior in Ontario. 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Saha, U., Gingerich, K., Park, P. (2022). A Swept Path Analysis of Intersection Designs for Long Combination Vehicles.  57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Montreal. June 12-15.
  • Ahmed, U., Hawkins, J. and Roorda, M. (2021). Establishment Location Choice Model Considering Intrafirm Interactions.  NARSC 2021. Denver, CO. November 10-13. 
  • Ahmed, U. and Roorda, M. (2021). Freight Vehicle Type Choice Model using Random Forest Classification.  55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.  Montreal.  May 16-19. 
  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M., Cevik, M.  and Roorda, M. (2021). Dynamic Last-mile Delivery with Crowd-shipping. 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.  Montreal.  May 16-19. 
  • Kouchakzadeh, M., Bayanouni, H., Roorda, M. (2021). Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on traffic congestion within the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.  Montreal.  May 16-19. 
  • Zhang, S. and Roorda, M. (2021). Potential Crowd-Shipper Commute Pattern in the Toronto Area: Analysis from a Household Travel Survey. 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.  Montreal.  May 16-19. (this paper won the Runner-up Prize for Best Conference Paper, 2021 CTRF Annual Conference) 
  • Mousavi, K., Bodur, M. and Roorda, M. (2020). Stochastic Last-mile Delivery With Crowd-shipping And Mobile Depots. Informs Annual Meeting, 2020 Virtual. Nov 8-11.

Recent Professional Reports

  • Kouchakzadeh, M., Bayanouni, H., and Roorda, M.J. (2021). Analyzing Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on GTHA Traffic Congestion Using Travel Speed Data.  Final Technical Report. November. (55 pages) 
  • Kouchakzadeh, M., Bayanouni, H., and Roorda, M.J. (2021). Analyzing Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on GTHA Traffic Congestion Using Travel Speed Data.  Final Technical Report. August. (10 pages)