On August 1, 2021, Virginie Lurkin joined the Department of operations at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. Her areas of expertise are sustainable urban mobility and logistics.
How can we use pricing schemes to drive customers towards more sustainable transport modes such as e-bikes or public transport? How can we accommodate efficiently passengers and freights movements within our limited urban space?
Virginie Lurkin’s research aims at developing innovative solutions for sustainable urban mobility and logistics, using multidisciplinary methodologies rooted in operations management, discrete choice models, and data-driven decision making.
Before joining HEC Lausanne, Virginie Lurkin was an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, within the group Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC).
She completed a postdoc at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory at EPFL and a PhD in Economics and Management Sciences at HEC-Liège in Belgium. During her PhD, she was also a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her dissertation won the 2016 “INFORMS Aviation Applications Dissertation Prize”.