Curriculum Vitae

Jorge Chicaiza-Vaca is a PhD candidate at ITPL at the Technical University Dortmund since 2017. He holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and a MSc in Operations Management. He did a research internship in the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation -CLI- MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) part of the Global SCALE Network of Supply Chain Research Centers, in the logistics for megacities project. He has more than eight years of professional experience in Ecuadorian manufacture companies. He also was the first executive director of the national association of logistics professionals (ASOLOG) in Ecuador. Nowadays, his work is related to Behavioral Operations Research combining simulation and optimization approaches to solve logistics problems.



Fields of Research


Gutenschwager, K.; Chicaiza Vaca, J.L.; Rabe, M.: Comparing Direct Deliveries and Automated Parcel Locker Systems with Respect to Overall CO2 Emissions for the Last Mile. Algorithms 17 (2024) 4, DOI: 10.3390/a17010004. download Details.

Gutenschwager, K.; Rabe, M.; Kuhl, M,; Chicaiza-Vaca: J.L.: Retail. In: Rabe, M.; von Viebahn, C.; Straßburger, S.; Wenzel, S. (eds.): Energy-related Material Flow Simulation in Production and Logistics. Cham: Springer International, 2024, pp. 117-140. download Details.

Rabe, M.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.L.; Gonzalez-Feliu, J.: The Deployment of Automated Parcel Lockers in Urban Logistics: Notions, Planning Principles, and Applications. In; Polat, O.; Gülhan, G, (eds.): Theories and Practices for Sustainable Urban Logistics. IGI Global 2024, pp. 65-86. download Details.

Rabe, M.; Tordecilla, R. D.; do C. Martins, L.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.; Juan, A. A.: Supporting Hospital Logistics During the First Months of the COVID-19 Crisis: A Simheuristic for the Stochastic Team Orienteering Problem. In: Kim, S.; Feng, B.; Smith, K.; Masoud, S.; Zheng, Z.; Szabo, C.; Loper, M.: (eds,): Proceedings of the 2021 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway: IEEE 2021, DOI 10.1109/WSC52266.2021.9715337. download Details.

Rabe, M.;Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, J.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.; Tordecilla, R. D.:Simulation-Optimization Approach for Multi-Period Facility Location Problems with Forecasted and Random Demands in a Last-Mile Logistics Application. Algorithms 14(2021), Artikel 41. download Details.

Serrano-Hernandez, A.: Martinez-Abad, S.; Ballano, A.; Faulin, J.; Rabe, M.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.: A Case Study in Pamplona (Spain): In: Kim, S.; Feng, B.; Smith, K.; Masoud, S.; Zheng, Z.; Szabo, C.; Loper, M.: (eds,): Proceedings of the 2021 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway: IEEE 2021, DOI 10.1109/WSC52266.2021.9715335. download Details.

Chicaiza-Vaca J.; Gonzalez-Feliu, J.; Rabe, M.: Capacity Dynamics of Automated Parcel Lockers as a Last-Mile Delivery Scheme. Journée de Recherche Supply Chain & Innovation, La Rochelle, 27th November 2020. download Workshop_2020_LaRochelle_Rabe_Chicaiza_EA.pdf Details.

Rabe, M.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.: Concept for a Simulation-Optimization Procedure Model for Automated Parcel Lockers as an Urban Logistics Solution: A Case Study in the City of Dortmund. In: 13th International Conference of Research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (RIRL), 7.-9. Oktober 2020 download RIRL_2020_proceedings_rabe_chicaiza.pdf

Rabe, M.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.; González-Feliu, J.: System Behavior for Automated Parcel Lockers as an Urban Logistics Delivery Scheme. The 38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Bergen (Norway), July 19.-23. Juli, 2020. download

Rabe, M.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.; Tordecilla, R. D.; Juan, A. A.: A Simulation-Optimization Approach for Locating Automated Parcel Lockers in Urban Logistics Operations. In: Bae, K.-H.; Feng, B.; Kim, S.; Lazarova-Molnar, S.; Zheng, Z.; Roeder, T.; Thiesing, R. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference. Picataway: IEEE 2020, pp. 1230-1241. download Details.

Rabe, M. Ammouriova, M.; Schmitt, D.; Chicaiza-Vaca, J.: An Approach for Reducing the Search Space for Simheuristics Applications in Logistics Networks in Trading. In: Putz, M.; Schlegel, A. (eds.): Simulation in Produktion und Logistik 2019. Auerbach: Verlag Wissenschaftliche Skripten 2019, pp. 335-344. download Details.

Rabe, M.;Chicaiza-Vaca, J.: A Simulation-Optimization Model of Automated Parcel Lockers on Macro and Micro Planning Levels. In: Mustafee, N.; Bae, K.-H.: Lazarova-Molnar, S.; Rabe, M.; Szabo, C.; Haas, P.; Son, Y.-S., (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 2019 Winter Simulation Conference, PhD Colloquium. Picataway: IEEE 2019. download Details.

Aquino, R.; Baran, B.; Lopez-Pires, F.; Sandoya, F.; Chicaiza, J.: A Novel Multi-Objective Two-Echelon Green Location-Routing Problem from a City Government Perspective. Congreso Internacional de Ciencias de la Computación y Sistemas de Información (CICCSI 2017), Mendoza, (Argentina,) 13-17 November 2017. download paper_jorge_lrp_ciccsi.pdf Details.

Eitzen, H.; Lopez-Pires, F.; Baran, B.; Sandoya, F.; Chicaiza, J.L.: A Multi-objective Two-echelon Vehicle Routing Problem. An Urban Goods Movement Approach for Smart City Logistics, In Proceedings XLIII Latin American Computer Conference (CLEI), Cordoba (Argentina), 4th-8th September 2017, DOI: 10.1109/CLEI.2017.8226454. download Details.


Supervised Theses:

Teodoruk, I.: Analyse der Anwendungen der agentenbasierten Simulation im nachhaltigen Güterverkehr. TU Dortmund University, Department IT in Production and Logistics, project thesis, 2019. download FP_2019_Teodoruk.pdf