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Robert C. Hampshire

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy

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Email: hamp@andrew.cmu.edu
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Biography

Robert C. Hampshire's research focuses on management, modeling, and optimization of services. Particularly, he focuses on IT enabled Mobility services, communication services and distributed web services. Mobility services include Smart Parking and bike/car sharing. Communication services include call centers, bandwidth exchanges and Web conferencing. Web services include Person-2-Person lending, wikis and blogs.

He uses both non steady state stochastic modeling and dynamic optimization to develop management strategies.

Robert has worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies, Compaq Computers and VLSI Technology. He has patents in the areas of IT asset portfolio management and supply chain risk management.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Nair, R., Miller-Hooks, E, Hampshire, R.C. and A. Busic, “Large-Scale Bicycle Sharing Systems: Analysis of V´elib’,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, vol. 7, pp. 85-106, 2013.

Hampshire, R.C. and T. Fabusyi, "Evaluation of a Smart Parking System,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2013.

Hampshire, R.C. and C. Gaites, "Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing: Market Analysis and Potential Growth,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2217, pp. 119-126, 2011.

Hampshire, R.C., Massey, W. A. and Wang Q., "Dynamic Pricing to Control Loss Systems with Quality of Service Targets,” Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Volume 23, Issue 02, pp. 357-383, 2009.

Hampshire, R.C., Jennings, O. and W.A. Massey, "A Time Varying Call Center Design with Lagrangian Mechanics," Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Volume 23, Issue 02, pp. 231-259, 2009.

Hampshire, R.C., and W.A. Massey, "A Note on the Event Horizon for a Processor Sharing Queue,” Queueing Systems, Vol. 59, pp. 185-190, 2008.

Hampshire R.C, Harchol-Balter M., and Massey W. A., "Fluid and Diffusion Limits for Transient Sojourn Times of Processor Sharing Queues with Time Varying Rates," Queueing Systems, Vol. 53, pp. 19-30, 2006.

 

PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

A Tutorial on Dynamic Optimization with Applications to Dynamic Rate Queues. R. C. Hampshire and W. A. Massey (2010). TutORials in Operations Research, 2010: Risk and Optimization in an Uncertain World, (Publication for tutorials presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin TX, November 7-10, 2010) pp. 208-247.

Hampshire, R.C., Massey, W.A., Mitra, D. and Wang, Q., "Provisioning for Bandwidth Trading,'' Telecommunications Network Design and Economics and Management: Selected Proceeding of the 6th INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/Dordrecht/London, pp. 207-226, 2002.

 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Millard-Ball, A., R.Weinberger and R.C. Hampshire, "Is the glass 85% full or 15% empty? Assessing the efficacy of San Francisco's parking experiment,” Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Engineering, January 2013.

Fabusuyi, T, R. Hampshire and V. Hill, "Evaluation of a Smart Parking System,” Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Engineering, January 2013.

Hampshire, R.C. and L. Marla, "An Empirical Analysis of Bike Sharing Programs,” Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Engineering, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2012.

Hampshire, R.C. and L. Marla, "An Empirical Analysis of Bike Sharing Programs,” Sloan Industries Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011.

Hampshire, R.C., T. Fabusysi, and K. Sasanuma, "Predictive Modelling for Smart Parking: Case of ParkPGH, ” 16th World Congress on International Conference of the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Orlando, FL, 2011

Hampshire, R.C., and S. Srinath, "A Simulation Study of Person-2-Person Carsharing,” IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems, pp. 159 – 163, Vienna, Austria, 2011.

Hampshire, R.C. and C. Gaites, "Market Analysis of Person-2-Person Car Sharing,” Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Engineering, January 2011.

Hampshire, R.C. and C. Gaites, "An Analysis of Person-2-Person Car Sharing,” American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation and Development Conference, 2011.

Hampshire, R.C. Kats Sasanuma, and R.C. Larson, "Congestion Pricing for On Street Parking,” Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems, May 13, 2010.

Collier B., and R.C. Hampshire, "Group Reputation Effects in Peer-To-Peer Lending Markets: An Empirical Analysis from a Principle-Agent Perspective," ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work, 2010.

Garman, S., R.C. Hampshire and R. Krishnan, "A Search Theoretic Model of Peer-to-Peer Lending,” International Conference on Information Systems, 2008 (15 percent acceptance rate).

Hampshire, R.C and W.A. Massey, "Variational Optimization for Call Center Staffing,'' Richard Tapia Celebration Of Diversity In Computing Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Diversity in computing, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 2005.

R.C. Hampshire and C. Xia, "Pricing, Provisioning and Learning for Cloud Computing Services," 9th Annual INFORMS Revenue Management Conference.

 

UNDER REVIEW

 "Inventory Rebalancing and Vehicle Routing in Bike Sharing Systems,” with J. chuijbroek and W. van-Hoeve, Operations Research.

 "Is the curb 80% full or 20% empty? A Dynamic Parking Pricing Experiment in San Francisco,” with R. Weinberger and R.C. Hampshire, Management Science.

 "Decision Analytics for Parking Availability in Downtown Pittsburgh,” with Tayo Fabusuyi, Robert C. Hampshire, and Katsunobu Sasanuma, second round at Interfaces.

 "An Empirical Analysis of Bike Sharing Usage and Spatial Flexibility in Rebalancing,” with L. Marla and P. Naveen, Transportation Research Part A.

 "On the Analysis of Parking Elasticities," with A. Millard-Ball and R.R. Weinberger, Journal of the American Planning Association.

 

WORK IN DRAFT FORM

 "Managing collaborative consumption: Product allocation in product-service systems," with A. Busic, to submit to Management Science.

 "Network of parking queues using parking meters for traffic control: A second best queueing network analysis," with K. Sasnuma, to submit to Transportation Research Part B.

 "Non-Asymptotic Analysis for Original and Extended Erlang A Model,” with K. Sasanuma, and Alan Scheller-Wolf.

 "Structural Decomposition Analysis of Markov Chain: A Variant of Total Expectation Theorem and Its Applications, ” with K. Sasanuma, and Alan Scheller-Wolf.

 

Research Interest(s)

Application Interest: Management of Smart Cities and Smart Transportation; Sharing Economy and Collaborative Consumption / Theoretical Interests: Modeling, optimization and control of time varying stochastic systems; Asymptotic Approximations (Strong Approximations)

Education

(August 2001 – March 2007 )
Princeton University,
Ph.D Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Dissertation Title:
Dynamic Queuing Models for the Operations Management of Communication Services
Thesis advisor: Prof. William A. Massey

(1996-2001)
University of Cincinnati,
Bachelors Degree - Electrical Engineering,
Minor Degree - Mathematics