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Basics

Name Sébastien Martin
Label Assistant Professor
Email sebastien.martin@kellogg.northwestern.edu
Phone +1 (510) 229-2758
Url https://sebastienmartin.info
Summary I am an assistant professor of Operations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. My research is at the interface optimization, machine learning and AI, with applications to transportation and the gig economy.

Work

  • 2020 - Present

    Evanston, IL, USA

    Assistant Professor of Operations
    Northwestern University - Kellogg
    I teach the Operations Management core course in the MBA program.
  • 2019 - 2020

    New York City, NY, USA

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Lyft, Inc.
    I worked with the Marketplace Innovation Lab to improve dispatch algorithms.
  • 2016.06 - 2016.08

    Mountain View, CA, USA

    Software Engineering Intern
    Google
    Successfully passed the Google Software Engineer coding interviews. Worked for Google Maps. Researched, experimented and implemented novel algorithms to improve maps and navigation data using large geolocation datasets (> 100Gb).
  • 2014.04 - 2014.08

    Berkeley, CA, USA

    Visiting Researcher
    UC Berkeley

Education

  • 2014 - 2019

    Cambridge, MA, USA

    Ph.D.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Operations Research
  • 2011 - 2015

    Palaiseau, France

    B.Sc. & M.Sc.
    Ecole Polytechnique
    Applied Mathematics

Awards

  • 2024
    Best Student Paper Award
    MIT ORC
    For my paper "Two-Sided Flexibility in Platforms", the student is my co-author Kamessi Zhao.
  • 2023
    Franz Edelman Award Laureate (with Lyft)
    INFORMS
    Most important award for applied operations research, for my work on reinforcement learning with Lyft.
  • 2022
    Daniel H. Wagner Prize Finalist
    INFORMS
    Award for "strong mathematics applied to practical problems", for my work on platform equilibrium optimization with Lyft.
  • 2021
    RMP Student Paper Award Finalist
    INFORMS
    Award for the best student paper in revenue management and pricing for my paper on labor cost free-riding in the gig economy. The student was Zhen Lian.
  • 2019
    Franz Edelman Award Laureate (with Boston Public Schools)
    INFORMS
    Most important award for applied operations research, for my work on bus routing optimization with Boston Public Schools.
  • 2019
    Doing Good with Good OR award, Second Place
    INFORMS
    For my paper "optimizing schools’ start time and bus routes".
  • 2018
    Best Student Paper Award
    MIT ORC
    For my paper "optimizing schools’ start time and bus routes".
  • 2018
    Best Presentation
    LIDS
    For my paper "Online Vehicle Routing: The Edge of Optimization in Large-Scale Applications".
  • 2017
    Boston Public Schools Transportation Challenge Winner
    Boston Public Schools
    Winner of a $30,000 contest to optimize school bus routes and school schedules.
  • 2013
    Zodiac Aerospace – Gerondeau Innovation Prize
    Zodiac Aerospace & Ecole Polytechnique
    Won a €10,000 prize for most innovative start-up, using machine learning to build a smart bicycle that automatically shifts gears.
  • 2012
    French Medal of National Defense, Bronze level
    France
    I received this French military honor for my cumulated time in external operations during my year of service as a military firefighter.

Publications

Languages

English
Fluent
French
Native speaker
Spanish
Intermediate