Gothic Research Seminar

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School of Business

"Ambulance Pre-Assignment Problem: A Case Study of Jersey City, New Jersey"

Speakers: Dr. EunSu Lee and Natalia De La Fuente 

Pre-assignment is one of the typical operational strategies for an ambulance in service for quick response to a call. By doing so, the ambulance can be assigned in advance for a call to a predicted area in order to avoid traffic congestion depending on the frequency and type of calls. This study proposed a model minimizing total annual travel time from ambulance stations to incidents while considering historical call volume in the city of Jersey City. The study used a mixed integer liner programming model (MILP) minimizing total annual travel time from pre-assigned ambulance stations to incidents of 911 calls while considering historical call volume of 2019 in Jersey City, NJ.

This will be a virtual seminar via Zoom.


Dr. EunSu Lee is Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business of New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics with concentration of Supply Chain Systems from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and MBA from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, and a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from Catholic Kwandong University in Gangwon, Korea. Prior to joining at New Jersey City University, he worked for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University. He holds a Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).
Email: elee3@njcu.edu / Instagram: talkinglogistics / LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eunsu-lee-04466024/ Website: https://leeatnjcu.wordpress.com

Natalia De La Fuente is a recent New Jersey City University graduate of the BS program in Business Administration with double majors in Management and Supply Chain, Logistics, & Port Maritime Management. She is currently is enrolled at NJCU to complete her MS in Business Analytics & Data Science. She works at NCJU as Research Student Assistant in the area of Supply Chain in where she has helped in different projects, including the Purchasing Disparity Study of the City of Jersey City in collaboration with Rutgers and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She also works as an Assistant Manager for United Snacks CO., a New York City warehouse.
Email: ndelafuente@njcu.edu