Dr. Giacomo Dalla Chiara
Giacomo Dalla Chiara headshot
Research Associate, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center
Wilson Ceramics Lab 111
Research Areas: 
  • Urban transportation
  • Urban logistics
  • Operations research
  • Effectiveness of ebikes for last-mile delivery
Professional Service: 
  • Guest Editor, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (Elsevier) (2021)

Dr. Giacomo Dalla Chiara is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Urban Freight Lab. Before moving to Seattle, he was postdoctoral research fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design in 2018 and visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. He holds a PhD in Engineering Systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore), a MSc in Statistics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and a BSc in Economics from LUISS University (Italy).

His research focuses on statistical methods applied to urban mobility problems. His work involves developing models and simulations to study and develop new sustainable urban logistics practices.

  • Ph.D., Engineering Systems and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) (2018)
    Dissertation: Commercial Vehicles Parking in Congested Urban Areas
  • M.S., Statistics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) (2012)
    Thesis: Factor Approach to Forecasting with High-Dimensional Data
  • B.S., Economics and Business, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) (2010)
    Thesis: A Monopolistic State in Competitive Markets

Questions and Answers

  • What is your hometown and favorite food?

    I’m originally from Vicenza, a city in the north-east of Italy, and I love olive oil on freshly baked bread!

  • What inspired you to pursue a career in supply chain, transportation and logistics?

    After taking a windy academic path through economics, statistics and system engineering, I found that the field of transport and logistics combines all these disciplines to study modern pressing issues related to the sustainability and livability of urban mobility systems.