Core faculty

Robert C. Hampshire

Associate Professor of Public Policy (on leave as Chief Science Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation)

Robert C. Hampshire is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School, a research associate professor in both the U-M Transportation Research Institute’s (UMTRI) Human Factors group and Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). He develops and applies operations research, data science, and systems approaches to public and private service industries. His research focuses on the management and policy analysis of emerging networked industries and innovative mobility services such as smart parking, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing, bike sharing, and car sharing. He has worked extensively with both public and private sector partners worldwide. He is a queueing theorist that uses statistics, stochastic modeling, simulation and dynamic optimization. Hampshire received a PhD in operations research and financial engineering from Princeton University.

Dr. Hampshire is currently on leave from the Ford School, serving as chief science officer and principal deputy assistant secretary for research and technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Educational background

PhD in operations research and financial engineering, Princeton University