Selene Silvestri is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and she is part of the Megacity Logistics Lab. Her current research spans across the area of supply chain network design and optimization. Her work is performed in collaboration with global organizations, and it aims to help such organizations improve decision-making in their supply chain.
Dr. Silvestri received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, in Italy. During her Ph.D. she was a Visiting Student at the Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) in Montréal, Canada. After her doctoral studies, Dr. Silvestri was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montréal, Canada, affiliated with the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO) and the Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT). Her research interests were in the areas of humanitarian logistics, network design, and combinatorial optimization. Her works has led to articles that are published in Computers & Operations Research, Production and Operations Management (POMS), Networks, Soft Computing, and Optimization Letters. The research she conducted as Postdoctoral Fellow has led to two award-winning papers.