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Virginie Lurkin is currently an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the OPAC group. Before her faculty appointment, she completed a postdoc at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and a PhD in Economics and Management Sciences at HEC-Liège in Belgium.  During her PhD, she was also a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her dissertation won the 2016 INFORMS Aviation Applications Dissertation Prize. Her research interests are in choice modelling and optimization and the domain of application of her work is the transportation industry.


New technologies, coupled with innovative business models and multi-disciplinary approaches, are the key to tackle the challenges faced by the transportation community. 

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Research Output 2018 2018

  • 3 Citations
  • 3 Article

A new twist on the gig economy: conducting surveys on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Garrow, L. A., Chen, Z., Ilbeigi, M. & Lurkin, V. J. C., 10 Dec 2018, In : Transportation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

market research
data collection method
3 Citations

Computational methods for estimating multinomial, nested, and cross-nested logit models that account for semi-aggregate data.

Newman, J., Lurkin, V. J. C. & Garrow, L. A., 2018, In : Journal of Choice Modelling. 26, p. 28-40 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Nested Models
Logit Model
Computational methods
Computational Methods
Discrete Choice Models

Modeling competition among airline itineraries

Lurkin, V., Garrow, L. A., Higgins, M. J., Newman, J. P. & Schyns, M., 1 Jul 2018, In : Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 113, p. 157-172 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

time of day
structural change
Airline competition



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