Technical Proceedings, Participant Dataset Published

Technical Proceedings of the Amazon Last-Mile Routing Research Challenge have been published by the MIT Megacities Logistics Lab. The proceedings document, available through MIT DSpace, provides a consolidated overview of the short technical papers finalists submitted to document their methodological approach and its expected performance. 

The dataset shared with Challenge participants is also now available on Harvard Dataverse.

Amazon and CTL Announce Winners of Last-Mile Routing Research Challenge

Winners of the Amazon Last-Mile Routing Research Challenge were announced in a live webinar event held on July 30, 2021. Amazon and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics created the challenge to engage with a global community of researchers across a range of disciplines, from computer science to business operations to supply chain management, challenging them to build data-driven route optimization models leveraging massive historical route execution data. The three winning teams were awarded prize money totaling $175,000 for their innovative route optimization models.

Winners ($100,000): 
Professor William Cook, University of Waterloo, Canada; Professor Stephan Held, University of Bonn, Germany; and Professor Emeritus Keld Helsgaun, Roskilde University, Denmark. 

Runners Up ($50,000): 
Xiaotong Guo, Qingyi Wang, and Baichuan Mo, doctoral students at MIT.

3rd Place ($25,000):
Professor Okan Arslan, HEC Montréal; and Rasit Abay, PhD student at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Read more:

MIT News: Last-mile routing research challenge awards $175,000 to three winning teams

Amazon Science: Winning Last Mile Challenge team addresses problem of combining mathematical routes with driver knowledge