Imperial College London

Dr Jose Javier Escribano Macias

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate







610Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Jose is a Research Associate at the Transport Systems and Logistics Laboratory, Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. His research focuses on collaborative vehicle control, optimisation of last-mile logistics, urban air mobility, and machine learning and game theoretical models. He currently works as part of Project D-Risk, which aims at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles to make them a commercial reality.

Jose joined the Centre for Transport Studies in October 2015 as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Civil Engineering and was awarded his Ph.D. in March 2021. His thesis focused on the optimisation of humanitarian relief operations using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Jose has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations World Food Programme in the development of UAV coordination model to improve the safety, efficiency and standardisation of UAV deployments in humanitarian contexts.



Escribano Macias J, Goldbeck N, Hsu P-Y, et al., 2020, Endogenous stochastic optimisation for relief distribution assisted with unmanned aerial vehicles, Or Spectrum, Vol:42, ISSN:0171-6468, Pages:1089-1125

Otero Arenzana A, Escribano Macias JJ, Angeloudis P, 2020, Design of hospital delivery networks using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol:2674, ISSN:0361-1981, Pages:405-418

Escribano-Macias JJ, Angeloudis P, Han K, 2020, Optimal design of Rapid evacuation strategies in constrained urban transport networks, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, Vol:16, ISSN:2324-9935, Pages:1079-1110

Escribano Macias J, Angeloudis P, Ochieng W, 2020, Optimal hub selection for rapid medical deliveries using unmanned aerial vehicles, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol:110, ISSN:0968-090X, Pages:56-80


Escribano Macias J, Angeloudis P, Ochieng W, AIAA Integrated Trajectory-Location-Routing for Rapid Humanitarian Deliveries using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference

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