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Sergio Camelo Gomez

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A Centralized Platform for the Palm-Oil Smallholder Supply Chain

Graduate Student Fellowship | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Digital platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, and Doordash have revolutionized the transportation, food-delivery and hospitality industry. Camelo's dissertation focuses on the design of a digital platform for the pickup and processing of palm-fruit, specifically, a platform that matches (on a daily basis) farmers of palm-fruit and middlemen who provide transportation for it. Camelo wants to determine whether such centralized platform can increase farmer’s welfare, while at the same time, providing us with valuable information to make the market more transparent and sustainable.


Sergio Camelo Gomez, Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering

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Sergio Camelo is a fifth year PhD student at the Stanford Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME), where he focuses on making food supply chains more transparent and sustainable. His research, under the advice of Professor Dan Iancu, leverages heavily on optimization and machine learning. Camelo holds an MSc in mathematics and a BSc in mathematics and economics from Los Andes University in Colombia.

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