Elise Miller-Hooks

CAREER: Robust On-Line Location and Routing for Urban Service Systems

Project 2The research component of the career award focused on the development of the conceptual framework and algorithmic steps for real-time location and routing decisions for urban service operations, including emergency response services, vehicles carrying hazardous materials, and response teams to incidents involving hazardous materials.

Accompanying this research effort was an integrated educational initiative with four primary objectives:

  1. provide undergraduate and graduate students with fundamental knowledge and skills drawn from multiple disciplines to allow them to solve a broad range of problems including difficult transportation optimization problems
  2. integrate research and teaching
  3. impart an interest in transportation graduate studies and promote retention of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering, and
  4. develop skills in pedagogical tools (e.g. cooperative and problem-based learning) that are not typically utilized in engineering courses
Award Period:
June 1999 - May 2005
Source of Funding:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Award Amount:

Project 2


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030


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