Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Journal 65

“Assignment Strategies for Real-Time Deployment of Disaster Responders”

International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Special Issue on Humanitarian Operations Management 21(1), 37-61.
TariVerdi, M., E. Miller-Hooks and M. Adan (2015)

Pub61Continuing population growth and increased urbanization within disaster-prone areas have led to greater numbers of mass casualties and economic losses caused by natural hazards. The identification of an effective policy for managing limited emergency response resources in this environment, where every moment is crucial, will enable quick, life-saving decision-making. This work conceptualizes this real-time urban search and rescue team deployment problem as an M/G/c priority and preemptive spatially distributed queueing system with roving servers. Prioritization schemes that require minimal, on-site, real-time computation for operating the system are proposed and compared through numerical experiments conducted on disaster instances based on events from the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

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

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Email: miller@gmu.edu

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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
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