Elise Miller-Hooks

PhD, May 2010
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UMD

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Dissertation Title:

Optimization Models and Methodologies to Support Emergency Preparedness and Post-Disaster Response


This dissertation addresses three important problems associated with evacuation, network vulnerability and emergency response operations, none of which was previously conceived in the literature. These problems are conceptualized and mathematically formulated. The inherent probabilistic and dynamic nature of real-world conditions following a disaster is explicitly addressed. Exact solution methodologies are proposed to address these problems. Such solution techniques provide support to decision-makers faced with difficult, urgent decisions arising in emergency preparedness planning and post-disaster response.

Received the Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship from the Women’s Transportation Seminar (2005).

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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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