M. (Mette) Wagenvoort

Mette Wagenvoort
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2020

PhD Track Optimal planning of dispersed operations in urban coastal environments

Consider a coastal mega-city with millions of inhabitants in the midst of a threat such as a climate disaster (hurricane, earthquake or flooding) or conflict (organized paramilitary troops, terrorist threats, conventional threats). The army needs to organize a sea-to-land operation to protect such a territory, where marines are landed on the shore of such contested or degraded environment to provide stability and/or humanitarian aid. 

The aim of this project is to provide determine decisions in such a situation in an optimal way. This will be done by developing operations research techniques for solving this problem in a real-time setting, taking into account changes in the situation represented by the data. The PhD candidate will collaborate here with experts from TNO and The Netherlands Defence Academy.

Keywords
Operations research; optimization; coastal; transport; military; robust
Time frame
2020 -

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