M. (Mette) Wagenvoort
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.
- Operations research; optimization; coastal; transport; military; robust
- Time frame
- 2020 -
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
3000 DR Rotterdam