Elise Miller-Hooks is Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. (1997) and M.S. (1994) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas – Austin and B.S. summa cum laude in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College (1992). Prof. Miller-Hooks has served as PI/co-PI on grants with funding of approximately $8 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), European Commission, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, I-95 Corridor Coalition, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Industrial Partnerships, and various agencies and companies, as well as co-PI of three centers, which together have received over $10 million in federal funds ($20M with matching). She received a NSF CAREER award, Charley Wootan Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation from the Council of UTCs (CUTC), and several other national awards related to her dissertation and ongoing research, including two best paper awards.
Dr. Miller-Hooks has authored over 120 articles and reports, and over 170 conference presentations and invited lectures, including keynote speeches given domestically and abroad. She serves on the editorial boards of Transportation Science (Associate Editor), Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportation Research Part B, and is Chair of the TRB Transportation Network Modeling Committee, founding Co-Chair of the TRB Task Force on Emergency Evacuation (now a full committee), and past president of the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL) and the Women in OR/MS Forum (WORMS). She has served the University of Maryland in a myriad of capacities, including in the role of Chair of the University Senate.
- University of Texas – Austin, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1997
- University of Texas – Austin, M.S., Engineering, 1994
- Lafayette College, B.S., Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 1992
- Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2012
- Fred Burggraf Award in recognition of excellence in transportation research from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, 2006
- 1st Young Distinguished Alumni Award for the Department of Civil Engineering at UT Austin, 2003
- NSF Career Award, 1999
- Charley Wootan Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation from the Council of University Transportation Centers, 1998
- NSF Engineering Education Scholarship Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
- Rockwell ITS Scholarship, 1996
- UTCP Outstanding Student Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1995
- Recipient of the Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship from the FHWA for Ph.D., 1993-1996
- Advanced Institute for Transportation Infrastructure Engineering and Management Fellowship, 1992,1993,1996,1997
- Carroll Phillips Bassett Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering, 1992
- Omega Rho, Operations Research Honor Society
- Sigma Xi, full member
- Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Author of over 120 articles and reports, and over 170 conference presentations and invited lectures
- Chen, L. and E. Miller-Hooks (2012). “Resilience: An Indicator of Recovery Capability in Intermodal Freight Transport,” Transportation Science 46, 109-123.
- Nair, R., H. Avetisyan and E. Miller-Hooks (2010). “Resilience of Ports, Terminals and Other Intermodal Components,” Transportation Research Record 2166, 54-65.
- Miller-Hooks, E., X. Zhang, R. Faturechi (2012). “Measuring and Maximizing Resilience of Freight Transportation Networks,” Computers and Operations Research 39(7), 1633–1643.
- Faturechi, R. and E. Miller-Hooks. “Disaster resilience in civil infrastructure systems: quantification and optimization,” in press in Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Systems: Special Issue on Sustainability and Resilience of Spatially Distributed Civil infrastructure Systems (available on-line).
- Faturechi, R., E. Levenberg and E. Miller-Hooks. “Evaluating and Optimizing Resilience of Airport Pavement Networks,” Computers and Operations Research 43, 335–348.
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2012-present
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2006-2012
Visiting Scientist, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2011
Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response, Office of the Secretary, 2011-2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2003-2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1998-2003
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1997-1998
Research Fellow, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, RTP, NC, 1997-1998