Funded Projects

Risks Analysis and Efficient Logistics for Maritime Ports and Waterways
09/04/2012 - 6:01pm
In the world of international trade, nearly every business opportunity places a demand on maritime transportation, since it is the most economical and in many situations the only means of transportation. Today, more than 90% of the world’s exports are moved via maritime transportation (UNCTAD-2009). Thus, marine ports (all of which...
Development of Flood Information Distribution Systems for the Houston TranStar Emergency Response Center
09/04/2012 - 7:03pm
For several decades, the City of Houston (Houston) has always been one of the important centers of many major businesses and industries both domestic and international one of the largest medical centers in U.S., the Texas Medical Center (TMC) located in the Harris County. Because of the unique geographical structure and location,...
Development of an Online Program for a Master’s of Industrial Engineering Degree with Concentration in Public Safety Management
09/16/2014 - 10:16am
FDIP Program, University of Houston, 9/01/2012 – 8/31/2013 Investigators: May Feng, Gino Lim and Eylem Tekin Objective: The purpose of this project is to develop an online program for a new concentration in Public Safety Management (PSM) in the Masters of Industrial Engineering (MIE) degree within the Department of Industrial...
Multi-Purpose, Multi-Scale Storm Surge/Flood Forecasting for Planning & Preparedness
09/16/2014 - 11:14am
Investigator: Gino Lim, 12/1/2007 – 11/30/2009 The objective of the research is to develop a fully integrated framework for the modeling and simulation of storm surge and flood events, with applicability at macro-, meso-, and micro-scale levels. The success of this research should allow for a comprehensive approach to flood...
Prototype Design for a Predictive Model to Improve Evacuation Operations
09/16/2014 - 11:17am
Texas Department of Transportation, 02/17/2009-01/31/2011 Investigators: Gino Lim, May Feng, and Hamid Parsaei Objective: Mass evacuations of the Texas Gulf Coast remain a difficult challenge. These events are massive in scale, highly complex, and entail an intricate, ever-changing conglomeration of technical and jurisdictional...