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The Transportation Engineering Program (TEP) at the University of Maryland provides its students with in-depth knowledge of the range of topics that are of importance to the field from the more traditional areas of transportation planning, travel behavior, traffic operations, safety, and design to system optimization, transportation economics and policy, infrastructure vulnerability and protection, emissions estimation and sustainability analysis. With expertise in all transport modes, our students are trained to tackle problems involving both passengers and freight that arise along our roadways, airways, railways and waterways, as well as in their intermodal components. The problems that arise in the interdisciplinary field of transportation are complex and continue to change in character with changes in society, technology and the environment. TEP recognizes that to develop professionals who are capable of analyzing and solving these difficult problems, our students must master material in many disciplines, including for example mathematics, computer science, architecture and urban planning, operations research and management science, logistics, economics and psychology. With this training and an emphasis on both academic education and professional development, our graduates are now: professors and researchers at universities and research institutes in the U.S. and abroad; industry experts in local, national and international firms; and local, state and federal government officials.

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Elise Miller-HooksElise Miller-Hooks is an associate professor in the Transportation Engineering Program (TEP) within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and an affiliated faculty member with the Engineering and Public Policy program. She has been with our program since 2003, after having served on the faculty at Penn State. Her expertise is in optimization and mathematical modeling of transportation systems, dynamic and stochastic network algorithms, disaster preparedness and response, regional and building evacuation, infrastructure vulnerability and protection, and collaborative and multi-objective decision-making. Her research spans a wide array of subject areas, focusing also on issues pertaining to intermodal freight transport, incident management, transit and vehicle sharing systems, hazmat routing, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and freeway operations. She is very involved in the campus having recently served as Chair of the University Senate.


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