Elise Miller-Hooks

Professional Activities: External

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

  • Past President of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society, 2013
  • President of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society, 2012
  • Vice President/President-Elect of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society, 2011
  • Member of the INFORMS WORMS Award Committee, 2009
  • Member of the INFORMS Organizing Committee for the 2008 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 2007-2008
  • Special Events Co-Chair for the INFORMS 2008 Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Cluster Co-Chair for the Invited Cluster on Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Preparedness for the 2008 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 2007-2008
  • Appointed member of the Editor-In-Chief Search Committee for Transportation Science for INFORMS, 2008
  • Chair of the INFORMS Ad-Hoc Committee on Diversity, 2007-2008, appointed by the INFORMS President
  • Elected Representative to the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Subdivisions Council for 2004-2007 (served two, two-year terms)
  • Appointed Member of the INFORMS Fora/Chapters Committee 2004-2005, reappointed 2005-2007
  • Appointed Member of the INFORMS Membership & Member Services Committee, 2005- 2006
  • Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Transportation Science and Logistics Section of INFORMS, 2004-2005. Re-elected for 2005-2006
  • Member of the INFORMS Transportation Science Section Dissertation Prize Committee, 2001
  • Appointed member of the INFORMS Prize Committee (1999-2002, two terms)
  • Past President (2000-2001), Vice President/President Elect (1999-2000), and two terms as Treasurer (1997-1999) of Women in OR/MS of INFORMS (all elected positions)

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

  • Appointed Chair of the ADB30 Transportation Network Modeling Committee (http://www.trb-networkmodeling.org) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences (2013-2019), Committee Member (1998-2009).

    The committee will promote research and information exchange in transportation network modeling, an interdisciplinary field spanning Computer Science, Logistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Telecommunications, and Transportation Science. The committee will also focus on: the understanding and modeling of the technological and behavioral factors affecting the performance of transportation systems; modeling the interactions between the infrastructure and transportation networks; and the development and use of models to evaluate the quantity and quality of transportation facilities and services. The committee will serve as a focus for the development, adaptation, and implementation of quantitative and computer-based methodologies for the above purposes. The committee will cut across traditional modal boundaries, seeking unifying conceptual and methodological frameworks, yet highlighting modal differences. As such, it will foster effective and rapid sharing of information and experiences among researchers, practitioners, regulators and decision makers.
  • Founding Co-Chair (with Brian Wolshon) of the Task Force on Emergency Evacuation (ANB80T) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering (2012-2013).

    The Emergency Evacuation Committee is concerned with emergency preparedness for, and operational issues of, evacuations associated with any natural or human-made hazards. Of particular interest to the proposed Task Force are:
    • emergency traffic operations modeling and simulation;
    • traffic control and enforcement in evacuation;
    • the use of mass-transit and all other modes of transportation in evacuation;
    • issues associated with the emergency movement of special populations;
    • behavioral modeling in emergency departure and travel decision-making for evacuation;
    • planning and design of transportation infrastructure to facilitate evacuation;
    • application of intelligent transportation system (ITS) in evacuation;
    • data acquisition and forecasting of travel demand conditions for evacuation;
    • emergency fleet management and dispatching during an evacuation;
    • public policy issues;
    • relevant issues of communication and coordination in evacuation;
    • use of mass assembly areas or shelters;
    • human factors in evacuation; and
    • emergency response operations during or immediately following an evacuation.

    The Committee considers evacuations with notice and with little or no notice, as well as building, urban and regional evacuation.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR)

  • Scientific Committee Member 2018-present

Reviewing activities for agencies

  • Served on numerous review panels for agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency, and ORISE of the Department of Homeland Security, and as review of project proposals for numerous universities and international science foundations.


  • Associate Editor for Transportation Science 2006-present
  • Served as Guest Associate Editor for Transportation Science 2004-2005
  • Associate Editor for Operations Research, Policy Modeling and Public Sector OR Section, 2018-present
  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 2003-present
  • Ediorial Board Member for Transportation Research Part B 2011-present

Referee for

  1. Transportation Science
  2. Operations Research
  3. Networks
  4. European Journal of Operational Research
  5. Computers and Operations Research
  6. Journal of the Operational Research Society
  7. Management Science
  8. Naval Research Logistics
  9. Transportation Research - Part A
  10. Transportation Research - Part B
  11. Transportation Research - Part C
  12. Transportation Research - Part E
  13. OR Letters
  14. IIE Transactions
  15. Transportation
  16. PLOS ONE
  17. Sustainability
  18. Reliability Engineering and System Safety
  19. Systems
  20. Omega
  21. Transportmetrica
  22. Computers and Industrial Engineering
  23. Transactions on Engineering Management
  24. Transport Policy
  25. Transport Reviews
  26. Transportation Research Record
  27. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  28. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems
  29. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
  30. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  31. Risk Analysis
  32. Natural Hazards
  33. Fire Technology
  34. Safety Science
  35. Fire Safety Journal
  36. Earthquake Spectra
  37. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
  38. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  39. Journal of Advanced Transportation
  40. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
  41. Networks and Spatial Economics
  42. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
  43. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
  44. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security
  45. IEEE Systems Journal
  46. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  47. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  48. Knowledge-Based Systems
  49. International Journal of Modelling and Simulation
  50. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  51. Automation in Construction
  52. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  53. APMOD, an Institute of Mathematics Journal
  54. Plus numerous symposiums, international conferences and chapters in books

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Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University