February 07


The Opt-o-Mizers Online Meeting

February 7, 2007

Version 2

Team Members Present:

Richard Bornhorst

Kathryn Poole

Shubh Krishna

Deepak Janardhanan

Robert Grillo

Meeting length:

1.5 hours

Discussion of continuing the FCPS – Bus Routing problem o

Group concluded that after the previous group work and the MPS Phase 2

Report (December 06), most of the research for this specific topic has been exhausted

Discussion of group name o

Without argument, the group decided on “The Opt-o-Mizers”

Discussion of a new project idea o

Group discussed ideas in the area of hazmat routing and public health issues o

It was decided that the project would be an evacuation routing problem, likely based on evacuating Washington, DC after some sort of disaster

(such as a dirty bomb)

Discussed various aspects of disaster planning that could be optimized (focused on evacuation and quarantine)

Preliminary discussion of group roles o

Rick was identified as the Problem Formulation lead o o

Kathryn was identified as the Technical lead

Roles will be formalized further in the following online meeting

Action Items o

Write problem statement o o o o

Contact Dr. Liu to request sponsorship

Contact Dr. Laskey regarding our current direction

Begin “Research Thread” on Google Group site

Add additional threads on aspects of the project that will need to be developed further in order to write the proposal

Problem definition, project plan, preliminary requirements, technical approach, and presentation o

Next online meeting - Friday, February 9, 2007

Discuss research

Further formalize problem

Define group roles

Outline plan to fulfill proposal requirements for February 15, 2007