Data-Driven Highway Infrastructure Resilience Assessment - Phase II

Project status

In progress

Start date: 08/16/15
End date: 09/30/17


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About the research

The objective of this project is to design a novel resilience measure for highway infrastructure, which is data-driven and based on cutting-edge bilevel optimization modeling and solution techniques. In the proof-of-concept phase of the project, the team validated the concept with a small network. In this project, the team aims to study a realistic highway network in a region in Iowa and finally the entire state highway network.

This resilience measure can be used to not only identify potential vulnerability to natural and man-made threats but also suggest effective and cost-efficient investment decisions to enhance the resilience of the highway infrastructure.



  • Iowa State University
  • Midwest Transportation Center