Optimization of school accessibility in developing countries
Responsable(s) :
Riccardo Scarinci, Meritxell Pacheco, Michel Bierlaire
Description :
The Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) focuses on risks linked to education infrastructure. The program aims to save lives and reduce the physical impact of disasters on school infrastructure. We are working with the Kyrgyz Republic Government to improve the capacity to respond to disasters, providing safer and quality learning environment for children, and managing the cost of disasters and climate shocks. This semester project/master thesis proposes a methodology to optimize educational infrastructure networks based on accessibility; and proposes solutions to improve the performance of educational infrastructure networks. In other words, it optimizes the location and the dimension of school buildings. Several factors are included such as transportation network, home location of the students and mobility patterns. The results is a methodology to suggest investments to reduce the risks in case of disaster. The cities of Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic is used as a case study. Methodologies from optimization, programming (Java) and geographical information system (GIS) will be used for completing this project.
Collaboration with:
World Bank
Type :
masters project, semester project
Submitted on :
May 31, 2018