Text Box: Pamela Murray-Tuite, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of

Transportation Engineering


Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Virginia Tech

Contact Information:


Virginia Tech

Northern Virginia Center

7054 Haycock Road

Falls Church, VA 22043




Fax: 703-538-8450




Network Analysis and Design; Transportation Systems Analysis; Risk Analysis; Transportation Resilience Analysis; Reliability Analysis; Evacuation Modeling; Infrastructure Interdependency Modeling and Analysis; Disaster Recovery Planning and Optimization; Location Analysis; Decision Analysis; Mathematical Modeling and Optimization.






Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003

M.S.C.E., The University of Texas at Austin, 1999

B.S.C.E. Duke University, 1998






Assistant Professor: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, VA.  Aug. 2005- present


Co-Director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Operations and Optimization Laboratory (V-TOOL)



Transportation Networks Analysis

Civil Infrastructure Systems Analysis

Transportation Risk, Reliability, and Security


Sponsored Research

Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Danville, Virginia – Fall 2005, funded by the City of Danville

This multi-disciplinary study involved analyzing the transportation, power, water, and communications infrastructure for multi-hazard vulnerabilities, dependencies, and interdependencies.  Dr. Murray-Tuite led the transportation sector analysis.

Evaluation of Strategies to Increase Transportation System Resilience to Congestion Caused by Incidents – Aug 2006 – July 2007, funded by the Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center

This project investigates incident management, emergency response, demand management, information provision, and special infrastructure use strategies for traffic accidents and examines their efficacy for reducing congestion and restoration of the road to its previous operational state.


Senior Consultant:  Booz Allen Hamilton, Falls Church, VA.  Sept. 2003 – July 2005.


For government and commercial clients, classified and proprietary projects included developing metrics and indices, creating risk calculation and risk aggregation methodologies, developing multi-objective decision making strategies, modeling and analyzing infrastructure dependencies and interdependencies, designing Internet traffic prediction models, identifying likely paths in multiple types of networks, and authoring and delivering papers and briefings.  Additional tasks included managing junior staff, authoring successful technical approaches of proposals, and developing capabilities and service offerings.







Conference Chairperson: Critical Infrastructure Resilience, Arlington, VA 2006

Transportation Research Board: Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection: member

Transportation Research Board: Subcommittee on Emergency Evacuation: member

Transportation Research Board: Committee on Performance Measurement: friend

Transportation Research Board: Committee on Transportation Network Modeling: friend

Transportation Logistics Section of INFORMS: member

Women in Operations Research/Management Science forum of INFORMS: member

American Society of Civil Engineers: member

Served as a reviewer for the following journals and conferences:

Transportation Research Record: Committee on Passenger Travel Demand Forecasting

Transportation Research Record: Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics

Transportation Research Record: Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection

Transportation Research Record: Committee on Transportation Safety Management

Transportation Research – Part C

International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering

INFORMS Winter Simulation Conference

Session Chair at the INFORMS 2004 and 2005 conferences

Session Chair at the Winter Simulation Conference 2006