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There is urgency for the electrification of fleet vehicles “to reach net-zero emissions and promote sustainability, including at maritime container ports,” write the authors of Mixed-Integer Programming with Enterprise Risk Analysis for Vehicle Electrification at Maritime Container Ports. The paper, which addresses enterprise risk management to facilitate this process, was presented at the 2023 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence in Mexico City in December.

Presenter Robert M. Baker, one of the authors, is a Requirements Engineer with the U.S. Coast Guard. Baker also received his MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVA).

The paper was a CCALS collaboration between UVA and the Port of Virginia, both longtime CCALS partners. It develops an optimization and associated risk register for strategic capacity expansion of electric vehicle fleets at maritime container ports. The port has been a leader in maritime innovation and has pledged to become net-zero by 2040. Electric vehicles are vital to that effort, and UVA has long been involved in researching ways to support the technology.

The paper and its presentation are another significant outcome of CCALS working with the Port of Virginia and has relevance worldwide for electrification of fleet vehicles in logistics systems.

Mixed-Integer Programming with Enterprise Risk Analysis for Vehicle Electrification at Maritime Container Ports is currently on the IEEE website: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/10372051.

It was written by:

• Robert M. Baker, M.IEEE Dept. of Systems and Information, UVA; United States Coast Guard
• Megan C. Marcellin, M.IEEE Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering, UVA
• Robert J. Riggs, Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering, UVA
• Daniel C. Hendrickson, Vice President, Asset Management & Special Projects, Port of Virginia
• Thomas L. Polmateer, UVA
• T. Donna Chen, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UVA
• Tariq Iqbal, M.IEEE Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering, UVA
• David L. Slutzky, Fermata LLC; UVA
• James H. Lambert, F.IEEE, P.E. Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering, UVA

With over 700,000 members, IEEE is “the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity,” per its website. SSCI is its flagship annual meeting, and provides a primary forum for multidisciplinary research in computational intelligence, considered a subset of artificial intelligence.

Computational Intelligence (CI) is a sub-field within artificial Intelligence that focuses on creating systems capable of performing complex tasks. Traditionally the three main pillars of CI have been neural networks, fuzzy systems and evolutionary computation.

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Robert M. Baker presents “Mixed-Integer Programming with Enterprise Risk Analysis for Vehicle Electrification at Maritime Container Ports” (top) at the 2023 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence in Mexico City (left)

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