Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


The objective of this project was to standardize the way risk reduction is measured during marine vessel inspections, based on the deficiencies found on each vessel by the Coast Guard. Over the course of the project, we researched past performance measure models, in addition to working closely with the MISLE database and Coast Guard personnel to determine which factors should be included in our analysis. We then created a prototype model, based on the vessel data from the past decade, for automatically assigning risk-reduction values to various deficiencies.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts