Faculty Advisor

Trapp, Andrew C

Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project encompasses an analysis of the United States defensive asylum process with the goal of providing information to assist decision makers for immigration policy. Currently, there are over one million pending immigration cases that include asylum seekers who are waiting for a hearing. Through the use of data and regression analysis, queuing theory, simulation, and optimization, the team developed a web-based tool to aid in resource allocation at the United States southern border. The web tool takes these relationships and user input data to output a sector-by-sector allocation of judicial resources to minimize time in system, queue size, and costs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-31

Major

Industrial Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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