Carpool project

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Project for the Newark Academy. Advisor Dr. DiBianca. The Newark Academy is an independent school which has students from all over northern NJ Since many students drive long distances, we have a large per capita greenhouse gas emission. Pavlo’s idea was to calculate a carpool plan for the school that would result in the least total mileage driven by the school community in the morning commute. This was an optimization problem, which he solved using genetic algorithm programmed in Matlab. The project was tested on the limited set of data but was not finished for the complete school because of the technical problem of calculating the distance between two addresses. The attempt to use various web mapping engines failed because of server shutting multiple automated requests.

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