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  • Wang, Jie, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis aims to study the network of a nationwide distributor of a commodity product. As we cannot disclose the actual product for competitive reasons, we will present the research in terms of a similar, representative ...
  • Zhang, Lei (Lei Kevin), S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computation for Design and Optimization Program. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The pricing problem in a multi-period setting is a challenging problem and has attracted much attention in recent years. In this thesis, we consider a monopoly and an oligopoly pricing problem. In the latter, several sellers ...
  • Ding, Jiachuan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we utilize probabilistic reasoning and simulation methods to determine the optimal selection rule for the secretary problem with switch costs, in which a known number of applicants appear sequentially in a ...
  • Fitriani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Dynamic Time and Space Warping (DTSW) is a technique used in video matching applications to find the optimal alignment between two videos. Because DTSW requires O(N4) time and space complexity, it is only suitable for short ...
  • Parno, Matthew David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The Bayesian approach to inference problems provides a systematic way of updating prior knowledge with data. A likelihood function involving a forward model of the problem is used to incorporate data into a posterior ...
  • Sundaresh, Harish Peruvamba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Prevailing Parallel Linear Algebra software block cyclically distributes data across its processors for good load balancing and communication between its nodes. The block cyclic distribution schema characterized by cyclic ...
  • Kumar, Vinay, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A new approach is proposed for finding all solutions of systems of nonlinear equations with bound constraints. The zero finding problem is converted to a global optimization problem whose global minima with zero objective ...
  • Kedia, Kushal Sharad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The objective of this work is to develop a high efficiency two-dimensional reactive flow solver to investigate perforated-plate stabilized laminar premixed flames. The developed code is used to examine the impact of the ...
  • Peruvamba Sundaresh, Vignesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Can you imagine doing hundreds of millions of operations on non-integers and not obtaining a single round-off error? For n < 12, the algorithm used in this thesis does exactly that. We took advantage of a floating point ...
  • Armour, Jessica D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis develops and evaluates Gap-tooth DSMC (GT-DSMC), a direct Monte Carlo simulation procedure for dilute gases combined with the Gap-tooth method of Gear, Li, and Kevrekidis. The latter was proposed as a means of ...
  • Zheng, Haining (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Due to the high non-linearity and incompressibility constraint of rubber materials, the predictive capability and stability of rubber material models require specific attention for practical engineering analysis. In this ...
  • Cai, Linjiang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Bolton, Chen and Wang (2009) propose a model (the BCW model) of dynamic corporate investment, financing, and risk management for a financially constrained firm. In the BCW model, corporate risk management is a combination ...
  • Zhai, Ning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In the thesis, I derive the optimal operating strategy to maximize the value of a storage facility by exploiting the properties in the underlying natural gas spot price. To achieve the objective, I investigate the optimal ...
  • Kang, Sheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis presents a new modeling framework and research methodology for the study of recipe-based, diet-planning inventory management. The thesis begins with an exploration on the classic optimization problem - the diet ...
  • Wen, Naijun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The traditional Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) model ignores the physical limitations of distribution practices. Very often distribution centers (DC) have to deliver merchandise in manufacturer-specified packages, which can ...
  • Xiao, Qinwen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    One of the major challenges in supply chain management is the level of information availability. It is very hard yet important to coordinate each stage in the supply chain when the information is not centralized and the ...
  • Lieberman, Chad Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Decisions based on single-point estimates of uncertain parameters neglect regions of significant probability. We consider a paradigm based on decision-making under uncertainty including three steps: identification of ...
  • Mitra, Subhadeep (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Particle filtering is a technique used for state estimation from noisy measurements. In fluid dynamics, a popular problem called Lagrangian data assimilation (LaDA) uses Lagrangian measurements in the form of tracer positions ...
  • He, Liwei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis aims to solve the periodic-reviewed inventory control problem in supply chain networks with uncertain demand so as to minimize the overall cost of the system over a fixed planning time horizon. In such problems, ...
  • Wang, Qian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Transportation procurement is one of the most critical sourcing decisions to be made in many companies. This thesis addresses a real-life industrial problem of creating package bids for a company's transportation procurement ...
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