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  • Sun, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The price of anarchy quantifies the inefficiency that occurs in the total system objective in the user optimization as compared to the system optimization setting. It is well known that this inefficiency occurs due to lack ...
  • Xiong, Ying, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Although most racers are good at controlling their cars, world champions are always talented at choosing the right racing line while others mostly fail to do that. Optimal racing line selection is a critical problem in car ...
  • Banerjee, Nirjhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    We intend to discuss in detail two well known geometrical probability problems. The first one deals with finding the probability that a random triangle is obtuse in nature. We initially discuss the various ways of choosing ...
  • Ma, Jing, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we study primal solutions for general optimization problems. In particular, we employ the subgradient method to solve the Lagrangian dual of a convex constrained problem, and use a primal-averaging scheme ...
  • Tan Yong Kwang, Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we solve the 2nd order wave equation, which is hyperbolic and linear in nature, to determine the pressure distribution for a one-dimensional seismic problem with smooth initial pressure and rate of pressure ...
  • Garlapati, Revanth Reddy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The main aim of the project is to solve the BGK model of the Knudsen parameterized Boltzmann equation which is 1-d with respect to both space and velocity. In order to solve the Boltzmann equation, we first transform the ...
  • Vidal Codina, Ferran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Recently there has been a growing interest in quantifying the effects of random inputs in the solution of partial differential equations that arise in a number of areas, including fluid mechanics, elasticity, and wave ...
  • Li, Meng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Many therapeutically useful and critically important drugs are inhibitors of particular enzymes in a signaling pathway. The efficiency with which an inhibitor inactivates its target can be characterized by the binding ...
  • Su, Hua, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis applies recent advances in the field of robust optimization to the optimal control of multiclass queueing networks. We develop models that take into account the uncertainty of interarrival and service time in ...
  • Chen, Si, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This research aims to provide tractable approaches to price options using robust optimization. The pricing problem is reduced to a problem of identifying the replicating portfolio which minimizes the worst case arbitrage ...
  • Lim, Lui Cheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Forest operations planning is a complex decision process which considers multiple objectives on the strategic, tactical and operational horizons. Decisions such as where to harvest and in what order over different time ...
  • Lu, Yun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We address the problem of designing a transportation network in the presence of demand uncertainty, multiple origin-destination pairs and a budget constraint for the overall construction cost, under the behavioral assumption ...
  • Lui, Ho Man (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis we investigate the ability of the Runge-Kutta Discontinuous Galerkin (RKDG) method to provide accurate and efficient solutions of the Boltzmann equation. Solutions of the Boltzmann equation are desirable in ...
  • Wachtel, Amanda M. (Amanda Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As cities evolve in size and complexity, their component systems become more interconnected. Comprehensive modeling and simulation is needed to capture interactions and correctly assess the impact of changes. This thesis ...
  • Hu, Yuwei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lim, Chin Soon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In a DNA sequencing workflow, a biological sample has to pass through multiple process steps. Two consecutive steps are hydroshearing and library construction. Samples arrive randomly into the inventory and are to complete ...
  • Hu, Sha, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we use a semidefinite relaxation based branch-and-bound method to solve nonconvex quadratic programming problems. Firstly, we show an interval branch-and-bound method to calculate the bounds for the minimum ...
  • Saxena, Vibhu Prakash (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Many models of physical systems oscillate periodically and exhibit both discrete-state and continuous-state dynamics. These systems are called oscillating hybrid systems and find applications in diverse areas of science ...
  • Yuan, Rong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this research we model a job shop that produces a set of discrete parts in a make-to-stock setting. The intent of the research is to develop a planning model to determine the optimal operating tactics that minimize the ...
  • Xu, Song, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Model Order Reduction (MOR) is becoming increasingly important in computational applications. At the same time, the need for more comprehensive models of systems is generating problems with increasing numbers of outputs ...
  • Saà-Seoane, Joel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Periodicity can change materials properties in a very unintuitive way. Many wave propagation phenomena, such as waveguides, light bending structures or frequency filters can be modeled through finite periodic structures ...
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