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  • Abramovich, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the airline industry, spill refers to passenger demand turned away from a flight because demand has exceeded capacity. The accurate estimation of spill and the lost revenue it implies is an important parameter in airline ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ni, Yuzhao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we designed and implemented a crowdsourcing system to annotate mouse behaviors in videos; this involves the development of a novel clip-based video labeling tools, that is more efficient than traditional ...
  • Bolin, Christopher E. (Christopher Eric) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Life cycle assessment (LCA) is one methodology for assessing a product's impact on the environment. LCA has grown in popularity recently as consumers and governments request more information concerning the environmental ...
  • Conjeevaram Krishnakumar, Naveen Kartik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we developed a Bayesian approach to estimate the detailed composition of an unknown feedstock in a chemical plant by combining information from a few bulk measurements of the feedstock in the plant along ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Song, Chen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This research investigates a complex automated manufacturing system at three levels to improve its efficiency. In the system there are parallel loops of stations connected by a single closed conveyor. In each loop there ...
  • Yamani, Jana H. (Jana Hashim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This work considers an urban traffic network, and represents it as a Markovian queueing network. This work proposes an analytical approximation of the time-dependent joint queue-length distribution of the network. The ...
  • Lusardi, Christopher (Christopher Dean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Time dependent simulations are used to characterize the unsteady impeller blade loading due to imipeller-diffuser interaction in centrifugal compressor stages. The capability of simulations are assessed by comparing results ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ustun, Berk (Tevfik Berk) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Stochastic programming models are large-scale optimization problems that are used to facilitate decision-making under uncertainty. Optimization algorithms for such problems need to evaluate the expected future costs of ...
  • Davis, Andrew D. (Andrew Donaldson) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The cryosphere is comprised of about 33 million km³ of ice, which corresponds to 70 meters of global mean sea level equivalent [30]. Simulating continental ice masses, such as the Antarctic or Greenland Ice Sheets, requires ...
  • 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 ...
  • Koo, Jamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Over 10,000 premature mortalities per year globally are attributed to the exposure to particulate matter caused by aircraft emissions. Unlike previous studies that focus on the regional impacts from the aircraft emissions ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coles, Thomas Michael Kyte (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis investigates the impact of uncertainty on the reduction and simplification of chemical kinetics mechanisms. Chemical kinetics simulations of complex fuels are very computationally expensive, especially when ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rose, Robin Sebastian Koske (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The objective of this thesis is to examine trends in Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) design and determine the future characteristics of OSVs based on industry insight and supply chain models. Specifically, this thesis focuses ...
  • Vechart, Andrew (Andrew Peter) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Air blast-induced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) represent a significant percentage of military personnel injuries observed in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Prevalence of blast-induced ...
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