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  • Culver, David M. (David Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis considers the tactical reconnaissance asset allocation problem in military operations. Specifically this thesis presents methods to optimize, under uncertain conditions, tactical reconnaissance asset allocation ...
  • Le Tallec, Yann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) model problems of sequential decision-making under uncertainty. They have been studied and applied extensively. Nonetheless, there are two major barriers that still hinder the applicability ...
  • Cates, Jacob Roy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    As our technology continues to increase, our military wishes to reduce the risk service members endure by using unmanned vehicles. These unmanned vehicles will, over time, become more independent and trustworthy in our ...
  • Chiraphadhanakul, Virot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    A myriad of uncontrollable factors in airline operations make delays and disruptions unavoidable. Most conventional scheduling models, however, ignore the presence of uncertainties in actual operations in order to limit ...
  • Psaraftis, Harilaos N.; Solomon, Marius M.; Magnanti, Thomas L.; Kim, Tai-Up (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1986-09)
    In this paper we examine computational complexity issues and develop algorithms for a class of "shoreline" single-vehicle routing and scheduling problems with release time constraints. Problems in this class are interesting ...
  • Leung, Janny M. Y.; Magnanti, Thomas L.; Singhal, Vijay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1988-01)
    We develop an optimization-based approach for a point-to-point route planning problem that arises in many large scale delivery systems(for example, less-than-truckload freight, rail, mail and package delivery, communications). ...
  • Key, Jonathan Ramsay, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis considers tlhe problem of routing in a network where the travel times along the arcs are modeled as independent random variables. A standard approach to routing in such networks is to select a path with the ...
  • Cohen, Jonathan E. W. (Jonathan Ephraim Weis), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    In this thesis, we considered the costs and benefits of implementing Positive Passenger Bag Match (PPBM) - an anti-terrorist measure to keep bombs out of checked luggage - on US domestic passenger flights. We constructed ...
  • Veatch, Michael H.; Wein, Lawrence M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1992-09)
    A single machine produces several different classes of items in a make-to-stock mode. We consider the problem of scheduling the machine to regulate finished goods inventory, minimizing holding and backorder or holding and ...
  • Bai, X.; Gershwin, Stanley B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1990-06)
    In this paper, a real-time feedback control algorithm is developed for scheduling single-part-type production lines in which there are three important classes of activities: operations, failures, and starvation or blockage. ...
  • Sethuraman, Jayachandran, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Chevalier, Philippe B.; Wein, Lawrence M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1990-07)
    We consider the problem of finding an optimal dynamic priority sequencing policy to maximize the mean throughput rate in a multistation, multiclass closed queueing network with general service time distributions and a ...
  • Berman, Oded; Larson, Richard C., 1943- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1994-02)
    We define a service factory to be a network of service-related-workstations, at which assigned workers process work-in-progress that flows through the workstations. Examples of service factory work include mail processing ...
  • Stier Moses, Nicolás E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    A common assumption in network optimization models is that a central authority controls the whole system. However, in some applications there are independent users, and assuming that they will follow directions given by ...
  • Qiu, Yuping; Magnanti, Thomas L.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1987)
  • Qiu, Yuping; Magnanti, Thomas L.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1987)
  • Shapiro, Jeremy F., 1939- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1976-02)
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  • Kolen, A.W. J.; Rinnooy Kan, A. H. G.; Van Hoesel, C. P. M.; Wagelmans, Albert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1990-10)
    When jobs have to be processed on a set of identical parallel machines so as to minimize the makespan of the schedule, list scheduling rules form a popular class of heuristics. The order in which jobs appear on the list ...
  • Shapiro, Jeremy F., 1939-; White, David Edwin; Wood, David O. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1977)
  • Van Hoesel, Stan; Wagelmans, Albert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1990-11)
    In this paper we study sensitivity analysis of the uncapacitated single level economic lot-sizing problem, which was introduced by Wagner and Whitin about thirty years ago. In particular we are concerned with the computation ...
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