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  • Shi, Yeming (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    We investigate the robustness with respect to the introduction of nonconformality of five properties of strongly coupled plasmas that have been calculated in K = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory at nonzero temperature, ...
  • Holmes, Jacklyn (Jacklyn A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Interdigitated electrodes are currently being used as sensing components in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices. The Daktari Diagnostics system uses these electrodes to measure the change in impedance of a fluid in an assay ...
  • Mukherji, Shankar, 1982- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Cells face a core tension between studiously preventing change in certain properties from extrinsic perturbations while allowing other properties to be tuned. One way cells have resolved this tension is to utilize systems ...
  • Kim, Minkyu, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
  • Libarikian, Ari Levon, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
  • Boyack, Stephen Wayne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Størdal, John Mikal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Kim, Bo S. (Bo Sung) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Mathematical modeling of biological networks is under active research, receiving attention for its ability to quantitatively represent the modeler's systems-level understanding of network functionalities. Computational ...
  • Pritchard, David (David Alexander Griffith) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis, we present various models of distributed computation and algorithms for these models. The underlying theme is to come up with fast algorithms that can tolerate faults in the underlying network. We begin ...
  • Mohan, Anuj, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Velez, Javier J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this thesis we explore models and algorithms used by an autonomous agent to find objects in the real world. We begin by tackling the problem of determining the existence and location of an object robustly given the ...
  • Majumdar, Anirudha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis we consider the problem of generating motion plans for a nonlinear dynamical system that are guaranteed to succeed despite uncertainty in the environment, parametric model uncertainty, disturbances, and/or ...
  • Sim, Melvyn, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    We propose new methodologies in robust optimization that promise greater tractability, both theoretically and practically than the classical robust framework. We cover a broad range of mathematical optimization problems, ...
  • Pachamanova, Dessislava A. (Dessislava Angelova), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    An important issue in real-world optimization problems is how to treat uncertain coefficients. Robust optimization is a modeling methodology that takes a deterministic view: the optimal solution is required to remain ...
  • Johnston, Matthew R. (Matthew Ryan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis addresses the problem of logical topology design for optical backbone networks subject to traffic following a Gaussian distribution. The network design problem is broken into three tasks: traffic routing, ...
  • Fertis, Apostolos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    There have long been intuitive connections between robustness and regularization in statistical estimation, for example, in lasso and support vector machines. In the first part of the thesis, we formalize these connections ...
  • Thiele, Aurélie, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The contribution of this thesis is to provide a tractable framework for supply chains and revenue management problems subject to uncertainty that gives insight into the structure of the optimal policy and requires little ...
  • Marla, Lavanya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We consider large-scale, network-based, resource allocation problems under uncertainty, with specific focus on the class of problems referred to as multi-commodity flow problems with time-windows. These problems are at the ...
  • Aghassi, Michele Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We propose a robust optimization approach to analyzing three distinct classes of problems related to the notion of equilibrium: the nominal variational inequality (VI) problem over a polyhedron, the finite game under payoff ...
  • 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 ...
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