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  • Ergun, Özlem, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    A practical approach for solving computationally intractable problems is to employ heuristic (approximation) algorithms that can find nearly optimal solutions within a reasonable amount of computational time. An improvement ...
  • Menjoge, Rajiv (Rajiv Shailendra) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis presents new methods for exploring data using visualization techniques. The first part of the thesis develops a procedure for visualizing the sampling variability of a plot. The motivation behind this development ...
  • Shah, Premal (Premal Y.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    We consider in this thesis the problem of pricing American Put Options in a model-free framework where we do not make any assumptions about the price dynamics of the underlying except those implied by the no-arbitrage ...
  • Teo, Kwong Meng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We propose a novel robust optimization technique, which is applicable to nonconvex and simulation-based problems. Robust optimization finds decisions with the best worst-case performance under uncertainty. If constraints ...
  • Wagner, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis we study online optimization problems in routing and scheduling. An online problem is one where the problem instance is revealed incrementally. Decisions can (and sometimes must) be made before all information ...
  • Lu, Xin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we study online optimization problems in routing and allocation applications. Online problems are problems where information is revealed incrementally, and decisions must be made before all information is ...
  • Negron, Blair Ellen Leake (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Unmanned aerial vehicles are being incorporated in an increasing variety of operations. To take full advantage of the vehicles, the plans for the operations should integrate each vehicle's capabilities when planning the ...
  • Martonosi, Susan Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, aviation security policy has remained a focus of national attention. We develop mathematical models to address some prominent problems in aviation security. We explore ...
  • Fontana, Matthew William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    There are many benefits of owning a battery electric vehicle, including zero tailpipe emissions, potential independence from oil, lower fuel costs, and the option to recharge the battery at home. However, a significant ...
  • Cho, Philip Y (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The effective scheduling of fighter aircraft maintenance in the Air Force is crucial to overall mission accomplishment. An effective maintenance scheduling policy maximizes the use of maintenance resources and aircraft ...
  • DeGregory, Keith W. (Keith William) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    More than four years after the end of major combat operations in the 2003 Iraq War, the United States military continues to sustain casualties at rates higher than those during the ground campaign. Combat service support ...
  • Gallien, Jérémie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, have become a familiar and lethal part of contemporary military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, producing more casualties than any other weapons system. One reason for their success ...
  • Hung, Benjamin W. K. (Benjamin Wei Kit) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This work considers the nonlethal targeting assignment problem in counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, the problem of deciding on the people whom US forces should engage through outreach, negotiations, meetings, and other ...
  • Tardy, Raphaël, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Major package delivery companies employ hundreds of thousands of people, generate billions of dollars in revenues and operate very large fleets of ground vehicles ranging from custom- built package cars to large tractors ...
  • Pfeil, Diana Michalek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Convective weather is responsible for large delays and widespread disruptions in the U.S. National Airspace System, especially during summer. Although Air Traffic Flow Management algorithms exist to schedule and route ...
  • Wu, Joseph T. (Joseph Tszkei), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for making annual vaccine strains recommendation to countries around the globe. However, various studies have found that the WHO vaccine selection strategy has not been ...
  • Doan, Xuan Vinh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    We study the problem of moments and present two diverse applications that apply both the hierarchy of moment relaxation and the moment duality theory. We then propose a moment-based uncertainty model for stochastic ...
  • Chan, Timothy Ching-Yee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the context of patient care for life-threatening illnesses, the presence of uncertainty may compromise the quality of a treatment. In this thesis, we investigate robust approaches to managing uncertainty in radiation ...
  • Foreman, John William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis describes the design and implementation of an optimization model to manage inventory at Dell's American factories. Specifically, the model is a mixed integer program which makes routing decisions on incoming ...
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