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  • 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 ...
  • Sokol, Joel Scott, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Lesnaia, Ekaterina. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The amount of safety stock to hold at each stage in a supply chain is an important problem for a manufacturing company that faces uncertain demand and needs to provide a high level of service to its customers. The amount ...
  • Xu, Ping Josephine, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We present three problems motivated by order fulfillment in online retailing. First, we focus on one warehouse or fulfillment center. To optimize the storage space and labor, an e-tailer splits the warehouse into two regions ...
  • Soldner, Mallory Jo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This research seeks to address potential "passenger-centric" modifications to the way that ground holding delays are allocated in Ground Delay Programs. The allocation of landing slots to arriving flights during time periods ...
  • Shenk, Kimberly N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Myocardial infarction is a derivative of heart disease that is a growing concern in the United States today. With heart disease becoming increasingly predominant, it is important to not only take steps toward preventing ...
  • Diwan, Sarvee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis evaluates the performance of Dynamic Programming (DP) models as applied to airline Revenue Management (RM) compared to traditional Revenue Management models like EMSRb as DP models offer a theoretically attractive ...
  • O'Hair, Allison Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we present a system to make personalized lifestyle and health decisions for diabetes management, as well as for general health and diet management. In particular, we address the following components of the ...
  • Seidel, Scott B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Combat outposts (COPs) are small, well-protected bases from which soldiers reside and conduct operations from. Used extensively during the "Surge" in Iraq, COPs are usually established in populated areas and are prevalent ...
  • McAllister, Daniel B. (Daniel Brandford) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    We consider the problem of assigning a scarce number of interceptors to a wave of incoming atmospheric re-entry vehicles (RV). In this single wave, there is time to assign interceptors to a wave of incoming RVs, gain ...
  • Sasanuma, Katsunobu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Drivers in urban neighborhoods who cruise streets, seeking inexpensive on-street parking create a significant fraction of measured traffic congestion. The solution to this problem is to reduce the total traffic volume ...
  • Lauprête, Geoffrey J. (Geoffrey Jean), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis revisits the portfolio selection problem in cases where returns cannot be modeled as Gaussian. The emphasis is on the development of financially intuitive and statistically sound approaches to portfolio risk ...
  • Martínez-de-Albéniz, Victor, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Traditionally, industrial buyers have focused on long-term contracts for many of their purchasing needs. Recently, however, some high-tech manufacturers have started looking at more flexible contracts for non-strategic ...
  • Andersson, Kari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Sun, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis studies the price of anarchy in supply chains, congested systems and joint ventures. It consists of three main parts. In the first part, we investigate the impact of imperfect competition with nonlinear demand. ...
  • Lobel, Ruben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis addresses three issues faced by firms and policy-makers when deciding how to price products and properly incentivize consumers. In the first part of the thesis, we focus on a firm attempting to dynamically ...
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