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  • 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)
    This thesis explores the benefits of increasing communication and collaboration between airlines and air traffic controllers during the arrival process at hub airports. In particular, this study estimates operational ...
  • Sheth, Mallory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Predicting outcomes for critically ill patients is a topic of considerable interest. The most widely used models utilize data from early in a patient's stay to predict risk of death. While research has shown that use of ...
  • Mundell, Lee Carter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The rapid growth of the availability of wearable biosensors has created the opportunity for using physiological signals to measure worker performance. An important question is how to use such signals to not just measure, ...
  • Shi, Peng, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In this thesis, I study how data-driven optimization can be used to improve school choice. In a typical school choice system, each student receives a set of school options, called the student's menu. Based on his/her menu, ...
  • Rizzo, Ludovica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the era of Big Data, online retailers have access to a large amount of data about their customers. This data can include demographic information, shopping carts, transactions and browsing history. In the last decade, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cohen, Maxime C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    What is the right price to charge your customers? Many retailers and researchers are facing this question. In the last three decades, tremendous progress was made, both in the academic and business worlds. In this thesis, ...
  • Crimmel, Brian A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The U.S. military considers Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) a critical component of the future for two primary reasons - they are effective force multipliers and a significant risk-reducing agent. As the military's ...
  • Shi, Cong, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Many if not most of the core problems studied in operations management fall into the category of multi-stage stochastic optimization models, whereby one considers multiple, often correlated decisions to optimize a particular ...
  • Idris, Husni Rifat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The Departure Planner (DP) is a concept for a decision-aiding tool that is aimed at improving the performance of departure operations at major congested airports. In order to support the development of DP tools and other ...
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