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  • 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 ...
  • Bryant, Corban Harrell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis. we introduce and analyze methods of creating theater-level robust mission plans for Effects Based Operations (EBO) of teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and propose methods of effectively presenting ...
  • Frost, Emily Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, I design and implement a novel method of schedule and path selection between predetermined waypoints for unmanned underwater vehicles under uncertainty. The problem is first formulated as a mixed-integer ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
  • Sethuraman, Jayachandran, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • 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 ...
  • Lobel, Ilan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis studies the learning problem of a set of agents connected via a general social network. We address the question of how dispersed information spreads in social networks and whether the information is efficiently ...
  • Boyer, Christopher A. (Christopher Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The emergence of less restricted fare structures in the airline industry reduced the capability of airlines to segment demand through restrictions such as Saturday night minimum stay, advance purchase, non-refundability, ...
  • Bimpikis, Kostas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis studies optimal stopping problems for strategic agents in the context of two economic applications: experimentation in a competitive market and information exchange in social networks. The economic agents (firms ...
  • Nogueira, Alexandre Belloni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Convexity has played a major role in a variety of fields over the past decades. Nevertheless, the convexity assumption continues to reveal new theoretical paradigms and applications. This dissertation explores convexity ...
  • Mamani, Hamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Annual influenza outbreaks incur great expenses in both human and monetary terms, and billions of dollars are being allocated for influenza pandemic preparedness in an attempt to avert even greater potential losses. ...
  • Wike, Carl E., 1948- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Jeffreys, Christopher G. (Christopher Grey), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Stem (cell research is one of the most promising and cutting-edge fields i the miedical sciences. It is believed that this innovative research will lead to life-saving treatments in the coming years. As part of their work, ...
  • Parandehgheibi, Marzieh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We consider the problem of protection in multilayer networks. In single-layer net- works, a pair of disjoint paths can be used to provide protection for a source-destination pair. However, this approach cannot be directly ...
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