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  • Uichanco, Joline Ann Villaranda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we study data-driven decision making in operation management contexts, with a focus on both theoretical and practical aspects. The first part of the thesis analyzes the well-known newsvendor model but under ...
  • Le Guen, Thibault (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis, we develop a pricing strategy that enables a firm to learn the behavior of its customers as well as optimize its profit in a monopolistic setting. The single product case as well as the multi product case ...
  • Snyder, Ashley M. (Ashley Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Data mining is a versatile and expanding field of study. We show the applications and uses of a variety of techniques in two very different realms: Emergency department (ED) length of stay prediction and visual analytics. ...
  • Flietstra, Bryan C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Variations in training and individual doctor's listening skills make diagnosing a patient via stethoscope based auscultation problematic. Doctors have now turned to more advanced devices such as x-rays and computed tomography ...
  • Mišić, Velibor V (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Modern business decisions exceed human decision making ability: often, they are of a large scale, their outcomes are uncertain, and they are made in multiple stages. At the same time, firms have increasing access to data ...
  • Chandler, Lincoln J., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Given the desire to create interactive websites that effectively engage and instruct medical professionals, an alternative model for online case studies was developed. The resulting application presents the user with a ...
  • Becker, Adrian Bernard Druke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    We propose new decomposition methods for use on broad families of stochastic and robust optimization problems in order to yield tractable approaches for large-scale real world application. We introduce a new type of a ...
  • Kang, Laura Sumi, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    We present a methodology for deriving robust airline schedules that are not vulnerable to disruptions caused by bad weather. In this methodology, the existing schedule is partitioned into independent sub-schedules or layers ...
  • Hanley, Zebulon James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis expands on models that predict delays within the National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States. We propose a new method to predict the expected behavior of the NAS throughout the course of an entire day ...
  • Wang, Hai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The Last Mile Problem refers to the provision of travel service from the nearest public transportation node to a home or office. Last Mile Transportation Systems (LMTS) are critical extensions to traditional public transit ...
  • Krishnan, Niranjan, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Rajagopalan, Shreevatsa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The question of computing average of numbers present at nodes in a network in a distributed manner using gossip or message-passing algorithms has been of great recent interest across disciplines -- algorithms, control and ...
  • Wang, He, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    With the advances in information technology and the increased availability of data, new approaches that integrate learning and decision making have emerged in operations management. The learning-and-optimizing approaches ...
  • Williams, Gareth Pierce (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Planning and controlling production in a large make-to-order manufacturing network poses complex and costly operational problems. As customers continually submit customized orders, a centralized decision-maker must quickly ...
  • Martin, Kiel M. (Kiel Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we analyze intratheater airlift operations, and propose methods to improve the planning process. The United States Air Mobility Command is responsible for the air component of the world wide U.S. military ...
  • Schonfeld, Daniel (Daniel Ryan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Despite groundbreaking technology and revised operating procedures designed to improve the safety of air travel, numerous aviation accidents still occur every year. According to a recent report by the FAA's Aviation Weather ...
  • Adida, Elodie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Recently, revenue management has become popular in many industries such as the airline, the supply chain, and the transportation industry. Decision makers realize that even small improvements in their operations can have ...
  • Simon, Carine (Carine Anne Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we focus on oligopolistic markets for a single perishable product, where firms compete by setting prices (Bertrand competition) or by allocating quantities (Cournot competition) dynamically over a finite ...
  • Amonlirdviman, Kevin, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis presents a Markov chain model of the transmission of financial crises. Using bilateral trade data and a measure of exchange market pressure, it develops a method to determine a set of transition probabilities ...
  • Remorov, Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The problem of investing over time remains an important open question, considering the recent large moves in the markets, such as the Financial Crisis of 2008, the subsequent rally in equities, and the decline in commodities ...
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