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  • 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)
  • Shum, Wanhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the past decade, we have seen significant increase in the level of outsourcing in many industries. This increase in the level of outsourcing increases the importance of implementing effective contracts in supply chains. ...
  • Wei, Yehua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The long chain has been an important concept in the design of flexible processes. This design concept, as well as other sparse flexibility structures, have been applied by the automotive and other industries as a way to ...
  • Hall, William D. (William David), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    This thesis proposes methods of allocating airport capacity to the users of the National Airspace System (NAS) during periods in which demand for the resources exceeds capacity. A metric by which the proposed methods are ...
  • Figueroa Rodriguez, Cristian Ricardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the first part of this thesis, the objective is to identify optimal bidding strategies in the wholesale electricity market. We consider asymmetric producers submitting bids to a system operator. The system operator ...
  • Haugh, Martin B. (Martin Brendan), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis consists of three essays that apply techniques of operations research to problems in financial engineering. In particular, we study problems in portfolio optimization and options pricing. The first essay is ...
  • Lu, Ye, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In a multi-product market, if one product stocks out, consumers may substitute to competing products. In this thesis, we use an axiomatic approach to characterize a price-dependent demand substitution rule, and provide a ...
  • Goundan, Pranava Raja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    (cont.) In the second part of the thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of simple, possibly non-coordinating contracts in a single-supplier, multi-retailer supply chain where retailers make both pricing and inventory ...
  • Taylor, Jonathan David, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Survivorship bias influences statistical inference in Finance. Through a series of Monte Carlo simulations in the style of Brown, Goetzmann, Ibbotson, and Ross {1992), we study the sampling distribution of the mean return, ...
  • Zaretsky, M. (Marina) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In the first part of the thesis we combine ideas from cutting plane and interior point methods to solve variational inequality problems efficiently. In particular, we introduce "smarter" cuts into two general methods for ...
  • Kim, Louis Y. (Louis Yongchul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak, such as the 2009-2010 H1N1 "Swine Flu" episode, it is crucial to effectively allocate limited resources in order to minimize the casualties. Design of effective resource ...
  • El Alj, Yasmine, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
  • Guo, Jingqiang Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The growth of Low Fare Carriers (LFCs) has encouraged many airlines to remove fare restrictions (such as advance purchase requirements and Saturday-night stays) on many of their fare class products, leading to the ...
  • Guo, Kenrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we examine some puzzles in finance from an evolutionary perspective. We first provide a literature review of evolutionary psychology, and discuss three main findings; the frequentist hypothesis, applications ...
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