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  • Sivaraman, Raghavendran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We study three capacity expansion problems in contemporary long distance telecommunication networks. The first two problems, motivated by a major long distance provider, address capacity expansion in national hybrid long ...
  • Chaiwanon, Wongsakorn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Poor management of the patient flow in intensive care units (ICUs) causes service rejections and presents significant challenges from the standpoint of capacity planning and management in ICUs. This thesis reports on the ...
  • Fearing, Douglas (Douglas Stephen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, we develop multi-resource integer optimization formulations for coordinating Traffic Flow Management (TFM) programs with equity considerations. Our multi-resource approaches ignore aircraft connectivity ...
  • Stratila, Dan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In the first part, we study the problem of minimizing a separable concave function over a polyhedron. We assume the concave functions are nonnegative nondecreasing on R+, and the polyhedron is in RI' (these assumptions can ...
  • Kluberg, Lionel J. (Lionel Jonathan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The thesis investigates the costs and benefits of free competition as opposed to central regulation to coordinate the incentives of various participants in a market. The overarching goal of the thesis is to decide whether ...
  • Sood, Anshul, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Pricing of a perishable product over a multi-period time horizon is a challenging problem under an oligopolistic market framework. We propose and study a model for multi-period pricing in an oligopolistic market for a ...
  • Barth, Christopher D. (Christopher Daniel), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Weber, Theophane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We study the transient dynamics of a partially observed, infinite server queue fed with a Poisson arrival process whose controlled rate is changed at discrete points in time. More specifically, we define a state that ...
  • Sun, Peng, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The catalog industry is a large and important industry in the US economy. One of the most important and challenging business decisions in the industry is to decide who should receive catalogs, due to the significant mailing ...
  • Wroten, Matthew Christian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Planners of military air and space operations in a battlefield environment seek to allocate resources against targets in a way that best achieves the objectives of the commander. In future conflicts, the presence of new ...
  • Robinson, Eric John, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    collect information. This may include taking pictures of the ground, gathering infrared photos, taking atmospheric pressure measurements, or any conceivable form of data collection. Often these separate organizations have ...
  • Chen, Xin, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Traditional inventory models focus on effective replenishment strategies and typically assume that a commodity's price is exogenously determined. In recent years, however, a number of industries have used innovative pricing ...
  • Weber, Theophane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Many models of optimization, statistics, social organizations and machine learning capture local dependencies by means of a network that describes the interconnections and interactions of different components. However, in ...
  • Sursock, Jean-Paul, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Bjarnadóttir, Margrét Vilborg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Large population health insurance claims databases together with operations research and data mining methods have the potential of significantly impacting health care management. In this thesis we research how claims data ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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