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  • Meyers, Carol, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    (cont.) We first address the complexity of finding an optimal minimum cost solution to a congestion game. We consider both network and general congestion games, and we examine several variants of the problem concerning the ...
  • Zhuo, Ying Daisy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Recent advances in machine learning and optimization hold much promise for influencing real-world decision making, especially in areas such as health care where abundant data are increasingly being collected. However, ...
  • Thraves Cortés-Monroy, Charles Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Revenue Management (RM) is an area with important advances in theory and practice in the last thirty years. This thesis presents three different new applications in RM with a focus on: the firms' perspective, the government's ...
  • Elmachtoub, Adam Nabil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    First, we describe a general framework called online customer selection that describes natural settings where suppliers must actively select which customer requests to serve. Unlike traditional revenue management models ...
  • Achy-Brou, Aristide C. E., 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    We consider a single product multistage serial inventory system with several installations, say N - I, ... , l. Installation N - I intakes exogenous supply of a single commodity. For i E {I, ... N - 2}, installation i is ...
  • Ergun, Özlem, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    A practical approach for solving computationally intractable problems is to employ heuristic (approximation) algorithms that can find nearly optimal solutions within a reasonable amount of computational time. An improvement ...
  • Menjoge, Rajiv (Rajiv Shailendra) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis presents new methods for exploring data using visualization techniques. The first part of the thesis develops a procedure for visualizing the sampling variability of a plot. The motivation behind this development ...
  • Zhu, Zhe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents new statistical techniques for designing future generation retirement and insurance solutions. It addresses two major challenges for retirement and insurance products: asset allocation and policyholder ...
  • Shah, Premal (Premal Y.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    We consider in this thesis the problem of pricing American Put Options in a model-free framework where we do not make any assumptions about the price dynamics of the underlying except those implied by the no-arbitrage ...
  • Teo, Kwong Meng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We propose a novel robust optimization technique, which is applicable to nonconvex and simulation-based problems. Robust optimization finds decisions with the best worst-case performance under uncertainty. If constraints ...
  • Wagner, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis we study online optimization problems in routing and scheduling. An online problem is one where the problem instance is revealed incrementally. Decisions can (and sometimes must) be made before all information ...
  • Lu, Xin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we study online optimization problems in routing and allocation applications. Online problems are problems where information is revealed incrementally, and decisions must be made before all information is ...
  • Pixton, Clark (Clark Charles) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    We study multi-product revenue management problems, focusing on the role of uncertainty in both the seller and the customer decision processes. We begin by considering a logit model framework for personalized revenue ...
  • Negron, Blair Ellen Leake (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Unmanned aerial vehicles are being incorporated in an increasing variety of operations. To take full advantage of the vehicles, the plans for the operations should integrate each vehicle's capabilities when planning the ...
  • Martonosi, Susan Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, aviation security policy has remained a focus of national attention. We develop mathematical models to address some prominent problems in aviation security. We explore ...
  • Fontana, Matthew William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    There are many benefits of owning a battery electric vehicle, including zero tailpipe emissions, potential independence from oil, lower fuel costs, and the option to recharge the battery at home. However, a significant ...
  • Cho, Philip Y (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The effective scheduling of fighter aircraft maintenance in the Air Force is crucial to overall mission accomplishment. An effective maintenance scheduling policy maximizes the use of maintenance resources and aircraft ...
  • Dunn, Jack William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    For the past 30 years, decision tree methods have been one of the most widely-used approaches in machine learning across industry and academia, due in large part to their interpretability. However, this interpretability ...
  • Lin, Maokai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis discusses optimization problems and equilibrium in networks. There are three major parts of the thesis. In the first part, we discuss optimization in dynamic networks. We focus on two fundamental optimization ...
  • DeGregory, Keith W. (Keith William) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    More than four years after the end of major combat operations in the 2003 Iraq War, the United States military continues to sustain casualties at rates higher than those during the ground campaign. Combat service support ...
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