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  • 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 ...
  • Gallien, Jérémie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis describes two applications of Operations Research to the field of industrial procurement, addressing problems encountered in supplier selection and supplier control, respectively. The first part addresses the ...
  • Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, have become a familiar and lethal part of contemporary military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, producing more casualties than any other weapons system. One reason for their success ...
  • Hung, Benjamin W. K. (Benjamin Wei Kit) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This work considers the nonlethal targeting assignment problem in counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, the problem of deciding on the people whom US forces should engage through outreach, negotiations, meetings, and other ...
  • Tardy, Raphaël, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Major package delivery companies employ hundreds of thousands of people, generate billions of dollars in revenues and operate very large fleets of ground vehicles ranging from custom- built package cars to large tractors ...
  • Galle, Virgile (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Container terminals, where containers are transferred between different modes of transportation both on the seaside and landside, are crucial links in intercontinental supply chains. The rapid growth of container shipping ...
  • Pfeil, Diana Michalek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Convective weather is responsible for large delays and widespread disruptions in the U.S. National Airspace System, especially during summer. Although Air Traffic Flow Management algorithms exist to schedule and route ...
  • Wu, Joseph T. (Joseph Tszkei), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for making annual vaccine strains recommendation to countries around the globe. However, various studies have found that the WHO vaccine selection strategy has not been ...
  • Herrling, Austin Donald, First Lieutenant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    In this thesis, we explore wire routing strategies for new paradigms in chip design. Where current chip design techniques involve multi-layered techniques to prevent wire crossings and electrical interference, we work with ...
  • Borjian Boroujeni, Setareh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    With the continuous growth in international container shipping, many container terminals in maritime ports face congestion, particularly during peak hours of service, and when there is limited space in the storage area. ...
  • Doan, Xuan Vinh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    We study the problem of moments and present two diverse applications that apply both the hierarchy of moment relaxation and the moment duality theory. We then propose a moment-based uncertainty model for stochastic ...
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