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  • Cohen, Jonathan E. W. (Jonathan Ephraim Weis), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    In this thesis, we considered the costs and benefits of implementing Positive Passenger Bag Match (PPBM) - an anti-terrorist measure to keep bombs out of checked luggage - on US domestic passenger flights. We constructed ...
  • Sethuraman, Jayachandran, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Stier Moses, Nicolás E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    A common assumption in network optimization models is that a central authority controls the whole system. However, in some applications there are independent users, and assuming that they will follow directions given by ...
  • Lobel, Ilan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis studies the learning problem of a set of agents connected via a general social network. We address the question of how dispersed information spreads in social networks and whether the information is efficiently ...
  • Dedieu, Antoine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    In this thesis, we study the computational and statistical aspects of several sparse models when the number of samples and/or features is large. We propose new statistical estimators and build new computational algorithms ...
  • Copenhaver, Martin Steven (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Two principles at the forefront of modern machine learning and statistics are sparse modeling and robustness. Sparse modeling enables the construction of simpler statistical models, with examples including the Lasso and ...
  • Letham, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Data and predictive modeling are an increasingly important part of decision making. Here we present advances in several areas of statistical learning that are important for gaining insight from large amounts of data, and ...
  • Boyer, Christopher A. (Christopher Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The emergence of less restricted fare structures in the airline industry reduced the capability of airlines to segment demand through restrictions such as Saturday night minimum stay, advance purchase, non-refundability, ...
  • Youssef, Nataly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    To evaluate the performance and optimize systems under uncertainty, two main avenues have been suggested in the literature: stochastic analysis and optimization describing the uncertainty probabilistically and robust ...
  • Anderson, Ross Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis considers problems in two areas in the healthcare operations: Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) and scheduling medical residents in hospitals. In both areas, we explore the implications of policy change through high ...
  • Bimpikis, Kostas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis studies optimal stopping problems for strategic agents in the context of two economic applications: experimentation in a competitive market and information exchange in social networks. The economic agents (firms ...
  • Nogueira, Alexandre Belloni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Convexity has played a major role in a variety of fields over the past decades. Nevertheless, the convexity assumption continues to reveal new theoretical paradigms and applications. This dissertation explores convexity ...
  • Mamani, Hamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Annual influenza outbreaks incur great expenses in both human and monetary terms, and billions of dollars are being allocated for influenza pandemic preparedness in an attempt to avert even greater potential losses. ...
  • Wike, Carl E., 1948- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Jeffreys, Christopher G. (Christopher Grey), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Stem (cell research is one of the most promising and cutting-edge fields i the miedical sciences. It is believed that this innovative research will lead to life-saving treatments in the coming years. As part of their work, ...
  • Parandehgheibi, Marzieh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We consider the problem of protection in multilayer networks. In single-layer net- works, a pair of disjoint paths can be used to provide protection for a source-destination pair. However, this approach cannot be directly ...
  • Alighanbari, Mehdi, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    For many vehicles, obstacles, and targets, coordination of a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is a very complicated optimization problem, and the computation time typically increases very rapidly with the problem ...
  • Lee, Peter Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Substantial progress has been made in the estimation of sparse high dimensional precision matrices from scant datasets. This is important because precision matrices underpin common tasks such as regression, discriminant ...
  • Leung, Ngai-Hang Zachary (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The thesis applies optimization theory to three problems in operations management. In the first part of the thesis, we investigate the impact of inventory control on the availability of drugs to patients at public health ...
  • Bompadre, Agustín (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis we study different combinatorial optimization problems. These problems arise in many practical settings where there is a need for finding good solutions fast. The first class of problems we study are vehicle ...
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