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  • Shioda, Romy, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    While continuous optimization methods have been widely used in statistics and data mining over the last thirty years, integer optimization has had very limited impact in statistical computation. Thus, our objective is to ...
  • Chang, Allison An (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this thesis, we propose new mixed integer optimization (MIO) methods to ad- dress problems in machine learning. The first part develops methods for supervised bipartite ranking, which arises in prioritization tasks in ...
  • Hawkins, Jeffrey Thomas, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    We present a Lagrangian based approach to decoupling weakly coupled dynamic optimization problems for both finite and infinite horizon problems. The main contributions of this dissertation are: (i) We develop methods for ...
  • Chiraphadhanakul, Virot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Public transportation is undeniably an effective way to move a large number of people in a city. Its ineffectiveness, such as long travel times, poor coverage, and lack of direct services, however, makes it unappealing to ...
  • Goldberg, David Alan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Parallel server queues are a family of stochastic models useful in a variety of applications, including service systems and telecommunication networks. A particular application that has received considerable attention in ...
  • Craft David (David Loren), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) Extensions to the core TOTEM model include a demand charge model, used for making daily optimal control decisions when the electric bill includes a charge based on the monthly maximum power draw. The problem of ...
  • Acimovic, Jason Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    As online retailing - or e-tailing - continues to grow as more and more customers buy physical goods on the internet, finding ways to reduce the cost and environmental impact of outbound shipping in this sector will become ...
  • Zarybnisky, Eric J. (Eric Jack), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Maintenance scheduling is an integral part of many complex systems. For instance, without effective maintenance scheduling, the combined effects of preventative and corrective maintenance can have severe impacts on the ...
  • Chandler, Lincoln J., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    For many decades, the American educational system has yielded significant differences in achievement among students in different racial groups, a phenomenon commonly known as the "Achievement Gap". Despite the volume of ...
  • Harsha, Pavithra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Efficient allocation of scarce resources in networks is an important problem worldwide. In this thesis, we focus on resource allocation problems in a network of congested airports. The increasing demand for access to the ...
  • Nigmatulina, Karima Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    After reviewing prevalent approaches to the modeling pandemic influenza transmission, we present a simple distributional model that captures the most significant population attributes that alter the dynamics of the outbreak. ...
  • Teytelman, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In an event of a pandemic influenza outbreak such as the great "Spanish Flu" of 1918 and the more recent 2009-2010 H1N1 "Swine Flu" scare, pharmaceutical as well as non-pharmaceutical resources are limited in availability ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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