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  • 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 ...
  • Gallien, Jérémie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chan, Timothy Ching-Yee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the context of patient care for life-threatening illnesses, the presence of uncertainty may compromise the quality of a treatment. In this thesis, we investigate robust approaches to managing uncertainty in radiation ...
  • Sokol, Joel Scott, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Lesnaia, Ekaterina. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The amount of safety stock to hold at each stage in a supply chain is an important problem for a manufacturing company that faces uncertain demand and needs to provide a high level of service to its customers. The amount ...
  • Xu, Ping Josephine, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We present three problems motivated by order fulfillment in online retailing. First, we focus on one warehouse or fulfillment center. To optimize the storage space and labor, an e-tailer splits the warehouse into two regions ...
  • O'Hair, Allison Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we present a system to make personalized lifestyle and health decisions for diabetes management, as well as for general health and diet management. In particular, we address the following components of the ...
  • Lauprête, Geoffrey J. (Geoffrey Jean), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis revisits the portfolio selection problem in cases where returns cannot be modeled as Gaussian. The emphasis is on the development of financially intuitive and statistically sound approaches to portfolio risk ...
  • Martínez-de-Albéniz, Victor, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Traditionally, industrial buyers have focused on long-term contracts for many of their purchasing needs. Recently, however, some high-tech manufacturers have started looking at more flexible contracts for non-strategic ...
  • Sun, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis studies the price of anarchy in supply chains, congested systems and joint ventures. It consists of three main parts. In the first part, we investigate the impact of imperfect competition with nonlinear demand. ...
  • Lobel, Ruben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis addresses three issues faced by firms and policy-makers when deciding how to price products and properly incentivize consumers. In the first part of the thesis, we focus on a firm attempting to dynamically ...
  • Shi, Cong, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Many if not most of the core problems studied in operations management fall into the category of multi-stage stochastic optimization models, whereby one considers multiple, often correlated decisions to optimize a particular ...
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