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  • Shum, Wanhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the past decade, we have seen significant increase in the level of outsourcing in many industries. This increase in the level of outsourcing increases the importance of implementing effective contracts in supply chains. ...
  • Wei, Yehua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The long chain has been an important concept in the design of flexible processes. This design concept, as well as other sparse flexibility structures, have been applied by the automotive and other industries as a way to ...
  • Hall, William D. (William David), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Figueroa Rodriguez, Cristian Ricardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the first part of this thesis, the objective is to identify optimal bidding strategies in the wholesale electricity market. We consider asymmetric producers submitting bids to a system operator. The system operator ...
  • Haugh, Martin B. (Martin Brendan), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis consists of three essays that apply techniques of operations research to problems in financial engineering. In particular, we study problems in portfolio optimization and options pricing. The first essay is ...
  • Lu, Ye, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In a multi-product market, if one product stocks out, consumers may substitute to competing products. In this thesis, we use an axiomatic approach to characterize a price-dependent demand substitution rule, and provide a ...
  • Goundan, Pranava Raja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    (cont.) In the second part of the thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of simple, possibly non-coordinating contracts in a single-supplier, multi-retailer supply chain where retailers make both pricing and inventory ...
  • Taylor, Jonathan David, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Zaretsky, M. (Marina) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In the first part of the thesis we combine ideas from cutting plane and interior point methods to solve variational inequality problems efficiently. In particular, we introduce "smarter" cuts into two general methods for ...
  • Trichakis, Nikolaos K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis deals with two basic issues in resource allocation problems. The first issue pertains to how one approaches the problem of designing the "right" objective for a given resource allocation problem. The notion of ...
  • Chhaochhria, Pallav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Our work is motivated by real-world planning challenges faced by a manufacturer of industrial products. In the first part of the thesis, we study a multi-product serial-flow production line that operates in a low-volume, ...
  • Kaminski, Kathryn Margaret (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Investors commonly use stopping rules to help them get in and out of their investment positions. Despite their widespread use and support from behavioral finance, there has been little discussion of their impact on portfolio ...
  • Dunkel, Juliane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, we examine theoretical aspects of the Gomory-Chvátal closure of polyhedra. A Gomory-Chvátal cutting plane for a polyhedron P is derived from any rational inequality that is valid for P by shifting the ...
  • Von Nordenflycht, Andrew Gustaf, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Theorists suggest the rising value of human capital will mean greater participation by employees in the ownership and governance of firms. This thesis explores aspects of these claims by analyzing the competitive effects ...
  • Ruark, John Douglas, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Yee, Michael, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Human decision making is a topic of great interest to marketers, psychologists, economists, and others. People are often modeled as rational utility maximizers with unlimited mental resources. However, due to the structure ...
  • Roels, Guillaume (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis investigates the impact of lack of information and decentralization of decision-making on the performance of inventory, supply chain, and transportation systems. In the first part of the thesis, we study two ...
  • 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 ...
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