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  • 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 ...
  • Elmachtoub, Adam Nabil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    First, we describe a general framework called online customer selection that describes natural settings where suppliers must actively select which customer requests to serve. Unlike traditional revenue management models ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zhu, Zhe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents new statistical techniques for designing future generation retirement and insurance solutions. It addresses two major challenges for retirement and insurance products: asset allocation and policyholder ...
  • 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 ...
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