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  • Amonlirdviman, Kevin, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis presents a Markov chain model of the transmission of financial crises. Using bilateral trade data and a measure of exchange market pressure, it develops a method to determine a set of transition probabilities ...
  • Kim, Louis Y. (Louis Yongchul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak, such as the 2009-2010 H1N1 "Swine Flu" episode, it is crucial to effectively allocate limited resources in order to minimize the casualties. Design of effective resource ...
  • El Alj, Yasmine, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Most air traffic delay measures assess delays relative to schedule. Over the past decades, however, airline schedules have been adjusted to take into account airspace congestion and yield better on-time performance. In ...
  • Guo, Jingqiang Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The growth of Low Fare Carriers (LFCs) has encouraged many airlines to remove fare restrictions (such as advance purchase requirements and Saturday-night stays) on many of their fare class products, leading to the ...
  • Guo, Kenrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we examine some puzzles in finance from an evolutionary perspective. We first provide a literature review of evolutionary psychology, and discuss three main findings; the frequentist hypothesis, applications ...
  • Rhee, Donguk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    A fully polynomial time approximation scheme (FPTAS) is an algorithm that returns ... -optimal solution to a maximization problem of size n, which runs in polynomial time in both ... We develop faster FPTASs for several ...
  • Howard, Nicholas J. (Nicholas Jacob) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis considers the problem of optimally influencing social networks in Afghanistan as part of ongoing counterinsurgency efforts. The social network is analyzed using a discrete time agent based model. Each agent has ...
  • Mostagir, Mohamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is divided into two parts sharing the common theme of fully polynomial time approximation schemes. In the first part, we introduce a generic approach for devising fully polynomial time approximation schemes for ...
  • Gaudet, Megan Brett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The purpose of this thesis is to explore various harmonization scenarios for North Atlantic en route user charges. The current charging system involves eight countries, each with their own method for computing user charges. ...
  • Malasky, Jeremy S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Numerous complex real-world applications are either theoretically intractable or unable to be solved in a practical amount of time. Researchers and practitioners are forced to implement heuristics in solving such problems ...
  • Yamanaka, Shiro, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The purpose of this thesis is to estimate the impact of infrastructure-related add-on taxes and fees on the direct cost of air travel in the United States and the European Union. Its scope includes domestic travel in the ...
  • Bunting, Zachary S. (Zachary Shane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    We investigate two distinct problems in military radio networking. In the first problem, we study a mobile airborne multi-hop wireless network. The mobility of the nodes leads to dynamic link capacities requiring changes ...
  • Lohatepanont, Manoj, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Webb, Matthew Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Combining social media posts with known user locations can lead to unique insights with applications ranging from tracking diffusion of sentiment to earthquake detection. One approach used to determine a user's home location ...
  • Rajagopalan, Krishnan, S.M. Sloan School of Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    An agent wants to form a connection with a predetermined set of target users over social media. Because forming a connection is known as "following" in social networks such as Twitter, we refer to this as the follow-back ...
  • Hickman, Randal E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Autonomous vehicles often operate in environments with imperfect information. This thesis addresses the case of a system of autonomous vehicles and sensors attempting to intercept a moving object of interest that arrives ...
  • Saroufim, Carl Elie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In the context of a world flooded with data, the Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding. This thesis considers the problem of applying IoT technology to the reduction of costs in the iron ore mining industry, to compensate ...
  • Varol, Nebibe, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Most of the logistics systems involve a multi-level distribution system structure due to value added by a multi-level configuration. Interactions of these levels, i.e. echelons, should be considered while making strategic ...
  • Chhaochhria, Pallav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A large online retailer strategically stocks inventory for SKUs with low demand. The motivations are to provide a wide range of selections and faster customer fulfillment service. We assume the online retailer has the ...
  • Ye, Kelly (Kelly Yunqing) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    We consider the joint pricing and inventory decision problem for a single retailer who orders, stocks and sells multiple products. The products are competitive in nature, e.g., these maybe similar products from multiple ...
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