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  • Larson, Richard Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-08)
    The emergence of influenza with virulence comparable to the famous 1918-1919 “Spanish Flu” has the potential to kill hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Should we find ourselves being forced to ‘live with the flu,’ ...
  • Kishimoto, Paul N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Vehicle sales and road travel volume in China have grown rapidly in recent years, and with them energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Aviation and rail travel have also grown, while ceding a large ...
  • Madero, Alvaro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Today's industry, government, and critical infrastructure are dependent on software systems. In their absence, our modern world would come to a stop. Given our dependence, the mounting cyber threat is of critical concern. ...
  • Wehby, Richard George, 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis is part of a larger body of research being undertaken by Dr. Fiona Murray and colleagues examining value creation and sharing between and among the three principal players in the commercialization of academic ...
  • Narain, Mudit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    India is the world's second most populous country with a rapidly growing economy and increasing emissions. With the imminent threat of anthropogenic climate change in the coming decades, helping to control India's emissions ...
  • Connolly, Jeremiah; Levy, Romain; Lindsey, Johnathan; Maro, Judith; Martin, Juan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-01)
    In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) [1], largely in response to voting irregularities in the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Congress intended that HAVA resolve the lingering public confidence ...
  • Eppinger, Steven D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
    Development of complex products and large systems is a highly interactive social process involving hundreds of people designing thousands of interrelated components and making millions of coupled decisions. Nevertheless, ...
  • Stalder, Carrie L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Boston, specifically Kendall Square, has a high concentration of technology startups. This concentration provides the opportunity to study the connection between the founding conditions and the outcome of the entrepreneurial ...
  • Daniele Primavera; Shi, Hang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis investigates the utility of using retailer point of sales (POS) data in the production planning process of a consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing company. The quantitative measurements of utility include ...
  • Utter, Darlene Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The United States aerospace and defense budgets are shrinking, resources are scarce and requirements are more demanding: aerospace and defense enterprises are expected to deliver a more capable product in less time and ...
  • Lyan, Dmitriy Eduard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related behavioral health conditions among active duty service members and their families has grown over 100% in the past six years and are now estimated ...
  • Hesen, Anneloes, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis anticipates the need for structural change within public transportation systems and the need for clear goals and indicators relating to structural reform to provide real time course correction and periodic ...
  • Marcil, Thomas Henry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis considers ways in which humanitarian organizations can evaluate their performance internally, signal their performance to others, and what this might mean for the humanitarian relief community as a whole. Part ...
  • Hwang, David Delchi, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis proposes a methodology to create an effective performance measurement system for an interconnected organization. The performance measurement system is composed of three components: a metrics set, a metrics ...
  • Chang, Michael Tse-Gene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Light-duty vehicle transportation accounted for 17.2% of US greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 [95]. An important strategy for reducing CO₂ emissions emitted by light-duty vehicles is to reduce per-mile CO₂ emissions. While ...
  • Tantsuyev, Andriy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis is a normative work aimed at identifying locations in Russia with high, medium and unclear potentials for logistics cluster development. As a framework this work uses four different models of logistics clusters: ...
  • Torres-Padilla, Juan Pablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis focuses on Space Communications and combines engineering, economics, market, and policy analyses to identify challenges and opportunities in the industry that are beyond the scope of any one isolated discipline. ...
  • Singh, Mahender Pal, 1965- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This study explores the current supply chain trends in the pharmaceutical industry. The main objective of the study is to characterize the pharmaceutical industry and identify excellent supply chain practices. Indeed, the ...
  • Riechel, Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis addresses the question of how to optimize a distribution network when the supply chain has undergone an incremental change. A case study is presented for Company A, a major global biotechnology company that ...
  • Colatat, Phech C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The photovoltaics industry has been growing at extraordinary rates over the past ten years as a result of increased government support for the technology. Yet supporting the technology is expensive and there is uncertainty ...
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