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  • Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis presents and evaluates methods for searching and analyzing social media data in order to improve situational awareness. We begin by proposing a method for network vertex search that looks for the target vertex ...
  • Fagnan, David Erik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Financing drug development has a particular set of challenges including long development times, high chance of failure, significant market valuation uncertainty, and high costs of development. The earliest stages of ...
  • Silberholz, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Cancer is a leading cause of death both in the United States and worldwide. In this thesis we use machine learning and optimization to identify effective treatments for advanced cancers and to identify effective screening ...
  • Johnson, Kris (Kris Dianne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Online markets are becoming increasingly important in today's world as more people gain access to the internet. Furthermore, the explosion of data that is collected via these online markets provides us with new opportunities ...
  • Harris, William Ray (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers the problem of detecting anomalies in performance data for unmanned underwater vehicles(UUVs). UUVs collect a tremendous amount of data, which operators are required to analyze between missions to ...
  • Sahyoun, Alexandre Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the face of large increases in the number of passengers and flights, busy airports worldwide have been trying to optimize operating efficiency and throughput and minimize congestion on a daily basis. In the case of ...
  • Zhou, Xinfeng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Many strategies for asset allocation involve the computation of expected returns and the covariance or correlation matrix of financial instruments returns. How much of each instrument to own is determined by an attempt to ...
  • Bisias, Dimitrios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis revolves around applications of optimal portfolio theory. In the first essay, we study the optimal portfolio allocation among convergence trades and mean reversion trading strategies for a risk averse investor ...
  • Popescu, Ioana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Rikun, Alexander Anatolyevich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis investigates the application of robust optimization in the performance analysis of queueing and inventory systems. In the first part of the thesis, we propose a new approach for performance analysis of queueing ...
  • Demir, Ramazan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    We develop Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) methods to integer programming problems. We describe and investigate parametric, nonparametric and base-heuristic learning approaches to approximate the value function in ...
  • Wang, Hai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The Last Mile Problem (LMP) refers to the provision of travel service from the nearest public transportation node to a home or office. We study the supply side of this problem in a stochastic setting, with batch demands ...
  • Correa, José Rafael, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In this thesis we consider three combinatorial optimization problems. Specifically, we study packing and scheduling questions of relevance in several areas of operations research, including interconnection networks and ...
  • Herold, Thomas Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Recent decades have seen the development of more advanced sensor and communication systems, with the future certainly holding more innovation in these areas. However, current operations involve "stovepipe" systems in which ...
  • Frumin, Michael S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The broad goal of this thesis is to demonstrate the potential positive impacts of applying automatic data to the management and tactical planning of a modern urban railway. Tactical planning is taken here to mean the set ...
  • Bradwick, Matthew E. (Matthew Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis considers approaches to influencing population opinions during counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan. A discrete time, agent-based threshold model is developed to analyze the propagation of beliefs in the ...
  • Gupta, Shobhit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Buyout options allow bidders to instantly purchase at a specified price an item listed for sale through an online auction. A temporary buyout option disappears once a regular bid above the reserve price is made, while a ...
  • Sivaraman, Raghavendran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We study three capacity expansion problems in contemporary long distance telecommunication networks. The first two problems, motivated by a major long distance provider, address capacity expansion in national hybrid long ...
  • Chaiwanon, Wongsakorn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Poor management of the patient flow in intensive care units (ICUs) causes service rejections and presents significant challenges from the standpoint of capacity planning and management in ICUs. This thesis reports on the ...
  • Fearing, Douglas (Douglas Stephen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, we develop multi-resource integer optimization formulations for coordinating Traffic Flow Management (TFM) programs with equity considerations. Our multi-resource approaches ignore aircraft connectivity ...
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