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  • Sood, Anshul, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Pricing of a perishable product over a multi-period time horizon is a challenging problem under an oligopolistic market framework. We propose and study a model for multi-period pricing in an oligopolistic market for a ...
  • Barth, Christopher D. (Christopher Daniel), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Weber, Theophane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We study the transient dynamics of a partially observed, infinite server queue fed with a Poisson arrival process whose controlled rate is changed at discrete points in time. More specifically, we define a state that ...
  • Sun, Peng, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The catalog industry is a large and important industry in the US economy. One of the most important and challenging business decisions in the industry is to decide who should receive catalogs, due to the significant mailing ...
  • Wroten, Matthew Christian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Planners of military air and space operations in a battlefield environment seek to allocate resources against targets in a way that best achieves the objectives of the commander. In future conflicts, the presence of new ...
  • Robinson, Eric John, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    collect information. This may include taking pictures of the ground, gathering infrared photos, taking atmospheric pressure measurements, or any conceivable form of data collection. Often these separate organizations have ...
  • Chen, Xin, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Traditional inventory models focus on effective replenishment strategies and typically assume that a commodity's price is exogenously determined. In recent years, however, a number of industries have used innovative pricing ...
  • Weber, Theophane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Many models of optimization, statistics, social organizations and machine learning capture local dependencies by means of a network that describes the interconnections and interactions of different components. However, in ...
  • Sursock, Jean-Paul, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    We review and extend two important empirical financial studies: Fama and MacBeth [1973] and Fama and French [1992]. Fama and MacBeth [1973] sort stocks on the New York Stock Exchange into 20 portfolios based on their market ...
  • Bjarnadóttir, Margrét Vilborg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Large population health insurance claims databases together with operations research and data mining methods have the potential of significantly impacting health care management. In this thesis we research how claims data ...
  • Gupta, Vishal, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The last decade has seen an explosion in the availability of data. In this thesis, we propose new techniques to leverage these data to tractably model uncertainty and behavior. Specifically, this thesis consists of three ...
  • Uichanco, Joline Ann Villaranda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we study data-driven decision making in operation management contexts, with a focus on both theoretical and practical aspects. The first part of the thesis analyzes the well-known newsvendor model but under ...
  • Le Guen, Thibault (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis, we develop a pricing strategy that enables a firm to learn the behavior of its customers as well as optimize its profit in a monopolistic setting. The single product case as well as the multi product case ...
  • Snyder, Ashley M. (Ashley Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Data mining is a versatile and expanding field of study. We show the applications and uses of a variety of techniques in two very different realms: Emergency department (ED) length of stay prediction and visual analytics. ...
  • Flietstra, Bryan C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Variations in training and individual doctor's listening skills make diagnosing a patient via stethoscope based auscultation problematic. Doctors have now turned to more advanced devices such as x-rays and computed tomography ...
  • Chandler, Lincoln J., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Given the desire to create interactive websites that effectively engage and instruct medical professionals, an alternative model for online case studies was developed. The resulting application presents the user with a ...
  • Becker, Adrian Bernard Druke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    We propose new decomposition methods for use on broad families of stochastic and robust optimization problems in order to yield tractable approaches for large-scale real world application. We introduce a new type of a ...
  • Kang, Laura Sumi, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    We present a methodology for deriving robust airline schedules that are not vulnerable to disruptions caused by bad weather. In this methodology, the existing schedule is partitioned into independent sub-schedules or layers ...
  • Hanley, Zebulon James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis expands on models that predict delays within the National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States. We propose a new method to predict the expected behavior of the NAS throughout the course of an entire day ...
  • Wang, Hai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The Last Mile Problem refers to the provision of travel service from the nearest public transportation node to a home or office. Last Mile Transportation Systems (LMTS) are critical extensions to traditional public transit ...
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