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  • Limpaitoon, Tanachai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis we consider a multi-period truckload pick-up and delivery problem dealing with real-time requests over a finite time horizon. We introduce the notion of postponement of requests, whereby the company can ...
  • Scully, Timothy (Timothy Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    End-stage liver disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and the only viable treatment is liver transplantation. Since the quality of a donor liver decreases with transportation time, United ...
  • King, Angela, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the last twenty-five years (1990-2014), algorithmic advances in integer optimization combined with hardware improvements have resulted in an astonishing 200 billion factor speedup in solving mixed integer optimization ...
  • Mariadassou, Shwetha Paramananda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    We build on existing operations and marketing research focusing on the effect of information transparency on consumers by studying how transparency into the levels and changes of relative sustainability performance affects ...
  • Tziligakis, Constantine Nikolaos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Zhong, Yuan, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis addresses the design and analysis of resource allocation policies in largescale stochastic systems, motivated by examples such as the Internet, cloud facilities, wireless networks, etc. A canonical framework ...
  • Shioda, Romy, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    We develop two classes of optimization models in order to maximize revenue in a restaurant, while controlling average waiting time as well as perceived fairness, that may violate the first-come-first-serve (FCFS) rule. In ...
  • Calmon, André du Pin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The goal of this thesis is to describe, model, and optimize reverse logistics systems commonly used in the Consumer Electronics industry. The context and motivation for this work stem from a collaboration with an industrial ...
  • Agbokou, Claudine Biova, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Major airlines aim to generate schedules that maximize profit potential and satisfy constraints involving flight schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing and crew scheduling. Almost all aircraft and ...
  • Nguyen, Tri-Dung, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Classical methods of maximum likelihood and least squares rely a great deal on the correctness of the model assumptions. Since these assumptions are only approximations of reality, many robust statistical methods have been ...
  • McCann, Lauren, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis, we study the problems of robust model selection and outlier detection in linear regression. The results of data analysis based on linear regressions are highly sensitive to model choice and the existence ...
  • Sim, Melvyn, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    We propose new methodologies in robust optimization that promise greater tractability, both theoretically and practically than the classical robust framework. We cover a broad range of mathematical optimization problems, ...
  • Pachamanova, Dessislava A. (Dessislava Angelova), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    An important issue in real-world optimization problems is how to treat uncertain coefficients. Robust optimization is a modeling methodology that takes a deterministic view: the optimal solution is required to remain ...
  • Korolko, Nikita (Nikita E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In this thesis, we consider online optimization problems that are characterized by incrementally revealed input data and sequential irrevocable decisions that must be made without complete knowledge of the future. We employ ...
  • Marla, Lavanya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We consider large-scale, network-based, resource allocation problems under uncertainty, with specific focus on the class of problems referred to as multi-commodity flow problems with time-windows. These problems are at the ...
  • Aghassi, Michele Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    We propose a robust optimization approach to analyzing three distinct classes of problems related to the notion of equilibrium: the nominal variational inequality (VI) problem over a polyhedron, the finite game under payoff ...
  • Bryant, Corban Harrell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this thesis. we introduce and analyze methods of creating theater-level robust mission plans for Effects Based Operations (EBO) of teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and propose methods of effectively presenting ...
  • Frost, Emily Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, I design and implement a novel method of schedule and path selection between predetermined waypoints for unmanned underwater vehicles under uncertainty. The problem is first formulated as a mixed-integer ...
  • Culver, David M. (David Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis considers the tactical reconnaissance asset allocation problem in military operations. Specifically this thesis presents methods to optimize, under uncertain conditions, tactical reconnaissance asset allocation ...
  • Le Tallec, Yann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) model problems of sequential decision-making under uncertainty. They have been studied and applied extensively. Nonetheless, there are two major barriers that still hinder the applicability ...
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