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  • Mamani, Hamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Annual influenza outbreaks incur great expenses in both human and monetary terms, and billions of dollars are being allocated for influenza pandemic preparedness in an attempt to avert even greater potential losses. ...
  • Wike, Carl E., 1948- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Jeffreys, Christopher G. (Christopher Grey), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Stem (cell research is one of the most promising and cutting-edge fields i the miedical sciences. It is believed that this innovative research will lead to life-saving treatments in the coming years. As part of their work, ...
  • Parandehgheibi, Marzieh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We consider the problem of protection in multilayer networks. In single-layer net- works, a pair of disjoint paths can be used to provide protection for a source-destination pair. However, this approach cannot be directly ...
  • Alighanbari, Mehdi, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    For many vehicles, obstacles, and targets, coordination of a fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is a very complicated optimization problem, and the computation time typically increases very rapidly with the problem ...
  • Leung, Ngai-Hang Zachary (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The thesis applies optimization theory to three problems in operations management. In the first part of the thesis, we investigate the impact of inventory control on the availability of drugs to patients at public health ...
  • Bompadre, Agustín (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis we study different combinatorial optimization problems. These problems arise in many practical settings where there is a need for finding good solutions fast. The first class of problems we study are vehicle ...
  • Hanowsky, Michael John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    A prototype tool was developed to support the planning of ground delay programs (GDPs) under uncertainty. Planned hours in advance, GDPs are subject to significant arrival capacity uncertainty, which reduces their efficacy ...
  • Pei, Pamela Pen-Erh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    We present in this work a unified approach and provide the optimal solution to the pricing problem of option contracts for a supplier of an industrial good in the presence of spot trading. Specifically, our approach fully ...
  • Farahat, Amr, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) algorithm, at one extreme, and complete enumeration, at the other extreme. We derive worst-case approximation guarantees on the solution produced by such an algorithm for matroids. We then define a continuous ...
  • Keller, Philipp W. (Philipp Wilhelm), 1982- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    We consider a retailer offering an assortment of differentiated substitutable products to price-sensitive customers. Prices are chosen to maximize profit, subject to inventory/ capacity constraints, as well as more general ...
  • Gupta, Shubham, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We propose a tractable optimization framework for network Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) with an eye towards the future. The thesis addresses two issues in ATFM research: a) fairness and collaboration amongst airlines; ...
  • Bandi, Chaithanya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Modern probability theory, whose foundation is based on the axioms set forth by Kolmogorov, is currently the major tool for performance analysis in stochastic systems. While it offers insights in understanding such systems, ...
  • Gupta, Shubham, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis is motivated by the desire to estimate air traffic delays at airports under a range of assumptions about the predictability of (a) inter-arrival times of demands (arrivals and departures) and (b) service times ...
  • Murphy, Maurice D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores how operations research methods can be applied in the emergency response community by looking at two recent tropical storm disasters; tropical cyclone Yemyin in Pakistan, June 2007 and super typhoon ...
  • Thomer, Joseph L. (Joseph Louis) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    By combining the strengths of human and computers, Human Machine Collaborative Decision Making has been shown to generate higher quality solutions in less time than conventional computerized methods. In many cases, it is ...
  • Beil, Damian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis studies two operations management topics in online auctions, and is divided into two parts. Motivated by the increasing use of ShopBots to scan Internet auctions, the first part of the thesis analytically ...
  • Sakamoto, Philemon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    With the continued development of high endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) that are capable of performing autonomous fiunctions across the spectrum of military operations, ...
  • Kessler, John M. (John Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As some of the most technically complex systems in the world, United States fighter aircraft require a complex logistics system to sustain their reliable operation and ensure that the day-to-day Air Force missions can be ...
  • Humair, Salal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
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