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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stratila, Dan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In the first part, we study the problem of minimizing a separable concave function over a polyhedron. We assume the concave functions are nonnegative nondecreasing on R+, and the polyhedron is in RI' (these assumptions can ...
  • Kluberg, Lionel J. (Lionel Jonathan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The thesis investigates the costs and benefits of free competition as opposed to central regulation to coordinate the incentives of various participants in a market. The overarching goal of the thesis is to decide whether ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Gareth Pierce (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Planning and controlling production in a large make-to-order manufacturing network poses complex and costly operational problems. As customers continually submit customized orders, a centralized decision-maker must quickly ...
  • Adida, Elodie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Recently, revenue management has become popular in many industries such as the airline, the supply chain, and the transportation industry. Decision makers realize that even small improvements in their operations can have ...
  • Simon, Carine (Carine Anne Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In this thesis, we focus on oligopolistic markets for a single perishable product, where firms compete by setting prices (Bertrand competition) or by allocating quantities (Cournot competition) dynamically over a finite ...
  • Shum, Wanhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the past decade, we have seen significant increase in the level of outsourcing in many industries. This increase in the level of outsourcing increases the importance of implementing effective contracts in supply chains. ...
  • Wei, Yehua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The long chain has been an important concept in the design of flexible processes. This design concept, as well as other sparse flexibility structures, have been applied by the automotive and other industries as a way to ...
  • Hall, William D. (William David), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
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