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  • Lin, Maokai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis discusses optimization problems and equilibrium in networks. There are three major parts of the thesis. In the first part, we discuss optimization in dynamic networks. We focus on two fundamental optimization ...
  • 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 ...
  • Anderson, Ross Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis considers problems in two areas in the healthcare operations: Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) and scheduling medical residents in hospitals. In both areas, we explore the implications of policy change through high ...
  • Zhu, Zhe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents new statistical techniques for designing future generation retirement and insurance solutions. It addresses two major challenges for retirement and insurance products: asset allocation and policyholder ...
  • 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 ...
  • Elmachtoub, Adam Nabil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    First, we describe a general framework called online customer selection that describes natural settings where suppliers must actively select which customer requests to serve. Unlike traditional revenue management models ...
  • Fontana, Matthew William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    There are many benefits of owning a battery electric vehicle, including zero tailpipe emissions, potential independence from oil, lower fuel costs, and the option to recharge the battery at home. However, a significant ...
  • 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 ...
  • Figueroa Rodriguez, Cristian Ricardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the first part of this thesis, the objective is to identify optimal bidding strategies in the wholesale electricity market. We consider asymmetric producers submitting bids to a system operator. The system operator ...
  • Lu, Xin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we study online optimization problems in routing and allocation applications. Online problems are problems where information is revealed incrementally, and decisions must be made before all information is ...
  • O'Hair, Allison Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, we present a system to make personalized lifestyle and health decisions for diabetes management, as well as for general health and diet management. In particular, we address the following components of the ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chiraphadhanakul, Virot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Public transportation is undeniably an effective way to move a large number of people in a city. Its ineffectiveness, such as long travel times, poor coverage, and lack of direct services, however, makes it unappealing to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lobel, Ruben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis addresses three issues faced by firms and policy-makers when deciding how to price products and properly incentivize consumers. In the first part of the thesis, we focus on a firm attempting to dynamically ...
  • Teytelman, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In an event of a pandemic influenza outbreak such as the great "Spanish Flu" of 1918 and the more recent 2009-2010 H1N1 "Swine Flu" scare, pharmaceutical as well as non-pharmaceutical resources are limited in availability ...
  • Sun, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis studies the price of anarchy in supply chains, congested systems and joint ventures. It consists of three main parts. In the first part, we investigate the impact of imperfect competition with nonlinear demand. ...
  • Chang, Allison An (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this thesis, we propose new mixed integer optimization (MIO) methods to ad- dress problems in machine learning. The first part develops methods for supervised bipartite ranking, which arises in prioritization tasks in ...
  • Shi, Cong, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Many if not most of the core problems studied in operations management fall into the category of multi-stage stochastic optimization models, whereby one considers multiple, often correlated decisions to optimize a particular ...
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