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  • Letham, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Data and predictive modeling are an increasingly important part of decision making. Here we present advances in several areas of statistical learning that are important for gaining insight from large amounts of data, and ...
  • Cohen, Maxime C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    What is the right price to charge your customers? Many retailers and researchers are facing this question. In the last three decades, tremendous progress was made, both in the academic and business worlds. In this thesis, ...
  • Johnson, Kris (Kris Dianne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Online markets are becoming increasingly important in today's world as more people gain access to the internet. Furthermore, the explosion of data that is collected via these online markets provides us with new opportunities ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bisias, Dimitrios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis revolves around applications of optimal portfolio theory. In the first essay, we study the optimal portfolio allocation among convergence trades and mean reversion trading strategies for a risk averse investor ...
  • Silberholz, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Cancer is a leading cause of death both in the United States and worldwide. In this thesis we use machine learning and optimization to identify effective treatments for advanced cancers and to identify effective screening ...
  • Fagnan, David Erik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Financing drug development has a particular set of challenges including long development times, high chance of failure, significant market valuation uncertainty, and high costs of development. The earliest stages of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kallus, Nathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The growing availability of data is creating opportunities for making better decisions, but in many circumstances it is yet unknown how to correctly leverage this data in systematic and optimal ways. In this thesis, we ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
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