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  • 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 ...
  • Mitra, Indrajit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consist of three essays. In the first essay, I examine optimal dynamic contracting between risk-averse investors and firm insiders in a dynamic general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms. The ...
  • Lepird, John R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Developed in the 1970's and 1980's, the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) is the last safety net to prevent an aircraft mid-air collision. Although TCAS has been historically very effective, TCAS logic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Simhadri, Arvind (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    After reaching 250 megawatt direct current (MW dc) of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation installed in Massachusetts (MA) in 2013, four years ahead of schedule, Governor Deval Patrick in May of 2013 announced an increase ...
  • Lin, Song (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the implications of consumer heterogeneity and uncertainty for firms' strategies. The first essay analyzes how firms should develop add-on policies when consumers have heterogeneous ...
  • Schonfeld, Daniel (Daniel Ryan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Despite groundbreaking technology and revised operating procedures designed to improve the safety of air travel, numerous aviation accidents still occur every year. According to a recent report by the FAA's Aviation Weather ...
  • Rhee, Donguk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    A fully polynomial time approximation scheme (FPTAS) is an algorithm that returns ... -optimal solution to a maximization problem of size n, which runs in polynomial time in both ... We develop faster FPTASs for several ...
  • Hanley, Zebulon James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis expands on models that predict delays within the National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States. We propose a new method to predict the expected behavior of the NAS throughout the course of an entire day ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ru, Hong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers three empirical essays on financial economics. The first chapter examines the effect of government credit on firm investment, employment, debt, profitability, and survival by using unique data from ...
  • Abraham, Mabel Lana Botelho (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation contributes to our understanding of when and how gender is incorporated into the evaluation of individuals, leading to unequal outcomes for similar men and women. Prior research has shown that because ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sheth, Mallory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Predicting outcomes for critically ill patients is a topic of considerable interest. The most widely used models utilize data from early in a patient's stay to predict risk of death. While research has shown that use of ...
  • Rossillon, Kevin Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this thesis, we introduce and analyze models for air asset scheduling within a military theater. Specifically, we seek to create models that generate aircraft-specific schedules for Air Tasking Orders (ATOs) within a ...
  • Rizzo, Ludovica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the era of Big Data, online retailers have access to a large amount of data about their customers. This data can include demographic information, shopping carts, transactions and browsing history. In the last decade, ...
  • Botelho, Tristan Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Knowledge sharing among competitors is counterintuitive; however, it has been found to occur in the economy under certain conditions. Recently, in the investment industry, platforms with the goal of promoting knowledge ...
  • Xu, Yu; Chen, Hui; Yang, Jun; Passadore, Juan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on debt markets. In chapter 1, I consider the interaction between domestic banking and growth in a DSGE model of sovereign default in order to address (i) the joint existence of ...
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