Browsing Operations Research Center Working Papers by Title
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A queuing theory, Bayesian model for the circulation of books in a library
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1977) 
A Rational Approach to Governmental Decision Concerning Air Pollution
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 197108)This paper addresses a problem common to many government agenciestrying to specify a regulatory policy that is in some sense best for a given situation. Such questions demand the consideration of multiple conflicting ... 
Reference guide to the framework presented in "Implementing reusable solvers : an objectedoriented framework for operations research algorithms"
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1998) 
A response time estimator for police patrol dispatching
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1984) 
Restless Bandits, Linear Programming Relaxations and a PrimalDual Heuristic
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199408)We propose a mathematical programming approach for the classical PSPACE  hard problem of n restless bandits in stochastic optimization. We introduce a series of n increasingly stronger linear programming relaxations, the ... 
Return on Investment Analysis for Facility Location
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199105)We consider how the optimal decision can be made if the optimality criterion of maximizing profit changes to that of maximizing return on investment for the general uncapacitated facility location problem. We show that the ... 
Risk Independence and Multiattributed Utility Functions
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 197106)The concepts of conditional risk aversion, the conditional risk premium, and risk independence pertaining to multiattributed utility functions are defined. The latter notion is then generalized to what is called utility ... 
Routing and Scheduling on a Shoreline with Release Times
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 198609)In this paper we examine computational complexity issues and develop algorithms for a class of "shoreline" singlevehicle routing and scheduling problems with release time constraints. Problems in this class are interesting ... 
Routing in PointtoPoint Delivery Systems
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 198801)We develop an optimizationbased approach for a pointtopoint route planning problem that arises in many large scale delivery systems(for example, lessthantruckload freight, rail, mail and package delivery, communications). ... 
Scheduling a MakeToStock Queue: Index Policies and Hedging Points
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199209)A single machine produces several different classes of items in a maketostock mode. We consider the problem of scheduling the machine to regulate finished goods inventory, minimizing holding and backorder or holding and ... 
Scheduling Manufacturing Systems With WorkinProcess Inventory Control: SinglePartType Systems
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199006)In this paper, a realtime feedback control algorithm is developed for scheduling singleparttype production lines in which there are three important classes of activities: operations, failures, and starvation or blockage. ... 
Scheduling Networks of Queues: Heavy Traffic Analysis of a Multistation Closed Network
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199007)We consider the problem of finding an optimal dynamic priority sequencing policy to maximize the mean throughput rate in a multistation, multiclass closed queueing network with general service time distributions and a ... 
Scheduling Workforce and Workflow in a Service Factory
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199402)We define a service factory to be a network of servicerelatedworkstations, at which assigned workers process workinprogress that flows through the workstations. Examples of service factory work include mail processing ... 
Sensitivity analysis for variational inequalities
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1987) 
Sensitivity analysis for variational inequalities defined on polyhedral sets
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1987) 
Sensitivity Analysis in Integer Programming
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 197602)Not Available 
Sensitivity Analysis of List Scheduling Heuristics
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199010)When jobs have to be processed on a set of identical parallel machines so as to minimize the makespan of the schedule, list scheduling rules form a popular class of heuristics. The order in which jobs appear on the list ... 
Sensitivity analysis of the Brookhaven energy system optimization model
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 1977) 
Sensitivity Analysis of the Economic LotSizing Problem
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Operations Research Center, 199011)In this paper we study sensitivity analysis of the uncapacitated single level economic lotsizing problem, which was introduced by Wagner and Whitin about thirty years ago. In particular we are concerned with the computation ... 
Separable Concave Optimization Approximately Equals
(20060313)