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  • Harris, William Ray (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers the problem of detecting anomalies in performance data for unmanned underwater vehicles(UUVs). UUVs collect a tremendous amount of data, which operators are required to analyze between missions to ...
  • Borjian Boroujeni, Setareh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    With the continuous growth in international container shipping, many container terminals in maritime ports face congestion, particularly during peak hours of service, and when there is limited space in the storage area. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Testa, Mariapaola (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area, the production of numerical solid waste (MI\SW) increased by 32% between 1990 and 2011, exceeding 660 million tonnes in 2011; the world-wide ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
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