Now showing items 1333-1352 of 1993

    • Pandemic Flu: Yes, We Can Do Something About It! 

      Larson, Richard Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-08)
      The emergence of influenza with virulence comparable to the famous 1918-1919 “Spanish Flu” has the potential to kill hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Should we find ourselves being forced to ‘live with the flu,’ ...
    • Passenger transport in China under climate constraints : general equilibrium analysis, uncertainty, and policy 

      Kishimoto, Paul Natsuo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Vehicle sales and road travel volume in China have grown rapidly in recent years, and with them energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Aviation and rail travel have also grown, while ceding a large ...
    • Password secured systems and negative authentication 

      Madero, Alvaro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Today's industry, government, and critical infrastructure are dependent on software systems. In their absence, our modern world would come to a stop. Given our dependence, the mounting cyber threat is of critical concern. ...
    • The Past as prologue : the value creation of batteries on the U.S. electric grid as a function of time and location 

      Brocks, Annette Josie. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      We simulate the revenue generated by transmission-connected, small scale energy storage in the energy and capacity markets using historic prices across 10,000 U.S. locations from 2014 to 2017. On average, including capacity ...
    • Patents and licensing and the commercialization of academic biomedical research 

      Wehby, Richard George, 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis is part of a larger body of research being undertaken by Dr. Fiona Murray and colleagues examining value creation and sharing between and among the three principal players in the commercialization of academic ...
    • Pathways of industrialization exploring the impact of policy on industrial growth and urbanization in India 

      Kenney, Macauley R. D. (Macauley Reardon Dupree) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Industrialization is the process in which a primarily agricultural area transforms into one centered around manufacturing goods and services. It occurs after the relocation of a large industrial plant to a previously rural ...
    • Pathways to a Trusted Electronic Voting System 

      Connolly, Jeremiah; Levy, Romain; Lindsey, Johnathan; Maro, Judith; Martin, Juan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-01)
      In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) [1], largely in response to voting irregularities in the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Congress intended that HAVA resolve the lingering public confidence ...
    • Pathways to adoption of carbon capture and sequestration in India : technologies and policies 

      Narain, Mudit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      India is the world's second most populous country with a rapidly growing economy and increasing emissions. With the imminent threat of anthropogenic climate change in the coming decades, helping to control India's emissions ...
    • Patient flow optimization in the Department of Medicine at MGH 

      Ugarph, Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      In 2015, there were approximately 17,000 General Medicine admissions in the Department of Medicine (DOM) at MGH. General Medicine patients regularly experience significant non-clinical delays caused by bed and care team ...
    • Patterns of Product Development Interactions 

      Eppinger, Steven D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      Development of complex products and large systems is a highly interactive social process involving hundreds of people designing thousands of interrelated components and making millions of coupled decisions. Nevertheless, ...
    • People and places : an exploration of Boston start-up formation 

      Stalder, Carrie L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Boston, specifically Kendall Square, has a high concentration of technology startups. This concentration provides the opportunity to study the connection between the founding conditions and the outcome of the entrepreneurial ...
    • Perfecting visibility with retailer data 

      Daniele Primavera; Shi, Hang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis investigates the utility of using retailer point of sales (POS) data in the production planning process of a consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing company. The quantitative measurements of utility include ...
    • Performance collaborative, distributed systems engineering (CDSE) : lessons learned from CDSE enterprises 

      Utter, Darlene Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The United States aerospace and defense budgets are shrinking, resources are scarce and requirements are more demanding: aerospace and defense enterprises are expected to deliver a more capable product in less time and ...
    • Performance dynamics in military behavioral health clinics 

      Lyan, Dmitriy Eduard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      The prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related behavioral health conditions among active duty service members and their families has grown over 100% in the past six years and are now estimated ...
    • Performance indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of structural reform of the Chicago public transportation system 

      Hesen, Anneloes, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis anticipates the need for structural change within public transportation systems and the need for clear goals and indicators relating to structural reform to provide real time course correction and periodic ...
    • Performance measurement and signaling in the humanitarian marketplace 

      Marcil, Thomas Henry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This thesis considers ways in which humanitarian organizations can evaluate their performance internally, signal their performance to others, and what this might mean for the humanitarian relief community as a whole. Part ...
    • Performance measurement system design for supply chain organizations 

      Hwang, David Delchi, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis proposes a methodology to create an effective performance measurement system for an interconnected organization. The performance measurement system is composed of three components: a metrics set, a metrics ...
    • Performance targets for electric vehicle batteries 

      Chang, Michael Tse-Gene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Light-duty vehicle transportation accounted for 17.2% of US greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 [95]. An important strategy for reducing CO₂ emissions emitted by light-duty vehicles is to reduce per-mile CO₂ emissions. While ...
    • Perspectives for logistics clusters development in Russia 

      Tantsuyev, Andriy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis is a normative work aimed at identifying locations in Russia with high, medium and unclear potentials for logistics cluster development. As a framework this work uses four different models of logistics clusters: ...
    • Perspectives on the satellite services industry : analysis of challenges and opportunities in the market, policy and regulatory environments 

      Torres-Padilla, Juan Pablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This thesis focuses on Space Communications and combines engineering, economics, market, and policy analyses to identify challenges and opportunities in the industry that are beyond the scope of any one isolated discipline. ...