Now showing items 402-421 of 1993

    • Data analysis and simulation approach to capacity planning 

      Chafac, Melvis Ngemasong Ngimndoh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      In 2012, President Obama signed an Executive Order to improve access to mental health service for active duty members and for veterans. Two years later, in 2014, the President outlined 19 new executive actions to improve ...
    • Data driven health system 

      Rosen Ceruolo, Melissa Beth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Effective use of data is believed to be the key to address systemic inefficiencies in health innovation and delivery, and to significantly enhance value creation for patients and all stakeholders. However, there is no ...
    • Data management in energy and environment systems : a case study of Web services in the E.P.A.'s Clean Air Markets Division. 

      Adams, Michael W. (Michael Wayne), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      The components comprising the energy and environment system for electric power are both complex and data intensive. With monitoring of different system components becoming common, increasingly the limits posed on participants ...
    • Data quality enhancement in oil reservoir operations : an application of IPMAP 

      Lin, Paul Hong-Yi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis presents a study of data quality enhancement opportunities in upstream oil and gas industry. Information Product MAP (IPMAP) methodology is used in reservoir pressure and reservoir simulation data, to propose ...
    • Data-Centric Business Transformation 

      Yildirim, Cem, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Today's digital business environment is imposing a great transformation challenge on the enterprises to effectively use vast amount data in order to gain critical business insights to stay competitive. In their aim to take ...
    • A data-driven approach to vendor rationalization and engagement for sustainable supply chains 

      Prout, Jonathan (Jonathan Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Demands for shorter lead times and smaller order quantities, a greater emphasis on sustainable sourcing, and better management of supply chain risks are challenges Li & Fung is addressing by reshaping its relationship with ...
    • Data-driven resource allocation decisions : FEMA's disaster recovery centers 

      Moline, Julia N. (Julia Nessa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Resource allocation decisions in post-disaster operations are challenging because of situational dynamics, insufficient information, organizational culture, political context, and urgency. We propose a methodology to create ...
    • Data-driven risk assessment for truckload service providers 

      Chittella, Sriram Kishore; Machado Teixeira, Marcos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Non-asset backed third-party logistics companies provide shippers access to a flexible source of capacity through transportation carrier spot market. The increased volatility in the trucking spot market rates is turning ...
    • De-risking project finance for infrastructure development through flexibility in engineering design 

      Duarte Pardo, Juan Pablo. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      An approach to de-risking infrastructure projects and increasing their bankability is proposed, where flexible design is used to complement traditional Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) under Project Finance schemes. By ...
    • Dead reckoning : where we stand on privacy and security controls for the Internet of Things 

      Karpf, Brandon Allan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis provides an analysis of privacy and security controls for internet-connected data-driven systems, known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The grounding theory is that numerous pre-existing privacy and security ...
    • Decarbonization of power systems : analyzing different technological pathways 

      Sepulveda, Nestor A. (Sepulveda Morales) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Climate change poses a major challenge to society. Different sectors of society will need to respond in different ways; for the power sector, the response will require the aggressive reduction of CO2 emissions to near zero ...
    • Decentralized economic dispatch for radial electric distribution systems 

      Davuluri, Sruthi. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Electricity power systems, typically a very slow-moving and traditional industry, is in a state of flux as technological innovations, such as rooftop solar, home energy management systems, and electric vehicles, are being ...
    • Decision analysis for geothermal energy 

      Yost, Keith A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      One of the key impediments to the development of enhanced geothermal systems is a deficiency in the tools available to project planners and developers. Weak tool sets make it difficult to accurately estimate the cost and ...
    • A decision analysis framework for the U.S. nuclear fuel cycle 

      Pierpoint, Lara Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      If we are willing to pay a premium, we may be able to mitigate some of the long-lasting impacts of nuclear waste. Deciding how to navigate this tradeoff, between cost and waste, is a central challenge for stewards of nuclear ...
    • Decision analysis of novel point-of-care diagnostics for Pediatric Pneumonia : implementation in Developing countries with tiered healthcare systems 

      Zhang, Biao, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Pediatric Pneumonia (PNA) is the single leading cause of death in children under five, accounting for 19% of all childhood deaths worldwide. Due to severe resource constraints on healthcare, the global burden of the disease ...
    • Decision making in the HIV/AIDS supply chain 

      Cao, Elaine Phu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      During the first two decades of HIV/AIDS awareness, the U.S. and foreign governments responded slowly to the crisis. In contrast today, as the pandemic continues, initiatives of nonprofit organizations have dramatically ...
    • Decision Support and Systems Interoperability in Global Business Management 

      Datta, Shoumen Palit Austin; Lyu, JrJung; Chen, Ping-Shun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-09)
      Globalization of business and volatility of financial markets has catapulted ‘cycle-time’ as a key indicator of operational efficiency in business processes. Systems automation holds the promise to augment the ability of ...
    • A decision support model for staffing supply chain planners : a case from the consumer packaged goods industry 

      Castillo, Aura C. (Aura Carolina); Ucev, Ethem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Reducing or increasing labor force is not always effective when done without a thorough analysis. Organizations could face negative consequences such us unbalanced workload, inefficient procedures, lost sales, and negative ...
    • Decision-Making in the Political and Technical Environments 

      Broniatowski, David Andre; Wiegel, Annalisa L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2006-10)
      Mutual misunderstanding between decision-makers in the political and technical environment leads to programs that experience cost overruns, schedule delays and, often, cancellation. This paper compares and contrasts the ...
    • A decision-support model for managing the fuel inventory of a Panamanian generating company 

      Perez-Franco, Roberto, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Bahia Las Minas Corp (BLM) is a fuelpowered generating company in the Panamanian power system. The purpose of this thesis is to design and evaluate a decision-support model for managing the fuel inventory of this company. ...