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  • Iancu, Dan Andrei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, we examine a recent paradigm for solving dynamic optimization problems under uncertainty, whereby one considers decisions that depend directly on the sequence of observed disturbances. The resulting policies, ...
  • Boer, Sanne Vincent de, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    We propose new models and optimization methods for airline revenue management and pricing. In the first part of this thesis, we study the dynamic inventory control problem for a single flight under imperfect market ...
  • Sun, Xu Andy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The electricity industry has been experiencing fundamental changes over the past decade. Two of the arguably most significant driving forces are the integration of renewable energy resources into the electric power system ...
  • Dunning, Iain Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Optimization in the presence of uncertainty is at the heart of operations research. There are many approaches to modeling the nature of this uncertainty, but this thesis focuses on developing new algorithms, software, and ...
  • Frankovich, Michael Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The cost of air traffic delays is well documented, and furthermore, it is known that the significant proportion of delays is incurred at airports. Much of the air traffic flow management literature focuses on traffic flows ...
  • Uhan, Nelson A. (Nelson Alexander) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    (cont.) Second, for almost all 0-1 bipartite instances, we give a lower bound on the integrality gap of various linear programming relaxations of this problem. Finally, we show that for almost all 0-1 bipartite instances, ...
  • Katz-Rogozhnikov, Dmitriy A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    (cont.) However, these randomized algorithms can never provide proven upper or lower bounds on the number of objects they are counting, but can only give probabilistic estimates. We propose a set of deterministic algorithms ...
  • Telha Cornejo, Claudio (Claudio A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In the first part of this thesis we present a new, geometric interpretation of the jump number problem on 2-dimensional 2-colorable (2D2C) partial order. We show that the jump number of a 2D2C poset is equivalent to the ...
  • Mittal, Shashi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis presents efficient algorithms that give optimal or near-optimal solutions for problems with non-linear objective functions that arise in discrete, continuous and robust optimization. First, we present a general ...
  • Shah, Premal (Premal Y.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis we study three problems related to financial modeling. First, we study the problem of pricing Employee Stock Options (ESOs) from the point of view of the issuing company. Since an employee cannot trade or ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bisias, Dimitrios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis revolves around applications of optimal portfolio theory. In the first essay, we study the optimal portfolio allocation among convergence trades and mean reversion trading strategies for a risk averse investor ...
  • Popescu, Ioana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Rikun, Alexander Anatolyevich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis investigates the application of robust optimization in the performance analysis of queueing and inventory systems. In the first part of the thesis, we propose a new approach for performance analysis of queueing ...
  • Demir, Ramazan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    We develop Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) methods to integer programming problems. We describe and investigate parametric, nonparametric and base-heuristic learning approaches to approximate the value function in ...
  • Correa, José Rafael, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In this thesis we consider three combinatorial optimization problems. Specifically, we study packing and scheduling questions of relevance in several areas of operations research, including interconnection networks and ...
  • Gupta, Shobhit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Buyout options allow bidders to instantly purchase at a specified price an item listed for sale through an online auction. A temporary buyout option disappears once a regular bid above the reserve price is made, while a ...
  • Sivaraman, Raghavendran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    We study three capacity expansion problems in contemporary long distance telecommunication networks. The first two problems, motivated by a major long distance provider, address capacity expansion in national hybrid long ...
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