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PhD Theses: 2000s

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  • Armacost, Andrew P. Composite Variable Formulation for Express Shipment Service Network Design, September 2000. 
  • Chew, Elaine Towards a Mathematical Model of Tonality, February 2000. 
  • Demir, Ramazan An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Discrete Optimization, June 2000. 
  • Gallien, Jérémie Optimization-Based Auctions and Stochastic Assembly Replenishment Policies for Industrial Procurement, June 2000. 
  • Hollywood, John S. Performance Evaluation and Optimization Models for Processing Networks with Queue-Dependent Production Quantities, June 2000. 
  • Hsu, Leon C. The Bottleneck Phenomenon in Scheduling of Transportation Systems, February 2000. 
  • Taylor, Jonathan D. Essays on the Empirical Properties of Stock and Mutual Fund Returns, June 2000.


  • Ergun, Ozlem New Neighborhood Search Algorithms Based on Exponentially Large Neighborhoods, June 2001. 
  • Haugh, Martin B. Essays in Financial Engineering, September 2001. 
  • Humair, Salal Yield Management for Telecommunication Networks: Defining a New Landscape, February 2001. 
  • Lauprete, Geoffrey J. Portfolio Risk Minimization under Departures from Normality, September 2001


  • Bossert, John Modeling and Solving Variations of the Network Loading Problem, September 2002.
  • Cohn, Amy E. Composite-Variable Modeling for Large-Scale Problems in Transportation and Logistics, June 2002. 
  • Kachani, Soulaymane Dynamic Travel Time Models for Pricing and Route Guidance: A Fluid Dynamics Approach, June 2002.
  • Muharremoglu, Alp A New Perspective on Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems, September 2002.
  • Ordonez, Fernando On the Explanatory Value of Condition Numbers for Convex Optimization: Theoretical Issues and Computational Experience, September 2002.
  • Pachamanova, Dessislava A. A Robust Optimization Approach to Finance, June 2002. 
  • Rifkin, Ryan Everything Old is New Again: A Fresh Look at Historical Approaches in Machine Learning, September 2002.
  • Sharma, Dushyant Cyclic Exchange and Related Neighborhood Structures for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, June 2002.


  • Beil, Damian Two Topics in Online Auctions, June 2003.
  • Chen, Xin Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies, June 2003.
  • De boer, Sanne Advances in Airline Revenue Management and Pricing, June 2003.
  • Hawkins, Jeffrey A Largrangian Decomposition Approach to Weakly Coupled Dynamic Optimization Problems and its Applications, June 2003.
  • Kumar, Mahesh Error-based Clustering and Its Application to Sales Forecasting in Retail Merchandising, September 2003.         
  • Mersereau, Adam Dynamic Optimization for Adaptive Customized Marketing, September 2003.   
  • Shioda, Romy Integer Optimization in Data Mining, June 2003.
  • Sun, Peng Constructing Learning Models from Data: The Dynamic Catalog Mailing Problem, June 2003. 
  • Wu, Joseph T. Optimization of Influenza Vaccine Strain Selection, June 2003.  


  • Kang, Laura Sumi - Degradable Airline Scheduling: an Approach to Improve Operational Robustness and Differentiate Service Quality, February 2004.
  • Correa, José Rafael - Approximation Algorithms for Packing and Scheduling Problems, June 2004.
  • Craft, David - Local Energy Management Through Mathematical Modeling and Optimization, September 2004.
  • Farahat, Amr - Tractability Through Approximation: A Study of Two Discrete Optimization Problems, September 2004.
  • Lesnaia, Ekaterina - Optimizing Safety Stock Placement in General Network Supply Chains, September 2004.
  • Martínez-de-Albéniz, Victor - Portfolio Strategies in Supply Contracts, June 2004.
  • Sim, Melvyn - Robust Optimization, June 2004.
  • Sood, Anshul - Competitive Multi-period Pricing for Perishable Products, June 2004.
  • Stier-Moses, Nicolás E. - Selfish Versus Coordinated Routing in Network Games, June 2004.
  • Zaretsky, Marina - Essays on Variational Inequalities and Competitive Supply Chain Models, September 2004.


  • Aghassi, Michele Leslie- Robust Optimization, Game Theory, and Variational Inequalities, September 2005.
  • Bompadre, Agustin- Three Essays on Sequencing and Routing Problems, June 2005.
  • Martonosi, Susan Elizabeth- An Operations Research Approach to Aviation Security, September 2005.
  • Xu, Ping Josephine- Order Fulfillment in Online Retailing: What Goes Where, September 2005.


  • Adida, Elodie - Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control with no Backorders under Uncertainty and Competition, June 2006.
  • Gupta, Shobhit - Buyout Prices in Online Auctions, June 2006.
  • McCann, Lauren - Robust Model Selection and Outlier Detection in Linear Regression, June 2006.
  • Meyers, Carol - Network Flow Problems and Congestion Games: Complexity and Approximation Results, June 2006.
  • Nogueira, Alexandre - Studies Integrating Geometry, Probability, and Optimization Under Convexity, June 2006.
  • Roels, Guillaume - Information and Decentralization in Inventory, Supply Chain, and Transportation Systems, June 2006.
  • Wagner, Michael - Online Optimization in Routing and Scheduling, June 2006.
  • Yee, Michael - Inferring Noncompensatory Choice Heuristics, June 2006.


  • Chan, Timothy - Optimization under Uncertainty in Radiation Therapy, June 2007.
  • Goundan, Pranava - Essays on Optimization and Incentive Contracts, June 2007.
  • Kaminski, Kathryn - General Superposition Strategies and Asset Allocation, June 2007.
  • Le-Tallec, Yann - Robust, Risk-Sensitive, and Data-driven Control of Markov Decision Processes, February 2007.
  • Shum, Wanhang - Effective Contracts in Supply Chains, June 2007.
  • Simon, Carine - Dynamic Pricing with Demand Learning under Competition, September 2007.
  • Sivaraman, Raghavendran - Capacity Expansion in Contemporary Telecommunication Networks, September 2007.
  • Teo, Kwong Meng - Nonconvex Robust Optimization, June 2007.


  • Bjarnadottir, Margret - Data-Driven Approach to Health Care: Applications Using Claims Data, September 2008.
  • Chandler, Lincoln J. - The Minority Achievement Gap in a Suburban School District, June 2008.
  • Czerwinski, David - Quality of Care and Drug Surveillance: A Data-Driven Perspective, June 2008.
  • Mamani, Hamed - Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination, September 2008.
  • Pei, Pamela - Towards a Unified Theory of Procurement Contract Design: Production Flexibility, Spot Market Trading, and Contract Structure, June 2008.
  • Rogozhnikov, Dmitriy - Algorithmic issues in queueing systems and combinatorial counting problems, September 2008.
  • Shah, Premal - Analysis of Employee Stock Options and Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefits for Life, September 2008.
  • Uhan, Nelson - Algorithmic and Game-Theoretic Perspectives on Scheduling, June 2008.


  • Harsha, Pavithra - Mitigating Airport Congestion: Market Mechanisms and Airline Response Models, February 2009.
  • Lobel, Ilan - Social Networks: Rational Learning and Information Aggregation, September 2009.
  • Lu, Ye - Essays on Inventory, Pricing and Financial Trading Strategies, September 2009.
  • Nguyen, Tri-Dung - Robust Estimation, Regression and Ranking with Applications in Portfolio Optimization, June 2009.
  • Nigmatulina, Karima Robert - Modeling and Responding to Pandemic Influenza: Importance of Population Distributional Attributes and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, June 2009.
  • Stratila, Dan - Combinatorial Optimization Problems with Concave Costs, February 2009.

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