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Vishal Ahuja (Southern Methodist University) – Approximation Methods for Markov Decision Processes With Application to Clinical Trial Design

  March 27th, 2017

Multi-armed bandit (MAB) problems, typically modeled as Markov decision processes (MDPs), exemplify the exploration vs. exploitation tradeoff. An area that has motivated theoretical research in MABs is clinical trials, where the application of MAB designs has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce drug development costs. [...]

MOE Tier 2 Grant Awarded

  February 9th, 2017

Associate Professor Karthik Natarajan has been awarded a MOE Tier 2 grant of $747,526.40 for a proposal titled “On the Interplay of Choice, Robustness and Optimization in Transportation”. [...]

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Peter Jackson

Education Ph.D. – Operations Research, Stanford University, 1980 M.S. – Statistics, Stanford University, 1978 B.A. – Honors Economics […]

Ying Xu

Biography Ying Xu received her Ph.D. in operations management at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research involves […]

Sembcorp Energy Systems Award

The Sembcorp Energy and Environment Award seeks to motivate outstanding students who are pursuing the Energy and Environment Focus Track offered by the Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) pillar. [...]