Operations Research and Statistics

Publications and Working Papers

Here is a selection of highlighted publications by the Operations Research and Statistics Faculty.

Arnold I. Barnett

Arnold I. Barnett🔗

George Eastman Professor of Management Science

Featured Publications

"Collision Course? The North Airfield Safety Study at Los Angeles International Airport."

Barnett, Arnold, Michael Ball, George Donohue, Mark Hansen, Amedeo Odoni and Antonio Trani. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Vol. 77, (2015): 14-34.

"Probability as a Reality Show."

Barnett, Arnold. ORMS Today, June 2015.

"Has Successful Terror Gone to Ground?"

Barnett, Arnold I. Risk Analysis Vol. 35, No. 4 (2015): 732-740.

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Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas🔗

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Featured Publications

"A Practically Efficient Algorithm for Adaptive Distributionally Robust Linear Optimization Problems."

Bertsimas, Dimitris, Melvyn Sim, and Meilin Zhang. Management Science. Forthcoming.

"Characterization of the Equivalence of Robustification and Regularization in Linear, Median, and Matrix Regression."

Bertsimas, Dimitris, and Martin S. Copenhaver. European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 270, No. 3 (2018): 931-942. arXiv Preprint.

"From Physical Properties of Transportation Flows to Demand Predictions: An Optimization Approach."

Bertsimas, Dimitris, and Julia Yan. Transportation Science Vol. 52, No. 4 (2018): 1002-1011.

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Mohammad Mehdi Fazel Zarandi

Mohammad Mehdi Fazel Zarandi🔗

Senior Lecturer, Operations Research and Statistics

Featured Publications

"Approximating the First-Come, First-Served Stochastic Matching Model with Ohm's Law."

Fazel-Zarandi, Mohammad, and Edward H. Kaplan. Operations Reseach. Forthcoming.

"Truthful Cheap Talk: Why Operational Flexibility May Lead to Truthful Communication."

Berman, Oded, Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, and Dmitry Krass. Management Science Vol. 65, No. 4 (2019): 1624-1641.

"Solving a Stochastic Facility Location/Fleet Management Problem with Logic-Based Benders' Decomposition."

Fazel-Zarandi, Mohammad, Oded Berman, and J. Christopher Beck. IIE Transactions Vol. 45, No. 8 (2012): 896-911.

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Colin Fogarty

Colin Fogarty🔗

Sarofim Family Career Development Professor

Featured Publications

"Randomization Inference and Sensitivity Analysis for Composite Null Hypotheses with Binary Outcomes in Matched Observational Studies."

Fogarty, Colin, Pixu Shi, Mark Mikkelsen, and Dylan Small. Journal of the American Statistical Association: Theory and Methods Vol. 112, No. 517 (2017): 321-331.

"Sensitivity Analysis for Multiple Comparisons in Matched Observational Studies through Quadratically Constrained Linear Programming."

Fogarty, Colin, and Dylan S. Small. Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 111, No. 516 (2017): 1820-1830.

"Discrete Optimization for Interpretable Study Populations and Randomization Inference in an Observational Study of Severe Sepsis Mortality."

Fogarty, Colin, Mark E. Mikkelsen, David F. Gaieski, and Dylan S. Small. Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 111, No. 514 (2016): 447-458.

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Robert M. Freund

Robert M. Freund🔗

Theresa Seley Professor in Management Science

Featured Publications

"Relatively Smooth Convex Optimization by First-Order Methods, and Applications."

Lu, Haihao, Robert M. Freund, and Yurii Nesterov. SIAM Journal on Optimization Vol. 28, No. 1 (2018): 333-354.

"Accelerating Greedy Coordinate Descent Methods."

Haihao Lu, Robert M. Freund, and Vahab Morrokni. In 35th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2018, edited by Iain Murray, Shakir Mohamed, Stockholm, Sweden: July 2018. Supplementary Material.

"New Computational Guarantees for Solving Convex Optimization Problems with First Order Methods, via a Function Growth Condition Measure."

Freund, Robert M., and Haihao Lu. Mathematical Programming Vol. 170, No. 2 (2018): 445-477.

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David D. Gamarnik

David D. Gamarnik🔗

Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research

Featured Publications

"Delay, Memory, and Messaging Tradeoffs in Distributed Service Systems."

David Gamarnik, John N Tsitsiklis, and Martin Zubeldia. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Science, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France: June 2016.

"Finding a Large Submatrix of a Gaussian Random Matrix."

​Gamarnik, David, and Quan Li. Annals of Statistics Vol. 46, No. 6A (2018): 2511-2561.

"Join the Shortest Queue with Many Servers. The Heavy Traffic Asymptotics."

​Eschenfeldt, Patrick, and David Gamarnik. Mathematics of Operations Research Vol. 43, No. 3 (2018): 867-886.

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Alexandre Jacquillat

Alexandre Jacquillat🔗

Assistant Professor, Operations Research and Statistics

Featured Publications

"​Airline Timetable Development and Fleet Assignment Incorporating Passenger Choice."

Wei, Keji, Vikrant Vaze, and Alexandre Jacquillat. Transportation Science Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020): 139-163. SSRN Preprint.

"A Large-scale Neighborhood Search Approach to Airport Slot Allocation."

Ribeiro, Nuno Antunes, Alexandre Jacquillat, and António Pais Antunes. Transportation Science Vol. 53, No. 6 (2019): 1772-1797.

"Improving Slot Allocation at Level 3 Airports."

Ribeiro, Nuno Antunes, Alexandre Jacquillat, António Pais Antunes, and Amedeo Odoni. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Vol. 127, (2019): 32-56.

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Thomas Magnanti

Thomas Magnanti🔗

Institute Professor

Featured Publications

"Scheduling with Testing."

Levi, Retsef, Thomas Magnanti, and Yaron Shaposhnik. Management Science. Forthcoming.

Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications.

Ahuja, Ravindra K., Thomas Magnanti, and James B. Orlin. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.

"Maintenance Scheduling for Modular Systems – New Models and Algorithms."

Levi, Retsef, Thomas Magnanti, Jack Muckstadt, Danny Segev and Eric Zarybnisky. Naval Research Logistics Vol. 61, No. 6 (2014): 472-488.

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Rahul Mazumder

Rahul Mazumder🔗

Robert G. James Career Development Professor

Featured Publications

"A Computational Framework for Multivariate Convex Regression and its Variants."

Mazumder, Rahul, Arkopal Choudhury, Garud Iyengar, and Bodhisattva Sen. Journal of the American Statistical Association. Forthcoming.

"Flexible Low-rank Statistical Modeling with Missing Data and Side Information."

Fithian, William, and Rahul Mazumder. Statistical Science Vol. 33, No. 2 (2018): 238-260. arXiv Preprint.

"A New Perspective on Boosting in Linear Regression via Subgradient Optimization and Relatives."

Freund, Robert M., Paul Grigas, and Rahul Mazumder. Annals of Statistics Vol. 45, No. 6 (2017): 2328-2364.

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James B. Orlin

James B. Orlin🔗

E. Pennell Brooks (1917) Professor in Management

Featured Publications

Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications.

Ahuja, Ravindra K., Thomas Magnanti, and James B. Orlin. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.

"An O(nm) Time Algorithm for Finding the Min Length Directed Cycle in a Graph."

James B. Orlin and Antonio Sedeño-Noda. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, edited by Philip N. Klein, Barcelona, Spain: January 2017.

"Max flows in O(nm) time or better."

James B. Orlin. In STOC '13 Proceedings of the forty-fifth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing, New York, NY: June 2013.

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Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis🔗

William F. Pounds Professor of Management

Featured Publications

"The Impact of Linear Optimization in Promotion Planning."

Cohen, Maxime C., Ngai-Hang Zachary Leung, Kiran Panchamgam, Georgia Perakis, and Anthony Smith. Operations Research Vol. 65, No. 2 (2017): 446-468. Media Mentions: MIT Sloan Experts. O.R. by the Beach. HuffPost.

"Regret in the Newsvendor Problem with Partial Information."

Perakis, Georgia and Guillaume Roels. Operations Research Vol. 56, No. 1 (2008): 188-203. Related extended abstract. Appendix.

"The 'Price of Anarchy' Under Nonlinear and Asymmetric Costs."

Perakis, Georgia. Mathematics of Operations Research Vol. 32, No. 3 (2007): 614-628.

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Roy E. Welsch

Roy E. Welsch🔗

Eastman Kodak Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Featured Publications

"Robust Dependence Modeling for High-Dimensional Covariance Matrices with Financial Applications."

Zhu, Zhe, and Roy Welsch. The Annals of Applied Statistics Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018): 1228-1249.

"Learning Word Dependencies in Text by Means of a Deep Recurrent Belief Network."

Chaturvedi, Iti, Yew-Soon Ong, Ivor W. Tsang, Roy Welsch, and Erik Cambria. Knowledge Based Systems Vol. 108, (2016): 144–154.

"Statistical Evaluation of the Causal Mechanisms Associated with Astronaut Shoulder Injury in Space Suits."

Anderson, Allison, Dava J. Newman, and Roy E. Welsch. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance Vol. 86 , No. 7 (2015): 606-613.

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Other Academic Staff
Gordon Kaufman

Gordon Kaufman🔗

Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management, Emeritus

Featured Publications

"Probabilistic Aggregation of Uncertain Geological Resources."

Kaufman, Gordon M., Ricardo A. Olea, and R. Faith. Mathematical Geosciences. Forthcoming.

"Chapter 5: Properties of Sums of Geologic Random Variables."

Kaufman, Gordon M. In Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG, edited by B.S. Daya Sagar, Frits Agterberg, Qiuming Cheng, 105-115. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing,

"Properties of Successive Sample Moment Estimators."

Barouch, E., S. Chow, G. Kaufman, and T. Wright, Working Paper. 1985.

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