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A framework for managing models in nonlinear optimization of computationally expensive functions
One of the most significant problems in the application of standard optimization methods to real-world engineering design problems is that the computation of the objective function often takes so much computer time (sometimes ...
Banner blindness: What searching users notice and do not notice on the World Wide Web
Web designers attempt to draw attention to important links by making them distinctive. However, when users are asked to find specific items, they often overlook these distinctive banners. The irony of this phenomenon I ...
Robust model predictive control as a class of semi-infinite programming problems
This thesis introduces a new interpretation of the problems arising in robust model predictive control (MPC). In practice, MPC algorithms are typically embedded within a multi-level hierarchy of control functions. The MPC ...
A large-scale trust-region approach to the regularization of discrete ill-posed problems
We consider the problem of computing the solution of large-scale discrete ill-posed problems when there is noise in the data. These problems arise in important areas such as seismic inversion, medical imaging and signal ...
A computational study of vehicle routing applications
This thesis examines three specific routing applications. In the first model, the scheduling of home health care providers from their homes, to a set of patients, and then back to their respective homes, is performed both ...
Operating system support for server applications
General-purpose operating systems provide inadequate support for large-scale servers. Server applications lack sufficient control over scheduling and management of machine resources, which makes it difficult to enforce ...