May 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

International airfreight forwarders are faced with the problem of consolidating shipments for effcient transportation by airline carriers. The use of standard unit loading devices (ULDs) is a solution adopted by the airfreight industry to speed up cargo loading, increase safety, and protect cargo. We study the airfreight consolidation problem from the forwarders perspective where a decision on the number of ULDs used and the assignment of shipments to ULDs is optimized. The cost of using a ULD consists of a fixed charge and depends on the weight of the cargo it contains.

Monday, May 14, 2018 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

It is generally well accepted that your position in the social network affects your ability to get information.  But how do the network positions of those with whom you interact, influence you?  This issue is explored using high dimensional network data. Drawing on theories of social influence and the generalized other, social network analytic and text analytic methods, and data science techniques for big data a series of complex socio-technical situation are assessed.

Monday, May 28, 2018 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In this talk I will present an overview of my research on chronic care services.  I will then focus on the problem of care delivery for complex patients, with multiple comorbidities. In this project, we develop a Markov Decision Process framework to manage care for individual patients with multiple chronic conditions through a complex care hub. Complex care provision influences the evolution of Patient Activation Measure (PAM), an indicator for healthy behavior, which affects the evolution of health state of patients.

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