Location and Capacity Planning of Facilities with General Service-Time Distributions Using Conic Optimization

This paper studies a stochastic congested location problem in the network of a service system that consists of facilities to be established in a finite number of candidate locations. Population zones allocated to each open service facility together creates a stream of demand that follows a Poisson process and may cause congestion at the facility. … Read more

Convexification of Queueing Formulas by Mixed-Integer Second-Order Cone Programming: An Application to a Discrete Location Problem with Congestion

Mixed-Integer Second-Order Cone Programs (MISOCPs) form a nice class of mixed-inter convex programs, which can be solved very efficiently due to the recent advances in optimization solvers. Our paper bridges the gap between modeling a class of optimization problems and using MISOCP solvers. It is shown how various performance metrics of M/G/1 queues can be … Read more

Portfolio Optimization with Entropic Value-at-Risk

The entropic value-at-risk (EVaR) is a new coherent risk measure, which is an upper bound for both the value-at-risk (VaR) and conditional value-at-risk (CVaR). As important properties, the EVaR is strongly monotone over its domain and strictly monotone over a broad sub-domain including all continuous distributions, while well-known monotone risk measures, such as VaR and … Read more

An Analytical Study of Norms and Banach Spaces Induced by the Entropic Value-at-Risk

This paper addresses the Entropic Value-at-Risk (EVaR), a recently introduced coherent risk measure. It is demonstrated that the norms induced by EVaR induce the same Banach spaces, irrespective of the confidence level. Three spaces, called the primal, dual, and bidual entropic spaces, corresponding with EVaR are fully studied. It is shown that these spaces equipped … Read more