Multi-criteria Course Mode Selection and Classroom Assignment Under Sudden Space Scarcity

Problem Definition: While physical (or ‘social’) distancing is an important public health intervention during airborne pandemics, physical distancing dramatically reduces the effective capacity of classrooms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this presented a unique problem to campus planners who hoped to deliver a meaningful amount of in-person instruction in a way that respected physical distancing. This … Read more

On High-order Model Regularization for Multiobjective Optimization

A p-order regularization method for finding weak stationary points of multiobjective optimization problems with constraints is introduced. Under Holder conditions on the derivatives of the objective functions, complexity results are obtained that generalize properties recently proved for scalar optimization. Article Download View On High-order Model Regularization for Multiobjective Optimization

Bi-objective Simulation Optimization on Integer Lattices using the Epsilon-Constraint Method in a Retrospective Approximation Framework

We consider multi-objective simulation optimization (MOSO) problems on integer lattices, that is, nonlinear optimization problems in which multiple simultaneous objective functions can only be observed with stochastic error, e.g., as output from a Monte Carlo simulation model. The solution to a MOSO problem is the efficient set, which is the set of all feasible decision … Read more

SCORE Allocations for Bi-objective Ranking and Selection

The bi-objective R&S problem is a special case of the multi-objective simulation optimization problem in which two conflicting objectives are known only through dependent Monte Carlo estimators, the decision space or number of systems is finite, and each system can be sampled to some extent. The solution to the bi-objective R&S problem is a set … Read more


This paper proposes a new probabilistic algorithm for solving multi-objective optimization problems – Probability-Driven Search Algorithm. The algorithm uses probabilities to control the process in search of Pareto optimal solutions. Especially, we use the absorbing Markov Chain to argue the convergence of the algorithm. We test this approach by implementing the algorithm on some benchmark … Read more

Optimal Security Response to Attacks on Open Science Grids

Cybersecurity is a growing concern, especially in open grids, where attack propagation is easy because of prevalent collaborations among thousands of users and hundreds of institutions. The collaboration rules that typically govern large science experiments as well as social networks of scientists span across the institutional security boundaries. A common concern is that the increased … Read more