The first 40 minutes of this presentation are what I'm presenting at my oral preliminary exam. I'll talk about the three problems of my research: mechanism design, fairness and shift scheduling. The mechanism design approach introduces new models as well as new methods to think problems as optimization problems. Fairness focuses primarily on multi-attribute utility functions and comparisons of utilities between two agents. Scheduling refers to interruptible shifts and gives a way to control the economical aspect while satisfying employees. During the last 20 minutes, I'll present possible developments of mechanism design I have been thinking of.
Group for Research in Decision Analysis