Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Mechanism Design for Fair Shift Scheduling

Lê Nguyên Hoang Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

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.