A multilevel genetic algorithm (MLGA) is proposed in this paper for solving the kind of optimization problems which are multilevel structures in nature and have features of mixed-discrete design variables, multi-modal and ...
Chiarella, C; Szidarovsky, F(Universidad de la Frontera, 2009-01)
It is assumed that in an n-firm single-product oligopoly without product differentiation the firms face an uncertain price function, which is considered random by the firms. At each time period each firm simultaneously ...
Melham, R(State University of West Georgia, 2010-01)
Jacobi's two-square theorem states that the number of representations of a positive integer k as a sum of two squares, counting order and sign, is 4 times the surplus of positive divisors of k congruent to 1 modulo 4 over ...
The Average Run Length (ARL) is a performance measure that is frequently used in control charts. Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) is a popular procedure in quality control as it is a sensitive detector of small shifts in values of ...
Many authors in recent years have proposed extensions of familiar survival analysis methodologies to apply in dependent data settings, for example, when data are clustered or subject to repeated measures. However, these ...
Goetghebeur, E; Ryan, LM(Oxford University Press, 1995-01)
We propose a method to analyse competing risks survival data when failure types are missing for some individuals. Our approach is based on a standard proportional hazards structure for each of the failure types, and involves ...
Community intervention trials are becoming increasingly popular as a tool for evaluating the effectiveness of health education and intervention strategies. Typically, units such as households, schools, towns, counties, are ...
Assuminga smooth trendp lus independente rrorm odel fort he environmentael ffects in the yields of a fieldp lot experiment,le ast squares smoothingm ethodsa re developed to estimate both the treatmente ffectsa nd the unknown ...
The number of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles in the United States increased from fewer than 46,000 in 1995 to more than 120,000 in 2005. IVF and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) data are routinely collected ...
Women tend to repeat reproductive outcomes, with past history of an adverse outcome being associated with an approximate two-fold increase in subsequent risk. These observations support the need for statistical designs and ...
Suriyakat, W; Areepong, Y; Sukparungsee, S; Mititelu, G(International Association of Engineers, 2012-01)
The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) procedure are used for monitoring and detecting small shifts in the process mean which performs quicker than the Shewhart control chart. Usually, the common assumption of ...
Zhang, J; Zhang, N; Crowther, AR(Kinokuniya Co Ltd, 2011-01)
Brake groan is a friction-induced vibration occurring on the contact surface between rotor and brake in a vehicle. In this paper, a two degree-of-freedom rotor and brake model driven by a displacement input is adopted to ...
We consider the fate of output in the Cournot oligopoly model when the equilibrium is locally unstable. We discuss types of nonlinearities which may be present to bound the motion and introduce time lags in production and ...
Heterogeneous agent models (HAMs) in finance and economics are often characterised by high dimensional nonlinear stochastic differential or difference systems. Because of the complexity of the interaction between the ...
In this paper we provide an annotated bibliography of about 140 papers which have appeared in journals in a variety of areas in the last 5 years and in which a fractional factorial design has been used. For each reference, ...
In this study, the two-machine bicriteria flowshop scheduling problem is addressed. The objective is to minimize a weighted sum of total flowtime and makespan. Different branch-and-bound algorithms have already appeared ...
Novikov, A; Christensen, S; Irle, A(Taylor and Francis, 2011-01)
Optimal stopping problems form a class of stochastic optimization problems that has a wide range of applications in sequential statistics and mathematical finance. Here we consider a general optimal stopping problem with ...