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A set of jobs need to be served by a single server which can serve only one job at a time. Jobs have processing times and incur waiting costs (linear in their waiting time). The jobs share their costs through compensation using monetary transfers. We characterize the Shapley value rule for this model using fairness axioms. Our axioms include a bound on the(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS A phase II clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell (DC) formulation for the management of refractory solid malignant tumors was conducted across six sites in India with an objective to study safety and efficacy. METHODS A total of 51 patients with refractory cancer (either sex) with life expectancy ≥3 months, Eastern Cooperative(More)
A set of jobs need to be served by a server which can serve only one job at a time. Jobs have processing times and incur waiting costs (linear in their waiting time). The jobs share their costs through compensation using monetary transfers. In the first part, we provide an axiomatic characterization of the Shapley value rule by introducing some fairness(More)
We consider Markov decision processes with unknown transition probabilities and unknown single-period expected cost functions, and we study a method for estimating these quantities from historical or simulated data. The method requires knowledge of the system equations that govern state transitions as well as the single-period cost functions (but not the(More)
This thesis is concerned with the study of algorithms for approximately solving large-scale linear and nonsmooth convex minimization problems within a prescribed relative error δ of the optimum. The methods we propose converge in O(1/δ 2) or O(1/δ) iterations of a first-order type. While the theoretical lower iteration bound for approximately solving (in(More)
Hyponatremia is a common and often under-recogonised clinical problem in oncologic practice. The recogonition of the cause of hyponatremia and initiation of appropriate and timely intervention can prevent morbidity and improve treatment tolerance. This drug review aims at discussing the currently approved oral vaptanagent Tolvaptan. Vaptans including(More)
The Incidence of breast cancer has been steadily increasing in the last two decades, more so in urban areas of the sub-continent. Cancer ceters across the country have large numbers of patients being treated with multiple publications in this field. Inspite of paucity of prospective data and randomised clinical trials from India, there are large number of(More)
High activation energy, chemically amplified resist systems exhibit a 4% to 15% volume shrinkage during the post-exposure bake process. Current lithography process simulators do not take this volume shrinkage into account, thus violating the continuity equations used to model the process. This work aims at describing the kinetics of the post-exposure bake(More)