Laura Kang

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Flights incur a large percentage of their delays on the ground during the departure process between their scheduled departure from the gate and takeoff. Because of the large uncertainties associated with them, these delays are difficult to predict and account for, hindering the ability to effectively manage the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. This paper(More)
This paper presents <i>market-based macroprogramming (MBM)</i>, a new paradigm for achieving globally efficient behavior in sensor networks. Rather than programming the individual, low-level behaviors of sensor nodes, MBM defines a virtual market where nodes sell "actions" (such as taking a sensor reading or aggregating data) in response to global price(More)
This paper offers an economic analysis of color-blind alternatives to conventional affirmative action policies in higher education, focusing on efficiency issues. When the distribution of applicants' traits is fixed (i.e., in the short run) color-blindness leads colleges to shift weight from academic traits that predict performance to social traits that(More)
Computational grids enable the sharing, aggregation, and selection of (geographically distributed) computational resources and can be used for solving large scale and data intensive computing applications. Computational grids are an appealing target application for market-based resource allocation especially given the attention in recent years to " virtual(More)
Photocrosslinking hydrogel technologies are attractive for the biofabrication of cardiovascular soft tissues, but 3D printing success is dependent on multiple variables. In this study we systematically test variables associated with photocrosslinking hydrogels (photoinitiator type, photoinitiator concentration, and light intensity) for their effects on(More)
Consider an open infrastructure in which anyone can deploy mechanisms to support automated decision making and coordination amongst self-interested computational agents. Strategyproofness is a central property in the design of such mechanisms, allowing participants to maximize their individual benefit by reporting truthful private information about(More)
and seminar participants at Brown (Applied Math) and Harvard (Labor Economics) for helpful discussions and suggestions. Alexander Dubbs provided exceptional research assistance-going far beyond the call of duty. or (Holden) rholden@mit.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau(More)
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