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Keywords: Game theory Signaling game Secrecy and deception Truthful disclosure Dynamic programming Multi-period game a b s t r a c t In this paper, we apply game theory to model strategies of secrecy and deception in a multiple-period attacker–defender resource-allocation and signaling game with incomplete information. At each period, we allow one of the(More)
The only available therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease is organ transplantation. In the United States, patients with end-stage liver disease are placed on a waiting list and offered livers based on location and waiting time, as well as current and past health. Although there is a shortage of cadaveric livers, 45% of all cadaveric liver offers(More)
T he only therapy for a patient with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is liver transplantation, which is performed by using either a cadaveric liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a living-donor's liver. This study addresses the following decision problem for an ESLD patient with an available living donor. Should she have a transplantation now or wait?(More)
In the United States, patients with end-stage liver disease must join a waiting list to be eligible for cadaveric liver trans-plantation. Due to privacy concerns, the details of the composition of this waiting list are not publicly available. This paper considers the benefits associated with creating a more transparent waiting list. We study these benefits(More)
We consider the problem of designing an efficient liver allocation system for allocating donated organs to patients waiting for transplantation, the only viable treatment for end-stage liver disease. Given the scarcity of available organs relative to the number of patients waiting for transplantation, we model the system as a multiclass fluid model of(More)
This study aims to determine the most informative mammographic features for breast cancer diagnosis using mutual information (MI) analysis. Our Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-approved database consists of 44,397 consecutive structured mammography reports for 20,375 patients collected from 2005 to 2008. The reports include demographic(More)