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    • A Business That Can't Lose: Investing in Attacks against the Colombian Power Grid 

      Barreto, C.; Cardenas, A. A.; Holmes, Jennifer; Palao, Augustin; Restrepo, J. C. (Elsevier B.V., 2019-05-31)
      In 2005 a company in charge of repairing electric transmission towers made a deal with guerrilla militants to demolish the towers. This company thrived, because the attacks were attributed to guerrilla groups, who commit ...
    • Monetization of High-Technology Products and Services 

      Mehta, Sameer (2020-05)
      This dissertation consists of three main chapters that exploit techniques from the mechanism design literature to address monetization challenges that arise in technology markets. Chapter 2 focuses on the monetization of ...
    • On Designing Distributed Auction Mechanisms for Wireless Spectrum Allocation 

      Yang, S.; Peng, D.; Meng, T.; Wu, F.; Chen, G.; Tang, Shaojie; Li, Z.; Luo, T. T.
      Auctions are believed to be effective methods to solve the problem of wireless spectrum allocation. Existing spectrum auction mechanisms are all centralized and suffer from several critical drawbacks of the centralized ...
    • Optimal Procurement Auctions under Multistage Supplier Qualification 

      Chen, W.; Dawande, Milind W.; Janakiraman, Ganesh
      We consider a firm that solicits bids from a fixed-sized pool of yet-to-be qualified suppliers for an indivisible contract. The contract can only be awarded to a supplier who passes a multistage qualification process. For ...
    • Robot Leg Design: A Constructive Framework 

      Rezazadeh, Siavash; Abate, A.; Hatton, R. L.; Hurst, J. W.
      Most robot leg designs are either based on biomimetics of humans’ or animals’ leg morphologies, or on being mechanically optimized for specific task(s). In the first approach, differences between the actuation of the ...