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Optimal Resource Allocation and Surveys

I just got back from Amsterdam where I heard the defense of a very interesting dissertation. You can find the full dissertation here. One of the chapters is already published and several others are forthcoming.

The dissertation uses optimization techniques to design surveys that maximize the R-Indicator while controlling measurement error for a fixed budget. I find this to be very exciting research as it brings together two fields in new and interesting ways. I'm hoping that further research will be spurred by this work.

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  1. Looks like the dissertation site requires login. Who was defending so I can look up the published article. I should keep up on this work for CHIS sake :)

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