Undergraduate Research Projects in Operations Research

Below is a list of the current undergraduate research projects in operations research:

Aleksandr Kazachkov, Ph.D.

Anonymous Fair Division of Indivisible Goods

Department:  Industrial and Systems Engineering
Email: Aleksandr Kazachkov,akazachkov@ufl.edu
Ph.D. Student Mentor(s): N/A
Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Student Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, 1 student per term
Prerequisites: Understanding of analysis of algorithms and basic computational complexity
Credit:  0-3 credits via EGN 4912
Stipend: none unless selected for University Scholars
Application Requirements: Resume, UF Unofficial Transcripts, and Faculty Interview; To request an interview, email one pdf file with all application requirements to akazachkov@ufl.edu.
Application Deadline: March 1 for the summer term, July 15 for fall term, and November 1 for spring term
Website: akazachk.github.io
Project Description: The goal of this project is to allocate indivisible resources among agents in a “fair” way, motivated by problems such as a food bank creating prepackaged meals. The preferences of the agents are known, and the task is to split the items into bundles, such that every agent feels that any of the bundles is approximately fair. The research involves a theoretical understanding of what level of fairness can be guaranteed. It may be helpful to consult this tutorial on fair division: https://www.cs.toronto.edu/~nisarg/papers/Fair-Division-Tutorial.pdf