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Admission Policies for Complex Resource Allocation Problems Taylor, Peter


There are many applications where users of different types arrive to a finite set of resources and request temporary use of subsets of these resources. The manager of the resources is entitled to charge for their use and might incur some costs in making them available.</p>

In this context, the manager has an admission control problem. Given the current state of allocation, can they admit a user of a particular type If they can, should they, or wait for a more lucrative user to arrive in the future In the situation where a user is indifferent between different sets of resources, which ones should they choose</p>

In this talk I shall discuss my long history of engaging with different versions of this problem, culminating with some current work with Jing Fu and Bill Moran in which we are looking at a restless multi-armed bandit formulation.</p>

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