Preference learning application in peer-to-peer logistics platforms

Gholizadehfotouhabadi, Fatemeh (2021) Preference learning application in peer-to-peer logistics platforms. [Thesis]

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Peer-to-peer logistics platforms iteratively match free agents willing to offer services to the demand requests. In some settings, the platform may not have full information about the agents’ request preferences. To reduce this uncertainty, the platform can offer a menu of requests to each agent. By collecting the agents’ preference information in each decision period, the platform has access to the historical data of agents. The gathered information helps the platform learn the agents’ utility functions over time. We simulate a ride-sharing setting, iteratively generating menus of requests for each driver and using the drivers’ preference information in each period to learn the drivers’ utility functions and predict their future choices. We show that as we learn the drivers’ utility functions, offering too many options might cause the driver to deviate from the platform’s optimal request assignment therefore, it is beneficial to decrease the menu size as we learn.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online optimization. -- Preference learning. -- Recommendation sets. -- Bilevel optimization. -- Peer-to-peer logistics platform. -- Çevrimiçi eniyileme. -- Tercih ögrenme. -- Öneri kümeleri. -- Iki seviyeli eniyileme. -- Esler-arası lojistik platformları.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Sabancı Business School > Management and Strategy
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:38

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