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Friday, October 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Michael Bendersky, Ph.D.

Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

We use developments in full-information optimal stopping to decide kidney –offer admissibility depending on the patient’s age in treatment, on his/her estimated lifetime probabilistic profile and his/her prospects on the waiting list. We allow for a broad family of life time distributions – the Gamma – thus enabling flexible modeling of patients’ survival under dialysis. We fully automate an appropriate recursive solution in a spread sheet application. It yields the optimal critical times for acceptance of offers of different qualities, and the ensuing expected value – to – go as a function of time. The model may serve both the organizer of a donation program for planning purposes, and the particular surgeon in making the critical decision at the proper time. It may further serve the potential individual recipient, practicing present-day patient-choice.


Date:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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RSVP deadline:
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

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About the speaker

- BSc in Mathematics in the department of Mathematics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
- MSc and Phd in statistics and operation research, department of Industrial Enginnering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
- Researcher and lecturer in Holon Institute of Technology and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
- Research areas: Artillery Fire Transfer, Stochastic Inventory, Organ Transplantation

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