Friday, March 18, 2022 – 11:00 to 12:00
ISyE Executive Board Rm 228- Atlanta, GA
Locating Service Centers with Decision Dependent Utility and Two-Stage Mixed Integer Conic Optimization
Abstract: We study a service center location problem with ambiguous utility gains and uncertain demand. The model is motivated by the problem of deciding medical clinic/service centers, possibly in rural communities, where residents need to visit the clinics to receive health services. A resident gains his utility based on service features such as travel distance and waiting time at the facility that depend on the clinic location. The elicited location-dependent utilities are assumed to be ambiguously described by an expected value and variance constraint.