Research interests
 Applications of optimization models and algorithms
 Linear and Nonlinear programming
 Computational complexity of nonlinear optimization
 Interiorpoint methods in mathematical programming
Publications
Appeared or accepted
 "Extreme point characterization of constrained nonstationary infinitehorizon Markov decision processes with finite state space," I. Lee, M.A. Epelman, H.E. Romeijn, R.L. Smith, Operations Research Letters 42(3):238245, 2014
 "A Dynamic Programming Approach to Achieving an Optimal End State Along a Serial Production Line," S.F. Cheng, B.E. Nicholson, M.A. Epelman, D,J. Reaume, R.L. Smith, IIE Transactions 45(12):12781293, 2013
 "A new column generation based algorithm for VMAT treatment plan optimization," F. Peng, X. Jia, X. Gu, M.A. Epelman, H.E. Romeijn, and S.B. Jiang, Phys. Med. Biol. 57:45694588, 2012
 "Stochastic programming for offline adaptive radiotherapy," M.Y. Sir, M.A. Epelman and S.M. Pollock, Annals of Operations Research, 2010
 "Optimizing call center staffing using simulation and analytic center cutting plane methods," Julius Atlason, M.A. Epelman and Shane G. Henderson, Management Science 54:295309, 2008
 "Ideal spatial radiotherapy dose distributions subject to positional uncertainties," M.Y. Sir, S.M. Pollock, M.A. Epelman, Kwok L. Lam and Randall K. Ten Haken, Phys. Med. Biol., 51(24):63296347, 2006
 "CoSIGN: A Parallel Algorithm for Coordinated Traffic Signal Control," ShihFen Cheng, M.A. Epelman and R.L. Smith, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 7(4):551564, 2006
 "A Shortest Path Approach to the MultipleVehicle Routing Problem with Split PickUps," ChiGuhn Lee, M.A. Epelman, Chelsea C. White, III, Yavuz Bozer, Transportation Research, Part B 40(4):265284, 2006.
 "Assignment of Swimmers to Dual Meet Events, " Maciek Nowak, M.A. Epelman, and Stephen Pollock. Computers and Operations Research 33(7):19511962, 2006.

"Costlets: A Generalized Approach to Cost Functions for Automated Optimization of IMRT Treatment Plans
," Marc L. Kessler, Daniel L. Mcshan, M.A. Epelman, Karen A. Vineberg, Avraham Eisbruch, Theodore S. Lawrence, Benedick A. Fraass. Optimization and Engineering 6:421448, 2005.

"A Fictitious Play Approach to LargeScale Optimization," Theodore Lambert, III, M.A. Epelman, and R.L. Smith. Operations Research 53(3):477489, 2005.

"Anisogamy, expenditure of reproductive effort, and the optimality of having two sexes," M.A. Epelman, Stephen Pollock, Brian Netter, and Bobbi Low. Operations Research 53(3):560567, 2005.
 "Call center staffing with simulation and cutting plane methods," Julius Atlason, M.A. Epelman and Shane G. Henderson.
Annals of Operations Research 127:333358, 2004.

"A new condition measure, preconditioners, and relations between different measures of conditioning for conic linear systems
," M.A. Epelman, Robert M. Freund,
SIAM Journal on Optimization, 12(3):627655, 2002.
 "Condition Number Complexity of an Elementary Algorithm for Computing a Reliable Solution of a Conic Linear System
," M.A. Epelman, Robert M. Freund.
Mathematical Programming A 88:451485, 2000.
Submitted for publication
 "Subsidized Prediction Markets for Risk Averse Agents," S. Dimitrov, M.A. Epelman, R. Sami, 2013, Submitted.

"Sampled Fictitious Play for Approximate Dynamic Programming," Marina Epelman, Archis Ghate, R.L. Smith, 2008 (revised 2009)

"Robust Linear Optimization With Recourse ," Aurélie Thiele, Tara Terry, and Marina Epelman, 2009, IOE Technical Report TR0901.
Proceedings

"Using simulation to approximate subgradients of convex performance measures in service systems," Julius Atlason, M.A. Epelman, and Shane Henderson, 2003. Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference. S. Chick, P. J. Snchez, D. Ferrin, and D. J. Morrice, eds. IEEE. (Refereed proceedings)
 "Combining simulation and cutting plane methods in service systems," Julius Atlason, M.A. Epelman, and Shane Henderson, Proceedings of the 2002 National Science Foundation Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees Conference. (Nonrefereed proceedings)
Technical Reports, Working Papers, etc.

"New Models of Network Routing under Active Congestion Control," Stanko Dimitrov, M.A. Epelman, Dushyant Sharma, 2009.

"Sampled Fictitious Play for BlackBox Stochastic Sequential Decision Problems," Archis Ghate, M.A. Epelman, R.L. Smith, 2006, IOE Technical Report TR0602.

"Sampled Fictitious Play for Complex Systems Optimization," Archis Ghate, M.A. Epelman, R.L. Smith, 2005, IOE Technical Report TR0515.

"Finding Fixed Points by Averaging with WellBehaved Maps," M.A. Epelman, Thomas L. Magnanti, Georgia Perakis, 2001.
Old version available as MIT O.R. Working Paper 32297.
 Condition Number Complexity of an Elementary Algorithm for Resolving a Conic Linear System," M.A. Epelman, Robert M. Freund, MIT O.R. Working Paper 31997, 1997.

"Complexity, Condition Numbers, and Conic Linear Systems," Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
1999.