Multi-Unit Assignment Problem: FCFS Course Allocation System Data Analysis
Gediminas Murauskas
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Marijus Radavičius
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Published 2016-12-20


multi-unit assignment
censored regression

How to Cite

Murauskas G. and Radavičius M. (2016) “Multi-Unit Assignment Problem: FCFS Course Allocation System Data Analysis”, Lithuanian Journal of Statistics, 55(1), pp. 70-80. doi: 10.15388/LJS.2016.13869.


We study the allocation of courses to students with multi-unit demand. Exploratory analysis of courseallocation practices at Vilnius University (VU) is performed. The allocation of students to courses is done by a simplefirst-come first-served (FCFS) procedure. We show that FCFS procedure does not deliver desirable outcomes. Data withstudent preferences is needed in order to compare assignment algorithms. We use censored regression model to constructstudent preferences generation mechanism based on empirical data collected at VU. Using simulated data several multiunitassignment algorithms are compared.
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