Budget allocation for effective data collection in predicting an accurate DEA efficiency score

Wai Peng Wong, Wikrom Jaruphongsa, Loo Hay Lee

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We analyze how to allocate the budget for data collection effectively when data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used for predicting the efficiency. We formulate this problem under a Bayesian framework and propose two heuristics algorithms, i.e., a gradient-based algorithm and a hybrid GA algorithm to solve this optimization problem. Our results indicate that effective allocation of budget for data collection can greatly reduce the overall data collection effort in comparison with a uniform budget allocation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1246
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Budget allocation
  • genetic algorithm
  • gradient search
  • optimal computing budget allocation algorithms (OCBA)
  • stochastic data envelopment analysis (DEA)

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