A natural variation of the standard secretary problem

Shoou-Ren Hsiau, Jiing Ru Yang

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We consider a natural variation of the standard secretary problem: N groups of applicants are to be interviewed sequentially (in groups) by a manager and the manager wants to find a strategy which maximizes the probability of selecting the best applicant. We use the usual backward induction method to find the optimal strategy, which can be easily described and is a natural extension of the solution for the standard secretary problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-646
Number of pages8
JournalStatistica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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