Recent Advances in Multiattribute Utility Theory

Speaker Ali Abbas
Date: 11/9/2018

11:00 am


103 Transportation Building



Event Type: Seminar/Symposium


Dr. Ali E. Abbas is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as the Director of the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making a the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He previously directed the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). The recipient of multiple awards from the National Science Foundation for his work, Dr. Abbas’ research focuses on decision analysis, risk analysis, multiattribute utility theory, and data-based decision making.  He is author of the book “Foundations of Multiattribute Utility” by Cambridge University Press and Co-author of “Foundations of Decision Analysis” with Ronald Howard at Stanford University. He is also editor of numerous books including Books “Improving Homeland Security Decisions” with Detlof von Winterfledt and Milind Tambe, and the forthcoming book “Next Generation Ethics and Decision Making” by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Abbas is associate editor and editor for a wide range of journals including Operations Research, Decision Analysis, IISE Transactions, Entropy, and Decision. He is also guest editor of the special issue of Operations Research honoring Ken Arrow.

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