Title: From Decision Theory to Decision Aiding
Speaker: Alexis Tsoukias, LAMSADE-CNRS, University Paris Dauphine
Date: May 1, 2003 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
The talk gives an overview of the history of decision analysis in three periods: the pre-war, pre-birth period; the genesis and youth; the maturity of this domain. The influence of several different disciplines on decision analysis is shown (mathematics and logic, probability theory, psychology and cognitive studies, organisation theory) and the appearance of different approaches both at a theoretical and at a professional level is then presented and discussed. Four such approaches are introduced (normative, descriptive, prescriptive and constructive) and some elements on the constructive approach are presented.