DIMACS and Rutgers Department of Statistics Seminar

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 
   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.