I have lots of experiences in the useful application of the decision sciences to real-world issues to aid decision-makers and policymakers. I work with businesses, organizations, institutions, and government agencies to address complex decisions. These issues include:

  • Defining the right decisions to be addressed
  • Guiding processes to create innovative alternatives for decisions
  • Assessing the probabilities of the occurrence of key future events that greatly influence the consequences of a current decision
  • Proactively recognizing decision opportunities to improve performance and avoid future decision problems
  • Articulating and organizing the strategic objectives of any decision making entity
  • Identifying the objectives for a decision, including those with many participants or stakeholders
  • Clarifying the relative importance (i.e. the value tradeoffs) of the different objectives for a decision involving multiple objectives
  • Performing a complete analysis of a complex decision to provide insight for making a sound choice
  • Guiding a logical process to help a group of individuals make an informed decision

Selected projects

Constructing a Comprehensive Strategic Objectives Network for an Energy Supplier” for Energie Baden Württemberg in cooperation with Prof. Ralph Keeney (Duke University)

Recommendations about Decision-Making for California Ministry of Transportation` SHOPP Project Prioritization” in cooperation with Prof. Ralph Keeney (Duke University)

Identifying and structuring of the objectives of the terrorist group Islamic State” in cooperation with Prof. Ali E. Abbas, Prof. Richard S. John and Prof. Detlof von Winterfeldt (University of Southern California, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events [CREATE], DHS)

Designing a Media-Specific Balanced Scorecard by Applying Value-Focused Thinking” in cooperation with Prof. Reinhard Kunz (University of Cologne)