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Making Hard Decisions in Complex Situations: Master Class in Multi-Criteria Analysis

The Institute for Sustainable Futures is delighted to host this masterclass with Professor Raimo Hämäläinen
In today’s world policy and business decisions are made in increasingly complex settings where we have to accommodate multiple stakeholders with multiple interests, often with non-commensurable decision criteria.
These decision processes can be supported by a Multi-Criteria Analysis approach, which can help to increase communication as well as clarify complex issues and produce transparent decision recommendations.  
You will learn how to organize and run decision making workshops with the Multi-Criteria Approach.  Specifically, you will learn state-of the art multi-criteria processes by working through a real-world scenario, including using web-based multi-criteria analysis software (no previous computer skills are needed).

Who should attend?

  • Practitioners: Researchers, consultants, experts and students interested in multi-criteria decision analysis
  • ‘Problem Owners’: policy makers and businesses dealing with complex issues who want to know how to undertake more effective and transparent multi-criteria analyses
  • Potential practitioners who have an interest in knowing how to use a multi-criteria approach

Prof. Raimo Hämäläinen  is well known as the designer of many widely used decision support systems and software, and for his work in dynamic game theory and decision analysis. As a consultant he has helped to solve problems especially in the areas of environmental policy, water resources management and risk analysis. He is the author of over 180 publications and conference papers on decision making, control and dynamic games, energy modelling and environmental decision making and participation, and biological systems. He is Director of the Doctoral Programme on Systems Analysis, Decision Making and Risk Management. In 2004, the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making presented the MCDM Edgeworth-Pareto Award to Prof. Hämäläinen.  This award is the highest distinction that the international Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making bestows upon researchers.   In recognising Prof Hämäläinen they commend his record of creativity to the extent that the field of MCDM would not exist in its current form without the far-reaching contributions from this distinguished scholar.


17 February 2014
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please arrive at 12.45pm for a prompt 1pm start.


City - BroadwayCB10 Building 10

Room 4, Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones Street
University of Technology, Sydney


This workshop is being sponsored by UTS Distinguished Visiting Scholar program, so there are no fees. Places are limited so please RSVP early


Places are limited to 20 participants.

Register: www.surveymonkey.com/s/RHMasterclass



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