Key Lab of Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Title: From AHP to Creativity in China
Yong Shi, Key Lab of Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Gang Kou, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China Ergu Daji, Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu, China Xingsen Li, NIT, Zhejiang University, Ningbo, China
This talk is to honor Professor Tom Saaty, the father of AHP/ANP. Professor Saaty has a long influence on Chinese academic community through his AHP/ANP and the theory of Creative Thinking. It will first review how AHP/ANP has been widely used in China for various decision making problems since 1980's. Then it will discuss the importance of Professor Saaty's landmarked book "Creative Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making" in the current "innovative and entrepreneurial movement" in China.
Yong Shi, serves as the Director, Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science and the Director of the Key Lab of Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been the Isaacson Professor, the College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. He is the counselor of the State Council of PRC (2016), the elected member of the International Eurasian Academy of Science (2017), and elected fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (2015). His research interests include business intelligence, data mining, and multiple criteria decision making. He has published more than 28 books, over 300 papers in various journals and numerous conferences/proceedings papers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making (SCI), Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Data Science (Springer) and a member of Editorial Board for a number of academic journals. Dr. Shi has received many distinguished awards including Application Contribution Award of Chinese Society on System Science and System Engineering, 2016; Siwei Cheng Outstanding Research Award, Siwei Cheng Foundation, 2016; the Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for developing countries, 2015; the Georg Cantor Award of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), 2009; Fudan Prize of Distinguished Contribution in Management, Fudan Premium Fund of Management, China, 2009; Outstanding Young Scientist Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2001; and Speaker of Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) for 1997-2000, IEEE Computer Society. He has also consulted or worked on business projects for a number of international companies in data mining and knowledge management.
Iwan J Azis
Professor of Regional Science & Economics Cornell University & University of Indonesia
Title: "AHP/ANP Relevance In A More Complex Global Economy"
Whether in trade or finance, transactions in the global economy have increased dramatically and changed radically since the early 2000's. The interdependence among economies has surged and become more intense. Policies and decisions that shape the economy are increasingly more complex and diverse, involving numerous intangible factors, and the intended goals reach beyond income and wealth to include economic structure and sophistication ("capabilities"). Better-connected nodes like trade, investment and finance in such networks represent activities that offer promising benefits (growth prospect) but also are subject to more complex risks. Many standard models are inapt for analyzing today's situation. Evidence and examples pointing into this direction are abound. It is argued that the AHP/ANP offers a suitable approach to reflect the complexity of today's economic structure.
Professor Iwan J Azis has been teaching at Cornell University since early 1990s. During 2005-2010 he was also the Director of Graduate Studies of the Regional Science program at the same university. Since 2015 he also teaches at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, where he conducts a series of on-line classes. He has done research and consulting work for governments, various international organizations and universities. In 2006 he was awarded "Distinguished Scholar in Regional Science, Financial Economics, and Economic Modeling." His work has been published in numerous books and journals, among the latest are: "Managing Elevated Risks," Springer (2015), "Coping with the Dangerous Component of Capital Flows" in J Pixley & H Flam (ed) Critical Junctures in Mobile Capital, Cambridge University Press (2018), and "ASEAN Economic Integration: Quo Vadis?" in Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, vol 35-1 (2018). His interviews appeared in several media including Financial Times, New York Times, Bloomberg, Japan Times, China Daily, BBC, MSNBC, NHK, Herald Tribune, and Wall Street Journal.
Assistant Dean (Advancement), Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Professor Hao is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean (Advancement) of the City University of Hong Kong. Her research areas are Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Neural Networks, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fraud Management and Enterprise Risk Management. She studied decision science in Pittsburgh with Professor Thomas Saaty, obtaining her PhD in Decision Sciences and Operations Management from the Katz Graduate School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Her MI degree is in Industrial Engineering from Tianjin University in Tianjin, China, and her BSc degree is in Mathematics from Sichuan University in China.
Professor Hao's PhD thesis advisors were Professors Jen Shang and Luis Vargas. The latter is the Chair of this 2018 ISAHP conference in Hong Kong. She had an even more interesting historical association with AHP as her advisor at Tianjin University, where she got her MI degree, was Professor XU Shubo, who organized the first International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process there in 1988. It was his idea that it be a symposium and he was known as the Father of the ISAHP. Dr. Hao was one of the first Chinese scholars studying in the US.
During Professor Hao's academic career she has published more than 20 papers in distinguished scientific journals as well as written numerous chapters, conference papers, and creative and literary works.
Decision Making Facilitator
Kirti holds an electro engineering degree from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), MBA and Ph.D. in Decision Science from Katz Graduate School of Business – University of Pittsburgh. She received the special honor of induction into the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma in April 1996. Before joining PPM School of Management in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1981, she had been a manager in the quality, production, and engineering departments of a national cable manufacturing company for eight years.
She was a senior consultant, trainer, and faculty member at PPM School of Management until her retirement. She has also been Head of the PPM Operations and Decision Science Department and Dean of PPM Graduate School of Management. Her expertise includes production/operations and quality management, systems thinking, performance management (Balanced Scorecard), organization learning, and decision making in complex environment (AHP).
She is an internationally recognized expert in the Analytic Hierarchy Process, gaining her expertise directly from its founder Dr. Thomas L. Saaty by being his student and working with him since 1985, including co-authoring "Group Decision Making: Drawing out and reconciling differences." With her interest in the learning aspect of management education she has been a speaker in various seminars, both national and international. Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, named her a Lifetime Achiever on July 6, 2017.
Chairman, Knowledge Holding International Pvt. Ltd. Nepal Consultant, The World Bank Group and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
In Memory of Prof. Thomas Saaty: Demand Driven Cases of the Analytic Hierarchy Process Application
The talk, in the form of a story is about the most recent AHP applications to honour Professor Thomas Saaty, the father of AHP/ANP. The stories are derived from demand responsive, practical and internalized utility of AHP by the users, hosts and enthusiasts from Nepal and Bhutan. The talk is prepared based on how the real life application was evolved; the situation created for demonstration and need of sensitization perceived on utility of AHP.
Shashi is co-founder and chairman of Knowledge Holding International, Nepal, also serving as Consultant to The World Bank Group and has served two times for UNIDO. His passion is application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based Multi Criteria Decision Analysis in addition to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industry and Business Incubation. Shashi is actively involved in sensitizing target groups on the utility of AHP in real life issues and practical application of AHP ranging from health care to finance; business to development; energy to water and personnel to companies.
Shashi started working on application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) since 1996. His first application of AHP was to address controversy on scale of hydropower development in Nepal. Shashi served as an invited faculty to teach Decision Support System at Kathmandu University School Management (KUSUM) and Innovation and Technology Management at Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (IOE) in Nepal. At KUSUM his course is fully based on AHP introduction and applications, whereas at IOE, AHP application was demonstrated at all possible situations. Shashi has been consulted for AHP application by Master's and PhD students on their research. Shashi was an invited speaker at ISAHP 2003 at Bali. Since ISAHP 2005 at Hawaii, he has been the member of ISAHP Scientific Advisory / Organizing Committee. Shashi is also an invited reviewer for International Journal on Analytic Hierarchy Process (IJAHP).