August 4 – August 7, 2016 / London, UK
International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process
Thomas L. Saaty is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He is the inventor, architect, and primary theoretician of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a decision-making framework used for large-scale, multiparty, multi-criteria decision analysis, and of the Analytic Network Process (ANP), its generalization to decisions with dependence and feedback. More recently he generalized the mathematics of the ANP to the Neural Network Process (NNP) with application to neural firing and synthesis.
Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Saaty was professor of statistics and operations research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1969–79). Before that, he spent fifteen years working for U.S. government agencies and for companies doing government-sponsored research. His employers at that time included the Operations Evaluation Group of MIT at the Pentagon, the Office of Naval Research, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency at the U.S. State Department.
Adriana Velazquez Berumen is Senior Advisor of Medical Devices in WHO. She is a Mexican Biomedical Engineer, has worked in public and private hospitals in Mexico. She has been elected member of Boards of National and international organizations (IFMBE, CORAL, INAHTA..). Adriana was the founder and Director General of CENETEC in Ministry of Health in Mexico. She was the coordinator of Medical Devices in WHO where she is responsible of the Compendium of Innovative Technologies for low resource settings and Medical Devices Technical Series Books, among many other WHO projects. In the WHO, Adriana is responsible for increasing access to appropriate, affordable, quality, safe medical devices globally.
After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Dolan completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Rochester. He then practiced as an academic general internist at Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, and most recently, Unity Hospital. In 2009, he joined the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Steering Committee.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Dolan is the principal investigator of a CDC Special Interest project that will test the use of a decision dashboard to help clinicians counsel men with newly diagnosed low grade prostate cancer regarding their treatment options. He also recently served as a methods expert on a FDA-funded grant exploring ways to assess stakeholder preferences in their new device approval process. He has recently completed a K-24 mid-career development award from the NHLBI that, in addition to mentoring junior investigators, included a series of studies exploring the extent to which multi-criteria methods involve a tradeoff between ease-of-use and accuracy. Other recent studies include a NCI-funded study comparing the effectiveness of five different formats for presenting information about uncertain future outcomes to patients, a study multi-site study that assessed patient preferences for recommended colorectal cancer screening tests, and a project funded by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making that involved the design and initial evaluation of an interactive, computer-based, patient "decision dashboard" for choosing an arthritis pain medication.
Mr Iozia has been an Italian member of the Employees' Group of the EESC since June 2004. He is the President of the Single Market Observatory (SMO) of the EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption. He has been rapporteur for many opinions on the financial sector, the digital Single Market and the energy sector.
He is among others National Secretary of the Italian Union for the Credit and Insurance Sectors (UILCA) and President of UNI-Europe Finance (Union Network International).
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Dey is a professor of Operations Management at Aston Business School. He won Vice Chancellor award for research excellence in 2012. Prior to joining Aston University in 2004, he worked for five years in the University of the West Indies in Barbados as a Director of graduate project management program and 13 years in Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India as a project executive. He specializes in supply chain management and project management. He has published more than hundred research papers in leading international refereed journals. He has accomplished several research projects in supply chain optimisation and project management maturity studies in manufacturing, services and construction globally covering both small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and large sectors.
His projects have been funded by Ford Foundation, Research Council UK, British Council, West Midlands Manufacturing Advisory Services, EU and ERDF. His industry clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, JCB, L'Oreal, NHS, Britons Carpet, Cemex, General Dynamics, Unocal, and several organisations in SMEs in the UK and abroad. He has delivered long term executive development programs and facilitated numerous workshops for executives in Barbados Government, the healthcare professionals in Maltese hospital and National Health Services in the UK, the project executives in JCB, Jaguar and Land Rover, Atkins and the Country and HR managers in L'Oreal.
Dr. Dey has developed several decision support systems that include supplier performance evaluation, supply chain performance measurement, sustainability performance framework, risk management and currently engaged in developing decision support systems for optimizing bioenergy (including waste to energy) supply chain design and operations. His work helped numerous SMEs in the developing countries like India, Bangladesh and Thailand to deal with their sustainability issues and challenge. He helps many city councils in the UK and municipalities in India for developing strategies and policies for solid waste management. He is the editor in chief of International Journal of Energy Sector Management.
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