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Thursday 12 July, 2018
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
SuperDecisions Seminar (Dr. Elena Rokou)
Registration fee: $40.
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
How to conduct a negotiation using AHP (Dr. Luis Vargas)
Registration fee: $20.
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
How to improve your chance of getting your AHP/ANP paper published (Dr. Enrique Mu)
Registration fee: $20.
3:30 pm - 04:30 pm
The Art of Structuring AHP and ANP models (Rozann Whitaker Saaty)
Registration fee: $20.
The SuperDecisions software can be used to create both hierarchical (AHP) and network (ANP) models as well as complex multi-level models of both types. In this workshop we will show the current version of SuperDecisions software (v3.0) and concentrate on:
showing how to use the Ratings Model to rate alternatives one-by-one on standards for the criteria instead of pairwise comparing them, thus shortening the judgment process a good deal.
discuss when it is appropriate to use comparisons and when to use ratings.
show how to structure and work with multilevel BOCR (benefits, opportunities, costs and risks) models.
show how to do optimization using AHP/ANP and Excel
Bring your laptop and we will give a free 60 day trial version of the software for you to try out.
Dr Elena Rokou is the Chief Research Officer at Creative Decisions Foundation, the AHP/ANP research institute funded by Dr Thomas Saaty. She holds a PhD degree in the field of operational research, focusing on project scheduling and evolutionary algorithms from the National Technical University of Athens, Mechanical Engineering School, Sector of Industrial Management and Operational Research, a MSc in Management Engineering and a Software Engineering Diploma. Her main research interests cover project scheduling, optimization, evolutionary algorithms, MCDA and decision support tools.
Specialties: project scheduling, optimization algorithms, ANP and group decision making
How to conduct a negotiation using AHP
In this workshop we show how to conduct a negotiation using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. This approach is an extension of the "Getting to Yes" approach where parties do see each other as adversaries, but as teams, looking for a fair and equitable solution to the conflict. The workshop will address the following concepts:
1. What is a negotiation? 2. Dimensions of a negotiation 3. The concept of a tradeoff 4. How to evaluate a tradeoff 5. Gain/loss ratios of tradeoffs. When is a tradeoff fair and equitable? 6. An agreement as a conglomerate of fair and equitable tradeoffs 7. Implementation of a fair agreement. The workshop will use some well-known negotiation situations, not necessarily conflict resolution negotiations, to illustrate the different steps of the process.
PhD in Mathematics, University of Sevilla (Spain)
PhD in Social Systems Sciences, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Luis Vargas was the recipient of the Juan March Foundation Scholarship, Madrid, Spain, to the University of Pennsylvania in 1976-78. He won the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in 1984. He was the coordinator of the Quantitative Interest Group from 1987 to 1991; the coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence Interest Group from 1991 to 1994; and chair of the Second International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, held in Pittsburgh August 11-14, 1991, at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Area Director of Decision, Operations and Information Technology 2009-2012.
Luis Vargas has focused his research on decision theory, practical applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), artificial intelligence in manufacturing, the use of artificial intelligence techniques for scheduling, measurement of resource utilization, group decision making, Bayesian networks, and forecasting.
How to improve your chance of getting your AHP/ANP paper published
This workshop is aimed at scholars in the early or middle phase of their professional careers and who are interested in getting their AHP/ANP papers published. It focuses, in particular, on AHP/ANP applications. These applications, per se, are usually hard to publish. Based on the lecturer's experience as author, editor and reviewer of many of these application papers, some practical suggestions will be given to the participants.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Business Administration
MS, University of Pittsburgh, Management Information Systems MBA, University of Pittsburgh BS, San Marcos National University (Peru), Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Enrique has been the co-director of Carlow's MBA program since 2008. He is also editor-in-chief and founder of the International Journal for the Analytic Hierarchy Process and the former program director for the MBA/MIS degree at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. An accomplished scholar and business executive, Enrique was previously in charge of sales and marketing distribution operations in Latin America for a U.S.-based global data communication corporation. He is the co-author of many peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in journals such as the Latin American Research Review and the Journal of Information Technology Management. His current research interest is multicriteria decision-making frameworks for assessment of eyewitness identification.
The Art of Structuring AHP and ANP models
Rozann Whitaker Saaty
In this workshop you will learn how to take an unstructured real-life situation and turn it into an AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) or ANP (Analytic Network Process) decision model to pick the best alternative or to prioritize the factors you include because you find them to be significant. You will see that human judgments can be used to make pairwise comparisons in two ways: based on direct observation, or by interpreting the significance of data from tangibles. You can also directly use data to construct the judgments for AHP and ANP models. The ultimate goal is to have a model that provides a comprehensive view of the problem so it can be quickly grasped so whoever you show it to can quickly grasp the problem, perhaps make suggestions for revision, know how to make judgments when asked to do so, and understand the results and how to perform sensitivity studies.
The starting point is often a brainstorming session to identify the factors that should go into the model. The alternatives may be obvious and well-understood, or you may need to creatively come up with them. You will be shown efficient ways to group the factors into criteria and sub-criteria, make the connections and keep the number of judgments required to a minimum. Learn the two useful ways of prioritizing alternatives: pairwise compare them with respect to the criteria or rate them one at a time on the criteria - the rating method is especially useful when prioritizing and ranking large numbers of alternatives can be used in both AHP and ANP models. Learn how to change from AHP hierarchical models to ANP models comprised of clusters of elements with links among them that will allow you to model dependence and feedback. What is feedback? Come to this workshop and find out!
Rozann is currently the President and Executive Director of the Creative Decisions Foundation, a charitable organization to promote rational decision-making using the Analytic Hierarchy Process developed by her husband Thomas L. Saaty. The Foundation carries out such activities as sponsoring meetings of the biennial International Society of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP), sponsoring the online journal the International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (IJAHP), funding research in advanced decision making techniques and developing the SuperDecisions software for decision making using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Analytic Network Process (ANP). She also publishes books on decision-making through RWS Publications, specializing in books on the AHP and ANP. She directed the development of the SuperDecisions software which the Foundation makes available free to educators, researchers and students, and has participated in many international workshops and courses with her husband, teaching the software. Ms. Whitaker holds both a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in mathematics from New Mexico Tech (the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology).