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The schedule is in Eastern Standard Time, EST (GMT-5).
You can find details for the workshops registration here: REGISTRATION Thursday 15 December, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 am
How to use AHP for conflict resolution (Marcel Minutolo)
9:00 am - 10:00 am
ANP Row Sensitivity (William J. Adams)
10:00 am - 11:00 am
AHP using the new AHP ANP Lib for Python (Elena Rokou)
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Introduction to ANP (Ilker Topcu)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to ANP in Spanish (Raúl Alvear Pérez)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Why one should use Fuzzy AHP and when it is appropriate? (Cengiz Kahraman)
How to use AHP for conflict resolution
For more than 10 years, the International Center for Conflict Resolution has been using AHP for conflict resolution. The process has been used in South Africa for work to abolish apartheid; the Punjab conflict in India; the Palestinian – Israelis conflict; police – community relations; and, more recently to model an approach for the Russia – Ukraine conflict. In this workshop, we will show the process that they go through to use AHP for conflict resolution. We will discuss the development of the criteria, the costs, benefits, perceived costs, and perceived benefits relative weights by each part. We then present how to construct the payoff ratios for the opposing parties in the conflict. Finally, we show how to pair the concessions such that a resolution can be reached. Additionally, we discuss the benefits from using this approach to resolve conflicts.
Marcel Minutolo has been an entrepreneur and a business development consultant for over 25 years. He is currently a Professor of Strategic Management with a focus on artificial intelligence in the School of Business at Robert Morris University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic management, data analytics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. He is an Amazon Web Services Accredited Instructor, an AWS certified Cloud Practitioner, and a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Dr. Minutolo has an earned Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Strategy from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Minutolo is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Pittsburgh and leads conflict resolution discussions. Dr. Minutolo has conducted research studies for Shell Appalachia, the United Way of Allegheny County, the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research, and led the strategic planning process for many organizations. He is a former U.S. Army military intelligence company commander with multiple deployments.
ANP Row sensitivity
William J. Adams
How can you most easily change public opinion on a topic of vital importance?
What is the most effective way to increase the market share of your company? How can you find the most influential components of a decision? If you know how to use ANP Row Sensitivity, you can answer these questions and more. Join us for an introduction to the theory and practical uses of ANP Row Sensitivity presented by its creator, Dr. Bill Adams.
Dr. Adams is currently the Director of Algorithms of Decision Lens. He holds a PhD in Algegraic Geometry, and has 20 years experience in designing mathematical software. He designed and implemented SuperDecisions for the Creative Decisions Foundation.
Specialities: linear and non-linear optimization, AHP and ANP theory, genetic algorithms, machine learning techniques, mathematical modeling.
AHP using the new AHP ANPLib for Python
Learn how to set up an AHP model, do the calculations, export to excel or external survey tools, and do sensitivity analysis using our Python Libraries.
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
Introduction to ANP
Analytic Network Process (ANP) is one of the most powerful methodologies for combining and evaluating judgments of the decision-makers to effectively rank alternatives, choose a compromise solution, and predict outcomes. ANP, developed by Thomas L. Saaty, is a widely used technique for structuring, modeling, and analyzing complex decisions based on mathematics and psychology.
Decision-makers are poor at assimilating large quantities of information on their problems. They cope with cognitive overload by employing heuristics that simplify the problem. This can lead to the selection of suboptimal alternatives. The participants of the workshop will carry out an experiment on cognitive psychology and learn Miller's "the magical number seven, plus or minus two: some limits on our capacity for processing information". In complex decisions, there may be dependence and feedback. We will discuss how network modelling improves the priorities derived from judgments and makes predictions much more accurate. We will go through the arrangement of paired comparison judgements in a matrix, the calculation of eigenvector and inconsistency of the pairwise comparison matrix, and then, the formation of the supermatrix, weighted supermatrix, and limiting supermatrix. Last but not least, we will examine Saaty Compatibility Index.
Y. Ilker Topcu is a Professor of Decision Sciences at Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). He visited Leeds University Business School from 1998 through 1999 as a visiting researcher and received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Management from ITU in 2000.
He held visiting professor position at University of Pittsburgh The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business from 2018 through 2019. He is an executive committee member of International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making since 2015. He was the general chair of the 25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2019) which took place in İstanbul, Turkey from June 16 to June 21, 2019. His research interests include multiple criteria decision making, decision analysis, and operations research/management science. He has published several journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He edited a book for Springer entitled "OR Applications in Health Care Management".
Introduction to ANP in Spanish
Raúl Alvear Pérez
Mi exposición versará sobre mi experiencia del uso y aprendizaje del AHP en la empresa como Gerente de Finanzas, Asesorías y en la Universidad como Profesor Senior. El tema para desarrollar será en principio el uso del AHP en la toma de decisiones estratégicas del directorio de una empresa.
My presentation will deal with my experience of using and learning of the AHP in the company as Manager of Finance, Consulting and in the University as Senior Professor. The topic to be developed will be, in principle, the use of the AHP in the strategic decision-making of a company's board of directors.
Founder of SOLEMSI. Graduated of Science in Business Administration - Universidad de Chile, MBA - Pittsburgh University, USA and Master in Mathematical Statistics CIENES - Universidad de Chile. Professor at School of Science in Business Administration - Universidad de Valparaíso and Finance and Human Resources Manager - Metro Regional de Valparaíso.
Why one should use Fuzzy AHP and when it is appropriate?
Cengiz Kahraman, Sezi Çevik Onar, Başar Öztayşi, Selçuk Çebi
Definition of Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets
History of Fuzzy sets
Extensions of Ordinary Fuzzy sets
Why Fuzzy sets are used in AHP
Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy AHP Extensions in the Literature
A Comparison Between Classical AHP and Buckley’s Fuzzy AHP
Fuzzy AHP Studies at INFUS Conferences
Cengiz Kahraman received his BSc degree in 1988, MSc degree in 1990, and PhD degree in 1996 from Industrial Engineering of Istanbul Technical University. Prof. Kahraman is now a full professor at Istanbul Technical University. His research areas are engineering economics, quality control and management, statistical decision making, multicriteria decision making, and fuzzy decision making. He published about 300 journal papers and more than 200 conference papers. He became the guest editors of many international journals and the editor of many international books from Springer. He is the member of editorial boards of 20 international journals. He organized various conferences such as FLINS, RACR, FSSCMIE, and INFUS. He was the vice dean of ITU Management Faculty between 2004-2007 and the head of ITU Industrial Engineering Department between 2010-2013.