FREE LECTURE ‘DECISIONS UNDER SEVERE
UNCERTAINTY’ AT UH LAUNCHES
ABRAMSON CENTER SYMPOSIUM
An introductory-level lecture about Info-Gap Decision Theory will
be presented by Yakov Ben-Haim at the University of Houston at 9
a.m., Monday, Sept. 11 in Room 200 of Hoffman Hall.
Ben-Haim will discuss “Decisions Under Severe Uncertainty,”
explaining how Info-Gap Decision Theory works and how it is currently
being applied in a variety of fields. Basically, this theory provides
a new approach to making decisions when there are differences between
what is known and what needs to be known to make a good decision.
It was developed about 20 years ago for mechanical engineering,
but has been expanded for application in such diverse disciplines
as biological conservation, management, economics, behavioral science
and health care.
Ben-Haim, who holds the Yitzhak Moda’i Chair in Technology
and Economics at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology,
is a member of the Abramson Center for the Future of Health, a collaborative
effort by Technion, the UH College of Technology and The Methodist
Hospital Research Institute.
His lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture serves as the opening address for a five-day symposium
and workshop on Info-Gap Applications in the Life Sciences being
presented by the Abramson Center for the Future of Health.
More information about the center and this event is available at
||Info-Gap Decision Theory:
Decisions Under Severe Uncertainty
9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11
||Room 200, Hoffman Hall
University of Houston
Metered parking at Entrance 14. Visitor parking in Lot 15F.
Both on Cullen Boulevard.
||Yakov Ben-Haim, of Technion—Israel
Institute of Technology
and the Abramson Center for the Future of Health
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