The Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for improving decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences.

The Decision Analysis Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. INFORMS is the world's largest organization of operations researchers and management scientists, with over 12,000 members. The Decision Analysis Society is among the largest of INFORMS' subdivisions, with more than 1000 members.

The Decision Analysis Society was founded in 1980 as the ORSA Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis, becoming the INFORMS Section on Decision Analysis upon the merger of ORSA with TIMS. In February 1996, the Section on Decision Analysis became the Decision Analysis Society.

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  • New York, New York, The Decision, Risk and Operations Division at Columbia Business School is seeking to hire qualified faculty members for tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on the qualifications of the applicant. The Division has teaching responsibilities for management science, statistics, and operations management courses at the MBA and Ph.D. levels. Applicants for an associate professor level appointment should have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution, a record of scholastic achievement in both research and teaching, and should combine exceptional disciplinary training with a strong interest in the professional mission of the school. Applicants for an assistant professor level appointment should have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. from an accredited institution, demonstrate promise of becoming an outstanding scholar in every respect, including research and teaching, and should combine exceptional disciplinary training with a strong interest in the professional mission of the school. Columbia Business School is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates should apply by January 15. The committee will review applications as they are received, so applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Applicants should apply online at http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/6702.
  • , Inficon Category: Engineering Req Number: SENIO01898 Job Type: Full-Time Location: East Syracuse, NY, United States Description Overview As Senior Electrical Engineer at INFICON, you will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing and testing all aspects of complex analog and mixed-signal circuits used in our products. Experience with advanced concepts, practices and procedures within Electrical Engineering will be required. As an individual, we are looking for you to be a highly motivated leader with a wide degree of creativity and the ability to work on multiple projects with exciting and unique tasks in a fast-paced, Agile environment. Collaboration will be key when solving these difficult tasks. You will also be responsible for engineering support of current products. Job Duties: Develop analog, RF and mixed-signal circuit designs for custom products Ability to lead various FMEA analysis on new and existing designs. Ability to layout critical analog, RF, and mixed-signal circuits and work with PCB designers. Ability to create test plans to verify product requirements Ability to support a team with diverse skills and talents during all phases of design, construction, testing, repair and upgrade of existing equipment and operations support Must have excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skill High energy, extremely organized and persistent, with drive and determination to achieve goals. Ability to work in a highly dynamic, iterative, fast-paced work environment, and able to adjust quickly as needed. Ability to build effective internal relationships with colleagues; work both inter-departmentally and cross-functionally as needed for project assignments Familiar with electronics test equipment, scopes, spectrum analyzers and multi-meters etc. Coach and mentor less experienced engineers Education and Background: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering 10+ years of experience as an Electrical Engineer Experience with Analog Design and with Microcontrollers Experience with circuit design: RF, analog, amplifiers, D/C, A/C, microcontrollers Experience with simulation tools PSPICE and/or LTSPICE tool Experience Experience with hardware design for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI/EMC) requirements, procedures, and EMI mitigation design practices. Experience with leading failure analysis techniques (FMEA) Experience in CAD and Cadence is desirable, with the ability to create schematics and layout. Experience with bench and system-level integration/debug/troubleshooting experience. Capable of constructing and testing electrical assemblies Must be a team player with good communication and organizational skills Experience with Agile development methods Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) PI125937259 Open/Negotiable
  • Sacramento or Bay Area , California, Department Overview The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.   Position Summary: The Mapping Governance and Quality Leadership job family oversees the risk, governance and quality for the GIS Data Management and Improvement organization. The following are some core activities: Identifying and managing electric utility risks associated with GIS data, management of asset data quality including the development and execution of a Plan, Do, Check, and Act quality model, business systems leadership, support and maintenance, business analytics, financial management and training. Incumbents identify, develop and track risk management activities including strategy plans, auditing, system and process controls, departmental metrics, and process improvements.  Successful candidate can be based out of anywhere in the Sacramento or Bay Area region of California, however there is a preference for candidates to be based out of San Ramon, CA. Travel required approximately 25% of the time Responsibilities: • Utilizes knowledge of engineering, quality, mapping standards and process governance to ensure asset data is accurate, traceable and verifiable within associated business systems. • Oversees the development, implementation, and measurement of an effective internal and external governance model including mapping, quality standards and plans. • Leads overall operational support for mapping, measures, tracks and reports key mapping controls and metrics and provides quality oversight of asset information. • Liaisons with external stakeholders, and partners with various internal organizations (i.e. Maintenance & Construction, Engineering, Service Planning/Estimating, Control Centers, Clerical and Order Management) to ensure accurate recording of asset data. Explores business process changes and impact analyses. • Represents critical programs such as the Corrective Action Program (CAP) to ensure support for the Asset Data Management organization with proper controls for effective and timely responses. • Establishes department goals, work plans, processes and metrics in support of identified objectives Mapping Business Systems & User Programs: • Oversees the development, maintenance and implementation of technology user requirements, system updates and staff support. • Establishes and administers mapping training programs including oversight of the Mapping Advancement Program (MAP). Supports all training, governing documentation and online support. • Ensures Supervisors have an applied understanding of the impact(s) of changes to business processes across the assigned line of business. Analytics and Metric Reporting: • Leads, improves, and coordinates overall Electric As-Built processes. Ensures the controls for data evaluations are measurable, verifiable, recordable and auditable throughout the As-Built process. Develops and tracks business metrics for data evaluations. • Develops and delivers presentations containing summaries of performance data and/or metrics, including explanations of findings, trends and recommendations for business changes. • Prepares comprehensive reports showing all SAP orders and status and tracks all SAP orders to ensure work order information is entered and complete. Financial: • Reports to leadership on the budget, analyzes and explains variances and prepares mapping budget. • Analyzes SAP financial statements, journal entries and overtime reports. Process Governance-Process Improvement: • Oversees the identification, analysis, and mitigation of business risks associated with mapping. Implements corrective and preventive mitigations utilizing quality methods such as Failure Mode, Effect Analysis and Root Cause Analysis. • Ensures implementation of governance maturity models that incorporate process maturity rating scales in support of people, process and performance, with measurable results and infrastructure controls. • Partners with leadership for process adherence according to established governance, standards and procedures. • Applies effective process management principles (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma) for process development and/or re-engineering. • Interfaces with other departments regarding business process changes and provides advice on the impacts of mapping. Ensures the interests of Asset Data Management are considered and works to influence final process changes. Quality Review Program: • Oversees Quality Program including audits, reviews and self-assessments to ensure alignment with Regulatory Compliance and Quality Standards.   Qualifications- Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of equivalent experience. CA Driver’s License. Travel availability (travel required approximately 25% of the time). 8 years of job-related experience in one or more of the following areas: engineering, operations, maintenance, construction, mapping and/or in a leadership role.   Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification – (i.e. Quality Engineer and/or Quality Auditor) Experience in business intelligence/analytics, process improvement, financial, quality assurance, and electric utility mapping/GIS. Understanding of utility/energy industry dynamics, trends and issues. Good business acumen and knowledge of the business processes/operations in order to provide effective and appropriate data/information and recommendations. Good understanding of the business processes of department and the impact(s) of changes. Familiarity with SAP and Business Intelligence/Warehouse (or similar ERP system) modules and reporting. Knowledge of GIS and automated mapping systems, databases and tools Influence and interpersonal skills to deal with leaders in various departments. Understanding of process improvement and quality assurance methods, practices and techniques Supervisory/leadership ability Strong attention to detail and analytical problem solving Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong team collaboration, project and process management skills.
  • Madison, Wisconsin, SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Quality Engineer advises and assists in developing, applying and implementing methods, tools, standards and practices to achieve product quality goals and requirements in the areas of design, development, production, distribution, maintenance and service. Evaluates and advises new product teams and functional areas in Design Assurance, Verification & Validation, Purchased Material Quality, Test Method Development, Statistical Techniques, Process and Product improvements, and Risk Management. Investigates non-conformances and complaints.  Analyzes and reports on product performance relative to quality goals.     ACCOUNTABILITIES: Ensuring products meet the organization’s and clinician's, patient's quality and product integrity requirements. Supports product development or operations team by providing analysis and expertise throughout the design and development process. Monitor and manage customer complaint management system. Investigates non-conformances / customer complaints down to the root cause; recommends, initiates and/or implements corrective / preventive actions. Oversees data collection and analysis from various sources to identify trends in product quality or defects with the goal of mitigating and preventing recurrence and future defects. Coordinates and conducts audits throughout the supply chain, ensuring quality standards, safety and legal requirements, and company policies and specifications are met Analyzes program quality and initiates corrective actions when necessary. Maintains knowledge of relevant quality and regulatory standards and augments quality system processes to meet changing requirements, including the Medical Device Regulation, US FDA, MDSAP and others as required. Provides training and support to employees on all quality concerns, customer complaints and application of quality methodologies. Assures component quality through supplier audit and data review.   ACTIVITIES: Reviews design plans, process procedures, test procedures, and quality manuals to understand the scope, requirements, and function of products. Performs internal audits on QMS processes to ensure compliance to specifications and regulatory requirements. Performs Incoming Inspection Duties for components and finished product as required. Participates in Customer Quality System Audits, Third Party Surveillance Audits, and Management Review Meetings as required. Participates in the analysis and disposition of non-conforming material to ensure product quality, as required. Collaborates with other engineers, designers, and staff to review the project’s design, manufacturing, and test documentation; ensures that program or contract quality requirements are met. Assists Design & Development team in identifying customer requirements and ensures the project fulfills those requirements. Supports assigned project or operations team by providing analysis and expertise throughout the inspection and implementation process. Performs other related duties as assigned.   EEO Statement: Beyond Air is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Education /Certification BA, BSc, Engineering. Masters preferred ISO 13485:2016 or ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Experience 7+ years related experience as Quality Engineer required in medical device industry Medical Device Experience including FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485:2016 (MDSAP)   Skills / Knowledge Knowledge of Medical Device Manufacturing processes, procedures, tooling, and equipment. Knowledge of core tools (SPC, FMEA, Control Plans) Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to serve as a liaison with developers, project managers and customer support. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Achievement in lean/Six Sigma environment Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn about the project or product being developed. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Experience with ISO 13485:2016 quality system maintenance
  • Atlanta, Georgia, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the 2-year Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship in 1995 to address an ongoing demand in public health for rigorous quantitative analysis through the recruitment, internal placement, and professional development of quantitative researchers.  Disease modeling is of increasing interest among CDC leadership.  Mathematical or computational models can allow researchers to study problems not easily examined in real life.  Through the use of models, researchers can examine the impact of a disease or intervention within a specific population.  They can then adjust the agent, population, or intervention (such as social distancing, vaccine, or quarantine) variables to test theories about relevant public health policy. The PE Fellowship is recruiting five positions specifically for modeling assignments within various programs at CDC. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in operations research, industrial engineering, mathematics, statistics, or other applied science field. Assignments focus on work related to the following types of modeling; disease transmission models, individual, compartmental, and agent-based models, spatial models, simulation and system dynamics modeling, and econometric models .   Training will be provided in; decision analysis, disease transmission modeling, advanced econometrics, machine learning and big data analysis, data visualization, and key software applications such as R, Netlogo, Python, TreeAge, etc. All doctoral degree requirements must be completed by 7/23/2021. The starting annual salary is approximately $86,000 plus Federal benefits and student loan repayment. The application period is 9/21/2020 to 1/22/2021. The fellowship begins on 8/16/2021 (this date is flexible) with an intensive orientation and training program. Interested individuals should apply now at www.cdc.gov/pef or send an email of inquiry to Dr. Adam Skelton: PEF@cdc.gov .  Phone contact is; 404-861-3882.  CDC will sponsor suitable visas for non-US citizen candidates. All applicants receive equal consideration without regard to person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other non-merit factors. CDC maintains a smoke-free environment. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in operations research, industrial engineering, mathematics, statistics, or other applied science field. All doctoral degree requirements must be completed by 7/23/2021. The starting annual salary is approximately $86,000 plus Federal benefits and student loan repayment. Benefits

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