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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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  • Boston, Massachusetts, The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, growth-oriented junior transportation engineer/planner to join a team committed to improving mobility, enhancing communities and economic vitality, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. The ideal candidate will have a background in transportation planning or engineering, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to work on rewarding studies for an organization working towards an equitable and sustainable transportation system for the 97 cities and towns in the Boston region. We are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity that will allow you to create a foundation of knowledge for a successful career in transportation planning. At CTPS, you will gain experience in transportation planning and engineering through learning on the job and participating in regional planning and development studies. In this role you will have access to the Boston Region MPO’s social media resources, group mentoring, professional networking, and learning activities—including webinars and on-line programs. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we will help you reach yours. The junior transportation engineer/planner will be exposed to the following types of work:  Traffic data collection Analysis and intersection evaluation Conceptual design development Transportation planning and modeling Congestion, access, and safety management Traffic impact reviews Pedestrian and bicycle transportation assessments MPO freight planning activities Required Qualifications An advanced degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, or traffic engineering or a bachelor degree with at least two years of professional experience Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work both collaboratively and independently Intellectual curiosity Additional Desirable Skills and Experience Experience in a transportation-planning field Familiarity with one or more traffic analysis programs (Synchro or HCS) Knowledge of ArcGIS Ability to work with large databases and datasets Familiarity with quantitative software packages (Excel or SPSS) Familiarity in data analysis and visualization using R or Python
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  • HKG, Hong Kong, China, The University of Hong Kong Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (3 posts) in Artificial Intelligence in the Research Division for Mathematical and Statistical Science (Ref.: 502068) Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (3 posts) in Artificial Intelligence in the Research Division for Mathematical and Statistical Science (Ref.: 502068), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Direct tenure may be offered to outstanding Associate Professor candidates. The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and is embarking on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/. The Research Division for Mathematical and Statistical Science is one of the six Research Divisions in the Faculty of Science. It covers pure and applied mathematics, statistics and actuarial science. It has strengths in geometry, number theory, optimisation theory, scientific computing, stochastic analysis and biostatistics with key expertise in data science, actuarial science, time series, survival analysis, complex geometry, analytic number theory, optimisation and scientific computing. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics/Statistics/Data Science/Computational Science, or a related discipline. For post 1, they should be able to demonstrate excellence in research in Computational and Mathematical Methods in Artificial Intelligence. For post 2 and 3, they should be able to demonstrate excellence in research in Statistical Methods and Machine Learning in Artificial Intelligence. Teaching duties will be assigned by the relevant Head of Department with a reduced teaching load in the first two years of appointment. Enquiries about the post should be sent to the Research Division Director at mng@maths.hku.hk. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable. A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will be provided. The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V., which should include hyperlinks to any relevant google scholar profiles and ORCID, a detailed publication list since 2014 with journal impact factor and citations indicated for each publication, and a research statement outlining current and future research plans and interests. Applicants will also be required to arrange three reference letters under confidential cover. It is important to note that at least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant’s research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience. Referees should submit their reference letters to https://web.science.hku.hk/job/502068_ref.html (the referee should input the applicant e-mail address which is the same one as in the online application) by December 15, 2020 . Closes December 15, 2020. Interviews for the positions are tentatively scheduled to be held during the period January 18-29, 2021. The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Science expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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