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Advances in Decision Analysis Conference 2022 Summary and Awards

  • 1.  Advances in Decision Analysis Conference 2022 Summary and Awards

    Posted 06-25-2022 13:01
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    Dear Members of the Decision Analysis Society,

    What an incredible few days we had at the 2022 Advances in Decision Analysis (ADA) Conference in DC! 

    For those who could not join, the program is attached.  It was great to learn of all the fantastic research being done in the field these days and catch up with so many we have seen since 2019 in Milan.   We had over 115 participants either in person or virtually.     

    A few award announcements: 

    • ADA Best Poster Winner:  Francesco Rocciolo "Responsible Preferences"
    • ADA Best Poster finalists: 
      • Emerson Melo "On the Distributional Robustness of Rational Inattention Models"
      • Nick Byrd "Comparing Data Quality From One Online Decision Study Across mTurk, Cloud Research, Prolific, and Undergraduates"
      • David Fang "Don't Leave Me on Read! How Avoidance-Based vs. Busyness-Based Attribution of Read Receipts Influences Relationship Outcomes"


    • ADA Best PhD Incubator talk: Cem Peker "Extracting the Collective Wisdom in Probabilistic Judgments"
    • ADA Best PhD Incubator talk finalists  
      • Yunhao (Jerry) Zhang "Identify Experts to Improve Wisdom of Crowds: The
        Revealed Expertise Algorithm"
      • Mark Himmelstein "Evaluating Forecasting Skill in Real Time Using Proxy
      • Ruijiang Gao "Loss Functions for Discrete Contextual Pricing with
        Observational Data"
    • ADA Best PhD Blitz Winner: Maya Balakrishnan "Unlocking Algorithm Potential: Overcoming Naïve Advice Weighting with Feature Transparency"

    Congratulations to all the winners! 

    Conference highlights also included talks from three excellent keynotes:  Prof. Lauren Meyers, Prof. Alex Imas and Prof. Ariel Procaccia and a lot of food and snacks! 

    We look forward to seeing folks at INFORMS in October or at the next ADA in 2024!



    Yael Grushka-Cockayne
    Altec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial Chair in Business Administration
    Darden School of Business
    Charlottesville VA VA