Comparative Decision Making Studies

Analysis and Decision Support Tools

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

Ongoing Projects

Below are our current projects.

College of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural Economics

Helen Pushkarskaya
Decision Making and Strategic Interaction Under Different Types of Environmental Uncertainty
In collaboration with Dr. Michael Smithson (Australian National University), Dr. Xun Liu (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), & Dr. Jane Joseph (Medical University of South Carolina); 2006-present.
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Insurance Pricing Under Risk, Ambiguity, Conflict and Sample Space Ignorance
In collaboration with Dr. Jerry Skees (University of Kentucky) and Dr. Laure Cabantous (University of Nottingham); 2008 - present.
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Domain Specific Risk Taking or Tollerance Toward Different Types of Uncertainty?
2010 – present.
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Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Jeffrey Bewley
Quantification of Physiological and Behavioral Indicators Of Disease In Dairy Cattle Using Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
In Collaboration with: Amanda Sterrett (MS Student, University of Kentucky), Dr. Michelle Arnold (University of Kentucky), Dr. Bill Silvia (University of Kentucky), Dr. Earl Aalseth (Aalseth Dairy Consulting), Dr. Mary Rossano (University of Kentucky), Dr. Eric VanZant (University of Kentucky) 2011 – present.
Impact of Animal Position Within Dairy Compost Bedded Pack Barns On Barn Performance
In Collaboration with: Randi Black (MS Student, University of Kentucky), Dr. Joseph Taraba (University of Kentucky), Dr. Tim Stombaugh (University of Kentucky), Dr. Eric VanZant (University of Kentucky); 2010-present
Relationships among management practices, barn design, temperature, moisture, bacterial counts, and animal hygiene in compost bedded pack barns
In Collaboration with: Randi Black (MS Student, University of Kentucky), Dr. Joseph Taraba (University of Kentucky), Dr. George Day (University of Kentucky), Flavio Damasceno (University of Kentucky); 2010-present
Potential for estrus detection in dairy cattle using reticular temperature monitors
In Collaboration with: Andy Smith (MS Student, University of Kentucky, Dr. Bill Silvia (University of Kentucky); 2009-present

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology

Philip Crowley
Sex Allocation and Pollen Limitation in Outcrossing Hermaphroditic Plants
In collaboration with Prof. Evelyn Korn (U. Marburg, Germany), Dr. Nils Anthes (U. Tuebingen, Germany) and Dr. Andrea Case (Kent State U.)
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The Size-Number Trade-Off in Polyembryonic Parasitoid Wasps
In collaboration with Dr. Paul Ode (Colorado State U.), PhD student Yoriko Saeki, and MS student Elizabeth Dusing
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Cooperation and Conflict in Hermaphroditic Seabass Mating Systems
In collaboration with PhD student Mary Hart
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David Westneat
The role of personality and flexibility in stochastic variation in behavior
In collaboration with Dr. Kurt Viele (Statistics, University of Kentucky) and Professor Jon Wright (Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology).
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Gatton College of Business and Economics

School of Management / Decision Science and Information Systems (DSIS) Area

De Liu
Interactive Digital Entertainment: Interpersonal Interaction and Its Implications
in collaboration with Dr. Xun Li (Nichols State U), Milton Shen (University of Kentucky), and Dr. Radhika Santhanam (University of Kentucky); 2005-present
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Competing Keyword Auctions
in collaboration with Dr. Jianqing Chen (University of Calgary) & Dr. Andrew B. Whinston (University of Texas at Austin); 2007-present.
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The Time-Contingent Value of Social Capital: Structural Holes, Resources Richness, and Knowledge Production.
in collaboration with Dr. Juan Ling (Georgia College & State University, Management), Dr. Ajay Mehra (University of Kentucky, Management), Dr. Daniel Brass (University of Kentucky, Management), and Dr. Steve Borgatti (University of Kentucky, Management); 2007-present
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Markets, Hierarchies, and the Coordination of Knowledge.
in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Skaggs (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Management), Dr. Alfred Boccia (Western New England College, Management), and Peter Mills (University of Oregon, Management); 2008-present
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The Design and Implementation of Optimal Keyword Auctions.
in collaboration with Jun Li (University of International Business and Economics, Economics) and Dr. Shulin Liu (University of International Business and Economics, Economics); 2009-present
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Information Asymmetry and Payment Schemes in Online Advertising.
in collaboration with Dr. Siva Viswanathan (University of Maryland); 2008 – present.
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Radhika Sannthanam
Emergency Management Information Systems: Could Decision Makers be Supported in Choosing Display Formats?
In collaboration with Milton Shen (University of Kentucky), Kyle Bailey (Lexmark International) and Dr. Melody Carswell (University of Kentucky); 2009-present .
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College of Education

Special Education and Rehabilition Counseling

Malachy Bishop
Rheumatoid Arthritis Project
in collaboration with Dr. Judy Goldsmith (Computer Science), Dr. Kristine Lohr (Internal Medicine), Dr. Jamie Studts (Behavioral Science), Dr. Nancye McCrary (Education Curriculum and Instruction), Radu Paul Mihail (Computer Science Ph D Graduate Student)
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College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Judy Goldsmith
Rheumatoid Arthritis Project
in collaboration with Dr. Kristine Lohr (Internal Medicine), Dr. Malachy Bishop (Special Education ), Dr. Jamie Studts (Behavioral Science), Dr. Nancye McCrary (Education Curriculum and Instruction), Radu Paul Mihail (Computer Science Ph D Graduate Student)
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Probabilistic Computational Social Choice
In collaboration with Nicholas Mattei (Computer Science Ph D Student), Jörg Rothe (Universität Düsseldorf), Henning Fernau (Universität Trier), Gabor Erdelyi (Universität Düsseldorf)
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Decision-Theoretic Academic Advising
In collaboration with Joshua Guerin (Ph D Student), Robert Crawford (Ph D Student), Daniel Michler (Undergraduate Student), Tom Dodson (Undergraduate Student), Nicholas Mattei(Ph D Student).
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College of Medicine

Division of Rheumatology

Kristine Lohr
Rheumatoid Arthritis Project
in collaboration with Dr. Judy Goldsmith(Computer Science), Dr. Malachy Bishop (Special Education ), Dr. Jamie Studts (Behavioral Science), Dr. Nancye McCrary (Education Curriculum and Instruction), Radu Paul Mihail (Computer Science Ph D Graduate Student)
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