Decision and Analysis Tools for Complex Problems

Hector Quemada and David O'Brochta,  GeneConvene Global Collaborative,  2021.

GeneConvene Global Collaborative

Webinar Series:

Decision and Analysis Tools for Complex Problems 

Nov 3, 17, December 1,8,16
11 am- 12:30pm
(Washington, D.C.)

Decisions concerning the testing and use of gene drive technologies are expected to be challenging because of complexity and uncertainty, but this is not a unique decision-making scenario. There are numerous approaches to decision-making under these conditions and this webinar series will introduce a few and illustrate, in very accessible ways, how they are used.
A key step in all approaches is the explicit conceptualization of the system under consideration and its graphical representation as a collection of interacting entities. The resulting graph(s) forms the basis for further analyses, either qualitative (e.g. Signed Digraphs – Webinar 1), semi-quantitative (e.g. Fuzzy Cognitive Maps – Webinar 2) or quantitative (e.g. Bayesian Network Analysis – Webinar 3).
The utility of decision support systems is that they are highly adaptable and not limited to technical problems such as risk assessment but are equally useful in all manner of stakeholder engagement (Webinars 4 & 5).

 

Nov 3, 2021

Qualitative Mathematics to Understand, Predict, and Intervene in Complex Sytems

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Dambacher, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

A Table of Contents is available when viewed on YouTube.

 

Nov 17, 2021

Fuzzy cognitive maps to conceptualize complex problems 

Speaker: Dr. Steven Gray, Michigan State University.

A Table of Contents is available when viewed on YouTube.

 

Dec 1, 2021

Bayesian Network modeling of complex problems and their use in risk analysis

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Conrady, Bayesia USA

A Table of Contents is available when viewed on YouTube.

 

Dec 8, 2021

Modeling, Learning and Planning Together: Addressing Big Questions with Participatory Modeling

Speaker: Dr. Moira Zellner, Northeastern University

A Table of Contents is available when viewed on YouTube.

 

Dec 16, 2021

Participatory modeling applied to problems in Africa

Speaker: Dr. Laura Schmitt-Olabisi, Michigan State University

A Table of Contents is available when viewed on YouTube.