Assistant Professor Sarah Ben Amor received $85,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for her research project entitled L’impact d’une information additionnelle dans une modélisation multicritère face aux imperfections de l’information.
In the real world, most of decisions imply a set of options (or actions) that need to be examined using a collection of heterogeneous, and often conflicting, criteria. The nature of the information available and its use are at the heart of the decision-making process. In fact, the information available can often be uncertain, imprecise or incomplete. This project seeks to examine the impact of additional information in such a context. It aims at enriching current methods by qualifying recommendations provided to decision-makers. It will attempt to apply the resulting procedures to a real-world case. In fact, whether in the public policy arena or in a private firm, any decision-making which makes use of important resources stands to benefit from an improved approach to decision-making which seeks to reduce the arbitrary component of the decision-making process and, in so doing, enhances the benefits of those decisions taken.