Info-gap Theory of Decision

The fourth stage was the development of a generic info-gap theory of decision under uncertainty (Ben-Haim, 2001, 2006), which emerged from the info-gap theory of mechanical reliability. The robustness question – how much can my data and models err, and the action or design under consideration will still yield an adequate result – is relevant to a vast array of fields. Furthermore, uncertainty can be propitious, which gives rise to the opportuneness question: is the decision under consideration able to exploit favorable surprises? Over the past decade researchers around the world have explored applications of info-gap theory in engineering design and safety analysis, project management, biological conservation, medical decisions, economics, finance, homeland security, and more (look at the home page).
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