Probabilistic Forecasts and Optimal Decisions (Hardcover)

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Probabilistic Forecasts and Optimal Decisions (Hardcover)


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Account for uncertainties and optimize decision-making with this thorough exposition

Decision theory is a body of thought and research seeking to apply a mathematical-logical framework to assessing probability and optimizing decision-making. It has developed robust tools for addressing all major challenges to decision making. Yet the number of variables and uncertainties affecting each decision outcome, many of them beyond the decider's control, mean that decision-making is far from a "solved problem". The tools created by decision theory remain to be refined and applied to decisions in which uncertainties are prominent.

Probabilistic Forecasts and Optimal Decisions introduces a theoretically-grounded methodology for optimizing decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. Beginning with an overview of the basic elements of probability theory and methods for modeling continuous variates, it proceeds to survey the mathematics of both continuous and discrete models, supporting each with key examples. The result is a crucial window into the complex but enormously rewarding world of decision theory.

Probabilistic Forecasts and Optimal Decisions readers will also find:

  • Extended case studies supported with real-world data
  • Mini-projects running through multiple chapters to illustrate different stages of the decision-making process
  • End of chapter exercises designed to facilitate student learning

Probabilistic Forecasts and Optimal Decisions is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences and engineering, as well as predictive analytics and decision analytics professionals.

Roman Krzysztofowicz, PhD, is Professor of Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Statistics in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. He has previously held faculty posts at the University of Arizona and MIT, and his Bayesian Forecast-Decision Theory supplies a unified framework for the design and analysis of probabilistic forecast systems coupled with optimal decision systems.
Product Details ISBN: 9781394221868
ISBN-10: 139422186X
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: September 30th, 2024
Pages: 576
Language: English