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A decision support system prototype including human factors based on the TOGA meta-theory approach  

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The human contribution to the risk of operation of complex technological systems is often not negligible and sometimes tends to become significant, as shown by many reports on incidents and accidents occurred in the past inside Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). An error of a human operator of a NPP can derive by both omission and commission. For instance, complex commission errors can also lead to significant catastrophic technological accidents, as for the case of the Three Mile Island accident. Typically, the problem is analyzed by focusing on the single event chain that has provoked the incident or accident. What is needed is a general framework able to include as many parameters as possible, i.e. both technological and human factors. Such a general model could allow to envisage an omission or commission error before it can happen or, alternatively, suggest preferred actions to do in order to take countermeasures to neutralize the effect of the error before it becomes critical. In this paper, a preliminary Decision Support System (DSS) based on the so-called (-) TOGA meta-theory approach is presented. The application of such a theory to the management of nuclear power plants has been presented in the previous ICAPP 2011. Here, a human factor simulator prototype is proposed in order to include the effect of human errors in the decision path. The DSS has been developed using a TRIGA research reactor as reference plant, and implemented using the LabVIEW programming environment and the Finite State Machine (FSM) model The proposed DSS shows how to apply the Universal Reasoning Paradigm (URP) and the Universal Management Paradigm (UMP) to a real plant context. The DSS receives inputs from instrumentation data and gives as output a suggested decision. It is obtained as the result of an internal elaborating process based on a performance function. The latter, describes the degree of satisfaction and efficiency, which are dependent on the level of responsibility related to each professional role. As an application, we present the simulation of the discussed error, e.g. the unchecked extraction of the control rods during a power variation maneuver and we show how the effect of human errors can affect the performance function, giving rise to different countermeasures which could call different operator figures into play, potentially not envisaged in the standard procedure. (authors)

Cappelli, M.; Memmi, F. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Gadomski, A. M. [ECONA, Centro Interuniv. Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali, via dei Marsi 47, Rome (Italy); Sepielli, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision making process and factors routing  

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This research studies the decision-making process and the factors that affect truck routing. The data collection involved intercept interviews with truck drivers at three rest area and truck stops along major highways in ...

Sun, Yichen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Factors Review Plan  

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''Human Factors'' is concerned with the incorporation of human user considerations into a system in order to maximize human reliability and reduce errors. This Review Plan is intended to assist in the assessment of human factors conditions in existing DOE facilities. In addition to specifying assessment methodologies, the plan describes techniques for improving conditions which are found to not adequately support reliable human performance. The following topics are addressed: (1) selection of areas for review describes techniques for needs assessment to assist in selecting and prioritizing areas for review; (2) human factors engineering review is concerned with optimizing the interfaces between people and equipment and people and their work environment; (3) procedures review evaluates completeness and accuracy of procedures, as well as their usability and management; (4) organizational interface review is concerned with communication and coordination between all levels of an organization; and (5) training review evaluates training program criteria such as those involving: trainee selection, qualification of training staff, content and conduct of training, requalification training, and program management.

Paramore, B.; Peterson, L.R. (eds.)

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Case-based Decision Theory: Predicting Empirical Patterns of Human Classification Learning  

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Evaluating Case-based Decision Theory: Predicting Empirical Patterns of Human Classification which calculates an agent's optimal behavior according to Case- based Decision Theory (Gilboa behavior of this program (and therefore Case-based Decision Theory) correctly predicts the empirically

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Bayesian decision theory as a model of human visual perception: Testing Bayesian transfer  

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Bayesian decision theory as a model of human visual perception: Testing Bayesian transfer LAURENCE November 12, 2008) Abstract Bayesian decision theory (BDT) is a mathematical framework that allows without learning. Keywords: Perception, Bayesian decision theory, Statistical models, Loss function

Maloney, Laurence T.

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Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams  

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Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams@csail.mit.edu Abstract-- In manufacturing, advanced robotic technology has opened up the possibility of integrating highly autonomous mobile robots into human teams. However, with this capability comes the issue of how

Reif, Rafael

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Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior  

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Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...

Ahn, Hyungil, 1976-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology.  

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??The purpose of this study was to develop a model for impacting decisions on agricultural biotechnology practices in food production among African policymakers. The research… (more)

Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology  

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The purpose of this study was to develop a model for impacting decisions on agricultural biotechnology practices in food production among African policymakers. The research focused on three African countries, namely, South Africa, Malawi and Ghana...

Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

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The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

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Estimation of expected human attention weights based on a decision field theory model  

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Abstract Modeling human decision making behavior is of great interest in understanding how a decision maker weights different decision attributes when making a decision. Such knowledge is critically important in helping predict future decisions, evaluating human decision performance, and improving the design of human and machine interface systems. Decision field theory (DFT) provides a psychological representation of the cognitive deliberation process, which is driven by the fluctuations of a person’s attention among decision attributes. In this research area, the most common use of a DFT model is to estimate or predict the human decisions by using a set of pre-specified expected attention weights (EAWs) in the DFT model. Unlike other research, this paper extends the capabilities of DFT in a complementary direction, showing how to fit or train a DFT model by estimating the EAW based on sequentially obtained samples of decision trials. Furthermore, the inherent connection between the EAW and the decision choice uncertainty is investigated. The proposed modeling method is discussed in detail for a two-alternative decision scenario based on two attributes. Both simulations and a case study are conducted in the paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed modeling approach.

Andres G. Abad; Jionghua (Judy) Jin; Young-Jun Son

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-automation collaboration : decision support for lunar and planetary exploration  

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Balancing task allocation between humans and computers is crucial to the development of effective decision support systems. This thesis investigates the appropriate balance between humans and automation for geospatial path ...

Márquez, Jessica J., 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Group decisions in humans and animals: a survey  

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...examples of informational cascades include fads or stock...Unshared decision, A natural science term for a decision...controlling greenhouse gas emissions). Group decision...phenomenon of informational cascades mentioned earlier (Bikhchandani...reports on some complex natural or socio-economic phenomena...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recruitment Experiences and Decision Factors of High School Science Teachers in Texas  

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student enrollment profile (MSEP) and size of school. The second study explores reasons for teachers' decisions to accept their positions. New-to-school teachers indicated 12 categories of reasons. Subjective factors relating to non-pecuniary aspects...

Richardson, Rasheedah 1978-

2012-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Metacognition in human decision-making: confidence and error monitoring  

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...some 20 cm away. This design allowed the researchers...information in the processing pipeline drives the DV across...detected as successive crossings of decision boundaries...31,32] or as double crossings of a single decision...paths at a fork in the road. However, most of our...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating case-based decision theory: Predicting empirical patterns of human classification learning  

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Abstract We introduce a computer program which calculates an agent?s optimal behavior according to case-based decision theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995) and use it to test CBDT against a benchmark set of problems from the psychological literature on human classification learning (Shepard et al., 1961). This allows us to evaluate the efficacy of CBDT as an account of human decision-making on this set of problems. We find: (1) The choice behavior of this program (and therefore case-based decision theory) correctly predicts the empirically observed relative difficulty of problems and speed of learning in human data. (2) ‘Similarity’ (how CBDT decision makers extrapolate from memory) is decreasing in vector distance, consistent with evidence in psychology (Shepard, 1987). (3) The best-fitting parameters suggest humans aspire to an 80 – 85 % success rate, and humans may increase their aspiration level during the experiment. (4) Average similarity is rejected in favor of additive similarity.

Andreas Duus Pape; Kenneth J. Kurtz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety  

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Traffic culture human factors & traffic safety by Dr.-Ing. Haraldur Sigþórsson and Dr.-Ing. Stefán) Culture, traffic culture and traffic safety culture are interrelated Culture www.hr.is 3 Traffic Culture Traffic safety culture What is culture? · A culture is a collection of behavioral patterns that are found

Karlsson, Brynjar

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Locating Protein Coding Regions in Human DNA using a Decision Tree Algorithm  

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NTRODUCT I ON The Human Genome Project and the many major sequencing efforts that fall under its demesneLocating Protein Coding Regions in Human DNA using a Decision Tree Algorithm Steven Salzberg would be extremely valuable. Human DNA sequence presents the most important challenge for automated gene

Salzberg, Steven

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Safety Science & Solutions Integrating Human Factors in Healthcare  

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Safety Science & Solutions Integrating Human Factors in Healthcare Tuesday 2nd December 2014 safety, quality and productivity in healthcare. Showcasing enduring solutions to patient safety recognised speakers in patient safety including: Martin Bromiley, Founder, Clinical Human Factors Group Dr

Levi, Ran

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Algorithms for simulating human pre-mRNA splicing decisions  

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In this thesis, I developed a program, ExonScan, to simulate constitutive human pre-mRNA splicing. ExonScan includes several models for splicing components, including splice sites, exonic splicing enhancers, exonic splicing ...

Rolish, Michael E. (Michael Edward)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A naturalistic decision making model for simulated human combatants  

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The authors describe a naturalistic behavioral model for the simulation of small unit combat. This model, Klein's recognition-primed decision making (RPD) model, is driven by situational awareness rather than a rational process of selecting from a set of action options. They argue that simulated combatants modeled with RPD will have more flexible and realistic responses to a broad range of small-scale combat scenarios. Furthermore, they note that the predictability of a simulation using an RPD framework can be easily controlled to provide multiple evaluations of a given combat scenario. Finally, they discuss computational issues for building an RPD-based behavior engine for fully automated combatants in small conflict scenarios, which are being investigated within Sandia's Next Generation Site Security project.

HUNTER,KEITH O.; HART,WILLIAM E.; FORSYTHE,JAMES C.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trust routing algorithm based on multiple decision factor theory in OSPF protocol  

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Abstract This paper presents a novel trust model based on multiple decision factor theory (MDFT) and a trust routing algorithm based on MDFT to exactly evaluate routing node trust and establish a trustworthy routing path. MDFT integrates four dimensional trust decision factors including behavior, state, recommend and node liveness to realize an exactly finer-grained trust evaluation. On the basis of MDFT, a trust routing algorithm is presented and validated in open shortest path first (OSPF) protocol. Simulation results show that the algorithm can reflect the routing node trust accurately and has better dynamic response ability. Under the circumstance of existing deceptive nodes, the algorithm has better anti-deception performance and higher attack node detection rate than conventional algorithm.

Ting HAN; Shou-shan LUO; Hong-liang ZHU; Yang XIN

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on digital human model used in human factor simulation and evaluation of load carriage equipment  

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Data structure of the digital human model has been constructed for particularity demand of human factor evaluation of the load carriage system equipments. Anthropometry data of different percentage was obtained through regression calculation; Range of ... Keywords: digital human model, human factors, load carriage equipment, simulation

Dayong Dong; Lijing Wang; Xiugan Yuan; Shan Fu

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-energy in the United States: Socioeconomic factors and the decision-making process  

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion with energy recovery, commonly called waste-to-energy (WTE), was adopted by many US communities during the 1980s to manage their growing quantities of MSW. Although less than one percent of all US MSW was burned to retrieve its heat energy in 1970, WTE grew to account for 16 percent of MSW in 1990, and many experts forecasted that WTE would be used to manage as much as half of all garbage by the turn of the century. However, the growth of WTE has been reduced in recent years by project cancellations. This study takes an in-depth look at the socioeconomic factors that have played a role in the decisions of communities that have considered WTE as a component of their solid waste management strategies. More specifically, a three-pronged approach is adopted to investigate (1) the relationships between a municipality`s decision to consider and accept/reject WTE and key socioeconomic parameters, (2) the potential impacts of recent changes in financial markets on the viability of WTE, and (3) the WTE decision-making process and the socioeconomic parameters that are most important in the municipality`s decision. The first two objectives are met by the collection and analysis of aggregate data on all US WTE initiatives during the 1982 to 1990 time frame. The latter objective is met by way of four in-depth case studies -- two directed at communities that have accepted WTE and two that have cancelled WTE projects.

Curlee, T.R.; Schexnayder, S.M.; Vogt, D.P.; Wolfe, A.K.; Kelsay, M.P.; Feldman, D.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human preproinsulin-like growth factor I  

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This patent describes a synthetic DNA sequence encoding a preproinsulin-like growth factor-I protein. It comprises: the sequence of amino acids.

Rotwein, P.S.; Krivi, G.G.

1990-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Plan for Aviation Human Factors  

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Effective verification and validation of complex and integrated human-machine systems depends on the selection of appropriate performance measures and on the adequacy of the measurement tools and procedures us...

Joseph Pitts; Phyllis Kayten…

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gray, W. D. (2003). Cognitive factors in homeland defense: The role of human factors in the novel intelligence from massive data (NIMD) project, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1017-1018). Santa Monica, CA: Human  

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intelligence from massive data (NIMD) project, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1017-1018). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. COGNITIVE FACTORS IN HOMELAND DEFENSE: THE ROLE

Gray, Wayne

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Human factors issues in qualitative and quantitative safety analyses  

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Humans are a critical and integral part of any operational system, be it a nuclear reactor, a facility for assembly or disassembling hazardous components, or a transportation network. In our concern over the safety of these systems, we often focus our attention on the hardware engineering components of such systems. However, experience has repeatedly demonstrated that it is often the human component that is the primary determinant of overall system safety. Both the nuclear reactor accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and shipping disasters such as the Exxon Valdez and the Herald of Free Enterprise accidents are attributable to human error. Concern over human contributions to system safety prompts us to include reviews of human factors issues in our safety analyses. In the conduct of Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs), human factors issues are addressed using a quantitative method called Human Reliability Analysis (HRA). HRAs typically begin with the identification of potential sources of human error in accident sequences of interest. Human error analysis often employs plant and/or procedures walk-downs in which the analyst considers the ``goodness`` of procedures, training, and human-machine interfaces concerning their potential contribution to human error. Interviews with expert task performers may also be conducted. In the application of HRA, once candidate sources of human error have been identified, error probabilities are developed.

Hahn, H.A.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecological factors and human threats both drive wildfowl population declines  

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; human population density. Correspondence Peter R. Long, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Africa and Asia. Second, we use phylogenetic comparative analyses to test whether population size, globalEcological factors and human threats both drive wildfowl population declines P. R. Long1 , T. Sz

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E-Print Network 3.0 - antihemophilic factor human Sample Search...  

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Emphasis Area As illustrated in Figure 1, "Human factors" is a system engineering... ergonomics). From this perspective, human factors engineering is commonly applied to work...

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CALL FOR PAPERS HUMAN FACTORS IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT  

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of practice, knowledge sharing and organizational learning Interaction in large scale online communities of effective coordination among the developers and factors such as developer motivation and organizational the patterns in which communities work Human and Organizational Issues particular to Agile software

Vellekoop, Michel

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics EFA The field of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) represents an increasingly important engineering specialty. The  

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics EFA The field of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) represents cognitive characteristics and ergonomics considers physical characteristics. The HFE EFA builds allow for an emphasis in human factors (HF) or ergonomics (Ergo). Required courses: Semester Course

Kusiak, Andrew

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Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R. Bisdor c  

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d ra ft d ra ft Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R: jp.barthelemy@enst-bretagne.fr (J.P. Barthelemy), bisdor@cu.lu (R. Bisdor), gilles trust in it). For over thirty years, the quest, for the Holy Grail of opti- mality has been criticized

Bisdorff, Raymond

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activating factor-stimulated human Sample...  

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factor mediated activation of mTOR is deregulated in human cancer... , Schaffhausen B, Pallas DC, White M, Cantley L, Roberts TM. Common elements in growth factor stimulation... ,...

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Graduate Studies in Industrial and Systems Engineering Human Factors/Ergonomics  

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1 Graduate Studies in Industrial and Systems Engineering Human Factors/Ergonomics 2013-2014 Introduction Human Factors Engineering, also known as Ergonomics, can be briefly defined as the science and skills. At OSU, Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) is composed of two broad areas: Cognitive Engineering

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A review on environmental factors regulating arsenic methylation in humans  

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Subjects exposed to arsenic show significant inter-individual variation in urinary patterns of arsenic metabolites but insignificant day-to-day intra-individual variation. The inter-individual variation in arsenic methylation can be partly responsible for the variation in susceptibility to arsenic toxicity. Wide inter-ethnic variation and family correlation in urinary arsenic profile suggest a genetic effect on arsenic metabolism. In this paper the environmental factors affecting arsenic metabolism are reviewed. Methylation capacity might reduce with increasing dosage of arsenic exposure. Furthermore, women, especially at pregnancy, have better methylation capacity than their men counterparts, probably due to the effect of estrogen. Children might have better methylation capacity than adults and age shows inconsistent relevance in adults. Smoking and alcohol consumption might be associated with a poorer methylation capacity. Nutritional status is important in the methylation capacity and folate may facilitate the methylation and excretion of arsenic. Besides, general health conditions and medications might influence the arsenic methylation capacity; and technical problems can cause biased estimates. The consumption of seafood, seaweed, rice and other food with high arsenic contents and the extent of cooking and arsenic-containing water used in food preparation may also interfere with the presentation of the urinary arsenic profile. Future studies are necessary to clarify the effects of the various arsenic metabolites including the trivalent methylated forms on the development of arsenic-induced human diseases with the consideration of the effects of confounding factors and the interactions with other effect modifiers.

Tseng, C.-H. [National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Department of Medical Research and Development, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch, Yun-Lin, Taiwan (China); School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Division of Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine of the National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan (China)], E-mail: ccktsh@ms6.hinet.net

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Central Ohio Chapter, an affiliate of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, was formed in 1987. Its purpose is to promote and advance the understanding of the human factors involved in the design, manufacture,  

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The Central Ohio Chapter, an affiliate of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, was formed person who is a member of the national Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Members in good standing: "Human Factors and Ergonomics ­ Central Ohio" Mail your application to: Human Factors and Ergonomics

Sommerich, Carolyn M.

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Factors Influencing Human Postures 3.1 Introduction  

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by the human body are very difficult to simulate since the human body has so many interrelated muscles the CNS system activates muscles. CNS processes its sensory inp

Rodríguez, Inmaculada

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Applying Human Factors during the SIS Life Cycle  

SciTech Connect

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are widely used in U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nonreactor nuclear facilities for safety-critical applications. Although use of the SIS technology and computer-based digital controls, can improve performance and safety, it potentially introduces additional complexities, such as failure modes that are not readily detectable. Either automated actions or manual (operator) actions may be required to complete the safety instrumented function to place the process in a safe state or mitigate a hazard in response to an alarm or indication. DOE will issue a new standard, Application of Safety Instrumented Systems Used at DOE Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, to provide guidance for the design, procurement, installation, testing, maintenance, operation, and quality assurance of SIS used in safety significant functions at DOE nonreactor nuclear facilities. The DOE standard focuses on utilizing the process industry consensus standard, American National Standards Institute/ International Society of Automation (ANSI/ISA) 84.00.01, Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector, to support reliable SIS design throughout the DOE complex. SIS design must take into account human-machine interfaces and their limitations and follow good human factors engineering (HFE) practices. HFE encompasses many diverse areas (e.g., information display, user-system interaction, alarm management, operator response, control room design, and system maintainability), which affect all aspects of system development and modification. This paper presents how the HFE processes and principles apply throughout the SIS life cycle to support the design and use of SIS at DOE nonreactor nuclear facilities.

Avery, K.

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Predicting Completion of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series  

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Purpose This study identified factors associated with completion of the three dose quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) series by female adolescents. Methods Between February and September 2008, we prospectively surveyed 11- to 26-year-old female members of an integrated managed care organization shortly after their first HPV4 dose to identify factors that predicted series completion. We used regression analyses to assess whether self-reported experiences at the index visit, knowledge/attitudes about HPV and HPV4, and medical record data on adverse events, demographic characteristics, care-utilization frequency, and visit characteristics, were associated with vaccine series completion within one year of the first HPV4 dose. Results Of 899 survey respondents (27% of 3347 survey recipients), 786 (87%) maintained continuous enrollment in the health plan in the year following the first HPV4 dose. Fifty percent (n = 393) completed the vaccine series within that year. In multivariate analyses of survey respondents, only respondents’ ability to correctly identify the number of shots required for series completion was significantly associated with series completion. Reported bruising was associated with decreased likelihood of completion, and the clinician stating that future shots were required was associated with increased likelihood, but both were of borderline significance. Females ages 16–20 had the lowest series completion. Conclusions Improving HPV4 completion will require targeted efforts. Our results suggest that providers may help by stressing the need for additional doses of vaccine, and confirming that patients understand this information. Special attention should be given to females ages 16–20. Future randomized trials should assess the effect on vaccine completion of these simple, low-cost interventions.

Rachel Gold; Allison Naleway; Karen Riedlinger

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Factors design and evaluation criteria applied to academic and instructional websites.  

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??This culminating project applies Human Factors principles to the analysis of various web designs. This culminating project consists of three major parts. The first chapter… (more)

Mendez, Veronica

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Culminating applications of human factors to the academic affairs web team projects.  

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??The demand for Human Factors specialists in the private sector has grown significantly in the past decade. One reason for this demand is attributed to… (more)

Atachagua, Juan Antonio

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology and architecture : informing investment decisions for the future of human space exploration  

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NASA's detailed programmatic goals, system architectures, and mission designs for future human spaceflight beyond Earth orbit remain unspecified. Given this uncertainty, it is not clear exactly which technologies are ...

Battat, Jonathan Alexander

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-Automation Collaboration in Complex Multivariate Resource Allocation Decision Support Systems  

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In resource allocation problems for systems with moving planning horizons and significant uncertainty, typical of supervisory control environments, it is critical that some balance of human-automation collaboration be ...

Cummings, M.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Structure of Human Plasma Platelet-Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase  

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Human plasma platelet-activating factor (PAF) acetylhydrolase functions by reducing PAF levels as a general anti-inflammatory scavenger and is linked to anaphylactic shock, asthma, and allergic reactions. The enzyme has also been implicated in hydrolytic activities of other pro-inflammatory agents, such as sn-2 oxidatively fragmented phospholipids. This plasma enzyme is tightly bound to low and high density lipoprotein particles and is also referred to as lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A{sub 2}. The crystal structure of this enzyme has been solved from x-ray diffraction data collected to a resolution of 1.5{angstrom}. It has a classic lipase {alpha}/{beta}-hydrolase fold, and it contains a catalytic triad of Ser{sup 273}, His{sup 351}, and Asp{sup 296}. Two clusters of hydrophobic residues define the probable interface-binding region, and a prediction is given of how the enzyme is bound to lipoproteins. Additionally, an acidic patch of 10 carboxylate residues and a neighboring basic patch of three residues are suggested to play a role in high density lipoprotein/low density lipoprotein partitioning. A crystal structure is also presented of PAF acetylhydrolase reacted with the organophosphate compound paraoxon via its active site Ser{sup 273}. The resulting diethyl phosphoryl complex was used to model the tetrahedral intermediate of the substrate PAF to the active site. The model of interface binding begins to explain the known specificity of lipoprotein-bound substrates and how the active site can be both close to the hydrophobic-hydrophilic interface and at the same time be accessible to the aqueous phase.

Samanta, U.; Bahnson, B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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254 PROCEEDINGS of the HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY 42nd ANNUAL MEETING-1998 CONTENDING WITH COMPLEXITY: THE DEVELOPMENT AND  

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254 PROCEEDINGS of the HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY 42nd ANNUAL MEETING-1998 CONTENDING methodological and practical constraints. #12;PROCEEDINGS of the HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY 42nd ANNUAL

Gray, Wayne

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Recommended Practices for Human Factors Evaluation Development Process for Advanced Avionics  

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Advanced avionic systems are currently being developed for use in general aviation aircraft. The avionics include both primary flight displays and multi-functional displays. In order to support the human factors development ...

Lyne, Lisette

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An Overview of the Application of Human Factors Guidance to Control Room Design  

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A new power plant design has the goal of making major improvements in cost and ease of operation over previous designs. Improvements in the way information is organized and presented to control room operators based on established Human Factors Engineering (HFE) criteria is key to achieving these goals. An overview of the process and methods being employed in an ongoing design effort will be discussed, including the ways in which current Human Factors guidance is being applied in a unique operating environment.

Paul R. Yondola; George T. Karlewicz

2002-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovering functional transcription-factor combinations in the human cell cycle  

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Discovering functional transcription-factor combinations in the human cell cycle Zhou Zhu,1 Jay-factor (TF) combinations using phylogenetically conserved sequences and microarray-based expression data of binding sites in the vicinity of one another and whether these combinations result in more coherent

Church, George M.

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A critical review of methods and models for evaluating organizational factors in Human Reliability Analysis  

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Abstract This work makes a critical evaluation of the deficiencies concerning human factors and evaluates the potential of quantitative techniques that have been proposed in the last decades, like THERP (Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction), CREAM (Cognitive Reliability and Error Analysis Method), and ATHEANA (A Technique for Human Event Analysis), to model organizational factors, including cognitive processes in humans and interactions among humans and groups. Two important models are discussed in this context: STAMP (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Process), based on system theory and FRAM (Functional Resonance Analysis Method), which aims at modeling the nonlinearities of socio-technical systems. These models, however, are not yet being used in risk analysis similarly to Probabilistic Safety Analyses for safety assessment of nuclear reactors. However, STAMP has been successfully used for retrospective analysis of events, which would allow an extension of these studies to prospective safety analysis.

M.A.B. Alvarenga; P.F. Frutuoso e Melo; R.A. Fonseca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hexamethylenebisacetamide (HMBA) is a growth factor for human, ovine and porcine thyroid cells  

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Hexamethylenebisacetamide (HMBA) provokes in murine erythroleukemia cells (MELC) a commitment to terminal differentiation leading to the activation of the expression of hemoglobin. HMBA has been tested also in other cells from colon cancer, melanoma or lung cancer. However it has not yet been tested in the thyroid. We demonstrate in this paper that HMBA in kinetics and concentration-response experiments increases the proliferation of human thyroid cells isolated from Graves'-Basedow patients. It also acts like a growth factor for ovine and porcine thyroid cells, respectively, from the OVNIS line and the ATHOS line. This molecule which is a differentiating factor in the MELC system and a growth factor in human thyroid cell cultures represents a potential to get human thyroid cell lines expressing specialized functions.

G. Fayet; T. Amphoux-Fazekas; A. Aouani; S. Hovsépian

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUMAN ERROR QUANTIFICATION USING PERFORMANCE SHAPING FACTORS IN THE SPAR-H METHOD  

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This paper describes a cognitively based human reliability analysis (HRA) quantification technique for estimating the human error probabilities (HEPs) associated with operator and crew actions at nuclear power plants. The method described here, Standardized Plant Analysis Risk-Human Reliability Analysis (SPAR-H) method, was developed to aid in characterizing and quantifying human performance at nuclear power plants. The intent was to develop a defensible method that would consider all factors that may influence performance. In the SPAR-H approach, calculation of HEP rates is especially straightforward, starting with pre-defined nominal error rates for cognitive vs. action-oriented tasks, and incorporating performance shaping factor multipliers upon those nominal error rates.

Harold S. Blackman; David I. Gertman; Ronald L. Boring

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Summaries  

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oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

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Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Analysis for the Canister Storage Building (CSB) Results and Findings  

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The purpose for this supplemental report is to follow-up and update the information in SNF-3907, Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Analysis: Results and Findings. This supplemental report responds to applicable U.S. Department of Energy Safety Analysis Report review team comments and questions. This Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics (HFE/Erg) analysis was conducted from April 1999 to July 1999; SNF-3907 was based on analyses accomplished in October 1998. The HFE/Erg findings presented in this report and SNF-3907, along with the results of HNF-3553, Spent Nuclear Fuel Project, Final Safety Analysis Report, Annex A, ''Canister Storage Building Final Safety Analysis Report,'' Chapter A3.0, ''Hazards and Accidents Analyses,'' provide the technical basis for preparing or updating HNF-3553. Annex A, Chaptex A13.0, ''Human Factors Engineering.'' The findings presented in this report allow the HNF-3553 Chapter 13.0, ''Human Factors,'' to respond fully to the HFE requirements established in DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports.

GARVIN, L.J.

1999-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of environmental factors on human life-history evolution: an optimization  

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The impact of environmental factors on human life-history evolution: an optimization modelling of the model parameters representing food availability and environmental stresses. Using these strategies, we on both environmental parameters. Then, using a statistical analysis of global social and demographic data

Roche, Benjamin

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Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

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Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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March 29, 2011, Federal Technical Capabilities Panel Face-to-Face Meeting - Human Factors Engineering  

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Factors Engineering Factors Engineering for the Face-to-Face meeting of the DOE Federal Technical Capability Panel March 29, 2011 Caren Wenner and Carol Ingram Introduction "As technologies mature and become more reliable overall, the source of accidents often shifts from being hardware related to interface related The discipline of hardware-related to interface-related. The discipline of ergonomics, or human factors engineering, seeks to address human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations and reflect them in the design of the things we create to make them easier to use, more reliable, and safer." - Steven Casey, Prologue to The Atomic Chef (2006) HFE at FTCP FtF Mar2011 Carol Ingram, NNSA/LSO 2 The harder it is to do something, the less likely someone will do it

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Human Factors Principles in Design of Computer-Mediated Visualization for Robot Missions  

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With increased use of robots as a resource in missions supporting countermine, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and chemical, biological, radiological nuclear and conventional explosives (CBRNE), fully understanding the best means by which to complement the human operator’s underlying perceptual and cognitive processes could not be more important. Consistent with control and display integration practices in many other high technology computer-supported applications, current robotic design practices rely highly upon static guidelines and design heuristics that reflect the expertise and experience of the individual designer. In order to use what we know about human factors (HF) to drive human robot interaction (HRI) design, this paper reviews underlying human perception and cognition principles and shows how they were applied to a threat detection domain.

David I Gertman; David J Bruemmer

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human factors evaluation of teletherapy: Function and task analysis. Volume 2  

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As a treatment methodology, teletherapy selectively destroys cancerous and other tissue by exposure to an external beam of ionizing radiation. Sources of radiation are either a radioactive isotope, typically Cobalt-60 (Co-60), or a linear accelerator. Records maintained by the NRC have identified instances of teletherapy misadministration where the delivered radiation dose has differed from the radiation prescription (e.g., instances where fractions were delivered to the wrong patient, to the wrong body part, or were too great or too little with respect to the defined treatment volume). Both human error and machine malfunction have led to misadministrations. Effective and safe treatment requires a concern for precision and consistency of human-human and human-machine interactions throughout the course of therapy. The present study is the first part of a series of human factors evaluations for identifying the root causes that lead to human error in the teletherapy environment. The human factors evaluations included: (1) a function and task analysis of teletherapy activities, (2) an evaluation of the human-system interfaces, (3) an evaluation of procedures used by teletherapy staff, (4) an evaluation of the training and qualifications of treatment staff (excluding the oncologists), (5) an evaluation of organizational practices and policies, and (6) an identification of problems and alternative approaches for NRC and industry attention. The present report addresses the function and task analysis of teletherapy activities and provides the foundation for the conduct of the subsequent evaluations. The report includes sections on background, methodology, a description of the function and task analysis, and use of the task analysis findings for the subsequent tasks. The function and task analysis data base also is included.

Kaye, R.D.; Henriksen, K.; Jones, R. [Hughes Training, Inc., Falls Church, VA (United States); Morisseau, D.S.; Serig, D.I. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Systems Technology

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How brains make decisions  

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This chapter, dedicated to the memory of Mino Freund, summarizes the Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) that we have developed in a series of publications since 2008. We formulate a general mathematical scheme of how decisions are taken, using the point of view of psychological and cognitive sciences, without touching physiological aspects. The basic principles of how intelligence acts are discussed. The human brain processes involved in decisions are argued to be principally different from straightforward computer operations. The difference lies in the conscious-subconscious duality of the decision making process and the role of emotions that compete with utility optimization. The most general approach for characterizing the process of decision making, taking into account the conscious-subconscious duality, uses the framework of functional analysis in Hilbert spaces, similarly to that used in the quantum theory of measurements. This does not imply that the brain is a quantum system, but just allows for the simple...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification and characterization of PF4var1, a human gene variant of platelet factor 4  

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A synthetic DNA probe designed to detect coding sequences for platelet factor 4 and connective tissue-activating peptide III (two human platelet {alpha}-granule proteins) was used to identify several similar sequences in total human DNA. Sequence analysis of a corresponding 3,201-base-pair EcoRI fragment isolated from a human genomic library demonstrated the existence of a variant of platelet factor 4, designated PF4var1. The gene for PF4var1 consisted of three exons and two introns. Exon 1 coded for a 34-amino-acid hydrophobic leader sequence that had 70% sequence homology with the leader sequence for PF4 but, in contrast, contained a hydrophilic amino-terminal region with four arginine residues. Exon 2 coded for a 42-amino-acid segment that was 100% identical with the corresponding segment of the mature PF4 sequence containing the amino-terminal and disulfide-bonded core regions. Exon 3 coded for the 28-residue carboxy-terminal region corresponding to a domain specifying heparin-binding and cellular chemotaxis. However, PF4var1 had amino acid differences at three positions in the lysine-rich carboxy-terminal end that were all conserved among human, bovine, and rat PF4s. These differences should significantly affect the secondary structure and heparin-binding properties of the protein based on considerations of the bovine PF4 crystal structure. By comparing the PF4var 1 genomic sequence with the known human cDNA and the rat genomic PF4-coding sequences, the authors identified potential genetic regulatory regions for PF4var1. Rat PF4 and human PF4var1 genes had identical 18-base sequences 5' to the promoter region. The intron positions appeared to correspond approximately to the boundaries of the protein functional domains.

Green, C.J.; Johnson, P.H. (SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (USA)); StCharles, R.; Edwards, B.F.P. (Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (USA). Dept. of Chemistry)

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors for conversion between human and automatic read-outs of CDMAM images  

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Purpose: According to the European protocol for the quality control of the physical and technical aspects of mammography screening (EPQCM) image quality of digital mammography devices has to be assessed using human evaluation of the CDMAM contrast-detail phantom. This is accomplished by the determination of threshold thicknesses of gold disks with different diameters (0.08-2 mm) and revealed to be very time consuming. Therefore a software solution based on a nonprewhitening matched filter (NPW) model was developed at University of Nijmegen. Factors for the conversion from automatic to human readouts have been determined by Young et al.[Proc. SPIE 614206, 1-13 (2006) and Proc. SPIE 6913, 69131C1 (2008)] using a huge amount of data of both human and automatic readouts. These factors depend on the observer groups and are purely phenomenological. The authors present an alternative approach to determine the factors by using the Rose observer model. Methods: Their method uses the Rose theory which gives a relationship between threshold contrast, diameter of the object and number of incident photons. To estimate the conversion factors for the five diameters from 0.2 to 0.5 mm they exposed with five different current-time products which resulted in 25 equations with five unknowns. Results: The theoretical conversion factors (in dependence of the diameters) amounted to be 1.61 {+-} 0.02 (0.2 mm diameter), 1.67 {+-} 0.02 (0.25 mm), 1.85 {+-} 0.02 (0.31 mm), 2.09 {+-} 0.02 (0.4 mm), and 2.28 {+-} 0.02 (0.5 mm). The corresponding phenomenological factors found in literature are 1.74 (0.2 mm), 1.78 (0.25 mm), 1.83 (0.31 mm), 1.88 (0.4 mm), and 1.93 (0.5 mm). Conclusions: They transferred the problem of determining the factors to a well known observer model which has been examined for many years and is also well established. This method reveals to be reproduceable and produces factors comparable to the phenomenological ones.

Figl, Michael; Hoffmann, Rainer; Kaar, Marcus; Semturs, Friedrich; Brasik, Natasa; Birkfellner, Wolfgang; Homolka, Peter; Hummel, Johann [Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 (Austria); Center for medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria A-1090 and Department of Radio-oncology, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria A-1160 (Austria)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PROCEEDINGS of the HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY 42nd ANNUAL MEETING--IYYB SCALED WORLDS AS RESEARCH TOOLS: A  

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PROCEEDINGS of the HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY 42nd ANNUAL MEETING--IYYB 1157 SCALED and Ergonomics Society (pp. 163-167). Santa Monica, CA: HFES. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The work at George Mason

Gray, Wayne

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Human Factors Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HF PFMEA) Application in the Evaluation of Management Risks  

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.3.1. Mechanisms of Prevention ............................................................................................... 11 2.4. Human Factors Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HF PFMEA) ....................... 11 2.5. FMEA Components... ........................................................................................... 15 2.5.5. Risk Priority Number ....................................................................................................... 17 2.6. FMEA Model...

Soguilon, Nenita M.

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Factors/Ergonomics Handbook for the Design for Ease of Maintenance  

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7 2.0 DESIGN FOR MAINTAINABILITY This section contains human factors guidance for designing systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities so that maintenance is easy and cost effective. 2.1 Unitization, modularization, and standardization Unitization refers to separating equipment into physically and functionally distinct units to allow for easy removal and replacement. This type of equipment separation will permit division of maintenance responsibility, especially troubleshooting, among various maintenance levels. Modularization refers to unitized equipment in which the functional units making up a module are integrated and are removed or inserted as a unit. 2.1.1 Goals of unitization/modularization. Unit design/modularization of equipment should

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Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System  

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The United States (U.S.) nuclear industry, like similar process control industries, has moved toward upgrading its control rooms. The upgraded control rooms typically feature digital control system (DCS) displays embedded in the panels. These displays gather information from the system and represent that information on a single display surface. In this manner, the DCS combines many previously separate analog indicators and controls into a single digital display, whereby the operators can toggle between multiple windows to monitor and control different aspects of the plant. The design of the DCS depends on the function of the system it monitors, but revolves around presenting the information most germane to an operator at any point in time. DCSs require a carefully designed human system interface. This report centers on redesigning existing DCS displays for an example chemical volume control system (CVCS) at a U.S. nuclear power plant. The crucial nature of the CVCS, which controls coolant levels and boration in the primary system, requires a thorough human factors evaluation of its supporting DCS. The initial digital controls being developed for the DCSs tend to directly mimic the former analog controls. There are, however, unique operator interactions with a digital vs. analog interface, and the differences have not always been carefully factored in the translation of an analog interface to a replacement DCS. To ensure safety, efficiency, and usability of the emerging DCSs, a human factors usability evaluation was conducted on a CVCS DCS currently being used and refined at an existing U.S. nuclear power plant. Subject matter experts from process control engineering, software development, and human factors evaluated the DCS displays to document potential usability issues and propose design recommendations. The evaluation yielded 167 potential usability issues with the DCS. These issues should not be considered operator performance problems but rather opportunities identified by experts to improve upon the design of the DCS. A set of nine design recommendations was developed to address these potential issues. The design principles addressed the following areas: (1) color, (2) pop-up window structure, (3) navigation, (4) alarms, (5) process control diagram, (6) gestalt grouping, (7) typography, (8) terminology, and (9) data entry. Visuals illustrating the improved DCS displays accompany the design recommendations. These nine design principles serve as the starting point to a planned general DCS style guide that can be used across the U.S. nuclear industry to aid in the future design of effective DCS interfaces.

Thomas Ulrich; Ronald Boring; William Phoenix; Emily Dehority; Tim Whiting; Jonathan Morrell; Rhett Backstrom

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on Shiga toxin type 1 mediated tumor necrosis factor synthesis in a human monocytic cell line  

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STUDIES ON SHIGA TOXIN TYPE 1 MEDIATED TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR SYNTHESIS IN A HUMAN MONOCYTIC CELL LINE A Thesis by RAMESH SAKIRI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AII M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1997 Major Subject: Biology STUDIES ON SHIGA TOXIN TYPE 1 MEDIATED TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR SYNTHESIS IN A HUMAN MONOCYTIC CELL LINE A Thesis by RAMESH SAKIRI Submitted to Texas A8M University in partial...

Sakiri, Ramesh

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating online decision-making styles  

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As one of the factors influencing consumers purchase behavior, decision-making styles are crucial for understanding consumer shopping behavior and for developing successful marketing strategies. Decision-making styles have been mainly viewed as a...

Park, Young A

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Factors Engineering Program Review Model (NUREG-0711)Revision 3: Update Methodology and Key Revisions  

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviews the human factors engineering (HFE) programs of applicants for nuclear power plant construction permits, operating licenses, standard design certifications, and combined operating licenses. The purpose of these safety reviews is to help ensure that personnel performance and reliability are appropriately supported. Detailed design review procedures and guidance for the evaluations is provided in three key documents: the Standard Review Plan (NUREG-0800), the HFE Program Review Model (NUREG-0711), and the Human-System Interface Design Review Guidelines (NUREG-0700). These documents were last revised in 2007, 2004 and 2002, respectively. The NRC is committed to the periodic update and improvement of the guidance to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art design evaluation tool. To this end, the NRC is updating its guidance to stay current with recent research on human performance, advances in HFE methods and tools, and new technology being employed in plant and control room design. NUREG-0711 is the first document to be addressed. We present the methodology used to update NUREG-0711 and summarize the main changes made. Finally, we discuss the current status of the update program and the future plans.

OHara J. M.; Higgins, J.; Fleger, S.

2012-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS--PART A: SYSTEMS AND HUMANS, VOL. 36, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2006 943 Extending the Decision Field Theory to Model  

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, SEPTEMBER 2006 943 Extending the Decision Field Theory to Model Operators' Reliance on Automation by describing a quantitative model of trust in automation. We extend decision field theory (DFT) to describe the multiple sequential decisions that characterize reliance on au- tomation in supervisory control situations

Lee, John D.

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Decision Theory and Real Decisions:  

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Decision theory has been extremely successful in various ways. As a theory per se..., it has provided interesting research opportunities stemming from an elegant central core. It has served as a basis for identif...

Kenneth R. MacCrimmon

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical issues related to NUREG 0800, Chapter 18: Human Factors Engineering/Standard Review Plan  

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The revision of Chapter 18 of NUREG 0800, Human Factors Engineering Standard Review Plan (SRP) will be based on SECY 82-111 and guidance contained in NUREG 0700, NUREG 0801 and NUREG 0835, plus other references. In conducting field reviews of control rooms, the NRC has identified technical issues which can be used to enhance the development of the revised version of NUREG 0800, and to establish priorities among the list of possible Branch Technical Positions (BTP) in NUREG 0800, Rev. 0, Table 18.0-2. This report is a compilation of comments and suggestions from the people who used NUREG 0700 in the Control Room field reviews. This information was used to establish possible BTP topic priorities so that the most important BTPs could be issued first. The comments and suggestions are included for HFEB review in conjunction with the table of priorities.

Savage, J.W.

1982-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Synergistic induction of phospholipid metabolism by granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and steel factor in human growth factor-dependent cell line, M07e  

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Steel factor (SLF), the ligand for the c-kit ... this phenomenon, we examined the effects of SLF and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM ... . We find that both GM-CSF and SLF induced increased p...

C. Mantel; Z. Luo; H. E. Broxmeyer

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of job performance aids to increase human performance reliability: A case study in the evaluation of human factors principles  

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In an assessment of criticality safety it is reported that human elements are the primary criticality risk at the Rocky Flats Plant. This statement was based on two findings. First, the most of the tasks and manipulations conducted with radioactive material used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons components are carried out by humans. Secondly, and more importantly, that the results of an analysis of recent criticality safety procedural infractions indicates that many infractions are due to human error and human performance issues. The results of this investigation are supported by analysis of all criticality safety procedural infractions that have occurred at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) through July 1989.

Hallbert, B.P.; Rodriguez, M.A.; Harbour, G.L.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

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During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)); Wolfe, A.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

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During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Wolfe, A.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPEE PhD Opportunity Project title: Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) for knowledge discovery, data exploration and human factors  

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IMPEE PhD Opportunity Project title: Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) for knowledge discovery, data exploration and human factors research Supervisor(s): T. Lim, J.M. Ritchie Abstract CPS is an engineering/augmented/mixed reality spaces. R&D interests include (but not limited to): Aural or narrative guidance for product design

Greenaway, Alan

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Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and ...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: seroprevalence and risk factors among humans in Achaia, western Greece  

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SummaryBackground The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) presents a wide distribution, with the Balkan Peninsula being among the endemic regions. To date, only one CCHF case has been reported in Greece; however, based on seroprevalence data, there is evidence that CCHFV circulates in the country. Achaia is a prefecture in western Greece that has not previously been studied for CCHFV. Objectives The aim of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of CCHFV in humans in Achaia Prefecture, Greece, and to assess possible factors playing a role in seropositivity. Methods A total of 207 serum samples from people of all age groups, from both urban and rural areas, were prospectively collected and tested for IgG antibodies against CCHFV. Results The overall seroprevalence was 3.4%, with significant differences among municipalities. An agro-pastoral occupation, contact with sheep and goats, former tick bite, increasing age, and living at an altitude of ?400 m, on specific land cover types, were significantly associated with CCHFV seropositivity. Conclusions A relatively high seroprevalence was detected in a previously unstudied region of Greece, where CCHFV infection seems to occur mainly through tick bites. Further investigations are needed to identify the circulating CCHFV strains in Greece, in order to gain a better understanding of CCHFV ecology and epidemiology in the country.

Maria Sargianou; George Panos; Andreas Tsatsaris; Charalambos Gogos; Anna Papa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Galectin-9 accelerates transforming growth factor ?3-induced differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells to chondrocytes  

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Galectin-9 (Gal-9), a ?-galactoside binding lectin, plays a crucial role in innate and adaptive immunity. In the rat collagen-induced arthritis model, administration of Gal-9 induced repair of existing cartilage injury even when joints were already swollen with cartilage destruction. We thus attempted to explore the role of Gal-9 in chondrocyte differentiation utilizing human mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) pellet cultures. During chondrogenesis induced by transforming growth factor ?3 (TGF?3), \\{MSCs\\} strongly expressed endogenous Gal-9. Expression of Gal-9 peaked on day 14 and the neutralization of endogenous Gal-9 resulted in the reduced chondrogenesis, indicating possible involvement of Gal-9 in TGF?-mediated chondrogenesis. In pellets, addition of Gal-9 significantly enhanced TGF?3-induced chondrogenesis, as evidenced by increasing proteoglycan content, but not cell proliferation. In the absence of Gal-9, collagen expression by \\{MSCs\\} switched from type I to type II on 28 days after stimulation with TGF?3. When \\{MSCs\\} were co-stimulated with Gal-9, the class switch occurred on day 21. In addition, Gal-9 synergistically enhanced TGF?3-induced phosphorylation of Smad2, though Gal-9 did not itself induce detectable Smad2 phosphorylation. These results suggest that Gal-9 has a beneficial effect on cartilage repair in injured joints by induction of differentiation of \\{MSCs\\} into chondrocytes.

Tomohiro Arikawa; Akihiro Matsukawa; Kota Watanabe; Ken-mei Sakata; Masako Seki; Megumi Nagayama; Keisuke Takeshita; Kanako Ito; Toshiro Niki; Souichi Oomizu; Rika Shinonaga; Naoki Saita; Mitsuomi Hirashima

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE FTCP Supplemental Competencies - Human Factors Engineering Functional Area Qualification Competency Examples for DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel  

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FTCP FTCP SUPPLEMENTAL COMPETENCIES HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING FUNCTIONAL AREA QUALIFICATION COMPETENCY EXAMPLES For DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities Technical Personnel APPROVAL The Federal Technical Capability Panel consists of senior U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managers responsible for overseeing the Federal Technical Capability Program. This Panel is responsible for reviewing and approving qualification standards and competencies for Department-wide application. Approval of this set of competency statements by the Federal Technical Capability Panel is indicated by signature below. ?fuv-~ Karen L. Boardman, Chairperson ~·/Cf I Federal Technical Capability Panel * '2._ 3/19/12 I luman Factors Engineering compc1cncics U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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Analysis of park-and-ride decision behavior based on Decision Field Theory  

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Park and ride is a kind of traffic management solution to the traffic congestion problem in urban cities. This paper analyzes the decision making behavior of Park and Ride from a psychological point of view. Decision Field Theory is used to establish the decision model of Park and Ride. The proposed decision model is calibrated using real-life experimental survey data and has proved to be able to account for the complex decision behavior processes observed in the experimental survey data. The model demonstrates the psychological decision processes of individual travelers and the decision characteristics, such as simple decision, indecision and preference reversal. The effects of factors, e.g. deliberation time, deliberation threshold and initial preference, for mode choice are also examined. The proposed model demonstrates its capability of analyzing park-and-ride decision behavior and providing policy makers with useful information for future promotion and planning for park-and-ride facilities.

Huanmei Qin; Hongzhi Guan; Yao-Jan Wu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and it can be either positive or negative depending on the relative attraction of the competing choices. The most efficient way of varying the decision makers choice is realized by influencing the attraction factor. This can be done in two ways. One method is to arrange in a special manner the payoff weights, which induces the required changes of the values of attraction factors. We show that a slight variation of the payoff weights can invert the sign of the attraction factors and reverse the decision preferences, even when the prospect utilities remain unchanged. The second method of influencing the decision makers choice is by providing information to decision makers. The methods of influencing decision making are illustrated by several experiments, whose outcomes are compared quantitatively with the predictions of our approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Deputy Secretary Decision Reversing LWA-0003 Decision and Order  

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MEHTA, Complainant MEHTA, Complainant v. UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0003, LWZ-0023 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by respondent Universities Research Association ("URA"), from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, Dr. Naresh C. Mehta, a scientist formerly employed by URA, had established that his disclosures of mismanagement were a contributing factor in URA's December 16, 1992, decision to terminate his employment. The Initial Agency Decision also reaffirmed OHA's previous denial of URA's motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. 1. On appeal, URA requests reconsideration of its motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds. URA contends that applying DOE's

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Purification and Biological Characterization of Human Hepatopoietin A, a Polypeptide Growth Factor for Hepatocytes  

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...describe the complete purification of HPTA from human...isoelectric point. 3314 PURIFICATION OF HUMAN HEPATOPOIETIN...5 mm x 7.5 cm. Waters Associ ates) equilibrated...7.5 mm x 75 mm. Water Associates). , absorbance...indicating that further purification was needed. Therefore...

Reza Zarnegar and George Michalopoulos

1989-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Barnyard politics : a decision rationale representation for the analysis of simple political situations  

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How can a computational system understand decisions in the domain of politics? In order to build computational systems that understand decisions in the abstract political space, we must first understand human decision-making ...

Shahdadi, Arian, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of human factors guidelines for computer software quick reference guides  

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presented in this thesis are meant for paper documentation. As noted by Hartley (1980) what is known about printed instructions may not be relevant to the presentation of text in other media such as screen images. The Quick Reference Guide... nature of the document should accomodate the need for quick use. It was noted by Hartley (1980) and Wright (1981a) that the purpose of the user document governs page size. As Grimm (1981) notes, this is one of the first decisions to be made. Page size...

Palko, Katherine Denise

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions  

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The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions is a new way of viewing, developing, organizing, and evaluating alternatives for decisions that may affect a wide range of interests and that must factor in long timeframes, enduring hazards, and/or continuing responsibilities. It differs from other models in that it addresses the need for decisions to continue to "work" over long time periods in an ever-changing decision environment. The authors show that the model contains three major universes - knowledge, values, and resources (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE)- that interact and overlap throughout the effective lifetime of a decision. They discuss how decision-makers and decision participants can use the model to craft and analyze decisions and decision processes that stand the test of time. The authors use the U.S. moon-landing program as an example of a major decision process that was sustained over time. They use the model to explain why events unfolded in the way that they did - and why we are where we are today in that program. The authors believe that this model will be especially useful in long-term decision processes such as those that address contamination cleanup programs, long-term environmental stewardship, and the initial siting of facilities with long-term objectives. Companion papers describe the KONVERGENCE Model process steps and implications for intractable cleanup decisions.

Kerr, Thomas A; Dakins, Maxine; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Piet, Steven James

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the prediction accuracy of recommendation algorithms: Approaches anchored on human factors  

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......algorithms: Approaches anchored on human...Department of Management Science and Technology...We propose two approaches: one relying...the integrated approach compared to the...suggests that the management of the sparsity......

George Lekakos; George M. Giaglis

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D Human Motion Tracking with a Coordinated Mixture of Factor Analyzers  

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evaluation of video-based 3d person tracking. In IEEELee, C. -S. (2004). Inferring 3D body pose from silhouettesMonocular tracking of 3D human motion with a coordinated

Li, Rui; Tian, Tai-Peng; Sclaroff, Stan; Yang, Ming-Hsuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Douglas Factors  

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The Merit Systems Protection Board in its landmark decision, Douglas vs. Veterans Administration, 5 MSPR 280, established criteria that supervisors must consider in determining an appropriate penalty to impose for an act of employee misconduct. These twelve factors are commonly referred to as “Douglas Factors” and have been incorporated into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Personnel Management System and various FAA Labor Agreements.

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Future welfare, prosperity, and sustainability of the human enterprise rely on science-informed decisions about our social systems and the environment.  

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-informed decisions about our social systems and the environment. Understanding how the environment works - insights. The mission of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering is to develop basic of the environment. This is an exciting time at the Parsons Lab. Scientific discoveries and technological

Polz, Martin

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Krakw, Poland 19-23 July 2014 Edited by T. Ahram, W. Karwowski and T. Marek  

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland 19-23 July 2014 Edited by T. Ahram, W. Karwowski

Boucherie, Richard J.

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Identification and characterization of PF4varl, a human gene variant of platelet factor 4.  

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...Menlo Park, California 94025. A synthetic DNA probe designed to detect coding...variant of platelet factor 4. | A synthetic DNA probe designed to detect coding...Accepted 20 December 1988 A synthetic DNA probe designed to detect coding...

C J Green; R S Charles; B F Edwards; P H Johnson

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS Winter 2011  

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ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS PH 444 Winter 2011 Course Instructor: Gordon Hazen, Ph.D. Professor a factored cost-effectiveness model · Construct a stochastic tree transition diagram for a medical treatment problem. · Convert a stochastic tree diagram to a discrete-time Markov chain transition diagram

Chisholm, Rex L.

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A decision process framework: selecting strategies for rehabilitation of rigid pavements subjected to high traffic volumes  

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framework for selecting strategies for MRR. The factors, steps, and information involved in the MRR decision process were identified. A decision analysis tool, IDEF0, was used to model the decision process framework. The IDEF0 model is hierarchical...

Valls, Marc Edouard Josep

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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2000 Records of Decision  

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History Book Records of Decision Tribal Affairs 2000 Records of Decision Fourmile Hill Geothermal Development Project Power Purchase and Transmission Service Agreements -...

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Advanced Review Judgment and decision making  

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and social factors that shape and complement the cognitive processes of decision making. The decision shifted its emphasis from predicting choices, which can be successful without theoretical insight, to understanding the processes shaping them. Those processes are often revealed through biases that suggest non

Fischhoff, Baruch

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Trust, control and confidence in logistics outsourcing decisions  

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A number of theoretical constructs and models exist for framing logistics outsourcing decisions. In transaction cost economics, it is argued that the dimensions of transactions, notably asset specificity, are the main criteria to consider in outsourcing situations. Resource-based approaches focus on the company's assets and capabilities that should be protected and developed while non-core activities should be outsourced. Behaviourally oriented theories explore the human and social factors facilitating outsourcing decisions. In this paper, the model of Das and Teng (1998) is used to examine the role of trust and control as facilitators creating confidence in outsourcing when relationship specific investments are present in the outsourcing relationship. A conceptual model is developed and tested with structural equation modelling using survey data from Finnish industrial companies. The results show that confidence is positively associated with the propensity to outsource logistics when the outsourcing relationship is disposed to specific investments.

Jari Juga; Jouni Juntunen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stocking Rate: The Key Grazing Management Decision  

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Stocking rate is the most important grazing management decision a rancher makes. This publication covers all the factors involved in determining an appropriate stocking rate, including rainfall and forage production, range condition, and the forage...

Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.

2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Distribution of Human Papillomavirus DNA and Other Risk Factors for Invasive Cervical Cancer in Panama  

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...Other Risk Factors for Invasive Cervical Cancer in Panama 1 1 This study was supported by Contract NC1-CP-EB-41026...and Instituto Oncologico Nacional [J. G.], Panama City, Republic of Panama 2 Present address: Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus...

Judit Acs; Allan Hildesheim; William C. Reeves; Maria Brenes; Louise Brinton; Carol Lavery; Maria Elena de la Guardia; Julio Godoy; William E. Rawls

1989-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Analysis for EGS  

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Decision Analysis for EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Decision Theory Mendoza, M.  

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1 MS 1319 Decision Theory Mendoza, M. Dept. Statistics, ITAM Rio Hondo 1, San Angel. México 01000 D of Decision Theory, the literature offers an account of the ways people actually make decisions and a discussion on the mechanisms underlying this behavior. This is called a "descriptive" decision theory

Mendoza Ramírez, Manuel

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Selective Release of Tumor Necrosis Factor Binding Protein II by Malignant Human Epidermal Cells Reveals Protection from Tumor Necrosis Factor ?-mediated Cytotoxicity  

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...tumor necrosis factor receptor gene product can shed a naturally occuring tumor necrosis factor inhibitor. Proc. NaILAced...by tumor necrosis factor alpha and by ultraviolet B radiation. J. Clin. Invest., 92: 462 "470,1993. 21...

Peter Neuner; Gabriele Klosner; Mojgan Pourmojib; Franz Trautinger; and Robert Knobler

1994-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical Structure of Quantum Decision Theory  

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One of the most complex systems is the human brain whose formalized functioning is characterized by decision theory. We present a "Quantum Decision Theory" of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to explain a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory describes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference of composite prospects. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle (disjunction effect) can be explained as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. We demonstrate that all known anomalies and paradoxes, documented in the context of classical decision theory, are reducible to just a few mathematical archetypes, all of which finding straightforward explanations in the frame of the developed quantum approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neural-Network-Based Maintenance Decision Model for Diesel Engine  

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To decrease the fuzzy and uncertain factors in the maintenance decision models of diesel engine, a combination BP-neural-network-based maintenance decision model for diesel engine is presented in this paper. It can make the maintenance of diesel engine ... Keywords: Deterioration degree, Diesel engine, Maintenance decision, Neural network

Yingkui Gu; Juanjuan Liu; Shuyun Tang

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of probability density functions for a set of human exposure factors  

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The purpose of this report is to describe efforts carried out during 1998 and 1999 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to assist the U.S. EPA in developing and ranking the robustness of a set of default probability distributions for exposure assessment factors. Among the current needs of the exposure-assessment community is the need to provide data for linking exposure, dose, and health information in ways that improve environmental surveillance, improve predictive models, and enhance risk assessment and risk management (NAS, 1994). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR) plays a lead role in developing national guidance and planning future activities that support the EPA Superfund Program. OERR is in the process of updating its 1989 Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS) as part of the EPA Superfund reform activities. Volume III of RAGS, when completed in 1999 will provide guidance for conducting probabilistic risk assessments. This revised document will contain technical information including probability density functions (PDFs) and methods used to develop and evaluate these PDFs. The PDFs provided in this EPA document are limited to those relating to exposure factors.

Maddalena, R.L.; McKone, T.E.; Bodnar, A.; Jacobson, J.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS  

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BEHAVIOR PREDICTION FOR DECISION AND CONTROL IN COGNITIVE AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ASOK RAY*, SHASHI for decision and control in cognitive autonomous systems. The objective is to coordinate human­machine collaboration such that human operators can assess and enable autonomous systems to utilize their experi- ential

Ray, Asok

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DOE-HDBK-1140-2001, Human Factors/Ergonomics Handbook for the Design for Ease of Maintenance  

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0-2001 0-2001 FEBRUARY 2001 DOE HANDBOOK HUMAN FACTORS/ERGONOMICS HANDBOOK FOR THE DESIGN FOR EASE OF MAINTENANCE U.S. Department of Energy AREA HFAC Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE TS This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-HDBK-1140-2001 iii FOREWORD The purpose of this handbook is to provide Department of Energy (DOE) contractors with

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2007 Records of Decision  

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of Decision Tribal Affairs 2007 Records of Decision October 5, 2007 - Klondike III Wind Project Power Purchase ROD (PDF, 14 pages, 136 KB) July 19, 2007 - NEPA Long-Term...

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Rice Quality Factors: Implications For Management Decisions.  

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. These records accounted for 24, 26, and 27 percent, respectively, of Texas production during the years surveyed. The markets are located at Alvin, Danbury, Bay City, EI Campo, and Ganado. Data were available from two other markets but were not used because.... Yet this market had a much lower percentage of grades 1 and 2 than the other markets (Tables B.14-B.18). Overall, quality averaged about one grade lower at Alvin compared with quality at Bay City, Ganado, and EI Campo markets. Nearness...

Grant, Warren R.; Rister, Edward, M.; Brorsen, B. Wade

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Adenovirus-Mediated Delivery of the Human Hepatocyte Growth Factor Gene in Experimental Radiation-Induced Heart Disease  

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Purpose: Irradiation to the heart may lead to late cardiovascular complications. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adenovirus-mediated delivery of the human hepatocyte growth factor gene could reduce post-irradiation damage of the rat heart and improve heart function. Methods and Materials: Twenty rats received single-dose irradiation of 20 Gy gamma ray locally to the heart and were randomized into two groups. Two weeks after irradiation, these two groups of rats received Ad-HGF or mock adenovirus vector intramyocardial injection, respectively. Another 10 rats served as sham-irradiated controls. At post-irradiation Day 120, myocardial perfusion was tested by myocardial contrast echocardiography with contrast agent injected intravenously. At post-irradiation Day 180, cardiac function was assessed using the Langendorff technique with an isolated working heart model, after which heart samples were collected for histological evaluation. Results: Myocardial blood flow was significantly improved in HGF-treated animals as measured by myocardial contrast echocardiography at post-irradiation Day 120 . At post-irradiation Day 180, cardiac function was significantly improved in the HGF group compared with mock vector group, as measured by left ventricular peak systolic pressure (58.80 +- 9.01 vs. 41.94 +- 6.65 mm Hg, p < 0.05), the maximum dP/dt (5634 +- 1303 vs. 1667 +- 304 mm Hg/s, p < 0.01), and the minimum dP/dt (3477 +- 1084 vs. 1566 +- 499 mm Hg/s, p < 0.05). Picrosirius red staining analysis also revealed a significant reduction of fibrosis in the HGF group. Conclusion: Based on the study findings, hepatocyte growth factor gene transfer can attenuate radiation-induced cardiac injury and can preserve cardiac function.

Hu Shunying; Chen Yundai [Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Li Libing [Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Chen Jinlong; Wu Bin [Department of Experimental Hematology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing (China); Zhou, Xiao; Zhi Guang [Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing (China); Li Qingfang; Wang Rongliang; Duan Haifeng; Guo Zikuan; Yang Yuefeng; Xiao Fengjun [Department of Experimental Hematology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing (China); Wang Hua, E-mail: wanghua@nic.bmi.ac.c [Department of Experimental Hematology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing (China); Wang Lisheng [Department of Experimental Hematology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing (China)

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0008 Decision and Order  

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C. LAWRENCE CORNETT, ) ) Complainant, ) ) v. ) OHA Case No. VWA-0007 ) VWA-0008 MARIA ELENA TORAÑO ASSOCIATES, INC.) ) Respondent. ) FINAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. ("META"), a DOE contractor responsible for reviewing and revising the agency's waste management programmatic environmental impact statement ("PEIS"), of the Initial Agency Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that Complainant C. Lawrence Cornett established that he had made protected health and safety disclosures under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 and that these disclosures were a contributing factor in his termination and finding further that META had not demonstrated that he would have been terminated absent the disclosures. R.

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Nuclear Factor-KB Dimer Exchange Promotes a p21waf1/cip1 Superinduction Response in Human T Leukemic Cells  

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Nuclear Factor-KB Dimer Exchange Promotes a p21waf1/cip1 Superinduction Response in Human ability to induce p21waf1/cip1 . Here, we provide evidence that sequential NF-KB-activating signals induce heightened NF-KB DNA binding and p21waf1/cip1 induction in CEM and additional T leukemic cell lines

Miyamoto, Shigeki

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Human U4/U6 snRNP Recycling Factor p110: Mutational Analysis Reveals the Function of the Tetratricopeptide Repeat Domain in Recycling  

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...ARTICLE GENE EXPRESSION Human U4/U6 snRNP Recycling Factor p110: Mutational Analysis Reveals...the Tetratricopeptide Repeat Domain in Recycling Jan Medenbach 1 Silke Schreiner 1 Sunbin...Here we demonstrate under in vitro recycling conditions that U6-p110 is an essential...

Jan Medenbach; Silke Schreiner; Sunbin Liu; Reinhard Lührmann; Albrecht Bindereif

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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: Record of Decision : Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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Application of decision tree model for the ground subsidence hazard mapping near abandoned underground coal mines  

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Abstract Subsidence of ground caused by underground mines poses hazards to human life and property. This study analyzed the hazard to ground subsidence using factors that can affect ground subsidence and a decision tree approach in a geographic information system (GIS). The study area was Taebaek, Gangwon-do, Korea, where many abandoned underground coal mines exist. Spatial data, topography, geology, and various ground-engineering data for the subsidence area were collected and compiled in a database for mapping ground-subsidence hazard (GSH). The subsidence area was randomly split 50/50 for training and validation of the models. A data-mining classification technique was applied to the GSH mapping, and decision trees were constructed using the chi-squared automatic interaction detector (CHAID) and the quick, unbiased, and efficient statistical tree (QUEST) algorithms. The frequency ratio model was also applied to the GSH mapping for comparing with probabilistic model. The resulting GSH maps were validated using area-under-the-curve (AUC) analysis with the subsidence area data that had not been used for training the model. The highest accuracy was achieved by the decision tree model using CHAID algorithm (94.01%) comparing with QUEST algorithms (90.37%) and frequency ratio model (86.70%). These accuracies are higher than previously reported results for decision tree. Decision tree methods can therefore be used efficiently for GSH analysis and might be widely used for prediction of various spatial events.

Saro Lee; Inhye Park

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J Med Ethics . Author manuscript Ethically complex decisions in the neonatal intensive care unit: impact of  

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J Med Ethics . Author manuscript Page /1 6 Ethically complex decisions in the neonatal intensive Personnel ; Decision Making ; ethics ; Euthanasia ; ethics ; legislation & jurisprudence ; psychology ; Female ; France ; Humans ; Infant, Newborn ; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal ; ethics ; legislation

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Projection and Reaction for Decision Support in Refineries: Combining Multiple Theories  

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system to provide decision support for refinery operations personnel (Krebsbach & Musliner 1997; Musliner) used to optimize control parameters during normal operations. Current Refinery Operations HumanProjection and Reaction for Decision Support in Refineries: Combining Multiple Theories Kurt D

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Quantum Decision Theory  

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We argue that, contrary to conventional wisdom, decision theory is not invariant to the physical environment in which a decision is made. Specifically, we show that a decision maker (DM) with access to quantum information resources may be able to do strictly better than a DM with access only to classical information resources. In this respect, our findings are somewhat akin to those in computer science that have established the superiority of quantum over classical algorithms for certain problems. We treat three kinds of decision tree (Kuhn [1950], [1953]): Kuhn trees in which the DM does or does not have perfect recall, and non-Kuhn trees.

Adam Brandenburger; Pierfrancesco La Mura

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2002 Records of Decision  

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1996 Records of Decision  

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2005 Records of Decision  

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2012 Records of Decision  

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2010 Records of Decision  

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2013 Records of Decision  

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1999 Records of Decision  

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2011 Records of Decision  

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First Evaluation of the Biologic Effectiveness Factors of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in a Human Colon Carcinoma Cell Line  

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Purpose: DNA lesions produced by boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and those produced by gamma radiation in a colon carcinoma cell line were analyzed. We have also derived the relative biologic effectiveness factor (RBE) of the neutron beam of the RA-3- Argentine nuclear reactor, and the compound biologic effectiveness (CBE) values for p-boronophenylalanine ({sup 10}BPA) and for 2,4-bis ({alpha},{beta}-dihydroxyethyl)-deutero-porphyrin IX ({sup 10}BOPP). Methods and Materials: Exponentially growing human colon carcinoma cells (ARO81-1) were distributed into the following groups: (1) BPA (10 ppm {sup 10}B) + neutrons, (2) BOPP (10 ppm {sup 10}B) + neutrons, (3) neutrons alone, and (4) gamma rays ({sup 60}Co source at 1 Gy/min dose-rate). Different irradiation times were used to obtain total absorbed doses between 0.3 and 5 Gy ({+-}10%) (thermal neutrons flux = 7.5 10{sup 9} n/cm{sup 2} sec). Results: The frequency of micronucleated binucleated cells and the number of micronuclei per micronucleated binucleated cells showed a dose-dependent increase until approximately 2 Gy. The response to gamma rays was significantly lower than the response to the other treatments (p < 0.05). The irradiations with neutrons alone and neutrons + BOPP showed curves that did not differ significantly from, and showed less DNA damage than, irradiation with neutrons + BPA. A decrease in the surviving fraction measured by 3-(4,5-dimetiltiazol-2-il)-2,5-difeniltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay as a function of the absorbed dose was observed for all the treatments. The RBE and CBE factors calculated from cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) and MTT assays were, respectively, the following: beam RBE: 4.4 {+-} 1.1 and 2.4 {+-} 0.6; CBE for BOPP: 8.0 {+-} 2.2 and 2.0 {+-} 1; CBE for BPA: 19.6 {+-} 3.7 and 3.5 {+-} 1.3. Conclusions: BNCT and gamma irradiations showed different genotoxic patterns. To our knowledge, these values represent the first experimental ones obtained for the RA-3 in a biologic model and could be useful for future experimental studies for the application of BNCT to colon carcinoma.

Dagrosa, Maria Alejandra, E-mail: dagrosa@cnea.gov.a [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); National Research Council (Argentina); Crivello, Martin [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires(Argentina); Perona, Marina [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); National Research Council (Argentina); Thorp, Silvia; Santa Cruz, Gustavo Alberto [Department of Instrumentation and Control, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Pozzi, Emiliano [Argentina Reactor, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Casal, Mariana [Institute of Oncology 'Angel H. Roffo', University of Buenos Aires (Argentina); Thomasz, Lisa; Cabrini, Romulo [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Kahl, Steven [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States); Juvenal, Guillermo Juan [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); National Research Council (Argentina); Pisarev, Mario Alberto [Department of Radiobiology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires (Argentina); National Research Council (Argentina); Department of Human Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Structure of Human Plasma Platelet-activating Factor Acetylhydrolase: Structural Implication to Liporprotein Binding and Catalysis  

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Human plasma platelet-activating factor (PAF) acetylhydrolase functions by reducing PAF levels as a general anti-inflammatory scavenger and is linked to anaphylactic shock, asthma, and allergic reactions. The enzyme has also been implicated in hydrolytic activities of other pro-inflammatory agents, such as sn-2 oxidatively fragmented phospholipids. This plasma enzyme is tightly bound to low and high density lipoprotein particles and is also referred to as lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2. The crystal structure of this enzyme has been solved from x-ray diffraction data collected to a resolution of 1.5 angstroms. It has a classic lipase alpha/beta-hydrolase fold, and it contains a catalytic triad of Ser273, His351, and Asp296. Two clusters of hydrophobic residues define the probable interface-binding region, and a prediction is given of how the enzyme is bound to lipoproteins. Additionally, an acidic patch of 10 carboxylate residues and a neighboring basic patch of three residues are suggested to play a role in high density lipoprotein/low density lipoprotein partitioning. A crystal structure is also presented of PAF acetylhydrolase reacted with the organophosphate compound paraoxon via its active site Ser273. The resulting diethyl phosphoryl complex was used to model the tetrahedral intermediate of the substrate PAF to the active site. The model of interface binding begins to explain the known specificity of lipoprotein-bound substrates and how the active site can be both close to the hydrophobic-hydrophilic interface and at the same time be accessible to the aqueous phase.

Samanta, Uttamkumar; Bahnson, Brian J. (Delaware)

2009-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel mouse model of enhanced proteostasis: Full-length human heat shock factor 1 transgenic mice  

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Research highlights: {yields} Development of mouse overexpressing native human HSF1 in all tissues including CNS. {yields} HSF1 overexpression enhances heat shock response at whole-animal and cellular level. {yields} HSF1 overexpression protects from polyglutamine toxicity and favors aggresomes. {yields} HSF1 overexpression enhances proteostasis at the whole-animal and cellular level. -- Abstract: The heat shock response (HSR) is controlled by the master transcriptional regulator heat shock factor 1 (HSF1). HSF1 maintains proteostasis and resistance to stress through production of heat shock proteins (HSPs). No transgenic model exists that overexpresses HSF1 in tissues of the central nervous system (CNS). We generated a transgenic mouse overexpressing full-length non-mutant HSF1 and observed a 2-4-fold increase in HSF1 mRNA and protein expression in all tissues studied of HSF1 transgenic (HSF1{sup +/0}) mice compared to wild type (WT) littermates, including several regions of the CNS. Basal expression of HSP70 and 90 showed only mild tissue-specific changes; however, in response to forced exercise, the skeletal muscle HSR was more elevated in HSF1{sup +/0} mice compared to WT littermates and in fibroblasts following heat shock, as indicated by levels of inducible HSP70 mRNA and protein. HSF1{sup +/0} cells elicited a significantly more robust HSR in response to expression of the 82 repeat polyglutamine-YFP fusion construct (Q82YFP) and maintained proteasome-dependent processing of Q82YFP compared to WT fibroblasts. Overexpression of HSF1 was associated with fewer, but larger Q82YFP aggregates resembling aggresomes in HSF1{sup +/0} cells, and increased viability. Therefore, our data demonstrate that tissues and cells from mice overexpressing full-length non-mutant HSF1 exhibit enhanced proteostasis.

Pierce, Anson, E-mail: piercea2@uthscsa.edu [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States) [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); The Department of Veteran's Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, 78284 (United States); Wei, Rochelle; Halade, Dipti [Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States)] [Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); Yoo, Si-Eun [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States) [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); Ran, Qitao; Richardson, Arlan [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States) [Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 (United States); The Department of Veteran's Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, 78284 (United States)

2010-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Supported Decision Making  

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.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

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The neutron warhead decision  

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The neutron warhead decision ... Nuclear war moved a step closer last week with the U.S.'s decision to move ahead with production of so-called neutron warheads for use on short-range missiles and in artillery shells. ... And neutron weapons would be almost as effective on ... ...

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1981-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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8/27/2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: WhyAren't Product Designers Considering ActivityTrackers for Older Adults? https://www.hfes.org//Web/DetailNews.aspx?ID=340 1/2  

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8/27/2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: WhyAren't Product Designers Considering Activity benefits, product designers rarely consider those over 65 to be a viable user group, and new human factors/ergonomics and Ergonomics in Health Care in April, authors Preusse, Tracy Mitzner, Cara Fausset, and Wendy Rogers designed

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Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making: An Overview and Future Course  

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Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making: An Overview and Future Course Mica R. Endsley SA Technologies Robert Hoffman Institute for Human-Machine Cognition David Kaber North Carolina State University Emilie Roth Roth Cognitive Engineering ABSTRACT: The field of cognitive engineering and decision making

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Automation and Accountability in Decision Support System Interface Design  

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When the human element is introduced into decision support system design, entirely new layers of social and ethical issues emerge but are not always recognized as such. This paper discusses those ethical and social impact ...

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Stability of Human Fibroblast Growth Factor-1 Is Essential for Protective Effects Against Radiation-Induced Intestinal Damage  

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Purpose: Human fibroblast growth factor-1 (FGF1) has radioprotective effects on the intestine, although its structural instability limits its potential for practical use. Several stable FGF1 mutants were created increasing stability in the order, wild-type FGF1, single mutants (Q40P, S47I, and H93G), Q40P/S47I, and Q40P/S47I/H93G. This study evaluated the contribution of the structural stability of FGF1 to its radioprotective effect. Methods and Materials: Each FGF1 mutant was administered intraperitoneally to BALB/c mice in the absence of heparin 24 h before or after total body irradiation (TBI) with {gamma}-rays at 8-12 Gy. Several radioprotective effects were examined in the jejunum. Results: Q40P/S47I/H93G could activate all subtypes of FGF receptors in vitro much more strongly than the wild-type without endogenous or exogenous heparin. Preirradiation treatment with Q40P/S47I/H93G significantly increased crypt survival more than wild-type FGF1 after TBI at 10 or 12 Gy, and postirradiation treatment with Q40P/S47I/H93G was effective in promoting crypt survival after TBI at 10, 11, or 12 Gy. In addition, crypt cell proliferation, crypt depth, and epithelial differentiation were significantly promoted by postirradiation treatment with Q40P/S47I/H93G. The level of stability of FGF1 mutants correlated with their mitogenic activities in vitro in the absence of heparin; however, preirradiation treatment with the mutants increased the crypt number to almost the same level as Q40P/S47I/H93G. When given 24 h after TBI at 10 Gy, all FGF1 mutants increased crypt survival more than wild-type FGF1, and Q40P/S47I/H93G had the strongest mitogenic effects in intestinal epithelial cells after radiation damage. Moreover, Q40P/S47I/H93G prolonged mouse survival after TBI because of the repair of intestinal damage. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the structural stability of FGF1 can contribute to the enhancement of protective effects against radiation-induced intestinal damage. Therefore, Q40P/S47I/H93G is pharmacologically one of the most promising candidates for clinical applications for radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome.

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2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Support for Redesigning Wastewater Treatment Technologies  

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Critical macroenvironmental factors, such as housing density, transportation infrastructure, and climate conditions were found to affect technology decisions regarding reactor volume, weight of outputs, energy consumption, atmospheric emissions, investment cost, and net revenue. ... It covers Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical, and Demographic factors that can influence the design of the treatment processes, costs, and end-product outputs of the proposed RRP (Table 5). ... However, the risks related to acids may be prohibitive of this method. ...

Jennifer R. McConville; Rahel Künzle; Ulrike Messmer; Kai M. Udert; Tove A. Larsen

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

145

Computer-Aided Decision Support  

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intelligence technology to help teams achieve remarkable group collaboration and enhance organizational brainstorming and decision-making. The electronic decision analysis...

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)...

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 7, 2012 Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR...

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Decision Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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to develop and apply the critical decision support methods. Decision support tools help our nation plan our response to potential catastrophes. As a leading developer of these...

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Anthropic decision theory  

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This paper sets out to solve the Sleeping Beauty problem and various related anthropic (self-locating belief) problems, not through the calculation of anthropic probabilities, but through finding the correct decision to make. Given certain simple assumptions, it turns out to be possible to do so without knowing the underlying anthropic probabilities. Most common anthropic problems are underspecified from the decision perspective, and this can explain some of the differing intuitions in the subject: selfless and selfish agents, total and average utilitarians, will all reach different decisions in the same problem. These results are formalised into an anthropic decision theory, that is then used to solve many anthropic problems and paradoxes, such as the Presumptuous Philosopher, Adam and Eve, and Doomsday problems.

Stuart Armstrong

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

150

Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Decision-Makers Equalizer: A Multiobjective Decision Support System for Multiple Decision-Makers  

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In this paper we present a decision support system that helps to solve multiobjective decision problems considering a multi decision-makers framework. By an iterative procedure this system looks for a single s...

Patricia Jaramillo; Ricardo A. Smith; JoaquÍn Andréu

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau  

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau Wellcome Trust CentreFromstatisticalinferencetostatisticaldecision...... estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory (i) What do we do with posterior pdfs? (ii) How can we learn:Expectedutilitytheory: existenceofautilityfunctionexistenceofautilityfunction estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory hypothesis testing

Daunizeau, Jean

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2  

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2 3 4 Julia Trommershäuser1 decision theory, expected utility theory35 #12;2 36 Abstract37 We discuss behavioral studies directed the behavioral39 tasks in the language of statistical decision theory, we can compare performance in40 equivalent

Maloney, Laurence T.

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Incorporation of decision, game, and Bayesian game theory in an emergency evacuation exit decision model  

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Abstract This paper explores the use of utility and game theory to model egress decisions for exit choices found in evacuations. These mathematically rigorous theories serve as a basis for individual exit decision making that captures interactions between evacuees. The model presented in this paper is fundamentally different from traditional evacuation simulators that capture the exit selection behaviour through simple heuristics or objective functions. A utility function based on energy consumption of exit alternatives is created that captures evacuee risk preferences and beliefs. Multiple game forms are created to allow for trade-offs between model fidelity and computational complexity. These models range from Bayesian games to simplified normal games. Multiple examples and validations are used to show that the decision analysis model developed here captures natural human tendencies and characteristics. This enables creation of a high fidelity exit decision model that simulates exit selection of evacuees.

Bryan L. Mesmer; Christina L. Bloebaum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of a human erythrocyte receptor for colonization factor antigen I pili expressed by H10407 enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.  

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...inactivated by adding 100-fold (mol/mol) excess phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride. Following...Extraction of human erythrocyte membranes with lithium diiodosalicylate. The glycoprotein fraction...erythrocyte membranes was prepared by the lithium diiodo- salicylate extraction procedure...

P Pieroni; E A Worobec; W Paranchych; G D Armstrong

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Human-machine interactions  

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Digital technology utilizing a cognitive model based on human naturalistic decision-making processes, including pattern recognition and episodic memory, can reduce the dependency of human-machine interactions on the abilities of a human user and can enable a machine to more closely emulate human-like responses. Such a cognitive model can enable digital technology to use cognitive capacities fundamental to human-like communication and cooperation to interact with humans.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM); Abbott, Robert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Brannon, Nathan G. (Albuquerque, NM); Bernard, Michael L. (Tijeras, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0236: Record of Decision  

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Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management

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LWA-0003 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of Universities  

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Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of Universities Research Association, Inc. LWA-0003 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of Universities Research Association, Inc. This is an appeal by respondent Universities Research Association ("URA"), from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, Dr. Naresh C. Mehta, a scientist formerly employed by URA, had established that his disclosures of mismanagement were a contributing factor in URA's December 16, 1992, decision to terminate his employment. The Initial Agency Decision also reaffirmed OHA's previous denial of URA's motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. 1. On appeal, URA requests reconsideration of its motion to dismiss on

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Decision Theory with Prospect Interference and Entanglement  

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We present a novel variant of decision making based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to describe a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle, known as the disjunction effect, can be explained quantitatively as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The disjunction effects, observed in experiments, are accurately predicted using a theorem on interference alternation that we derive, which connects aversion-to-uncertainty to the appearance of negative interference terms suppressing the probability of actions. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. A series of experiments are analysed and shown to be in excellent agreement with a priori evaluation of interference effects. The conjunction fallacy is also shown to be a sufficient condition for the disjunction effect and novel experiments testing the combined interplay between the two effects are suggested.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards transition: resourcing socially learned decisions  

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This conceptual paper examines the need for deliberative public decision making to create a sustainable society, and the potential for social learning and public decision making in the online collective intelligence. Concepts and evidence are synthesised from studies of sustainability, decision-making, communication, deliberative democracy, knowledge management, and information and communication technology. The future of the relationship between humans, society, and nature is being co-constructed, and ICT may act to improve or to diminish the quality of this relationship. Further understanding of the potential of ICT to enable and support public/social learning and democratic decisions on courses of action will be a signpost to a pathway to a sustainable future. The synthesis of understandings from sustainable development, communication, knowledge management, and online web domains creates a meta-level appreciation of converging issues facing humans and society in relation to nature. This is a contribution to understanding online communication for building a pathway out of crisis into a sustainable society.

Terry Nolan; Richard J. Varey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for  

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, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for understanding real-world decision makingObjective To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making at understanding the cognitive processes underlying diagnostic hypothesis generation and human judgment

Dougherty, Michael

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Human Enhancer of Filamentation 1 Is a Mediator of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1?–Mediated Migration in Colorectal Carcinoma Cells  

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...37C. Cells were exposed to hypoxia by placing them in a mixed gas incubator that was infused with an atmosphere consisting of 94...ischemia. Stroke 2005;36:2457-62. 13 Martin-Rendon E , Hale SJ, Ryan D, et al. Transcriptional profiling of human cord...

Sun-Hee Kim; Dianren Xia; Sang-Wook Kim; Vijaykumar Holla; David G. Menter; and Raymond N. DuBois

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Activation of Proteinase-Activated Receptor 1 Promotes Human Colon Cancer Cell Proliferation Through Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Transactivation  

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...antibody for 1 hour at room temperature before detection using chemiluminescence...ectodomain shedding in mammalian development. Science 1998;282:1281-4...cells and its inhibition by snake venom peptides, trigramin...crucial contributors to the development of human colon cancer. We...

Dalila Darmoul; Valérie Gratio; Hélène Devaud; Franck Peiretti; and Marc Laburthe

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Geovisual evaluation of public participation in decision making: The grapevine  

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This article reports on a three-dimensional (time-space) geovisual analytic called a ''grapevine.'' People often use metaphors to describe the temporal and spatial structure of online discussions, e.g., ''threads'' growing as a result of message exchanges. ... Keywords: Decision making, Geovisual analytics, Grapevine, Human-computer-human interaction, Public participation, Spatio-temporal events

Robert Aguirre; Timothy Nyerges

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a...

Monroe, R. C.

166

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 7, 2014 Summary of Decisions - March 3, 2014 - March 7, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) February 21,...

167

Estrogen induced concentration dependent differential gene expression in human breast cancer (MCF7) cells: Role of transcription factors  

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Highlights: •Estradiol (E2) at low dose induced cell proliferation in breast cancer cells. •E2 at high concentration induced cell stress in breast cancer cells. •Estrogen receptor physically interacts only with a few transcription factors. •Differential expression of genes with Oct-1 binding sites increased under stress. •Transcription factor binding sites showed distinct spatial distribution on genes. -- Abstract: Background: Breast cancer cells respond to estrogen in a concentration dependent fashion, resulting in proliferation or apoptosis. The mechanism of this concentration dependent differential outcome is not well understood yet. Methodology: Meta-analysis of the expression data of MCF7 cells treated with low (1 nM) or high (100 nM) dose of estradiol (E2) was performed. We identified genes differentially expressed at the low or the high dose, and examined the nature of regulatory elements in the vicinity of these genes. Specifically, we looked for the difference in the presence, abundance and spatial distribution of binding sites for estrogen receptor (ER) and selected transcription factors (TFs) in the genomic region up to 25 kb upstream and downstream from the transcription start site (TSS) of these genes. Results: It was observed that at high dose E2 induced the expression of stress responsive genes, while at low dose, genes involved in cell cycle were induced. We found that the occurrence of transcription factor binding regions (TFBRs) for certain factors such as Sp1 and SREBP1 were higher on regulatory regions of genes expressed at low dose. At high concentration of E2, genes with a higher frequency of Oct-1 binding regions were predominantly involved. In addition, there were differences in the spatial distribution pattern of the TFBRs in the genomic regions among the two sets of genes. Discussion: E2 induced predominantly proliferative/metabolic response at low concentrations; but at high concentration, stress–rescue responses were induced. At high E2 concentration, classical genomic pathway involving ER binding to the regulatory regions was reduced, and alternate or indirect activation of genes through Oct-1 became more prominent.

Chandrasekharan, Sabarinath, E-mail: csab@bio.psgtech.ac.in [Department of Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004 (India)] [Department of Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004 (India); Kandasamy, Krishna Kumar [Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne (Germany); Dayalan, Pavithra; Ramamurthy, Viraragavan [Department of Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004 (India)] [Department of Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004 (India)

2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

168

DECISION AND ORDER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2004 , 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Charles L. Evans Date of Filing: May 17, 2004 Case Number: TBU-0026 Charles Evans, a former employee of Fluor Hanford Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Richland Operations Office=s (Richland) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint he filed against Fluor under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard Apublic and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste and abuse@ at DOE=s government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. 57 Fed. Reg.

169

Stocking Rate Decisions  

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to predict potential forage shortfalls, determine the im- pact of the decision on finances and other ranch re- sources, and make any necessary adjustments before the forage resource is harmed or financial problems occur. Through adequate planning and periodic... rates with limited knowledge of future forage and market conditions. But they can use past records, experience and range surveys to make realistic projections of forage and market conditions (Figure 3). Then, the planned stock- ing rate should...

White, Larry D.; McGinty, Allan

1999-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

Which decision theory?  

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Abstract A new laboratory experiment is designed to identify the best theories for describing decisions under risk. The experimental design has two noteworthy features: a representative sample of binary choice problems (for fair comparison across theories) and a lottery set with a small number of outcomes and probabilities (for ease of non-parametric estimation). We find that a simple heuristic, rank-dependent utility and expected utility theory provide the best goodness of fit.

Pavlo Blavatskyy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Epistemic Decision Theory Hilary Greaves  

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Epistemic Decision Theory Hilary Greaves Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford hilary an epistemic decision theory, in a consequentialist spirit. Previous work has focused on cases in which and causal decision theory, and of the Newcomb Problem and `Psychopath Button' Problem. A variant of causal

Fitelson, Branden

172

Implementing Motor Decision Plans  

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Implementing Motor Decision Plans R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington, DC Abstract The first step to reducing energy costs and increasing reliability in motors... is chosen with limited regard to the short or long-tenn cost. This paper discusses how to develop a plan appropriate to the needs of a particular facility. Introduction In most cases, the opportunity to install a more efficient motor isO available...

Elliott, R. N.

173

Training Adaptive Decision-Making.  

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Adaptive Thinking has been defined here as the capacity to recognize when a course of action that may have previously been effective is no longer effective and there is need to adjust strategy. Research was undertaken with human test subjects to identify the factors that contribute to adaptive thinking. It was discovered that those most effective in settings that call for adaptive thinking tend to possess a superior capacity to quickly and effectively generate possible courses of action, as measured using the Category Generation test. Software developed for this research has been applied to develop capabilities enabling analysts to identify crucial factors that are predictive of outcomes in fore-on-force simulation exercises.

Abbott, Robert G.; Forsythe, James C.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Fair play in energy policy decisions: Procedural fairness, outcome fairness and acceptance of the decision to rebuild nuclear power plants  

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To raise public acceptance of new energy policies, promoting the fairness of the outcomes and of the decision-making procedure has been suggested. Very few studies have examined the role of fairness in public acceptance of rebuilding nuclear power plants. Therefore, using a large mail survey, we investigated the public’s acceptance of the decision to rebuild nuclear power plants in Switzerland by 2020. The study examined the influence of procedural fairness and outcome fairness on the acceptance of this decision, as well as other factors such as risk perception and benefit perception. Additionally, we investigated the moderating influence of general attitudes towards nuclear power on the relation between fairness and decision acceptance. Results indicated that outcome fairness strongly increased decision acceptance, along with general attitudes towards nuclear power and perceived economic benefits. Procedural fairness had only a small impact on decision acceptance. The influence of fairness on decision acceptance did not seem to depend on general nuclear attitudes. Our findings imply that, in the case of rebuilding nuclear power plants, perceived benefits and outcome fairness are important determinants of acceptance of the decision, while procedural fairness only has a limited impact.

Vivianne H.M. Visschers; Michael Siegrist

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

The Douglas Factors  

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Douglas Factors Douglas Factors The Merit Systems Protection Board in its landmark decision, Douglas vs. Veterans Administration, 5 MSPR 280, established criteria that supervisors must consider in determining an appropriate penalty to impose for an act of employee misconduct. These twelve factors are commonly referred to as "Douglas Factors: (1) The nature and seriousness of the offense, and its relation to the employee's duties, position, and responsibilities, including whether the offense was intentional or technical or inadvertent, or was committed maliciously or for gain, or was frequently repeated; (2) the employee's job level and type of employment, including supervisory or fiduciary role,

176

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Appliances & Electronics Search link to facebook link to twitter Email Signup Sign up for updates Go Search form Search Appliances & Electronics You are here Home Decision...

177

Solar Site Screening Decision Tree  

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The solar site screening decision tree guides users through a process for screening sites for their suitability for future redevelopment with solar photovoltaic energy. EPA encourages the...

178

EIS-0221: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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1: Record of Decision 1: Record of Decision EIS-0221: Record of Decision York County Energy Partners Cogeneration Facility of the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania The Department of Energy (the Department) has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/ EIS-0221) to assess the environmental and human health impacts associated with construction and operation of the York County Energy Partners, L.P. (YCEP) Cogeneration Facility on a 38- acre (15.4-hectare) parcel in North Codorus Township, York County, PA. DOE/EIS-0221, Record of Decision: York County Energy Partners Cogeneration Facility of the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 60 FR 43437 (August 1995)

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EIS-0221: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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21: Record of Decision 21: Record of Decision EIS-0221: Record of Decision York County Energy Partners Cogeneration Facility of the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania The Department of Energy (the Department) has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/ EIS-0221) to assess the environmental and human health impacts associated with construction and operation of the York County Energy Partners, L.P. (YCEP) Cogeneration Facility on a 38- acre (15.4-hectare) parcel in North Codorus Township, York County, PA. DOE/EIS-0221, Record of Decision: York County Energy Partners Cogeneration Facility of the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 60 FR 43437 (August 1995)

180

Abstract B22: Demographic and psychosocial predictors of low-income mothers’ decision to vaccinate their daughters against HPV  

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...predictors of low-income mothers decision to vaccinate their daughters...part on low-income mothers decisions to either vaccinate or not...waiting-room assessment of theory-driven factors associated with medical decision-making. Daughters vaccination...

Tiffany Floyd

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Sensitivity Analysis for Decision Boundaries  

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A novel approach is presented to visualize and analyze decision boundaries for feedforward neural networks. First order sensitivity analysis of the neural network output function with respect to input perturbations is used to visualize the position ... Keywords: decision boundary, feature extraction, feedforward neural network, irrelevant parameters, pruning, sensitivity analysis

A. P. Engelbrecht

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

EIS-0387: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD) for the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee based on information and analyses contained in the Final Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y-12 National Security Complex, DOE/EIS-0387 (Y-12 Final SWEIS, Y-12 SWEIS or 2011 Y- 12 SWEIS) issued on March 4, 2011; comments on the Draft and Final Y-12 SWEIS; and other factors, including costs, security considerations and the missions of NNSA. EIS-0387_ROD_2011.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-0387: DOE Notice of Availability of the Final Site-Wide Environmental

183

EIS-0203: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs The Record of Decision documents decisions made by the U.S. Department of Energy after the evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of a reasonable range of alternatives and appropriate nonenvironmental factors. The decisions fall into two categories, the first relating to the Department-wide management of Department of Energy- owned spent nuclear fuel for a period of up to forty years, pending the fuel's ultimate disposition, and the second relating to environmental restoration and waste management programs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory over a period of ten years. DOE/EIS-0203, Department of Energy Record of Decision, Programmatic Spent

184

R:\DECISION\0060.VBX  

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DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by which NNSA authorized OHA to adjudicate for NNSA whistleblower complaints brought by employees of NNSA contractors under 10 CFR Part 708. Under the MOU, NNSA is responsible for implementing a final decision issued under Part 708. March 28, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Supplemental Order Name of Petitioner: Robert Burd Date of Filing: March 13, 2003 Case Number: VBX-0060 On November 16, 2001, BWXT Pantex, as successor to Mason & Hanger Corporation (M&H) (collectively referred to as "the contractor"), filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee

185

Regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 in Ah responsive and Ah nonresponsive human breast cancer cells by 17 B-estradiol and 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin  

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This study focused on the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 (IGFBP-4) protein secretion and MRNA expression. In human breast cancer cells, 17 O-estradiol (E2) induced IGFBP-4...

Schrope, Katherine Eillene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

186

Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications  

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Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Special topics in Probabilistic Mazumder 950116380 #12;Part I: Decision Theory ­ Concepts and Methods 1 Part I: DECISION THEORY - Concepts and Methods Decision theory as the name would imply is concerned with the process of making decisions

Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.

187

Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008  

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Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008 Decision Theory under Complex #12;Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008 Decision Theory under Complex Robert Hable University of Bayreuth #12;Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Decision Theory

Hable, Robert

188

Deputy Secretary Decision Remanding VWA-0005 Decision and Order  

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DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant v. K-RAY SECURITY, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0005, LWA-0009 DECISION REVERSING AND REMANDING INITIAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA"), finding that reinstatement of Mr. Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief for a retaliatory termination made by the previous security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA"). Based upon my review of the regulatory language, the relevant case law, and the entire record, I conclude that OHA's decision is incorrect. Mr. Holsinger filed a complaint with the Office of Contractor Employee Protection ("OCEP") on October 7, 1994. R. 103-106. He

189

Interactions between learning and decision making  

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We quantify the effects of learning and decision making on each other in three parts. In the first part, we look at how knowledge about decision making can influence learning. Let the decision cost be the amount spent by ...

Tulabandhula, Theja

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

The Effects of Elite Decision Making  

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focuses on two groups of decision makers, candidates running for office and public managers, and the effect of their decisions on the electorate and organization, respectively. The dissertation explores the impact of candidates' decisions regarding...

Johansen, Morgen S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

191

Contributions to risk-informed decision making  

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Risk-informed decision-making (RIDM) is a formal process that assists stakeholders make decisions in the face of uncertainty. At MIT, a tool known as the Analytic Deliberative Decision Making Process (ADP) has been under ...

Elliott, Michael A. (Michael Alfred)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Decision Theory Models of Information and Consideration  

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with states of mind. Theory and Decision, 53:1–26, 2007a. N.sequential rationality. Theory and Decision, 62 (2):119–134,for paired comparison. Theory and Decision, 52(1):29–71,

Lleras, Juan Sebastian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY  

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. The position is responsible for developing test scenarios, responding to system problems by investigating regarding the design of testing scenarios and scripts and how to evaluate outcomes. Makes decisions1 HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL STAFF POSITION

194

Quantum decision theory as quantum theory of measurement  

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We present a general theory of quantum information processing devices, that can be applied to human decision makers, to atomic multimode registers, or to molecular high-spin registers. Our quantum decision theory is a generalization of the quantum theory of measurement, endowed with an action ring, a prospect lattice and a probability operator measure. The algebra of probability operators plays the role of the algebra of local observables. Because of the composite nature of prospects and of the entangling properties of the probability operators, quantum interference terms appear, which make actions noncommutative and the prospect probabilities non-additive. The theory provides the basis for explaining a variety of paradoxes typical of the application of classical utility theory to real human decision making. The principal advantage of our approach is that it is formulated as a self-consistent mathematical theory, which allows us to explain not just one effect but actually all known paradoxes in human decision making. Being general, the approach can serve as a tool for characterizing quantum information processing by means of atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter systems.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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With the support of the Advanced Decision Architectures Collaborative Technology Alliance sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (DAAD19-01-2-0009) and the Office of Naval Research  

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economic decision making. Economic decision making should be modeled as a learning process, involving more in human-like behavior representation, they have rarely been used to study economic decision making decision situations, like economic settings. This chapter will demonstrate the potential of ACT-R to model

196

R:\DECISION\0062.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2002 3, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBH-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). In an Interlocutory Decision dated May 8, 2002, I determined that SEC had retaliated against Gossett for engaging in protected activity and that therefore Gossett is entitled to relief. Accordingly,

197

Three essays in decision making  

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This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Score Fusion and Decision Fusion  

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Score fusion is a paradigm, which calculates similarity scores ... then combines the two scores according to a fusion formula, e.g., the overall score ... mean of the two modality scores. Decision fusion is a par...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Quantum probability from decision theory?  

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...128. Cox, R. T. 1946 Probability, frequency, and reasonable...Finetti, B. 1972 Theory of probability, vols I and II. Wiley...1999 Quantum theory of probability and decisions. Proc. R...1972 The foundations of statistics. Dover. Von Neumann, J...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Optimal Decisions: Theory and Practice  

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Rules for optimal decisions using some form of quantitative models have been developed and applied in several disciplines including economics, management science, cybernetic and social systems. Two types of mo...

Prof. Jati K. Sengupta

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DS-0001 Deputy Secretary Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RONALD A. SORRI, Complainant v. L&M TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES, Respondents. OHA Case No. LWA-0001 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER On December 16, 1993, the Office...

202

Decision-Based Design Framework  

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With methods for modeling designer preference and customer preference presented in Chaps. 2 and 3, respectively, the decision-based design (DBD) framework and taxonomy is fully developed in this chapter. DBD i...

Wei Chen; Christopher Hoyle; Henk Jan Wassenaar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Participation in crisis decision making  

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that included: departmental secretaries, under secretaries, military officers, and presidential staff. Actions that these indi- viduals pursued that were classified as participation in crisis decision making included: meeting attendance, presenting policy... positions, presenting alternative courses of action, and informing other decision makers of the nature oi a crisis. The data suggest that various patterns of participation occur in different types of crises, and that actors may tend to participate more...

Marsico, Dale Joseph

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Artificial Intelligence Decision and Information  

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(Sk+3000,000) EU(decline bet) = U(S k+1000,000) not that different Bottom Line: the utility U of money Intellige Decision: What Door to Open? Artificial Intelligence ­ p.3/26 Bottom Line Clear: decision about preference by a numerical utility function U. For outcomes A, B U(A) > U(B) A B U(A) = U(B) A B Artificial

Polani, Daniel

205

A Human-Information Interaction Perspective on Augmented Cognition  

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Nearly a half-century ago, J.C.R. Licklider expressed a vision for “man-machine symbiosis,” coupling human brains and computing machines in a partnership that “will think as no human brain has ever thought and process data in a way not approached by the information-handling machines we know today.” Until relatively recently, this vision was largely left idle by human factors engineering (HFE) research that grew over the decades from an initial focus on design of equipment to accommodate human limitations to cognitive systems engineering research to a more recent perspective focusing on design of human-information interaction. These perspective shifts and insights have brought a degree of success to the field in design efforts aimed at enhancing human-system performance. In recent years, the research area of augmented cognition has begun to shift the focus once more not only to enhancing the interaction environment, but also the cognitive abilities of the human operators and decision makers themselves. Ambitious goals of increasing total cognitive capacity through augmented cognition technologies are still on the horizon of this research program. This paper describes a framework within which augmented cognition research may identify requirements that compensate for human information processing shortcomings and augment human potential.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Griffith, Douglas

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

206

Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory Decision aiding Bibliography Algorithmic Decision Theory  

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Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory Decision aiding Bibliography Algorithmic Decision Theory Raymond Bisdorff Computer Science and Communications RU Faculty of Sciences'2012, Kolkata December 2012 1 / 40 Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory

Bisdorff, Raymond

207

EIS-0166: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

166: Record of Decision 166: Record of Decision EIS-0166: Record of Decision Presidential Permit, PP-89, Bangor Hydro-Electric Company Bangor Hydro applied to the DOE for a Presidential permit to construct a new electric transmission facility at the U.S. border with Canada. That action was determined to be ''a major federal action, significantly affecting the quality of the human environment'' within the meaning of NEPA. An EIS was issued on August 18, 1995, that considered the environmental impacts associated with granting or denying the Presidential permit. This ROD determined that allowing construction of the new electric facilities along alternative transmission line corridors and the options for alternative energy supplies discussed in the EIS did not prove preferable to granting the Presidential permit for construction along the

208

EIS-0166: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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6: Record of Decision 6: Record of Decision EIS-0166: Record of Decision Presidential Permit, PP-89, Bangor Hydro-Electric Company Bangor Hydro applied to the DOE for a Presidential permit to construct a new electric transmission facility at the U.S. border with Canada. That action was determined to be ''a major federal action, significantly affecting the quality of the human environment'' within the meaning of NEPA. An EIS was issued on August 18, 1995, that considered the environmental impacts associated with granting or denying the Presidential permit. This ROD determined that allowing construction of the new electric facilities along alternative transmission line corridors and the options for alternative energy supplies discussed in the EIS did not prove preferable to granting the Presidential permit for construction along the

209

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming Decision as Modified, January 19, 2000  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 DECISION AFFIRMING AGENCY DECISION AS MODIFIED Issued: January 19, 2000 This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., the current security operations contractor at DOE's Federal Energy Technology Center ("FETC"), of the Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") on remand from the Deputy Secretary adhering, after an additional evidentiary hearing and an assessment of the equities, to its earlier finding that reinstatement of Complainant Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief, even though it was the prior security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA") that was found to have committed the act of reprisal

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DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2002 8, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBZ-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). Gossett alleges that she engaged in activity protected by Part 708 and, as a result, was retaliated against by SEC. As discussed below, I have determined that Gossett is entitled to

211

Greitzer & Andrews [Human Factors in Combat ID Workshop, May 2008] PNNL-SA-59942 Training Strategies to Mitigate Expectancy-Induced  

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collateral damage. CID is the process that human shooters or sensors go through to identify entities the trigger. Because of the background o

212

Applying Human Factors and the Resident Assessment Instrument - Home Care: An Examination of Failure Modes, Causes, Effects and Recommendations in the Home Care Environment.  

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??Several analytical techniques including use case diagrams, process flow diagrams (PFDs), hierarchical task analysis (HTA), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), systematic human error reduction… (more)

Griffin, Melissa Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repairing Tom Swift's electric factor analysis machine  

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Proper use of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) requires the researcher to make a series of careful decisions. Despite attempts by Floyd and Widaman (1995), Fabrigar, Wegener, MacCallum, and Strahan (1999), and others to ...

Preacher, K. J.; MacCallum, R. C.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Boundaries Using Bayes Factors: The Case of Cloud Masks  

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Comunicaciones, U.L.P.G.C, Campus Univ. de Tafira, 35017 Las Pal- mas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and was at Queen- ciones, U.L.P.G.C, Campus Univ. de Tafira, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Author

Murtagh, Fionn

215

Anti-angiogenic effect of an insertional fusion protein of human basic fibroblast growth factor and ribonuclease-1 by three-dimensional tube formation assay  

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...2005 Anti-angiogenic effect of an insertional fusion protein of human basic fibroblast growth...interaction site The effect of CL-RFN89 on the...Material Method) Human umbilical vein endothelial...bFGF were purified from E.Coli. Fluorescein-labled...

Masakazu Ueda; Tetsu Hayashida; Koichi Aiura; Hiroko Tada; Masayuki Onizuka; Masaharu Seno; Hidenori Yamsada; Masaki Kitajima; and Masaki Kitajima

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R:\DECISION\0084.VBZ  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 24, 2003 September 24, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Order Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: June 11, 2003 Case Number: VBZ-0084 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 20, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Steven F. Collier (Collier or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Collier claims that Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), the prime contractor operating the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site and his former direct employer, Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), an FFI subcontractor, terminated him in retaliation for making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. The termination came

217

R:\DECISION\0084.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2003 , 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: July 1, 2002 Case Number: VBH-0084 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint that Steven F. Collier filed under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From December 1994 through February 2002, Mr. Collier was employed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), a subcontractor of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), at the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site. Mr. Collier alleges that CRC and FFI management retaliated against him for activity protected under the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

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R:\DECISION\0082.VBA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Complainant also named the Regents of the University of Complainant also named the Regents of the University of California (UC) in her complaint. UC managed and operated LLNL for the United States government under a contract between the Regents of UC and the DOE. August 21, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filing: June 10, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0082 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 22, 2002, involving a Complaint filed by Janet K. Benson (Benson or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Benson claims that her former employer, Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity

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R:\DECISION\0086.VBA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5, 2004 5, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Elaine M. Blakely Date of Filing: July 9, 2003 Case Number: VBA-0086 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on June 25, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Elaine M. Blakely (Blakely or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Blakely claims that her former employer, DOE contractor Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI or the contractor), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that Blakely engaged in activity that is protected under Part 708,

220

R:\DECISION\0007.TBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2003 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Gary S. Vander Boegh Date of Filing: November 20, 2002 Case Number: TBH-0007 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Gary S. Vander Boegh (also referred to as the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Vander Boegh holds the position of Landfill Manager at the C-746-U Landfill for the DOE's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (the "Paducah Plant") located outside of Paducah, Kentucky. He is an employee of WESKEM, LLC (WESKEM), a subcontractor for Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC (BJC). BJC is the management and integration (M&I) contractor for the Paducah Plant, and WESKEM

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221

Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the  

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1 Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the Maritime Environment Fred S. Roberts Director of CCICADA Rutgers University #12;2 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·Today's decision makers speeds and quantities 2 #12;3 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·These tools and resources will enable better

222

LWX-0013 Affirming LWA-0002 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DAVID RAMIREZ, Complainant DAVID RAMIREZ, Complainant v. BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0002, LWX-0013 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by respondent Brookhaven National Laboratory ("BNL"), of the Initial Agency Decision by an Office of Hearings and Appeals Hearing Officer who found, following two days of hearings, that complainant David Ramirez, an electrician formerly employed by a subcontractor of BNL, had established that his safety disclosures were a contributing factor in BNL's decision to lay him off on March 20, 1992. The Hearing Officer further found that BNL failed to satisfy its burden under the DOE regulations of proving "by clear and convincing evidence" that the challenged personnel action would have occurred even absent

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Decision SupportDecision Support JoJozzef Stefanef Stefan International Postgraduate SchoolInternational Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Ljubljana  

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or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive = )()( buauba > Decision TheoryDecision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant

Bohanec, Marko

224

Sustainable Transportation Decision-Making: Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) and Total Cost Analysis  

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is to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that will lead to more balanced decision-making in transportation investment and optimize the most sustainable high-speed rail (HSR) route. The decision support system developed here explicitly elaborates...

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

225

Quantum Probability from Decision Theory?  

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In a recent paper (quant-ph/9906015), Deutsch claims to derive the "probabilistic predictions of quantum theory" from the "non-probabilistic axioms of quantum theory" and the "non-probabilistic part of classical decision theory." We show that his derivation fails because it includes hidden probabilistic assumptions.

H. Barnum; C. M. Caves; J. Finkelstein; C. A. Fuchs; R. Schack

1999-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

226

Quantum Probability from Decision Theory?  

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Deutsch has recently (in quant-ph/9906015) offered a justification, based only on the non-probabilistic axioms of quantum theory and of classical decision theory, for the use of the standard quantum probability rules. In this note, this justification is examined.

J. Finkelstein

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Developmental decisions in Dictyostelium discoideum.  

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...Gierer, A., and H. Meinhardt. 1972. A theory of biological pattern formation. Kybernetik...spore cell path- 346 GROSS DEVELOPMENTAL DECISIONS IN D. DISCOIDEUM 347 way of Dictyostelium...A. Gierer. 1974. Applications of a theory of biological pattern formation based...

J D Gross

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

229

Canine dirofilariosis caused by Dirofilaria immitis is a risk factor for the human population on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain  

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The aim of the present study was compare the prevalence of D. immitis in dogs and seroprevalence in humans of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) taking into consideration...Dirofilaria immitis in dogs and the s...

Jose Alberto Montoya-Alonso; Isabel Mellado; Elena Carretón…

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible modelling and support of interrelated decisions  

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Decision problems often consist of numerous smaller decisions that are aggregated and interrelated while spanning multiple domains, paradigms, and/or perspectives. Therefore, the decision making process should be structured in such a flexible and iterative manner that enables a range of structured to unstructured decisions to be considered, built and solved in an appropriate manner. We propose and implement a framework and architecture that uses the three pillars of flexibility in decision making (sequential, parallel, convergence, and interwoven), versatility (of paradigm and/or domain), and independence of components (value, dimension, and purpose) to support the decision making process and the entire modelling lifecycle.

Angela Liew; David Sundaram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0018 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Final Decision and Order Issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy Issued February 2, 1999 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXXX's. This is a request for review by complainant Thomas T. Tiller of an Initial Agency Decision, issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), denying the two reprisal complaints that he filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the regulation establishing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. Mr. Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0010 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant v. EG&G IDAHO, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0010 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Howard W. Spaletta from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, an engineer formerly employed by EG&G Idaho, Inc. (EG&G), previously the DOE's management and operating contractor at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), had established by a preponderance of the evidence that he suffered reprisal as a result of his protected safety disclosures, and ordering back pay and other remedial actions. However, OHA declined to grant the complainant certain further relief that he sought, and rejected his claim that his

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0005 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant v. BOEING PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0005 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Francis O'Laughlin of the Initial Agency Decision by an Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") Hearing Officer who found, following two days of hearings, that the complainant had not satisfied his burden of establishing by a preponderance of the evidence that he made protected safety disclosures to respondent Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc., a contractor of the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as required by 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On appeal, the complainant challenges the Hearing Officer's finding that he had not met his burden of showing that he had made

234

Decision Support Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana  

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Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerhuman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences · social sciences ... Decision Support = )()( buauba > Decision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant parameters have

Bohanec, Marko

235

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 12, 1995 EIS-0082: Record of Decision Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision Stabilization of Plutonium Solutions Stored in the F- Canyon Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision

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November 2009 Can Intuitive Decision Making  

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ramifications for educational, personal, medical, and organizational decision-making; personnel selection and assessment; team dynamics; training; and organizational development. Some evidence suggests that individuals, in the decisions of firefighters, military commanders, emergency room surgeons, and corporate executives operating

McShea, Daniel W.

237

Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions  

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Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General;1 Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General Equilibrium Analysis Jennifer Morris* , Mort Webster* and John Reilly* Abstract The electric power sector, which

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Processing Information in Quantum Decision Theory  

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A survey is given summarizing the state of the art of describing information processing in Quantum Decision Theory, which has been recently advanced as a novel variant of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intended actions. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. The self-consistent procedure of decision making, in the frame of the quantum decision theory, takes into account both the available objective information as well as subjective contextual effects. This quantum approach avoids any paradox typical of classical decision theory. Conditional maximization of entropy, equivalent to the minimization of an information functional, makes it possible to connect the quantum and classical decision theories, showing that the latter is the limit of the former under vanishing interference terms.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

239

Optimization of scrapping decisions: Theory and applications  

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Contrary to the variety of models and procedures for optimizing the ordering decision in inventory control theory, no comparable tools exist for the scrapping decision. Thus, the current paper constitutes a ... g...

Dr. H. U. Buhl

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Optimal Decision Trees Kristin P. Bennett \\Lambda  

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of all the decisions in the tree concurrently. Using Global Tree Optimization (GTO), we can optimize. Decisions are constructed recursively for each of the regions. This process is repeated until the points

Varela, Carlos

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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to the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase June 30, 2004 EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase April...

242

Modeling driving decisions with latent plans  

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Driving is a complex task that includes a series of interdependent decisions. In many situations, these decisions are based on a specific plan. The plan is however unobserved or latent and only the manifestations of the ...

Choudhury, Charisma Farheen, 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Trust-based design of human-guided algorithms  

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By combining the strengths of human and computers, Human Machine Collaborative Decision Making has been shown to generate higher quality solutions in less time than conventional computerized methods. In many cases, it is ...

Thomer, Joseph L. (Joseph Louis)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Quantum Probability and Decision Theory, Revisited  

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An extended analysis is given of the program, originally suggested by Deutsch, of solving the probability problem in the Everett interpretation by means of decision theory. Deutsch's own proof is discussed, and alternatives are presented which are based upon different decision theories and upon Gleason's Theorem. It is argued that decision theory gives Everettians most or all of what they need from `probability'. Some consequences of (Everettian) quantum mechanics for decision theory itself are also discussed.

David Wallace

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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R:\DECISION\0002.TBU  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2002 7, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Mark J. Chugg Date of Filing: October 9, 2002 Case Number: TBU-0002 Mark J. Chugg, a former employee of Bechtel BWXT Idaho (BWXT), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. BWXT is the Management and Operating contractor for the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). On September 30, 2002, the Employee Concerns Program Manager at the DOE's Idaho Operations Office (DOE/ID) dismissed Mr. Chugg's complaint. As explained below, I reverse the dismissal of the subject complaint, and remand the matter to DOE/ID for further

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R:\DECISION\0083.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1, 2004 1, 2004 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: S.R. Davis Date of Filing: August 7, 2003 Case Number: VBH-0083 S.R. Davis (the Employee) filed a complaint against her former employer, Fluor Fernald, Inc. (the Contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee alleges that she engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by subjecting her to two disciplinary actions, a job transfer, and ultimately a separation pursuant to an involuntary separation program. The Employee seeks relief including reinstatement and back-pay. As the decision below indicates, I have concluded that the Contractor would have taken the same actions in the absence of

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R:\DECISION\0083.VBU  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. March 2, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: S. R. Davis Date of Filing: February 6, 2004 Case Number: VBU-0083 S. R. Davis, a former employee of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Ohio Field Office's (OFO) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint against Fluor she filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, I am affirming OFO's dismissal of the subject complaint. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

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EIS-0247: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of Decision EIS-0247: Record of Decision Construction and Operation of the Spallation Neutron Source The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD)...

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EIS-0395: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decision EIS-0395: Record of Decision San Luis Rio Colorado Project Record of Decision for the Western Area Power Administration San Luis Rio Colorado Project, DOEEIS-0395...

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Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM The purpose of this Quality Assurance for Capital Project Critical Decision...

251

Substantive and Procedural Rationality in Decisions under Uncertainty  

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Income Inequality and Decision Theory Resolving the Allaisthe classical theory of decision making under uncertainty.1979) “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk,”

Choi, Syngjoo; Fisman, Raymond; Gale, Douglass; Kariv, Sachar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0487: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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87: Record of Decision EIS-0487: Record of Decision Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project, Brazoria County, Texas DOE Office of Fossil Energy issued a Record of Decision on granting...

253

Bayesian Decision Theory and Climate Change  

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Abstract A discussion of how Bayesian decision theory has been and could be used to analyze climate change decision making with a focus on the interactions between (i) deep uncertainties, (ii) potential climate thresholds, (iii) low-probability high-impact events, (iv) learning, and (v) decision criteria.

K. Keller

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WISP genes are members of the connective tissue growth factor family that are up-regulated in Wnt-1-transformed cells and aberrantly expressed in human colon tumors  

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...c-myc (28). Preliminary fine mapping indicates that WISP-1 is located near D8S1712 STS. WISP-2 is linked to the marker SHGC-33922 (lod = 1,000) on chromosome 20q12–20q13.1. Human WISP-3 mapped to chromosome 6q22–6q23 and is linked...

Diane Pennica; Todd A. Swanson; James W. Welsh; Margaret A. Roy; David A. Lawrence; James Lee; Jennifer Brush; Lisa A. Taneyhill; Bethanne Deuel; Michael Lew; Colin Watanabe; Robert L. Cohen; Mona F. Melhem; Gene G. Finley; Phil Quirke; Audrey D. Goddard; Kenneth J. Hillan; Austin L. Gurney; David Botstein; Arnold J. Levine

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Architecture of the p62 Subunit from the Human Transcription/Repair Factor TFIIH Deduced by Limited Proteolysis and Mass Spectrometry Analysis  

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6.?Vermeulen, W., Rademakers, S., Jaspers, N. G., Appeldoorn, E., Raams, A., Klein, B., Kleijer, W. J., Hansen, L. K., and Hoeijmakers, J. H. (2001) A temperature-sensitive disorder in basal transcription and DNA repair in humans, Nat. ... Vermeulen, Wim; Rademakers, Suzanne; Jaspers, Nicolaas G. J.; Appeldoorn, Esther; Raams, Anja; Klein, Binie; Kleijer, Wim J.; Hansen, Lars Kjaersgard; Hoeijmakers, Jan H. J. ...

Anass Jawhari; Stéphanie Boussert; Valérie Lamour; R. Andrew Atkinson; Bruno Kieffer; Olivier Poch; Noelle Potier; Alain van Dorsselaer; Dino Moras; Arnaud Poterszman

2004-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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LWA-0002 - Affirming Decision and Order - In the Matter of David Ramirez |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Affirming Decision and Order - In the Matter of David Affirming Decision and Order - In the Matter of David Ramirez LWA-0002 - Affirming Decision and Order - In the Matter of David Ramirez This is an appeal by respondent Brookhaven National Laboratory ("BNL"), of the Initial Agency Decision by an Office of Hearings and Appeals Hearing Officer who found, following two days of hearings, that complainant David Ramirez, an electrician formerly employed by a subcontractor of BNL, had established that his safety disclosures were a contributing factor in BNL's decision to lay him off on March 20, 1992. The Hearing Officer further found that BNL failed to satisfy its burden under the DOE regulations of proving "by clear and convincing evidence" that the challenged personnel action would have occurred even absent the claimant's protected activities.

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Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the probability of reaching a payback point and the statistical distribution of the payback year. It is a sophisticated, highly interactive model that offers a means to conduct careful analysis of the many interrelated factors that influence energy storage performance. Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review and Update Meeting Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 1

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Socioeconomics in supply chain management: a case study analysis of facility location decisions with GIS  

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Facility location decisions are considered the most critical part of the supply chain and are vital for efficient and effective flow of goods and materials. Engineers and planners continue to recognise the uncertainty regarding future conditions with facility location decisions and realise the fact that transportation decisions are often on short notice in response to facility changes. Environmental justice assessment has traditionally focused on identifying distributive effects to protected populations. No quantitative comparisons of supply chain facility location decisions on protected populations have been reported in the literature. The objective of this research is to develop a multi-objective framework for integrating the socioeconomic effects of facility location decisions on protected populations. Various socioeconomic factors are integrated with geographic information systems to determine the extent of impact of supply chain facility locations on protected populations. A case study is performed to examine the robustness of the developed methodology.

Coray Davis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision analysis of polluted sites -- A fuzzy set approach  

SciTech Connect

A decision analysis based model (DAPS 1.0, Decision Analysis of Polluted Sites) has been developed to evaluate risks that polluted sites might pose to human health. Pollutants present in soils and sediments can potentially migrate from source to receptor(s), via different pathways. in the developed model, pathways are simulated via transport models (i.e., groundwater transport model, runoff-erosion model, air diffusion model, and sediment diffusion, and resuspension model in water bodies). Humans can be affected by pollutant migration through land and water use. health risks can arise from ingestion of and dermal contact with polluted water and soil, as well as through inhalation of polluted air. Quantitative estimates of risks are calculated for both carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic pollutants. Being very heterogeneous, soil and sediment systems are characterized by uncertain parameters. Concepts of fuzzy set theory have been adopted to account for uncertainty in the input parameters which are represented by fuzzy numbers. An inference model using fuzzy logic has been constructed for reasoning in the decision analysis.

Mohamed, A.M.O.; Cote, K.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Wnt/?-Catenin Signaling Regulates Cytokine-Induced Human Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression by Inhibiting Nuclear Factor-?B Activation in Cancer Cells  

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...E-cadherin and the formation of nuclear beta-catenin/LEF-1...D.A. Geller). The costs of publication of this...1054-9. 25 Taylor BS, de Vera ME, Ganster...26 Ganster RW, Taylor BS, Shao L, Geller DA...355-61. 29 Karin M. Nuclear factor-kappaB in cancer...

Qiang Du; Xinglu Zhang; Jon Cardinal; Zongxian Cao; Zhong Guo; Lifang Shao; and David A. Geller

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Tumor-Released Microvesicles Promote the Differentiation of Myeloid Cells with Transforming Growth Factor-?–Mediated Suppressive Activity on T Lymphocytes  

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...array of biologically active molecules involved in...factor-beta (TGF-beta). Materials and Methods Healthy donor...Netherlands) with a cold cathode field emission gun at...environment, through the active release of membrane vesicles...array of biologically active molecules with potential...

Roberta Valenti; Veronica Huber; Paola Filipazzi; Lorenzo Pilla; Gloria Sovena; Antonello Villa; Alessandro Corbelli; Stefano Fais; Giorgio Parmiani; and Licia Rivoltini

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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December 26, 1996 December 26, 1996 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management December 13, 1996 EIS-0243: Record of Decision (December 1996) Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada November 8, 1996 EIS-0197: Record of Decision (November 1996) Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement October 17, 1996 EIS-0241: Record of Decision Hood River Fisheries Project, Hood River County, Oregon September 17, 1996 EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) Medical Isotopes Production Project: Molybdenum-99 and Related Isotopes September 13, 1996 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials at the Savannah River Site

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download January 10, 2014 EIS-0464: Record of Decision Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas December 13, 2013 EIS-0391: Record of Decision Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington October 1, 2013

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Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions  

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When creating new application programming interfaces (APIs), designers must make many decisions. These decisions affect the quality of the resulting APIs in terms of performance (such as speed and memory usage), power (expressiveness, extensibility and evolvability) and usability (learnability, productivity and error prevention). Experienced API designers have written recommendations on how to design APIs, offering their opinions on various API design decisions. Additionally, empirical research has begun to measure the usability tradeoffs of specific design decisions. While previous work has offered specific suggestions, there has not been a clear description of the design space of all possible API design decisions, or the quality attributes that these decisions affect. This paper puts existing API design recommendations into context by mapping out the space of API design decisions and API quality attributes. 1.

Jeffrey Stylos; Brad Myers

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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September 13, 2002 September 13, 2002 EIS-0183: Record of Decision GNA Cliffs Energy Project September 6, 2002 EIS-0200: Revision to the Record of Decision Treatment and Storage of Transuranic Waste August 19, 2002 EIS-0303: Record of Decision Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure July 10, 2002 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials July 9, 2002 EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico April 19, 2002 EIS-0229: Amended Record of Decision (April 2002) Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program April 19, 2002 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program

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Executive decision making processes and outcomes : structure and robustness  

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Uncertainty in the decision making environment complicates the decision making process because future events may change the effect of a particular decision or series of decisions. This thesis explores the possibility of ...

Chacon, Vince

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diss. ETH No. 17122 Statistical Decisions Based Directly  

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.1.1 Classical Decision Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1.2 Bayesian Decision TheoryDiss. ETH No. 17122 Statistical Decisions Based Directly on the Likelihood Function A dissertation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Statistical Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1

Cattaneo, Marco

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Introducing Impact Analysis for Architectural Decisions Matthias Riebisch, Sven Wohlfarth  

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methods of Decision Theory to perform such decisions in a rational way. This paper introduces a method Ar- chitecture, Impact Analysis, Decision Theory 1. Introduction The complexity of softwareIntroducing Impact Analysis for Architectural Decisions Matthias Riebisch, Sven Wohlfarth

Riebisch, Matthias

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Model-Based Calculations of the Probability of a Country's Nuclear Proliferation Decisions  

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The first nuclear weapon was detonated in August 1945 over Japan to end World War II. During the past six decades, the majority of the world's countries have abstained from acquiring nuclear weapons. However, a number of countries have explored the nuclear weapons option, 23 in all. Among them, 14 countries have dropped their interest in nuclear weapons after initiating some efforts. And nine of them today possess nuclear weapons. These countries include the five nuclear weapons states - U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China - and the four non- NPT member states - Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Many of these countries initially used civilian nuclear power technology development as a basis or cover for their military program. Recent proliferation incidents in Iraq, Iran, and North Korea brought the world together to pay much attention to nuclear nonproliferation. With the expected surge in the use of nuclear energy for power generation by developing countries, the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime needs to be better prepared for potential future challenges. For the world's nuclear nonproliferation regime to effectively cope with any future proliferation attempts, early detection of potentially proliferation-related activities is highly desirable. Early detection allows the international community to respond and take necessary actions - ideally using political and diplomatic influences without resorting to harsh measures such as sanctions or military actions. In this regard, a capability to quantitatively predict the chance of a country's nuclear proliferation intent or activities is of significant interest. There have been various efforts in the research community to understand the determinants of nuclear proliferation and develop quantitative tools to predict nuclear proliferation events. These efforts have shown that information about the political issues surrounding a country's security along with economic development data can be useful to explain the occurrences of proliferation decisions. However, predicting major historical proliferation events using model-based predictions has been unreliable. Nuclear proliferation decisions by a country is affected by three main factors: (1) technology; (2) finance; and (3) political motivation [1]. Technological capability is important as nuclear weapons development needs special materials, detonation mechanism, delivery capability, and the supporting human resources and knowledge base. Financial capability is likewise important as the development of the technological capabilities requires a serious financial commitment. It would be difficult for any state with a gross national product (GNP) significantly less than that of about $100 billion to devote enough annual governmental funding to a nuclear weapon program to actually achieve positive results within a reasonable time frame (i.e., 10 years). At the same time, nuclear proliferation is not a matter determined by a mastery of technical details or overcoming financial constraints. Technology or finance is a necessary condition but not a sufficient condition for nuclear proliferation. At the most fundamental level, the proliferation decision by a state is controlled by its political motivation. To effectively address the issue of predicting proliferation events, all three of the factors must be included in the model. To the knowledge of the authors, none of the exiting models considered the 'technology' variable as part of the modeling. This paper presents an attempt to develop a methodology for statistical modeling and predicting a country's nuclear proliferation decisions. The approach is based on the combined use of data on a country's nuclear technical capability profiles economic development status, security environment factors and internal political and cultural factors. All of the information utilized in the study was from open source literature. (authors)

Li, Jun; Yim, Man-Sung; McNelis, David N. [Department of Nuclear Engineering North Carolina State University (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute decision making Sample Search...  

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Disciplines Decision Making Decision SystemsDecision Sciences Who... or what is making decisions? computerman decision theory utility theory ... ... Source: Bohanec, Marko...

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Trust, situation awareness and automation use: exploring the effect of visual information degradations on human perception and performance in human-telerobot.  

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??Today's military and industry increasingly uses human-robot system to perform complex tasks, such as firefighting. Automated systems that support or even make important decisions require… (more)

Wang, Minglu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Learned Human-in-the-Loop Decision Making  

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Stabliization Job Shop Scheduling Motion Control Referencefrom server scheduling to air traffic control. The utilityair traffic control, power grid scheduling, FedEx, and

Basso, Brandon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Group decisions in humans and animals: a survey  

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...by a Philip Leverhulme Prize and would like to thank the Leverhulme Trust for its support. We are also grateful to Jason Alexander, Marc Fleurbaey, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, Tim Roper and Laura Valentini for their very helpful comments and...

Larissa Conradt; Christian List

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-Automation Path Planning Optimization and Decision Support  

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Path planning is a problem encountered in multiple domains, including unmanned vehicle control, air traffic control, and future exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. Due to the voluminous and complex nature of the ...

Cummings, M.L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Engineering and Integration: Decision Applications: D, Decision  

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Systems Engineering and Integration Home Systems Engineering and Integration Home CONTACTS Group Leader Julianna Fessenden-Rahn Deputy Group Leader Vacant Office Administrator Lorraine Johnson d division logo image Systems Engineering and Integration The Systems Engineering & Integration Group (D-3) helps policy-makers anticipate and respond to constantly evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and natural threats on local and global scales-from chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) events to catastrophic natural disasters. We provide scientific, systematic, and integrated decision support in these areas: prevention preparation characterization response recovery public health protection We develop and deploy comprehensive, integrated CBRE and wide-area surveillance systems, using system-of-systems architectures and technologies. reactor

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 18, 2011 August 18, 2011 EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium July 20, 2011 EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex July 8, 2011 EIS-0380: Amended Record of Decision Continued Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico April 18, 2011 EIS-0416: Record of Decision Issuance of Loan Guarantees to Solar Partners I, LLC, Solar Partners II, LLC, and Solar Partners VIII, LLC, for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Units 1, 2, 3 March 11, 2011 EIS-0422: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration's Central Ferry-Lower Monumental 500-kilovolt Transmission Line Project January 12, 2011 EIS-0407: Record of Decision Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas November 29, 2010

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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February 18, 1999 February 18, 1999 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (February 1999) January 4, 1999 EIS-0183: Record of Decision Power Subscription Strategy (January 1999) December 1, 1998 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (December 1998) September 16, 1998 EIS-0255: Record of Decision Execution of Agreements to Install Additional Wind Turbines at the Wyoming Windpower Plant August 5, 1998 EIS-0200: Record of Decision (August 1998) Department of Energy's Waste Management Program: Treatment of Non-wastewater Hazardous Waste (August 1998) January 28, 1998 EIS-0268: Record of Decision

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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December 19, 2008 December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation --Tritium Research and Development, Flight Test Operations, and Major Environmental Test Facilities December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation-Operations Involving Plutonium, Uranium, and the Assembly and Disassembly of Nuclear Weapons December 10, 2008 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition: Waste Solidification Building November 17, 2008 EIS-0399: Record of Decision Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project November 6, 2008 EIS-0312: Record of Decision 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement with the Shoshone-Banock Tribes October 10, 2008 EIS-0369: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

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Tank Farm Area Cleanup Decision-Making  

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Area Cleanup Decision-Making Groundwater Vadose Zone Single Shell Tank System Closure (tanks, structures and pipelines) * Washington State Hazardous Waste Management Act (Resource...

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Facility Energy Decision System | Open Energy Information  

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Desktop Application Website: www.pnl.govfeds Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): FEDS, EERE tool, Facility Energy Decision System Language: English References: Facility Energy...

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BPA issues final decision on oversupply rate  

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issues-final-decision-on-oversupply-rate Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects &...

282

R:\DECISION\0061.VBA  

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2003 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Bernard Cowan Date of Filing: July 18, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0061 On July 18, 2002, Argonne National Laboratory-West ("ANL" or "the contractor") filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 CFR Part 708. Bernard Cowan, 28 DOE ¶ 87,023 (2002). The IAD found that the contractor retaliated against Bernard Cowan ("Cowan" or "the complainant"), an employee at ANL, for making disclosures protected under Part 708. The IAD ordered the contractor to reinstate Cowan, provide him with back pay, and reimburse him for the reasonable costs and expenses of prosecuting his

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R:\DECISION\0082.VBX  

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We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by (i) assigning her to work on a different project; (ii) assigning her to work in a different building; or (iii) terminating her employment. January 14, 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Supplemental Order Name of Case: Janet Benson Date of Filing: September 26, 2002 Case Number: VBX-0082 Janet Benson (Benson or Complainant) filed a Complaint of Retaliation alleging that her former employer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program. On August 21, 2002, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy issued a Decision and Order

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DOE Amends Decision for the Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings  

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Amends Decision for the Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Amends Decision for the Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings in Moab, Utah DOE Amends Decision for the Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings in Moab, Utah February 29, 2008 - 11:43am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced an amendment to its 2005 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project to allow for the use of truck or rail in transporting residual radioactive materials from the Moab site in Utah. These materials will be relocated to a new disposal site 30 miles north at Crescent Junction, Utah. "The Department is committed to ensuring the protection of human health and the environment in the Moab area and in the communities served by the Colorado River," Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Jim

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The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT on the Sunk Cost Effect  

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In this research, we investigate the impact of delegating decision making to information technology (IT) on an important human decision bias - the sunk cost effect. To address our research question, we use a unique and very rich dataset provided by an auction website containing actual market transaction data for approximately 7,000 pay-per-bid auctions. We analyze direct buy decisions of auction participants who did not plan to exercise the direct buy option prior to the beginning of the auction, but who, after failing to win the auction, did buy the product directly because of their normatively irrelevant sunk investments. Not surprisingly, participants with a higher monetary investment have an increased likelihood of violating the assumption of rationality due to the sunk cost effect. Interestingly, after controlling for monetary investments, participants who delegate their decision making to IT and, consequently, have comparably lower behavioral investments (e.g., emotional attachment, effort, time) are le...

Herrmann, Philipp N; Rahman, Mohammad S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Experimental Assessment of Decision Models  

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designed to enable researchers to examine the ways decision makers choose from among three categories of antiterrorism technologies or do nothing under different conditions of certainty and framing. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION The poliheuristic theory... of decision making was used as the basis for the study. The poliheuristic theory incorporates the conditions surrounding policy decisions, as well as the cognitive processes associated with these surroundings. It posits that decision makers employ a two...

Vedlitz, Arnold; Mintz, Alex; Redd, Steven B.; Liu, Xinsheng; Alston, Letitia T.

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors influencing German private equity investment in US real estate  

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This thesis identifies and ranks in order of importance the key factors influencing high net-worth German investors' decisions about US real estate private equity investments. Through research and in-depth interviews with ...

Paelmo, Kay L. (Kay Lee), 1977-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:NEPA Decision | Open Energy Information  

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Decision Decision Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Decision Property Type Page Description Files documenting decisions on NEPA Docs This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "NEPA Decision" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01 + BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310 EA DR and FONSI.pdf + D DOE-EA-1621 + CX-001816.pdf + DOE-EA-1733 + CX-002924.pdf + DOE-EA-1961 + Kalispell-Kerr EA Determination Memo.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0006-EA + DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA DECISION.pdf +, DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA CONDITIONS.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0001-EA + Coyote Canyon Decision Record March 2011.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0514-EA + DOI-BLM-C010-2011-0514-EA-DR.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0516-EA + DixieMeadows DecisionRecord 01 17 12.pdf +

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Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Scott Proper  

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681 Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes Scott Proper Oregon State University]. On the Cite as: Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes, Scott Proper and Prasad Tadepalli, Sierra and Castelfranchi (eds.), May, 10­15, 2009, Bu- dapest, Hungary, pp. XXX-XXX. Copyright c 2009

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Interference and inequality in quantum decision theory  

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The quantum decision theory is examined in its simplest form of two-condition two-choice setting. A set of inequalities to be satisfied by any quantum conditional probability describing the decision process is derived. Experimental data indicating the breakdown of classical explanations are critically examined with quantum theory using the full set of quantum phases.

Taksu Cheon; Taiki Takahashi

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

291

Random sets lotteries and decision theory  

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Abstract We apply random sets theory to decision making under risk. This leads to a unifying concept which is compatible with some types of behavior like the Choquet Expected Utility and MaxMin Expected Utility. We show that the “expected utility” of a random set lottery is easy to calculate. Hence a decision making model with random sets is actually very tractable.

Marc-Arthur Diaye; Gleb Koshevoy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Evaluation of information bundles in engineering decisions  

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problems. In static insurance decisions, we analyze the case where the decision maker gathers information about the severity of the risk events and perform ranking of information bundles in a speci?c class. In dynamic insurance problems, we make a...

Bakir, Niyazi Onur

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

293

CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

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Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision | Department  

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EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Industrial Incentive Rate Sale for Idle Pacific Northwest Industrial Production from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 1996 BPA has decided to offer up to 700 average megawatts of short-term (one year) surplus firm power to restart idled Pacific Northwest (PNW) industrial loads. The power will be priced monthly and will average 17.83 mills at 100% load factor. These contracts are available from October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1996. DOE/EIS-0183, Bonneville Power Administration Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Industrial Incentive Rate Sale for Idle Pacific Northwest Industrial Production from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 1996

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VWA-0007 and VWA-0008 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of C.  

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7 and VWA-0008 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter 7 and VWA-0008 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of C. Lawrence Cornett, Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. VWA-0007 and VWA-0008 - Deputy Secretary Decision - In the Matter of C. Lawrence Cornett, Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. This is a request for review by Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. ("META"), a DOE contractor responsible for reviewing and revising the agency's waste management programmatic environmental impact statement ("PEIS"), of the Initial Agency Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that Complainant C. Lawrence Cornett established that he had made protected health and safety disclosures under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 and that these disclosures were a contributing factor in

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Adjoint model sensitivities for aerosol health impacts analysis and decision support tools  

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attribution of PM2.5 related mortality From fossil fuel SO2 (25,638) From fossil fuel NOx (19,816) SourceAdjoint model sensitivities for aerosol health impacts analysis and decision support tools Daven K on impacts on human health - develop high-resolution maps of source influences - integrate results

Jacob, Daniel J.

297

Stochastics and Statistics Optimal decision indices for R&D project evaluation in the  

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in the pharmaceutical industry: Pearson index versus Gittins index Michael A. Talias School of Humanities and Social and application in the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, the Pearson index and Gittins index are considered in pharmaceutical industry; Statistical decision theory 1. Introduction This paper addresses the problem

298

Fuzzy logic techniques for Cybercars: a control and decision O. Rojas Michelena1  

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Fuzzy logic techniques for Cybercars: a control and decision approach. O. Rojas Michelena1 J. Pérez in the development of ITS applications. Keywords: Autonomous Vehicle, Fuzzy Logic Controllers, Intelligent methods for the control of autonomous vehicles [1][7][5]. Fuzzy logic translates human knowledge

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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C H A P T E R From Experienced Utility to Decision Utility  

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C H A P T E R 18c0018 From Experienced Utility to Decision Utility Kent C. Berridge and John P. O'Doherty O U T L I N E Introduction 325 Experienced Utility 325 Brain Mechanisms of Sensory Pleasure: Window into Experienced Utility Generators 326 Experienced Utility: Neuroimaging Brain Activations in Humans 327 Relating

Berridge, Kent

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FISH HABITAT OPTIMIZATION TO PRIORITIZE RIVER RESTORATION DECISIONS S. E. NULLa  

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are now increasingly managed to support aquatic ecosystems and fisheries, in addition to traditional humanFISH HABITAT OPTIMIZATION TO PRIORITIZE RIVER RESTORATION DECISIONS S. E. NULLa * and J. R. LUNDb restoration alternatives for improving fish habitat by evaluating tradeoffs between fish production

Pasternack, Gregory B.

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Implications for decision making: The electric utilities` perspective  

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Implications for decision making in three areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the electric industry. The first area addresses economic factors in the electric industry. The second concerns the interrelationship of energy, electricity and the environment, and the global climate change issue. The third addresses the global context of the issue. It is concluded that a comprehensive examination of international implications of governmental policy should be made before implementation of carbon emissions limitations, and that limiting electricity demand could negatively affect economic growth and the environment.

Fang, W.L. [Edison Electric Inst., Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

302

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 9, 2000 August 9, 2000 EIS-0305: Record of Decision Treating Transuranic (TRU)/Alpha Low-Level Waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 1, 2000 EIS-0279: Record of Decision Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement, Aiken, South Carolina July 19, 2000 EIS-0218: Revision to the Record of Decision Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel July 1, 2000 EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program March 20, 2000 EIS-0293: Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico February 25, 2000

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Decisions in thesaurus construction and use  

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A thesaurus and an ontology provide a set of structured terms, phrases, and metadata, often in a hierarchical arrangement, that may be used to index, search, and mine documents. We describe the decisions that should be made when including a term, deciding whether a term should be subdivided into its subclasses, or determining which of more than one set of possible subclasses should be used. Based on retrospective measurements or estimates of future performance when using thesaurus terms in document ordering, decisions are made so as to maximize performance. These decisions may be used in the automatic construction of a thesaurus. The evaluation of an existing thesaurus is described, consistent with the decision criteria developed here. These kinds of user-focused decision-theoretic techniques may be applied to other hierarchical applications, such as faceted classification systems used in information architecture or the use of hierarchical terms in “breadcrumb navigation”.

Robert M. Losee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

A Computational Theory of Decision Networks Nevin Lianwen Zhang  

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A Computational Theory of Decision Networks Nevin Lianwen Zhang CS Department, Hong Kong University This paper is about how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision theory (e.g. [6 how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision theory (e.g. Fishburn [6

Zhang, Nevin L.

305

ISIPTA'09 July 16th, 2009 Decision Theory  

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ISIPTA'09 July 16th, 2009 Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Tutorial Robert Hable Department of Mathematics University of Bayreuth #12;Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Imprecise University of Bayreuth Page 01 #12;Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Decision Theory Decision

Hable, Robert

306

Supporting Agile Organizations with a Decision Guidance Query Language  

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Decision optimization is widely used in many decision guidance and support systems DGSS to support business decisions such as procurement, scheduling, and planning. In spite of rapid changes in users' requirements, the implementation of DGSS is typically ... Keywords: Agile Organizations, Decision Guidance, Decision Support, Optimization

Alexander Brodsky; Nathan Egge; X. Wang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Cognitive Engineering Automation and Human  

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· Home automation · Robotics · Unmanned vehicles (UAVs and UGVs) · Drug design/Molecular geneticsCognitive Engineering PSYC 530 Automation and Human Performance Raja Parasuraman #12;Overview Automation-Related Accidents Levels and Stages of Automation Information Acquisition and Analysis Decision

Parasuraman, Raja

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One more time: does a computer-based decision support system improve managerial decisions?  

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The literature contains a number of studies dealing with the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS). The results from these studies have been inconclusive in providing an answer to the question: does a computer-based DSS improve decision effectiveness? These studies have suggested a number of methods to provide a clearer answer to the question. The research reported in this paper has built on the previous research by incorporating a number of recommendations into the design. A highly restrictive design of a decisional guidance decision support system was tested in a laboratory setting. The results support the notion that DSS can enhance managerial decision making. More specifically, the experiments indicate that decision makers perform better with computer-based support that directs a change in the decision process toward a normative decision model.

Donald H. Hammond; Thomas D. Clark; Sandra J. Hartman; Stephen M. Crow

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Human Resource Management: Employee Compensation Guide  

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Human Resource Management: Employee Compensation Guide Risk Management *Extension Agricultural Economist, Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service; and Extension Program Specialist III.... ?Employee Compensation and Job Satisfaction on Dairy Farms in the Northeast.? April 1999. Cornell University, RB99-02. Kansas Department of Human Resources. Kansas Wage Survey, 1996 Edition. Rosenberg, Howard. ?Labor Management Decisions.? University...

Fogleman, Sarah L.; McCorkle, Dean

2009-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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AN APPLICATION OF GAME THEORY: FUNDING INTERDEPENDENT MC and A UPGRADE DECISIONS  

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Funding Material, Control and Accountability (MC&A) system upgrades has been identified as a partial solution for mitigating the diversion threat of weapons-grade nuclear material. Effective MC&A system upgrades are dependent on appropriate decisions based on based on funding, implementation, operation and oversight. Traditional MC&A upgrade decisions inherently assumed that all decision-makers possessed similar payoff vectors allowing for a fairly consistent and unified approach to MC&A system enhancements; however, MC&A upgrade projects in non-traditional environments may be required to take into account situations where the potential payoff vectors among decision-makers may be significantly different. Once a decision-maker is required to take into account the decisions of others, the process can be modeled as a game. Game theory has been previously be used to shed light on many aspects of social and economic behavior where a payoff from a set of strategies is dependent on the strategy of others. In this paper, the application of game theory in the context of MC&A upgrades is discussed. Various MC&A upgrades decision payoff matrices for relevant circumstances are evaluated for static (simultaneous) and dynamic (sequential decisions) games. Optimal strategies and equilibrium conditions for these payoff matrices are analyzed. Additional game factors (bargaining, uncertain outcomes, moral hazards) that may affect the outcome of the game are briefly discussed. By demonstrating the application of game theory to a nontraditional environment that may require MC&A upgrades, this work increases the understanding out how outcomes are logically connected to the respective value decision-makers assign to choices.

B. G. SCOTT

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enriching Sustainable Transport Decisions: Inputs from Operations Research and the Management Sciences  

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to decision processes involving sustainable transportused to enrich sustainable transport decision processes andthe process of making decisions about sustainable transport

Wellar, Barry; Garrison, William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Nuclear rollback decisions: Future lessons?  

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The end of the global political, military and ideological contest between the Soviet Union and the United States fundamentally changed the international system. At one time or another, nine countries other than the five nuclear weapon states have had nuclear weapons programs or harbored nuclear aspirations and have slowed, halted or even reversed their activities. The author examines this change and the factor behind it, as well as the new thinking on nuclear arsenal.

Reiss, M.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models  

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Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models David Grace Lehigh University Eugene Perevalov Lehigh University Report: 12T-003 #12;Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models Draft Abstract The optimal decision making problem in situations characterized

Snyder, Larry

314

The Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1  

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of a software design choice. Boehm [1] pioneered the use of techniques from statistical decision theory Bayesian decision theory to calcuThe Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1 Prasad Chalasani Somesh Jha Kevin Sullivan

315

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AS AN INNOVATIVE COMPUTER TOOL FOR SUPPORTING DECISIONS IN SME  

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of Technology Cottbus, Germany, krebs@iit.tu-cottbus.de Abstract: Knowledge management is promoted the scope of promotional activities, enabling SMEs to achieve the necessary short-and long-term competitiveness. SMEs have a decisive role in job creation and, more generally, are a factor of social stability

316

Paternal Genetic Effects on Foraging Decision-Making Under the Risk of Predation  

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- cific. Less attention has been given to other factors that may affect foraging decision-making such as conversion efficiency. Conversion efficiency is a measure of an individ- ual's ability to convert food differences in conversion efficiency. Ethology Ethology 112 (2006) 963­970 ª 2006 The Authors Journal

Neff, Bryan D.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - areas final decision Sample Search Results  

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Behavioral Decision Research Collection: Biology and Medicine 89 Can behavioral decision theory explain risk-averse fire management decisions? Summary: Can behavioral decision...

318

EIS-0413: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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3: Record of Decision EIS-0413: Record of Decision Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Searchlight, NV After considering potential environmental impacts, Western Area Power...

319

EIS-0440: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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40: Record of Decision EIS-0440: Record of Decision Quartzsite Solar Energy Project, La Paz County, AZ After considering potential environmental impacts, Western Area Power...

320

EIS-0454: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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4: Record of Decision EIS-0454: Record of Decision Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project (September 2011) For more information, contact: Ms. Angela...

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DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain...  

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Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators December 23, 2009 -...

322

EIS-0472: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision Uranium Leasing Program, Mesa, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties, Colorado The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to continue management of...

323

EIS-0225: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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of Decision Continued Operation of the Pantex Plant and Associated Storage of Nuclear Weapon Components The Department of Energy is issuing this Record of Decision for the...

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EIS-0337: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0337: Record of Decision West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management Activities In the Final West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management...

325

Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions...  

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Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions On August 15, 2014, the Department of Energy's (DOE)...

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EIS-0312: Record of Decision (2012) | Department of Energy  

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Bonneville Power Administration Administrator's Record of Decision: Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kalispel Tribe This Record of Decision...

327

EIS-0374: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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4: Record of Decision EIS-0374: Record of Decision Klondike III Biglow Canyon Wind Integration Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement the...

328

EIS-0255: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Decision EIS-0255: Record of Decision Execution of Agreements to Install Additional Wind Turbines at the Wyoming Windpower Plant BPA has decided to execute one or more agreements...

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EIS-0169: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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9: Record of Decision EIS-0169: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Fisheries Project As Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), I have...

330

EIS-0447: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0447: Record of Decision Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York DOE announced its decision to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson...

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EIS-0285: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program As indicated in the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program Final...

332

Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision...  

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Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Using a non-parametric...

333

EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) | Department of...  

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Decision (September 1996) EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) Medical Isotopes Production Project: Molybdenum-99 and Related Isotopes The Department of Energy (DOE) is...

334

Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in...  

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Management Across Multiple Agencies Using Structured Decision Making Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in Complex Landscapes: Headwater Stream Management...

335

EIS-0288: Consolidated Record of Decision (EIS-0270 & EIS-0271...  

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EIS-0288: Consolidated Record of Decision (EIS-0270 & EIS-0271) Tritium Supply and Recycling (EIS-0288) (EIS-0270) (EIS-0271) Consolidated Record of Decision for Tritium Supply...

336

Decision Making Based on a Nonparametric Shape-Preserving ...  

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Nov 25, 2013 ... This paper develops a robust optimization based decision-making ... investigations in economics and decision theory have systemized utili-.

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

337

Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen...  

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Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center...

338

EIS-0343: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0343: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the COB Energy Facility The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to offer contract terms...

339

EIS-0345: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0345: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the Plymouth Generating Facility The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement...

340

EIS-0349: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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49: Record of Decision EIS-0349: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has...

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EIS-0365: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings...  

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of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings Imperial-Mexicali 230-kV Transmission Lines DOE announces its decision to implement the Proposed Action alternative, identified as...

342

EIS-0350: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0350: Record of Decision Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico The U.S. Department...

343

EIS-0330: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0330: Record of Decision Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project and Wallula Power Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to...

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EIS-0332: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0332: Record of Decision McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the proposed action identified in...

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EIS-0317: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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: Record of Decision EIS-0317: Record of Decision Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the Proposed Action...

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EIS-0325: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0325: Record of Decision Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the Agency Preferred...

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EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0475: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Wetlands Involvement EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision...

348

P:\DECISION\0071.tee.wpd  

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OHA Exception Decisions issued since July 5, 1995, are available on the OHA website OHA Exception Decisions issued since July 5, 1995, are available on the OHA website located at http://www.oha.doe.gov. The text of a cited decision may be accessed by entering the case number of the decision in the search engine located at http://www.oha.doe.gov/search.htm. June 11, 2010 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Name of Case: Monroe Oil Company Date of Filing: May 26, 2010 Case Number: TEE-0071 On May 26, 2010, Monroe Oil Company (Monroe) filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The firm requests that it be permanently relieved of the requirement to prepare and file the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Form EIA-782B, entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product

349

Experiments on decision making and auctions  

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Theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995). The basic premise behind Case-Based Decision Theory (henceforth CBDT) is that a DM uses her past experience to help evaluate current choices, rather than constructing beliefs about certain states of the world...

Watson, Elizabeth Ann

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

350

Online decision problems with large strategy sets  

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In an online decision problem, an algorithm performs a sequence of trials, each of which involves selecting one element from a fixed set of alternatives (the "strategy set") whose costs vary over time. After T trials, the ...

Kleinberg, Robert David

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Unstructured Direct Elicitation of Decision Rules  

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We investigate the feasibility of unstructured direct-elicitation (UDE) of decision rules consumers use to form consideration sets. With incentives to think hard and answer truthfully, tested formats ask respondents to ...

Ding, Min

352

Final decisions that led to Y-12  

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decisions that led to Y-12 As we have seen earlier in this series, Ernest O. Lawrence and his University of California Radiation Lab in Berkeley was the center for research using...

353

Decisions that led to Y-12  

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Decisions that led to Y-12 Last week we saw the political and organizational changes that led up to the Manhattan Project being created on August 13, 1942. The S-1 Executive...

354

Total cost model for making sourcing decisions  

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This thesis develops a total cost model based on the work done during a six month internship with ABB. In order to help ABB better focus on low cost country sourcing, a total cost model was developed for sourcing decisions. ...

Morita, Mark, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Identification of Information in Decision Systems  

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Extending unique identification to non-physical objects (data, information, decisions, knowledge) is a challenging problem in systems engineering. The tools and technologies available for naming physical objects may soon ...

Datta, Shoumen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

New Directions in Decision-Oriented CIM  

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This paper deals with the introduction of a non-conventional Decision Support System, called HELM, in a production environment. Such a tool, especially when integrated in an existing CIM environment, can be us...

Mauro Guazzo; Franco Marra; Livio Pugliese

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Firm leverage decisions: Does industry matter?  

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Abstract We use a standard capital structure mode l to investigate the firm leverage decisions of 1620 companies listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) across a span of 13 years (2000–2012), dividing the sample into mining and other industries (non-mining). We also test for significant differences in leverage decisions between these two groups by applying a dummy variable approach. Our findings show that fundamental differences exist between mining and non-mining companies when making leverage decisions. We find evidence that mining firms are more sensitive to profitability and asset tangibility where neither profitability nor asset tangibility has significant association for non-mining firms. Overall results suggest that industry-type does matter for firms making leverage decisions.

Silvia Z. Islam; Sarod Khandaker

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Algorithmic Decision Theory and the Smart Grid  

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professionals #12;8 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·First International Conference on ADT, Venice 2009. ·Second are borrowed from a presentation by Gil Bindewald of the Dept. of Energy to the SIAM Science Policy Committee

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P:\DECISION\0105.tbh.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 20, 2011 January 20, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Motion For Summary Judgement Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Colleen Monk Date of Filing: August 25, 2010 Case Number: TBH-0105 This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Colleen Monk (hereinafter referred to as "Ms. Monk" or "the Complainant") against Washington TRU Solutions, VJ Technologies, and Mobile Characterization Services (hereinafter referred to individually as "WTS," "VJT," and "MCS,"

360

MOIRA: A decision support system for decision making on aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radioactive fallout  

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Interventions to restore radionuclide contaminated aquatic ecosystems may reduce individual and collective radiation doses, but may also result in detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. Decision ...

D. Ríos Insua; E. Gallego; A. Mateos; S. Ríos-Insua

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HBZ Stimulates Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor/TrkB Autocrine/Paracrine Signaling To Promote Survival of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1-Infected T Cells  

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...Transformation and Oncogenesis HBZ Stimulates Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor/TrkB Autocrine...contributed equally to this article. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF...activates transcription of the neurotrophin brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF...

Nicholas Polakowski; Marie Terol; Kimson Hoang; Isabelle Nash; Sylvain Laverdure; Hélène Gazon; Gilda Belrose; Jean-Michel Mesnard; Raymond Césaire; Jean-Marie Péloponèse; Isabelle Lemasson

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

362

Novak's Theory of Education: Human Constructivism and Meaningful Learning  

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Novak's Theory of Education: Human Constructivism and Meaningful Learning ... Learning Theories ... They fail to recognize relevant cues in making judgments and decisions about the properties of chemical substances and processes, and make hasty ... ...

Stacey Lowery Bretz

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Human Factors Aspects of Advanced Process Control  

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. This interest was increased by the Three Mile Island-2 nuclear power plant accident, an incident widely believed to be caused, in part, by poor operator interface design [1]. Other industries are also considering improved operator interface design...

Shaw, J. A.

364

Fehlermanagement System Fehlerkultur Fehlermanagement Human Factors  

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Fehlermanagement Qualitätsmethode Primärnutzen Präventiv SRA Strukturierte Risikoanalyse Risikoreduzierung FMEA Identifikationsphase (S1) Definitionsphase (S2) SRA Machbarkeitsphase (S3) Entwicklungs- Design und Testphase (S4) FMEA Zulassungsphase (S5) Prozess- FMEA Produktionseinführungsphase (S6) Fehlermanagement-System #12;22. April 2013 11

Manstein, Dietmar J.

365

Application of the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to the lead-free equipment selection decision  

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After 1 July 2006, a major challenge that the manufacturing industry has to confront now is the effect of the lead-free equipment system selection process on companies' capital expenditure decision. With capital investment, the criteria may be financial (e.g. expected cash flows) and non-financial (e.g. product quality). We use a systems approach with the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method as the decision support system to help decision makers making better choices both in relation to tangible criteria and intangible criteria. Fuzzy set theory will be utilised to provide an effective way of dealing with the uncertainty of human subjective interpretation of tangible and intangible criteria.

Yu-Cheng Tang; Thomas W. Lin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

MML Inference of Decision Graphs with Multi-way Joins  

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A decision tree is a comprehensible representation that has been widely used in many machine learning domains. But in the area of supervised learning, decision trees have their limitations. Two notable problems are those of replication and fragmentation. ... Keywords: MDL, MML, decision graphs, decision trees, machine learning, minimum message length, probabilistic prediction, supervised learning

Peter J. Tan; David L. Dowe

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Summary of Decisions- April 14, 2014 – April 18, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

368

Summary of Decisions- September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

369

Summary of Decisions- December 9, 2013 – December 13, 2013  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

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Summary of Decisions- December 10, 2012 – December 14, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

371

Summary of Decisions- December 22, 2014 – December 26, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

372

Summary of Decisions- July 30 – August 3, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

373

Summary of Decisions- September 8, 2014 – September 12, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

374

Summary of Decisions- November 24, 2014 – November 28, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

375

Summary of Decisions- October 6, 2014 – October 10, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

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Summary of Decisions- January 19, 2015 – January 23, 2015  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

377

Summary of Decisions- July 14, 2014 – July 18, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

378

Summary of Decisions- June 2, 2014 – June 6, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

379

Summary of Decisions- September 30, 2013 – October 4, 2013  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

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Summary of Decisions- February 17, 2014 – February 21, 2014  

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Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory  

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1 Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory Peter Hammerstein and Jeffrey R. Stevens made to understand decision making in the real world. Over the last decades, however, decision theory the increasingly empirical leanings of decision science, the explanatory power of evolutionary theory has been

382

A COMPUTATIONAL THEORY OF DECISION NETWORKS Nevin Lianwen Zhang  

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A COMPUTATIONAL THEORY OF DECISION NETWORKS By Nevin Lianwen Zhang B. Sc. (Mathematics) China how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision the­ ory (e.g. Fishburn 1988). A general representation named decision networks is proposed based on influence diagrams (Howard

Zhang, Nevin L.

383

Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus  

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1 Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus Robert Stine stine of many things (issues of multiplicity, Bonferroni) � Bayesian decision theory � Regression modeling of statistical methods and value of statistical perspectives in practical decision making. Some decisions

Stine, Robert A.

384

The Foundations of Epistemic Decision Theory Jason Konek  

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The Foundations of Epistemic Decision Theory Jason Konek University of Bristol jason. Epistemic Decision Theory, Accuracy, Direction of Fit, Epistemic Rationality 1 Introduction Credences have-firsters co-opt the resources of prac- tical decision theory. Just as decision-theoretic norms explain why

Fitelson, Branden

385

Decision Dynamics in Cooperative Search Based on Evolutionary Game Theory  

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Decision Dynamics in Cooperative Search Based on Evolutionary Game Theory Mamoru Saito, Takeshi including decision dynamics based on evolutionary game theory. As an- other works on decision dynamics a decision on which room to search while determining a con- trol input. For the problem, we present

386

Summary of Decisions- October 27, 2014 – October 31, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

387

Summary of Decisions- March 3, 2014 – March 7, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

388

Summary of Decisions- April 7, 2014 – April 11, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

389

Summary of Decisions- June 23, 2014 – June 27, 2014  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

390

Summary of Decisions- January 27, 2014 – January 31, 2014  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

391

Summary of Decisions- February 9, 2015 – February 13, 2015  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

392

Summary of Decisions- December 8, 2014 – December 12, 2014  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

393

Summary of Decisions- July 21, 2014 – July 25, 2014  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

394

Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making  

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Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making Pamela J. Brown, Ph prepared to acquaint extension agents with the process and responsibilities of buying for a retail business, current research topics concerning retail buyers, and specifically with apparel buying. This research

395

HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL  

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HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION MAKERS? A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL and surgical protocols, hospitals have to consider radical organisational changes to ensure continuous of hospital managers' choices during each phase of the reengineering project thanks to a discreet even

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

396

Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration  

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Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through§ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.A32562 Although NASA has-term investment in the enabling technologies that will be required for these future systems. Given

de Weck, Olivier L.

397

Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami)  

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Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami) Stephanie D. Preston and Lucia F. Jacobs University of California, Berkeley Caching food the risk of pilferage. However, little is known about how food-storing animals determine the risk

Jacobs, Lucia

398

P:\DECISION\0003.tba.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5 5 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Gilbert J. Hinojos Date of Filing: May 13, 2005 Case Number: TBA-0003 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on April 27, 2005, involving a Complaint filed by Gilbert J. Hinojos (also referred to as the employee or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Hinojos claims that his former employer, DOE contractor Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Honeywell or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that the employee engaged in activity

399

P:\DECISION\0023.tba.wpd  

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July 9, 2007 July 9, 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Franklin C. Tucker Date of Filing: April 25, 2007 Case Number: TBA-0023 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on April 9, 2007, involving a Complaint of Retaliation filed by Franklin C. Tucker (also referred to as the employee or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Tucker claims that his former employer, DOE contractor BWXT Y-12, L.L.C. (BWXT or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that the employee

400

P:\DECISION\0027.tbh.wpd  

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7, 2005 7, 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Clint Olson Date of Filing: April 12, 2005 Case Number: TBH-0027 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Clint Olson (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant is an employee of BWXT Pantex (BWXT), the Management and Operations Contractor at the DOE's Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. From July 1999 until November 2004, he was employed as a counter-intelligence officer (CIO) at the plant. On March 15, 2004, he filed a complaint of retaliation against BWXT with the Manager of the Employee Concerns Program (Employee Concerns Manager) at the DOE's

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P:\DECISION\0088.tba.wpd  

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May 4, 2011 May 4, 2011 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Arun K. Dutta Date of Filing: September 7, 2010 Case Number: TBA-0088 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on August 25, 2010, involving a Complaint of Retaliation filed by Arun K. Dutta (Mr. Dutta or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Mr. Dutta alleged that his former employer, Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. (Parsons or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity protected under Part 708. In the IAD, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that Mr. Dutta had engaged in activity that is protected under Part 708, but that Parsons had shown that

402

RIS-M-2351 FORMALIZED SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN RISK CONTRIBUTIONS  

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outside this category are outlined. INIS Descriptors: FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; HUMAN FACTORS; INDUS- TRIAL

403

P:\DECISION\1104.tso.wpd  

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from from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. § 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXX's. United States Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals In the matter of Personnel Security Hearing ) ) Filing Date: September 1, 2011 ) Case No.: TSO-1104 ) ____________________________________) Issued: December 1, 2011 ______________ Decision and Order _______________ Robert B. Palmer, Hearing Officer: This Decision concerns the eligibility of XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (hereinafter referred to as "the individual") for access authorization under the regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, entitled "Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special

404

P:\DECISION\1009.tso.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 9, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Hearing Officer's Decision Name of Case: Personnel Security Hearing Date of Filing: February 15, 2011 Case Number: TSO-1009 This Decision concerns the eligibility of XXXXXXXXXX (hereinafter referred to as "the individual") to hold an access authorization 1/ under the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, Subpart A, entitled, "General Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material." As discussed below, after carefully considering the record before me in light of the relevant regulations, I have determined that the individual's access authorization should not be restored.

405

P:\DECISION\1102.tso.wpd  

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United States Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals In the Matter of Personnel Security ) Filing Date: August 26, 2011 ) ) Case No. TSO-1102 ) ____________________________________) Issued: January 12, 2012 __________ Decision and Order __________ Kimberly Jenkins-Chapman, Hearing Officer: This Decision concerns the eligibility of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx hereinafter referred to as "the individual") to hold an access authorization 1/ under the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, Subpart A, entitled, "General Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material." As discussed below, after carefully considering the record before me in light of the relevant regulations, I have

406

P:\DECISION\0034.tbz.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 30, 2006 May 30, 2006 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion To Dismiss Name of Case: Casey Von Bargen Date of Filing: June 15, 2005 Case Number: TBZ-0034 This Decision concerns a Motion To Dismiss that was filed by Sandia National Laboratories (hereinafter referred to as "SNL" or "the Respondent"). In this Motion, SNL seeks the dismissal of a complaint that was filed by Casey Von Bargen (hereinafter referred to as "Mr. Von Bargen" or "the Complainant") under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program (or "Whistleblower") regulations found at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. This complaint is currently

407

P:\DECISION\0088.tbh.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 25, 2010 August 25, 2010 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Arun K. Dutta Dates of Filing: December 4, 2009 Case Number: TBH-0088 This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Arun K. Dutta (hereinafter referred to as "Mr. Dutta" or "the Complainant") against Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Parsons" or "the Respondent"), his former employer, under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program regulations found at 10 C.F.R. Part 708.

408

Capital expenditure decision making in small firms  

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A number of studies have been conducted to determine the extent to which large firms utilize sophisticated techniques in capital expenditure decision making. This research effort focuses on financial decision making procedures of small firms, exploring the techniques utilized to evaluate investment opportunities, methods employed to adjust for risk, purposes of expenditures and concern for profitability, and the source and cost of funds. In light of the recent debate on the capital shortage issue, small firms were also asked what type of tax reform they deemed most desirable to stimulate capital investments.

L.R. Runyon

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

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The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical information for their decision making is often not readily available or accessible to them, or not presented in a usable form. It has been suggested that scientists need to produce more “usable” information with enhanced credibility, legitimacy, and saliency to ensure the adoption of research results. In basin-scale management of coupled human-water systems, water resources managers, like other decision makers, are frequently confronted with the need to make major decisions in the face of high system complexity and uncertainty. The integration of useful and relevant scientific information is necessary and critical to enable informed decision-making. This paper describes the main aspects of what has been learned in the process of supporting sustainable water resources planning and management in the semi-arid southwestern United States by means of integrated modeling. Our experience indicates that particular attention must be paid to the proper definition of focus questions, explicit conceptual modeling, a suitable modeling strategy, and a formal scenario analysis approach in order to facilitate the development of “usable” scientific information. We believe that these lessons and insights can be useful to other scientific efforts in the broader area of linking environmental science with decision making.

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2012 - December 7, 2012 , 2012 - December 7, 2012 Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 December 7, 2012 - 10:20am Addthis Personnel Security Hearing (10 CFR Part 710) On December 6, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer determined that an individual should be granted a security clearance. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE's security concerns regarding his alcohol consumption. Specifically, the Hearing Officer concluded that the individual's eight months of abstinence and Alcohol Anonymous attendance, along with the strength of his motivation to stop drinking and his ability to socialize with drinkers without feeling an urge to drink himself, among other factors, were sufficient to demonstrate rehabilitation from Alcohol Abuse. OHA Case No.

411

Clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches in osteopathy – A qualitative grounded theory study  

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Abstract There is limited understanding of how osteopaths make decisions in relation to clinical practice. The aim of this research was to construct an explanatory theory of the clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches of experienced osteopaths in the UK. Twelve UK registered osteopaths participated in this constructivist grounded theory qualitative study. Purposive and theoretical sampling was used to select participants. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews which were audio-recorded and transcribed. As the study approached theoretical sufficiency, participants were observed and video-recorded during a patient appointment, which was followed by a video-prompted interview. Constant comparative analysis was used to analyse and code data. Data analysis resulted in the construction of three qualitatively different therapeutic approaches which characterised participants and their clinical practice, termed; Treater, Communicator and Educator. Participants' therapeutic approach influenced their approach to clinical decision-making, the level of patient involvement, their interaction with patients, and therapeutic goals. Participants' overall conception of practice lay on a continuum ranging from technical rationality to professional artistry, and contributed to their therapeutic approach. A range of factors were identified which influenced participants' conception of practice. The findings indicate that there is variation in osteopaths' therapeutic approaches to practice and clinical decision-making, which are influenced by their overall conception of practice. This study provides the first explanatory theory of the clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches of osteopaths.

Oliver P. Thomson; Nicola J. Petty; Ann P. Moore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

A mid-layer model for human reliability analysis : understanding the cognitive causes of human failure events.  

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The Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) is sponsoring work in response to a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) directing an effort to establish a single human reliability analysis (HRA) method for the agency or guidance for the use of multiple methods. As part of this effort an attempt to develop a comprehensive HRA qualitative approach is being pursued. This paper presents a draft of the method's middle layer, a part of the qualitative analysis phase that links failure mechanisms to performance shaping factors. Starting with a Crew Response Tree (CRT) that has identified human failure events, analysts identify potential failure mechanisms using the mid-layer model. The mid-layer model presented in this paper traces the identification of the failure mechanisms using the Information-Diagnosis/Decision-Action (IDA) model and cognitive models from the psychological literature. Each failure mechanism is grouped according to a phase of IDA. Under each phase of IDA, the cognitive models help identify the relevant performance shaping factors for the failure mechanism. The use of IDA and cognitive models can be traced through fault trees, which provide a detailed complement to the CRT.

Shen, Song-Hua (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC); Chang, James Y. H. (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC); Boring,Ronald L. (Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID); Whaley, April M. (Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID); Lois, Erasmia (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC); Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt; Oxstrand, Johanna H. (Vattenfall Ringhals AB, Varobacka, Sweden); Forester, John Alan; Kelly, Dana L. (Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID); Mosleh, Ali (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control  

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Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control Phoenix,Arizona USA December 1999 TuAO2 10 Introduction Performance optimization of stochastic discrete event zystems (e.g., queueing syst,ems- formation Systems Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (WTT), Nippon Steel Information

Ishizaki, Fumio

414

Photo Credit: David Development of a decision  

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Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Development of a decision support model to quantify water use/2004, Water Sustainability Undergraduate Fellowship Program #12;Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Objective, and vegetation water use in riparian areas characteristic of the state of AZ. Photo Credit: Gertrud Konings Photo

Fay, Noah

415

Quantum Theory of Probability and Decisions  

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The probabilistic predictions of quantum theory are conventionally obtained from a special probabilistic axiom. But that is unnecessary because all the practical consequences of such predictions follow from the remaining, non-probabilistic, axioms of quantum theory, together with the non-probabilistic part of classical decision theory.

David Deutsch

1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

416

DECISION MODELS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING  

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widespread applications in civilian sectors, both in private companies and in the nonmilitary government. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have utilized O.R. inside to help them in their decision making, long.R. experience, created its DRAFT #12;own permanent O.R. group within the City's Office of Management and Budget

Wang, Hai

417

Implications for decision making: Government perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in three areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from a governmental perspective. The first area involves issues related to the apportionment of risk. The second concerns the standard to be applied in evaluated costs. The third encompasses the international equity issues raised by policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Gruenspecht, H. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

418

Human integration in the lifecycle of aviation systems  

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While Human Factors is perhaps the most critical discipline to improving aviation safety, research and development is disproportionately small-scale, fragmented and unsustained. The key issue is the delivery of Human Factors knowledge throughout the ... Keywords: Human Factors, aviation, innovation, operational performance, research capability, safety, system improvement, system life-cycle, system models

Nick McDonald

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Managing carbon in a multiple use world: The implications of land-use decision context for carbon management  

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Managing carbon in a multiple use world: The implications of land-use decision context for carbon, Boulder, 80309-0488, United States 1. Introduction Carbon management through changes in land, 2010). Human land-use change is the second largest contributor of increasing carbon dioxide

Neff, Jason

420

Human Capital Management Accountability Program (HCMAP)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Human Capital Management Accountability Program (HCMAP) is an online program which serves as the vehicle for identifying and measuring these three factors, effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness...

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421

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

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DECISION AND ORDER DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners: META, Inc. Logistics Applications, Inc. Dates of Filing:April 22, 1996 May 22, 1996 Case Numbers: VWA-0006 VWA-0013 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Eugene Greer under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Until his employment was terminated on November 4, 1993, Mr. Greer was an audio-visual operator at DOE Headquarters employed by two DOE contractors, Omega, Inc., and its successor META, Inc. During Omega's tenure, the Office of Inspector General (IG) interviewed Mr. Greer in connection with an investigation of misuse of government property by two DOE employees responsible for supervising the audio-visual contract.

422

Making Weighty Decisions: Do Pre-Service Teachers Understand the Impact of Data-Driven Decisions?  

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that students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) are in critical need of best practice or evidence based instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom management strategies selected and implemented with teacher use of data-based decision...

Williams, Lauren E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

423

Evidence-based Decision Making: Influences on Central-Office Administrators' Decision-Making Practices  

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through rigorous, scientifically-based research. This mandate required central office administrators who managed federal budgets to make evidence-based decisions when purchasing interventions and programs with federal funds. In this study, central office...

Haecker, Bonnie Minnia

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

424

A paradox in decision theory and some experimental results: The relative nature of decisions  

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A simple two-choice single outcome valued decision under risk is presented which should show up the limitations in the classical approach of von Neumann, its extensions and its alternatives. An empirical testi...

Iain Paterson; Andreas Diekmann

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Fact Sheet: ES-Select - A Decision Support Tool (October 2012)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DNV KEMA DNV KEMA The best storage device is the one that best fits the application's needs at the lowest total cost. However, finding that best-fit device is not easy. Comparing energy storage devices is complicated by a wide variety of operational and business-related factors including differences in deliverable power, efficiency, discharge time, and cycle life and decisions about the actual installed cost of the device, the number of applications the device can be applied to, and the ability to monetize the intended benefits of the application. These factors ultimately impact the return on investment of these systems. DNV KEMA developed the Energy Storage Select (ES-Select (tm) ) decision-support tool to help users identify feasible energy storage technology options as well as provide the

426

The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision-making in design and product development. The group is  

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The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision design tradeoff decisions as well as the impact of those decisions on public and private stakeholders of economics and public policy on design decisions and the resulting environmental impact of those decisions

Michalek, Jeremy J.

427

Geography: Critical Factors in the Analysis of Complex Systems  

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Geography is a disciple of discovery and exploration. From earliest human endeavor until today, it remains the key to understanding human interaction with the landscape. A conceptual framework of geographic factors provides ...

Welch, Ivan

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

428

Decisions, decisions...  

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... “I was flying a Boeing 737 into Tokyo when the left engine caught on fire,” begins Jonah Lehrer in ...

Adam Kepecs

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

429

Human Ecology Human ecology Research  

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Human Ecology Impact of Human ecology Research Bonus Issue FROM SCHOLARSHIP TO POLICY MAKING OF HUMAN ECOLOGY APRIL 2005/VOLUME 33, NUMBER 1 #12;Human Ecology Volume 33, Number 1 April 2005 The New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University Lisa Staiano-Coico, Ph.D. Rebecca Q

Wang, Z. Jane

430

NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Decision-Support Tools Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Presentation, Training materials Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/29/WIRE Decision-Support Tools Screenshot References: Decision-Support Tools [1] Logo: Decision-Support Tools "This is a short demonstration of three decision-support tools: GsT, HOMER, and JEDI. These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies." Summary

431

Quantitative Analysis of Group Decision Making for Complex Engineered Systems  

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Understanding group decision-making processes is crucial for design or operation of a complex system. Unfortunately, there are few experimental tools that might contribute to the development of a theory of group decision-making ...

Broniatowski, David Andre

432

EIS-0183: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

183: Record of Decision EIS-0183: Record of Decision Columbia Basin Fish Accord MOA with the Shoshone-Banock Tribes 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accord MOA with the Shoshone-Banock...

433

Summary of Decisions - December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

15, 2014 - December 19, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014 December 19, 2014 - 8:35am Addthis Personnel Security Decision (10 CFR Part 710) On...

434

A tunable algorithm for collective decision-making  

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...can rise markedly with its energy budget (17), and a decision-maker's relative valuation of speed and accuracy...use different behavioral tools, their collective decision...brood-rearing, and food storage at their nest. Because...

Stephen C. Pratt; David J. T. Sumpter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Decentralized Decision-making and Protocol Design for Recycled ...  

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by a single decision maker to optimize the total system performance. ..... Net selling price offered per standard unit of material to downstream site j;. ( ) ..... previous price actions and determines its best move in price decision based on its own ...

ihong

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

436

Decision making on the sole basis of statistical likelihood  

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This paper presents a new axiomatic decision theory for choice under uncertainty. Unlike Bayesian decision theory where uncertainty is represented by a probability function, in our theory, uncertainty is given in the form ...

Giang, Phan H.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle and implementation of automated transportation decision support models for the scheduling and routing of cargo

438

Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems  

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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems Ian Davidson and Ryszard a decision support framework for logistics problems. The research covers methodologies, technologies and software tools. The framework considers typical characteristics of real-world logistics problems, common

Davidson, Ian

439

EIS-0376: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

76: Record of Decision EIS-0376: Record of Decision White Wind Farm Project White Wind Farm, LLC (Applicant), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navitas Energy, Inc., has applied to the...

440

550 FW 3 Documenting and Implementing Decisions | Open Energy...  

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and Implementing Decisions Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: 550 FW 3 Documenting and Implementing DecisionsLegal...

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EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision | Department of...  

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EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase DOE has decided to dispose of up to 2,500 cubic...

442

How the Koontz Decision May Affect Climate Change Policy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Please join us for a Sept. 10 webinar to discuss the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and explore how the decision may affect the...

443

A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

EIS-0344: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Record of Decision EIS-0344: Record of Decision Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the proposed...

445

EIS-0399: Record of Decision (OE) | Department of Energy  

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OE) EIS-0399: Record of Decision (OE) Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project Department of Energy announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to...

446

Studies of Ebola Virus Glycoprotein-Mediated Entry and Fusion by Using Pseudotyped Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Virions: Involvement of Cytoskeletal Proteins and Enhancement by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha  

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...quantitative assay that detects the fusion of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) virions to...2 required for entry and fusion of both types of the virions was shorter...human immunodeficiency virus type 1 fusion to virion maturation: a...

Akihito Yonezawa; Marielle Cavrois; Warner C. Greene

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Summary of Decisions- February 24, 2014 – February 28, 2014  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Application for Exception

448

Summary of Decisions- March 18, 2013- March 22, 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Application for Exception

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P:\DECISION\0100.tba.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Vinod Chudgar Date of Filing: January 28, 2011 Case Number: TBA-0100 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on January 13, 2011, involving a complaint of retaliation filed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, by Vinod Chudgar (hereinafter referred to as "the Complainant" or "Mr. Chudgar") against Savannah River Remediation (hereinafter referred to as "the Respondent" or "SRR"). SRR is the Management and Operations contractor for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). In his complaint, Mr. Chudgar alleged that he

450

P:\DECISION\0026.tee.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2005 , 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Case Name: Energy Savings Products, Ltd. Date of Filing: September 28, 2005 Case Number: TEE-0026 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Energy Savings Products, Ltd. (ESP) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). ESP is a manufacturer of small duct, high velocity (SDHV) air conditioning equipment. In its exception request, ESP asserts that the firm will suffer a gross inequity, serious hardship and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective

451

Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants  

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Investment Decisions for Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants January 29, 2010 402/012910 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United

452

P:\DECISION\0024.tee.wpd  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2005 2, 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Petitioner: Refricenter International Date of Filing: September 14, 2005 Case Numbers: TEE-0024 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Refricenter International (Refricenter), seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). Refricenter imports and markets air conditioning equipment on the island of Puerto Rico. In its exception request, Refricenter asserts that it will incur a serious hardship, inequity and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If Refricenter's exception request were

453

P:\DECISION\0013.tee.wpd  

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2005 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Petitioner: NORDYNE, Inc. Date of Filing: August 27, 2004 Case Numbers: TEE-0013 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by NORDYNE, Inc. (NORDYNE), seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). NORDYNE manufacturers air conditioning and heating equipment for the residential, light commercial and manufactured housing markets. In its exception request, NORDYNE asserts that it will suffer a serious hardship, inequity and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If

454

Approval of the Critical Decision 4.  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

SUBJECT: ACTION: Approval of the Critical Decision 4 for the Closeout SUBJECT: ACTION: Approval of the Critical Decision 4 for the Closeout of the General Atomics (GA) Hot Cell Facility (HCF) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project, Project Baseline Summary VL-GA-0012, and the Transfer for the GA Project Files to the Office of Legacy Management (LM) ISSUE: None BACKGROUND: Activities associated with the cleanup of the GA HCF and surrounding site were completed on September 28,2003. The GA site has been remediated to negotiated cleanup standards and released by the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the State of California Department of Health Services Radiological Health Branch (CAL-RHB) to unrestricted use. All project generated waste and legacy spent fuel materials have been dispositioned. GAts Special Nuclear

455

Decision Analysis of Dynamic Spectrum Access Rules  

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A current trend in spectrum regulation is to incorporate spectrum sharing through the design of spectrum access rules that support Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). This paper develops a decision-theoretic framework for regulators to assess the impacts of different decision rules on both primary and secondary operators. We analyze access rules based on sensing and exclusion areas, which in practice can be enforced through geolocation databases. Our results show that receiver-only sensing provides insufficient protection for primary and co-existing secondary users and overall low social welfare. On the other hand, using sensing information between the transmitter and receiver of a communication link, provides dramatic increases in system performance. The performance of using these link end points is relatively close to that of using many cooperative sensing nodes associated to the same access point and large link exclusion areas. These results are useful to regulators and network developers in understanding in developing rules for future DSA regulation.

Juan D. Deaton; Luiz A. DaSilva; Christian Wernz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Colorado Public Utility Commission's Xcel Wind Decision  

SciTech Connect

In early 2001 the Colorado Public Utility Commission ordered Xcel Energy to undertake good faith negotiations for a wind plant as part of the utility's integrated resource plan. This paper summarizes the key points of the PUC decision, which addressed the wind plant's projected impact on generation cost and ancillary services. The PUC concluded that the wind plant would cost less than new gas-fired generation under reasonable gas cost projections.

Lehr, R. L. (NRUC/NWCC); Nielsen, J. (Land and Water Fund of the Rockies); Andrews, S.; Milligan, M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

2001-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

457

Decision support system to select cover systems  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this technology is to provide risk managers with a defensible, objective way to select capping alternatives for remediating radioactive and mixed waste landfills. The process of selecting containment cover technologies for mixed waste landfills requires consideration of many complex and interrelated technical, regulatory, and economic issues. A Decision Support System (DSS) is needed to integrate the knowledge of experts from scientific, engineering, and management disciplines to help in selecting the best capping practice for the site.

Bostick, K.V.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Implications for decision making: Auto industry perspectives  

SciTech Connect

Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the auto industry. Two methods of reducing fuel use are discussed: increasing fuel efficiency of automobiles and reducing vehicle fuel use by other methods. Regulatory and market-driven control of fuel consumption are discussed. It is concluded that the automobile industry would prefer market-driven control of fuel consumption to regulatory control of fuel efficiency.

Leonard, S.A. [General Motors Technical Center, Warren, MI (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

459

Implications for decision making: Industrial sector perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the industrial sector. Industry is presented as supportive of energy conservation measures in spite of the large uncertainties in the global warming issue. Perspectives of developed and developing countries are contrasted, and carbon dioxide emissions are compared. Socioeconomic implications of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the form of higher prices for goods and services, are outlined.

Mangelsdorf, F.E. [Texaco, Inc., Beacon, NY (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

460

Decision Theory for Performance Evaluation of New Technologies Incorporating Institutional Issues: Application to Traffic Control Implementation  

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Welfare Functions," Theory and Decision, 6, 311- IBI (1995),system evaluation and decision-theory techniques areevaluation and decision-theory. Transportation System

Mattingly, Stephen P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

E-Print Network 3.0 - aid decision tool Sample Search Results  

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in Java. Tool decisions: - The system is developed using the System Architect... decisions has been. Add a decision: manually or via some tool; then integrate the...

462

Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers SEPTEMBER 2010 Solar Energy: www.ntis.gov/help/ordermethods.aspx PROCURING SOLAR ENERGY: A GUIDE FOR FEDERAL FACILITY DECISION MAKERS #12;September 2010 3 Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers Blaise

463

Formalising robot ethical reasoning as decision heuristics Charles Fox  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made in difficult situations, such as where alongside utility maximisation decisions in automated systems? We consider classical philosophical concepts ceremonies and tradition. Well-functioning ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made

Barker, Jon

464

Editorial Manager(tm) for Theory and Decision Manuscript Draft  

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Editorial Manager(tm) for Theory and Decision Manuscript Draft Manuscript Number: Title and 2-MOPI. halshs-00625706,version1-22Sep2011 Author manuscript, published in "Theory and Decision (2011) 297-324" DOI : 10.1007/s11238-010-9198-3 #12;Theory and Decision manuscript No. (will be inserted

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

465

Computer Science and Decision Theory Fred S. Roberts 1  

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Computer Science and Decision Theory Fred S. Roberts 1 DIMACS Center, Rutgers University by these applications that place great strain on decision theory/social science methods, and explores applications of consensus, with the relation between computer science and game theory and decisions, and with \\algorithmic

466

The Complexity of Decision Problems in Automata Theory and Logic  

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The Complexity of Decision Problems in Automata Theory and Logic by Larry J. Stockmeyer #12, and the f i r s t order theory of two successors and prefix, among others. It follows that the decision of recursive function theory. Keywords: computational complexity, decision procedure star- free, Turing machine

Polz, Martin

467

Combining Decision Procedures for Positive Theories Sharing Constructors  

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Combining Decision Procedures for Positive Theories Sharing Constructors Franz Baader 1 and Cesare whose positive theories are de- cidable, how can one obtain a decision procedure for the positive theory equational theories. 1 Introduction Built-in decision procedures for certain types of theories (like

Baader, Franz

468

Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making  

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#12;Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making David H. Wolpert Santa Fe: Hedonic utility, risk attitudes, S-shaped utility, decision theory, constrained obser- vation, bounded for formalizing and analyzing the problem faced by a Decision Maker (DM) working under information

469

Special Issue: Probabilistic models of cognition Bayesian decision theory in  

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Special Issue: Probabilistic models of cognition Bayesian decision theory in sensorimotor control to that predicted by Bayesian Decision Theory. This theory defines optimal behaviour in a world characterized be integrated. Bayesian decision theory [9­11] defines how our beliefs should be combined with our objectives

Körding, Konrad Paul

470

Some thoughts on Le Cam's statistical decision theory David Pollard  

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Some thoughts on Le Cam's statistical decision theory by David Pollard Statistics Department Yale theory of statistical inference and decision theory. A short, self- contained proof of a key result developed a general theory for handling asymptotic problems in statistical decision theory. At the core

Pollard, David

471

Mini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions  

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for predicting choices and for building a physiologically constrained theory of decision-making. Key wordsMini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions Brian Knutson1 and Peter Bossaerts2 1 of Finance, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 To explain investing decisions

Knutson, Brian

472

Critical Factors in the Successful Commercialization of Microbial Pest Control Products  

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Commercialization is the final and most difficult step ... be provided to facilitate decision-making in the commercialization process. Company profiles will be reviewed, and ... are discussed. Crucial factors for...

Dr. Willem J. Ravensberg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Human viruses: discovery and emergence  

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...whether or not it poses a risk to humans, would be...will pose a serious risk to public health but...situation will require both political will and considerable investment in infrastructure...Woolhouse, M. E. J. 2001 Risk factors for human disease...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

The human activity of visualization  

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Griffin et al 2006 #12;Human-Computer Interaction: Software of the Mind each user has a setThe human activity of visualization cultural and psychological factors in representation; Gibbon 1998; Marcus 2000) conventions and metaphors of Westerners may not hold worldwide colors

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

475

Proposing a decision-making model using analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy expert system for prioritizing industries in installation of combined heat and power systems  

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Restructuring electric power and increasing energy cost encourage large energy consumers to utilize combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In addition to these two factors, the gradual exclusion of subsidies is the third factor intensifying the utilization ... Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process, Combined heat and power, Decision making, Fuzzy expert system, Industry

Mehdi Piltan; Erfan Mehmanchi; S. F. Ghaderi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

A connection between quantum decision theory and quantum games: The Hamiltonian of Strategic Interaction  

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Abstract Experimental economics and studies in psychology show incompatibilities between human behavior and the perfect rationality assumption which do not fit in classical decision theory, but a more general representation in terms of Hilbert spaces can account for them. This paper integrates previous theoretical works in quantum game theory, Yukalov and Sornette’s quantum decision theory and Pothos and Busemeyer’s quantum cognition model by postulating the Hamiltonian of Strategic Interaction which introduces entanglement in the strategic state of the decision-maker. The Hamiltonian is inherited from the algebraic structure of angular momentum in quantum mechanics and the only required parameter, ? ? ? [ 0 , ? ] , represents the strength of the interaction. We consider it as a non-revealed type of the decision-maker. Considering ? ? to be a continuous random variable, phenomena like learning when participating in repeated games and the influence of the amount of disposable information could be considered as an evolution in the mode and shape of the distribution function f ? ? ( t , I ) . This modeling is motivated by the Eisert–Wilkens–Lewenstein quantization scheme for Prisoner’s Dilemma game and then it is applied in the Ultimatum game, which is not a simultaneous but a sequential game. Even when this non-revealed type ? ? cannot be directly observed, we can compute observable outcomes: the probabilities of offering different amounts of coins and the probability of the different offers being accepted or not by the other player.

Ismael Martínez-Martínez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN DECISION-MAKING  

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USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN to define the agent decision making process. This formalism is based on the belief theory, which is a formal the belief theory. This theory allows to formalize reasoning. It can be used to make a decision between

Boyer, Edmond

478

Use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions.  

SciTech Connect

The rapid expansion of wind power gives rise to a number of challenges for power system operators and electricity market participants. The key operational challenge is to efficiently handle the uncertainty and variability of wind power when balancing supply and demand in ths system. In this report, we analyze how wind power forecasting can serve as an efficient tool toward this end. We discuss the current status of wind power forecasting in U.S. electricity markets and develop several methodologies and modeling tools for the use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions, from the perspectives of the system operator as well as the wind power producer. In particular, we focus on the use of probabilistic forecasts in operational decisions. Driven by increasing prices for fossil fuels and concerns about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, wind power, as a renewable and clean source of energy, is rapidly being introduced into the existing electricity supply portfolio in many parts of the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has analyzed a scenario in which wind power meets 20% of the U.S. electricity demand by 2030, which means that the U.S. wind power capacity would have to reach more than 300 gigawatts (GW). The European Union is pursuing a target of 20/20/20, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, increase the amount of renewable energy to 20% of the energy supply, and improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020 as compared to 1990. Meanwhile, China is the leading country in terms of installed wind capacity, and had 45 GW of installed wind power capacity out of about 200 GW on a global level at the end of 2010. The rapid increase in the penetration of wind power into power systems introduces more variability and uncertainty in the electricity generation portfolio, and these factors are the key challenges when it comes to integrating wind power into the electric power grid. Wind power forecasting (WPF) is an important tool to help efficiently address this challenge, and significant efforts have been invested in developing more accurate wind power forecasts. In this report, we document our work on the use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions.

Botterud, A.; Zhi, Z.; Wang, J.; Bessa, R.J.; Keko, H.; Mendes, J.; Sumaili, J.; Miranda, V. (Decision and Information Sciences); (INESC Porto)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

479

Eventological theory of decision making for stock markets  

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The eventological theory of decision-making, the theory of eventfull decision-making is a theory of decision-making based on eventological principles and using results of mathematical eventology; a theoretical basis of the practical eventology. The beginnings of this theory which have arisen from eventfull representation of the reasonable subject and his decisions in the form of eventological distributions (E-distributions) of sets of events and which are based on the eventological H-theorem are offered. The illustrative example of the eventological decision-making by the reasonable subject on his own eventfull behaviour in the financial or share market is considered.

Oleg Yu. Vorobyev; Joe J. Goldblatt; Rebecca Finkel

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

480

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Name RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Agency/Company /Organization Natural Resources Canada Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis Website http://www.retscreen.net/ang/h References Centre Overview [1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. "The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen

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481

EIS-0198: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8: Record of Decision 8: Record of Decision EIS-0198: Record of Decision Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project (April 1997) The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision regarding its programmatic decision for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project. This decision enables DOE to take action under its UMTRA Ground Water Project, and is based on the environmental analyses in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Ground Water Project (DOE/EIS-0198), which DOE issued in December 1996. Record of Decision for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project (April 1997) 62 FR 22913 More Documents & Publications

482

Implications of the KONVERGENCE Model for Difficult Cleanup Decisions  

SciTech Connect

Abstract—Some cleanup decisions, such as cleanup of intractable contaminated sites or disposal of spent nuclear fuel, have proven difficult to make. Such decisions face high resistance to agreement from stakeholders possibly because they do not trust the decision makers, view the consequences of being wrong as too high, etc. Our project’s goal is to improve sciencebased cleanup decision-making. This includes diagnosing intractable situations, as a step to identifying a path toward sustainable solutions. Companion papers describe the underlying philosophy of the KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions,1 and the overall framework and process steps.2 Where knowledge, values, and resources converge (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision – a decision that works over time. For intractable cases, serious consideration of the adaptable class of alternatives is warranted – if properly implemented and packaged.

Piet, Steven James; Dakins, Maxine Ellen; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

483

Enhancing management decision making in global enterprises using GIS principles  

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Business organisations are increasing their influence and presence throughout the world as domestic economies become oversaturated. Organisations increasingly turn to international commerce to discover new markets. Globalisation requires that firms adapt their management and decision-making practices to recognise localised cultural, political, legal, social, and security requirements. In response, organisations are revamping their decision processes, tailoring them as cultures evolve, political assumptions and realities change, laws are enacted, social issues come to the forefront, and security requirements mature. Traditional decision support systems (DSS) are incapable of readily incorporating localised variables into decision-making processes and must be enhanced. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), have the potential to enhance traditional management decision-making (DSS) tools by adapting them for use in global environments. This paper proposes the melding of GIS and DSS toolsets to create a new framework, hereinafter referred to as Geographically-Enhanced Decision Support Systems (GEDSS), for enhanced management and decision-making for businesses.

A. James Wynne; Harry L. Reif; Chandrashekar D. Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

EIS-0183: Revised Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Revised Record of Decision Revised Record of Decision EIS-0183: Revised Record of Decision Offer of Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for, and Electrical Interconnection of, the Shepherds Flat Wind Project; Bonneville Power Administration The U.S. Department of Energy announces its decisions to provide a conditional loan guarantee for, and interconnection to the Federal Columbia River Transmission River (FCRTS) of, the 846-megawatt (MW) Shepherds. DOE/EIS-0183, Revised Record of Decision for Offer of Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for, and Electrical Interconnection of, the Shepherds Flat Wind Project; Bonneville Power Administration, (October 2010) More Documents & Publications EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision

485

Organizational Culture andOrganizational Culture and Human Factors in HealthcareHuman Factors in Healthcare  

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to itsthat an organization responds to its challengeschallenges ·· Organizational learningOrganizational;Organizational LearningOrganizational Learning Carroll JS and Edmondson AC, Qual Saf Health Care, 2002 11 and candid ·· Organizational learning is promotedOrganizational learning is promoted Singer SJSinger SJ et

486

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5, 2007 5, 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Curtis Hall Date of Filing: June 22, 2006 Case Number: TBH-0042 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Curtis Hall (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), the prime contractor at the DOE's Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. From January 10, 2005 until July 28, 2005, he was employed as a Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) Engineer to work at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) being constructed at the Hanford Site. On October 20, 2005, he filed a complaint of retaliation against BNI with the DOE

487

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2007 , 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Casey von Bargen Date of Filing: May 21, 2007 Case Number: TBH-0034 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Casey von Bargen (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of COMPA Industries, Inc. (COMPA), a subcontractor of Sandia Corporation (Sandia) which manages the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the DOE. On June 2, 2003, he began employment at the SNL facility as a safety engineer. On September 20, 2004, the complainant was terminated from his position. In November 2004, he filed a complaint of

488

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2002 2, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filing: June 2, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0044 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed in 1994 by Janet K. Benson (the Complainant) against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Regents of the University of California (UC) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). At all times relevant to this proceeding, UC managed and operated LLNL for the United States government under a contract between the Regents of UC and the DOE. It is the Complainant's contention that during her employment with LLNL she engaged in activity protected by

489

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2002 2, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners: Raymond Gallegos; Andrew Sanchez Date of Filing: July 3, 2001 Case Numbers: VBH-0070; VBH-0071 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Raymond Gallegos and Andrew Sanchez (the Complainants) against their previous employer, Business Environments (BE), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. BE is a subcontractor that provides office furniture to the DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The complainants worked as furniture installers for BE until they were both terminated on December 11, 2000. The complainants allege that BE terminated them in retaliation for their

490

Understanding the Climate-Sensitive Decisions and Information Needs of Freshwater Resource Managers in Hawaii  

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Understanding how climate science can be useful in decisions about the management of freshwater resources requires knowledge of decision makers, their climate-sensitive decisions, and the context in which the decisions are being made. A mixed-...

Melissa L. Finucane; Rachel Miller; L. Kati Corlew; Victoria W. Keener; Maxine Burkett; Zena Grecni

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Energy Efficiency is always a Good Business Decision, especially in a Down Economy  

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written for publication of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), February 2009 written for publication of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), February 2009 Energy Efficiency is a Good Business Decision, Especially Now! By Neil Zobler, Catalyst Financial Group, Inc, and Robert Sauchelli, U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR ® Energy efficiency is always a good business decision, especially now in a down economy. Add to it the value of environmental and human health benefits of green and sustainable buildings, and the case for installing cost effective energy efficient equipment is even stronger. In this article, we will focus on the "why?" and the "how?"- why implementing energy efficiency projects contributes to the organization's overall financial health and - how ENERGY STAR tools and resources can help sell cost effective energy efficiency improvements to

492

Efficient Transportation Decision Public Web Site: Bridging the Gap Between Transportation Planning and the Public  

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for accomplishing transportation planning and projectprocess – the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (Process - is to make transportation decisions more quickly

Roaza, Ruth

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Chapter 4 - Air Pollution Decision Tools  

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Abstract Different types of information must be evaluated and integrated to support means of addressing air pollution. Evidence-based is compared to precaution-based air pollution risk assessment. The entire spectrum of risk-based decision making is considered, including risk perception. Air pollution statistics and probability are discussed using examples and case studies, including radon, “black swan events”, toxic clouds such as the one in Bhopal, India and explosions and fires such as the one caused by the derailment in Lac-Mégantic in eastern Quebec, Canada.

Daniel Vallero

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Enterprise decision support using Intranet technology  

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We present a knowledge-based enterprise modeling framework that automatically builds and executes task-specific models in response to user queries. This framework bases its reasoning about a particular organization upon a library of knowledge representing signigicant organizational phenomena from different perspectives and at different levels of detail. The system is aimed at providing fast cycle responses to decrease organizational error and support strategic decision-making. The focus is on how to improve model building and how to extract the relevant knowledge to support specific analyses of corporate issues. An Intranet-based prototype implementation is presented to illustrate the ideas and concepts.

Sulin Ba; Karl R Lang; Andrew B Whinston

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Algorithms for optimal dyadic decision trees  

SciTech Connect

A new algorithm for constructing optimal dyadic decision trees was recently introduced, analyzed, and shown to be very effective for low dimensional data sets. This paper enhances and extends this algorithm by: introducing an adaptive grid search for the regularization parameter that guarantees optimal solutions for all relevant trees sizes, revising the core tree-building algorithm so that its run time is substantially smaller for most regularization parameter values on the grid, and incorporating new data structures and data pre-processing steps that provide significant run time enhancement in practice.

Hush, Don [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Porter, Reid [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Alliance Solar Decision Guide  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Businesses considering implementing solar PV may encounter widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures (buy-down incentives, performance based incentives, feed-in tariffs, etc.), utility policies (net metering, interconnection requirements), regulatory structures, and permitting requirements. They might also have uncertainty about how to assess the different ownership structures (PPA, lease, own, etc.). The Solar Decision Guide can help companies navigate this complex environment to determine if investing in solar makes financial sense and to identify the regions that offer the most promising returns on solar investment.

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Investment decisions in the renewable energy sector: An analysis of non-financial drivers  

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Notwithstanding their many environmental, economic and social advantages, renewable energy technologies (RE) account for a small fraction of the world's primary energy supply. One possible cause for this limited diffusion is that private investments in the RE sector, although potentially appealing, remain insufficient. The lack of adequate financing is also a clear indication that our understanding of the process by which investors fund RE ventures is still incomplete. This paper aims to fill in this gap and to shed new light on RE investment decisions. Building upon behavioral finance and institutional theory, we posit that, in addition to a rational evaluation of the economics of the investment opportunities, various non-financial factors affect the decision to invest in renewables. We analyze the investment decisions of a large sample of investors, with the objective to identify the main determinants of their choices. Our results shed new light on the role of institutional and behavioral factors in determining the share of renewable energy technologies in energy portfolios, and have important implications for both investors and policy makers: they suggest that RE technologies still suffer from a series of biased perceptions and preconceptions that favor status quo energy production models over innovative alternatives.

Andrea Masini; Emanuela Menichetti

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISIPTA'07 July 19th, 2007 Data-Based Decisions under  

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-Based Decisions under Complex Uncertainty" Research Interests: Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities-Based Decisions under Imprecise Probability and Least Favorable Models Usual Decision Theory States of nature-Based Decisions under Imprecise Probability and Least Favorable Models Usual Decision Theory States of nature

Hable, Robert

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Evaluation of the Atmospheric Transport Model in the MACCS2 Code and its Impact on Decision Making at DOE Sites  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Atmospheric the Atmospheric Transport Model in the MACCS2 Code and its Impact on Decision Making at Department of Energy Sites John E. Till and Arthur S. Rood June 5, 2012 RAC Historical Dose Reconstruction Projects Environmental Risk Assessment "Understanding and communicating the movement of radionuclides and chemicals released to the environment, resulting exposure to humans, and the subsequent dose or risk from exposure." Types of Dose/Risk  Medical  Occupational  Public Dose/Risk Can Be Estimated for  Real people  Hypothetical people Purpose of Assessments  Compliance  Decision making  Epidemiology  Emergency response Approaches to Estimating Risk  In certain situations, and depending upon the decisions to be made, if the results of relatively

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Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

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The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z