Preface; Part I. Foundations of Decision Modeling: 1. Introduction; 2. Explanations of processes and trees; 3. Utilities and rewards; 4. Subjective probability and its elicitation; 5. Bayesian inference for decision analysis; Part II. Multi-Dimensional Decision Modeling: 6. Multiattribute utility theory; 7. Bayesian networks; 8. Graphs, decisions and causality; 9. Multidimensional learning; 10. Conclusions; Bibliography.
Jim Q. Smith is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick.
'The author presents a good set of solved exercises, which serve for illustration, and a large set of proposed exercises are suggested. I recommend this book for professional and advanced students in statistics, operations research, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences and different branches of engineering.' Narciso Bouza Herrera, Zentralblatt MATH '... an excellent resource for students at final year undergraduate level or higher, and for anyone researching issues of complex decision-making.' Mathematics Today