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Smart Decisions: A Structured Approach to Decision Analysis Using MCDA - by Sajid Siraj, Richard Hodgett, Ellen Louise Hogg

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The textbook Smart Decisions: A Structured Approach to Decision Analysis using MCDA, covers the fundamentals of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis methods. Each chapter introduces a core MCDA method and guides the reader through a step-by-step approach to the implementation of the method using Microsoft Excel and R. Specifically it covers the techniques of weighted sum, AHP,...

Irene Mussio - How concerned are people about climate-related risks to health?

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Irene Mussio has an entry on the LUBS Research and Innovation Blog that talks about her research into how people trade off the health risks from climate change against other risks, like traffic accidents.  You can read the blog here https://business.leeds.ac.uk/dir-record/research-blog/2238/how-concerned-are-people-about-climate-related-risks-to-health

Xingjie Wei & colleagues - Actors' facial similarity and its impact on US movies' box-office performance in East and South-East Asia

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Verdiana Giannetti and Jieke Chen from the LUBS marketing department, along with Xingjie Wei have a new paper that sheds light on how the facial similarity of actors in Hollywood movies can significantly affect box office performance in East and South-East Asian (ESEA) countries. The research, published in the International Marketing Review, suggests that casting...

Andrea Taylor presents initial results from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation project

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Andrea Taylor presented the interim results from the project funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation “Analysing risk perception and preparedness to develop effective disaster risk communication strategies” at the WMO/WWRP Weather & Society Conference on 29th February. This conference covered a number of themes linked to the UN initiative Early Warnings for All, with Andrea’s presentation...

New KTP project: AI/ML-powered predictive analytics and forecasting for the legal sector

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A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded to a company Katchr and our academic team, Drs. Richard Hodgett (lead, CDR), Nabi Omidvar (School of Computing and LUBS), and Xingjie Wei (CDR). Katchr is a leader in software-based technology within the legal sector, has developed software that has significantly optimised data analytical capabilities for...

Edika Quispe-Torreblanca & colleagues - Political Attitudes and Disease Threat: Regional Pathogen Stress is Associated with Conservative Ideology only for Older Individuals

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Edika Quispe-Torreblanca & colleagues have a paper accepted in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin entitled "Political Attitudes and Disease Threat: Regional Pathogen Stress is Associated with Conservative Ideology only for Older Individuals" ABSTRACT What environmental factors are associated with individual differences in political ideology, and do such associations change over time? We examine whether reductions...

Aritad Choicharoon, Richard Hodgett, Barbara Summers, Sajid Siraj - Hit or miss: A decision support system framework for signing new musical talent

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Signing new musical talent is a complex decision problem for music labels. This paper proposes and tests a framework for the creation of a decision support system based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decision science for the process of signing new musical talent by music labels. In the music industry, the process of signing...

Andrea Taylor, Sarah Jenkins and Barbara Summers: Analysing risk perception and preparedness to develop effective disaster risk communication strategies

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Andrea Taylor, Sarah Jenkins and Barbara Summers, working with Yim Ling Sui and Suraje Dessai (School of Earth and Environment), have been awarded £435K by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation for a 3 year research project to develop and test risk communication and reduction strategies for severe weather events. The funds were awarded by Lloyds Register...

Romain Crastes dit Sourd & colleagues – To tax or to ban? A discrete choice experiment to elicit public preferences for phasing out glyphosate use in Agriculture

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This paper look at citizens’ preferences for reducing the use of glyphosate (a controversial herbicide) by the means of taxation and /or regulation instruments has been accepted for publication in PLoS One. In 2023, the European Union will vote on the reauthorization of glyphosate use, renewed in 2017 despite concern on impacts on the environment...