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T his paper presents a multiple-objective decision analysis approach to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate different potassium iodide (KI) distribution plans for a hypothetical local region. We developed this approach for a U.S. National Research Council committee that was charged with figuring out the best means for protecting people against(More)
Experimental results on individuals� preferences for temporal sequences of outcomes related to air quality and near-shore ocean water quality are discussed and compared to previous research on the preferences for sequences of health and money outcomes. Generally, participants gave significantly lower ratings to environmental sequences (with equal means)(More)
We provide a decision analysis perspective on the decision making process leading to the merger of The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) and the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) to form the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Throughout the merger negotiation era from 1989 until the merger in 1995,(More)
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells shed their flagella in response to environmental stress. Under favorable conditions, flagella are quickly regrown. To learn more about the signals that trigger flagellar excision and regrowth we have investigated inositol phospholipid metabolites, molecules implicated in signal transduction in several other systems. After(More)
Chlamydomonas cells respond to certain environmental stimuli by shedding their flagella. Flagellar loss induces a rapid, transient increase in expression of a specific set of genes encoding flagellar proteins, and assembly of a new flagellar pair. While flagellar gene expression and initiation of flagellar outgrowth are normally tightly coupled to flagellar(More)
Through surveys of students and junior professionals and interviews with business and government executives, we studied Chinese choices and fairness perceptions in risky health and safety decisions. The survey responses were compared with American responses from an earlier study by Keller and Sarin. The survey results show that the American and Chinese(More)
The objective of the special issue is to introduce a new theme, the use of game theory and decision theory in reliability analysis and risk analysis. The special issue aims to bring together novel research from disciplines that have the potential to contribute to this theme, including (but not limited to) economics, engineering, finance, mathematics,(More)
RhoB has been reported to exert positive and negative effects on cancer pathophysiology but an understanding of its role in breast cancer remains incomplete. Analysis of data from the Oncomine database showed a positive correlation between RhoB expression and positivity for both estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR). This finding was(More)