Decision Systsmes Laboratory

 Who We Are 


 Community Services 
 Corporate Partners 



See also the WWW pages of GeNIe, a development environment for graphical models, such as Bayesian networks and influence diagrams that we are developing at Decision Systems Laboratory. GeNIe and its reasoning engine, SMILE (Structural Modeling, Inference, and Learning Engine) are our research vehicles and implement most of our research contributions. GeNIe and SMILE can be downloaded from GeNIe distribution site.

Environment for Strategic Planning (ESP)top

NOTE Funded by Air Force Office for Scientific Research (AFOSR) and Intel Research

This is an umbrella project that brings together all our efforts. A palpable result of this project is our software, GeNIe and SMILE. The goal of the ESP project is to build a computational environment that supports decision makers in making strategic planning decisions. Atypical task that ESP supports is prediction of the expected effects of strategic policy options based on a planning model. The core of a model is a set of structural equations describing local interactions among variables. These equations are supplemented by the policy makers with values for policy variables. The system then derives from these the causal structure of the model and displays it graphically.

We are actively looking for industrial partners interested in supporting their strategic planning needs.

by Tomek D Loboda and Mark Voortman