BIS Seminar: Associate Professor Pedro Antunes

16 March, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
General Purpose North (39A), Room 201

Evidence Based Management - Another Take at a Divisive Topic

Evidence based practice has been very successful in medicine. Even though the concept has been suggested as important in the management field, so far the response from the research community has been unenthusiastic. In this talk we suggest another look at the topic from a decision support systems perspective. We then propose a method for building decision support systems that adopts ontologies for the systematic exploration of accumulated definitional, descriptive and prescriptive knowledge. The method applicability is illustrated in three instantiations, all related to crowdsourcing.

Associate Professor Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes is Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Information Management. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon and Habilitation in Informatics Engineering from the University of Lisbon. Pedro’s research is mainly centred on the design of business tools, with a focus on decision support systems and business process management. Pedro has published articles in ACM Computing Surveys, Group Decision and Negotiation, Behaviour and Information Technology, Information Systems Frontiers, IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of Systems and Software, Expert Systems With Applications, and other journals. Pedro is currently Associate Editor at IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.