Evaluating Decision Support and Expert Systems

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Wiley, Jan 1, 1992 - Computers - 248 pages
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About the author LEONARD ADELMAN is Associate Professor of Systems Engineering at George Mason University. Dr. Adelman has had extensive experience in both theoretical and applied aspects of decision research. His primary research areas are individual and group decision processes and the development and evaluation of decision support systems and expert systems. Over the last ten years, Dr. Adelman has managed projects funded by the Army Research Institute, the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Air Systems Command, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Science Foundation. He was a Senior Principal Associate of Decision Science Consortium, Inc., Manager of the Decision Sciences Section of PAR Government Systems Corporation and is regarded as one of the leading consultants to industry on decision research. Dr. Adelman received his BA in psychology from Florida State University, and MA and PhD degrees in psychology from the University of Colorado.

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