Decision Theory and Practice Group

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Ricardas Zitikis

Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street North
London, Ontario N6A 5B7


The Group, known as DTPG, studies and tackles decision making under risk and uncertainty from all aspects of the trade: practical, experimental, and theoretical. Our consulting and research spans from data gathering (business and other types of intelligence) to tactical and strategic planning.

Members (some of my grad students and RA's)

"One for all, and all for one."
Shiqing Chen, MSc (Stats/Act Sci) study at UWO
Yijuan Ge, BA (Law), MA (Int Law), PhD (Journalism) - PhD (Education) study at UWO
Mikayel Karapetyan, MSc (Appl Math, Comp Sci, Mechanics) - PhD study at UWO
Danang Teguh Qoyyimi, MSc (Math) - PhD study at UWO
David Guan Dong Zhang, MSc (Comp Sci) - PhD study at UWO
Jiang Wu, BSc (Math), MA (Econ), MSc (Stats/Act Sci), PhD (Econ) - PhD study at UWO

DTPG Coordinator

Ricardas Zitikis, PhD (Appl Math)
Member of:

- American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA)

- American Statistical Association (ASA)
      - Business and Economic Statistics
      - Physical, Engineering, Quality, and Productivity
      - Risk Analysis
      - Social Statistics
      - Statistics in Marketing
- Canadian Economics Association (CEA)
- European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)

      Working Group

      - Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics)
            Working Teams
            - Dependence Models and Copulas (DMC)
            - Econometrics and Finance (EF)
            - General Methodological Statistics (GMS)
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
      - Decision Analysis Society (DAS)

- Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) - Life Member

- International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) - Permanent Member
- Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE) - Founding Member
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
     Activity Groups
      - Financial Mathematics and Engineering
      - Optimization
      - Uncertainty Quantification

- Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)

      - Actuarial Science
      - Business and Industrial Statistics
      - Probability