Prof. Karen Feigh delivers seminar on support system design at Iowa State

Prof. Karen Feigh delivers seminar on support system design at Iowa State
Atlanta, GA

Karen Feigh was invited by Iowa State University's School of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering to deliver a seminar that explored the impact that experience-based strategies have on decision-makingwhen incomplete information is available.

Associate Professor of aerospace engineering Karen Feigh was invited by Iowa State University's School of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering this week to deliver a seminar that explored the impact that experience-based strategies have on decision-making when incomplete information is available.

"Accuracy and Effort of Decision-making Strategies with Incomplete Information: Implications for Support System Design" was delivered by Feigh at the Ames Iowa campus on Sept. 24.

Feigh has long been interested in exploring models that will improve aeronautic safety and performance through a better understanding of human decision-making. As a faculty member in GT's Cognitive Engineering Center, she has focused much of her research on the computational cognitive modeling and design of cognitive work support systems and technologies to improve the performance of socio-technical systems with particular emphasis on aerospace systems.

"Decision-makers are often required to make decisions with incomplete information," said Feigh.

"In order to design decision support systems utilizing restrictiveness and guidance to assist decision makers in these situations, it is essential to understand how certain decision making strategies are affected by incomplete information."

Feigh's talk presented the results of a simulation that measured the accuracy and effort involved in various decision-making strategies, each with varying amounts of information. She also spoke about the implications these findings have for the design of decision-support systems.

 

Find out more about Associate Professor Karen Feigh.

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