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Ali Abbas

Ali E. Abbas is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making, and previously directed the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). Before joining USC, Dr. Abbas was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his time at the University of Illinois, Dr. Abbas was a lecturer in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering, Ph.D. minor in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. The recipient of multiple awards from the National Science Foundation for his work, Dr. Abbas's research focuses on decision analysis, risk analysis, multiattribute utility theory, and ethical decision-making. Dr. Abbas is author of numerous books including "Foundations of Multiattribute Utility" by Cambridge University Press and is Co-author of "Foundations of Decision Analysis" with Ronald Howard at Stanford University. He is also editor of numerous books including "Improving Homeland Security Decisions", and the forthcoming book "Next Generation Ethics."