Articles by Farnaz Akhavi

Dr. Akhavi's research focuses on the interaction between decision aids and human decision making. She earned her Industrial Engineering PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2006, an Industrial Engineering MS in 2003 from the University of Minnesota, and a Computer Information Systems MS in 2000 from the University of Detroit.

Creating Effective Decision Aids for Complex Tasks

Abstract Engineering design tasks require designers to continually compare, weigh, and choose among many complex alternatives. The quality of these selection decisions directly impacts the quality, cost, and safety of the final product. Because of the high degree of uncertainty in predicting the performance of alternatives while they are still just sketches on the drawing […] [Read More]