Day 11 – Featuring Ron Howard
Building your own ethical code and more
Upon his retirement in 2018, Prof. Howard became Prof. Emeritus of the Department of Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford University, where he directed teaching and research in the Decision Analysis Program. He was also the Director of the Department’s Decisions and Ethics Center, which examined the efficacy and ethics of social arrangements.
He defined the profession of decision analysis in 1964 and has supervised several doctoral theses in decision analysis every year until his retirement. His experience includes dozens of decision analysis projects that range over virtually all fields of application, from investment planning to research strategy, and from hurricane seeding to nuclear waste isolation. He was a founding Director and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group and is President of the Decision Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing decision skills to youth.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of INFORMS and IEEE, and a Ramsey medalist. He is the author, with Clint Korver, of Ethics for the Real World: Creating a Personal Code to Guide Decisions in Work and Life. His latest book is Foundations of Decision Analysis, written with Ali E. Abbas.