Decision making under uncertainty

We live in an uncertain world, and in business, decision-makers must contend with unknowns ranging from everyday questions like what the weather will be like tomorrow, to major drivers of uncertainty such as climate change, the economy, technological revolutions, and pandemics.  

Smart decision-makers do not leave it all to chance. If you are planning a major investment in new manufacturing capacity, devising a series of delivery routes, or deciding how many crops to grow, you need a plan that will help you achieve an optimal outcome in light not only of the things you know, but also of the things you cannot predict.  

At Imperial, researchers in a variety of business and engineering disciplines are developing new algorithms, modelling techniques and tools to help businesses make smart decisions that improve efficiency, resilience and expected value in the face of uncertainty. 

At this event, led by Imperial Business Partners, you will have the chance to meet the researchers, learn how they are applying new decision-making techniques to business challenges in a variety of sectors, and discover opportunities and avenues for future collaboration. 

Date: Thursday 25 February
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Confirmed speakers

Professor Ruth Misener, Professor in Computational Optimisation, Department of Computing

Dr Michel CardinSenior Lecturer in Computational Aided Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering

Maria Angelas Diaz, EMEA and India Sales Vice President and General Manager, Agilent Technologies

Chair: Professor Peter Childs, Dyson School of Design Engineering

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More speakers and details to be announced shortly 

Networking opportunities

Imperial Business Partners and the Deep Tech Network have come together to facilitate networking opportunities as part of this event. 

The Deep Tech Network is organised between Imperial's Department of Chemistry, our Enterprise Division and Upstream - a partnership between Imperial and Hammersmith and Fulham Council - with the intention of encouraging interaction and collaboration between business and Imperial’s researchers and developing a deep-tech innovation ecosystem around Imperial’s White City Campus.

Complete the registration form to secure your space for the presentations and networking.