WE LIVE IN TROUBLED TIMES THAT CHALLENGE THE DECISION MAKING AS NEVER BEFORE
The acceleration of technologies and business makes contexts constantly changing and complexity never achieved in history.
Instability becomes a structural factor. Traditional skills, frameworks, and methodologies are not enough.
On one side, technologies offer opportunities never reached before to face such complexity, but adopting the technologies is also a difficult and risky element.
A NEW APPROACH TO DECISION MAKING IS NEEDED
WHAT DECISION SCIENCE IS ABOUT
Decision Science is a multidisciplinary mindset, methods, and tools focusing on improving the decision process and taking the best actions.
It is about how individuals, robots, and organizations evaluate data, generate information, make decisions, surf uncertainty, and manage risks.
It combines insights from various disciplines to develop descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models and algorithms for solving complex problems and achieving effective, efficient, robust, timely, and justifiable decisions.
It leverages Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Control and automation, Industrial Engineering, Simulation, Digital Twin, Data Science, AI, and more.
THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT TIME/ SHARE LEARN GROW / INFORM DECIDE ACT / LEVERAGE DATA-DRIVEN ACTIONS / GET COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE / EXCEL AT RISK MANAGEMENT / INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY AND SAFETY / INCREASE ADAPTABILITY / IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES / OPTIMISE PROCESSES /
THE DECISION SCIENCE ALLIANCE (DSA) IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Founded by an international group of passionate managers, entrepreneurs, professors, researchers, and professionals, DSA promotes the Decision Science Next-Generation Culture. The DSA commits to fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and learning: it facilitates the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices, enabling decision-makers to thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
DSA AMBASSADORS CIRCLE
The DSA Ambassadors Circle serves as a collaborative space for professionals with substantial experience in both industry and academia within the field of Decision Science, fostering opportunities for work, connection and knowledge exchange.
EXECUTIVES & ENTREPRENEURS
PROFESSORS & RESEARCHERS
DSA BOARD MEMBERS
Serve as key contributors to the DSA community. Act as pillars within the relational network of DSA. Foster connections that are fundamental to sharing expertise and driving progress.
SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERSHIPS RECRUTING
Actively seek sponsorship and partnerships. Contribute to the collaborative growth of the DSA community through strategic alliances.
DSA SERVICES SUPPORT
Provide support through coaching, advising and conducting masterclasses. Serve as a hub where educators, experts and professionals come together.
DSA Ambassadors play a crucial role in shaping and executing DSA’s strategy and they collaborate closely with the Scientific & Ethics Committee and the DSA Board. Actively participate in a dedicated working group. Exchange ideas, suggestions, and feedback on DSA activities within the group.
AMBASSADORS NOMINATION GUIDELINE
New Ambassadors can be instructed by any Ambassador or a Board Member
The new Candidate enrolment will be approved by a team of 3 Ambassadors. Approval is traced with a simple document.
The Candidate must provide the CV.
Nomination is formally recognized by parchment and welcome letter.
Nominations occurs any quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer)
The new Ambassadors must sign an Acceptance Letter, where they are also required to respect the DSA Ethics Code and operative rules. The letter indicates where to find the Ethics Code and operative rules. The letter mentions that The Ambassadors Title will never end unless the Candidate communicates her/his will to resign or the DSA, due to reputational or Ethical reasons, resigns the Ambassador.
New Ambassadors are presented to the circle via DSA communication tools.
Raffaele Maccioni is an entrepreneur-manager focused on building initiatives from research to create tangible market value. Electronic – Control Engineer from the Polytechnic of Milan. Over 25 years of experience and passion for analytical models and algorithms applied to complex systems. Raffaele is now leading and supporting as R&D Executive a few companies and entrepreneurship initiatives.
DSA Vice President
Emanuele Carpanzano is Director of Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. He managed numerous R&D initiatives at international, national and regional level, as well as industrial research and knowledge transfer projects. He is active in different federal and international associations and institutions dedicated to education, research and innovation programs and initiatives.
ANGEL A. JUAN
DSA Lab Director
Angel A. Juan is a full professor in the dept. of Applied Statistics and Operations research at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), as well as invited professor at University College Dublin and Universidade Aberta (Portugal). Dr. Juan holds a PH.D. in Industrial Engineering and an M.SC. in Mathematics. He completed a predoctoral internship at Harvard University and postdoctoral internships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology
MARIA CRISTINA CARACCIOLO
DSA Legal Department Director
Maria Cristina Caracciolo is a lawyer and works as legal consultant for industrial companies. She obtained a PH.D. In comparative and international law. She is used to support the management of the companies she collaborate with regarding not only legal issues but also strategic solution to be adopted. In her activity she drafts and reviews all the legal documentation of the company, contract of any type and minutes.
DSA General Affair Director
Roberto Klaus studied at the University of St. Gallen, graduating with a degree in “Sales Management”, specialising in distribution logistics. He subsequently started to work in Zürich, in the banking sector, then moving to work in fields with a stronger focus on logistics at ptt (swiss telecommunications, logistic services and post). Roberto covers the position of Director at the Ticino Chamber of Commerce. From 2005-2007 Roberto’s focus was on sustainability. He spent these years collaborating with the University of Lugano (Supsi).
DSA Lab Vice Director
Maria Nogal is an assistant professor in the faculty of Civil Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (tu delft), in the Netherlands. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin and visiting professor at University College Dublin. She develops methods & tools to support decision-making in pressing real-world problems characterised by high complexity and uncertainty.
DSA Scientific & Ethic Committee Director
Giovanni Righini is a full professor of Operations Research at the University of Milan, Department of Computer Science, where he founded the Operations Research Laboratory Optlab in 1998. He holds a PH.D. In Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Milan. He managed several applied research projects, mainly in logistics and health care. He is also active in educational initiatives related to math teaching in schools.
DSA Editorial Department Director
Luca Lisci, a seasoned innovator with over 30 years of experience, excels in blending ethical technology use with human development. As a multifaceted entrepreneur, journalist, and educator, he focuses on design strategy, ethical innovation, breakthrough tech, branding and identity. His expertise extends to AI, design thinking, and digital strategy, with notable involvement in the art and creative industries, showcasing a dynamic approach to leveraging technology for cultural advancement and sustainable growth.
DSA Board Member
Raffaele Cerulli is a full professor of Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno. Raffaele covers the position of Director of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno and is a member of the scientific committee of UMI (Italian Mathematical Union). Raffaele is also a Board Member of the Italian Association for Operations Research (AIRO), covering the role of President of AIRO since January 2024.
DSA Community Management Department Director
Maddalena Mazzali collaborates with organizations as a specialist in digital marketing, focusing on developing strategies that foster sustainable growth through effective communication design, strategic dissemination and engaging stakeholders. Within the intricate framework of making emerging technologies accessible to individuals, inclusivity stands at the core of Maddalena’s approach. By fostering understanding, she strives to make the world of innovation open and approachable, ensuring everyone can engage with and comprehend the transformative power of technology.