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Don't Settle for Less Than the Best: Use Optimization to Make Decisions

Kimberly Keeton, Terence Kelly, Arif Merchant, Cipriano A. Santos, Janet L. Wiener, Xiaoyun Zhu, Dirk Beyer
2007 USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems  
Ad hoc heuristics have traditionally been used to make these decisions, but they provide no guarantees of solution quality.  ...  We argue that operations research-style optimization techniques should be used to solve these problems.  ...  Systems researchers shouldn't settle for less than the best answers to decision-making questions.  ... 
dblp:conf/hotos/KeetonKMSWZB07 fatcat:qndgfen5ungzfkx44kowt5nrze

Doing Our Best: Optimization and the Management of Risk

Yakov Ben-Haim
2012 Risk Analysis  
Tools and concepts of optimization are widespread in decision-making, design, and planning. There is a moral imperative to "do our best."  ...  We discuss the equity premium puzzle from financial economics, and explain that the puzzle can be resolved by using the strategy of satisficing rather than optimizing.  ...  Let us return to the decision between designs A and B, where A is the best models' predicted optimal design.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01818.x pmid:22551012 fatcat:gtcno2g3y5cgrjcvh4pkkiovyu

Getting to Best: Efficiency versus Optimality in Negotiation

Elaine B. Hyder, Michael J. Prietula, Laurie R. Weingart
2000 Cognitive Science  
and procedures) and an increase in a complex macro-operator, multi-issue offers that reduced the problem space, facilitating the search for optimality.  ...  beyond solution improvement to solution optimality.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Prabu Davamanirajan and Burton Hollifield for their assistance in analyzing this data, Herbert Simon for his input, Bonnie John for her help, and Jill Larkin  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15516709cog2402_1 fatcat:o7qkrrmwfnesjfhqwvqauln72a

Second-Best Stare Decisis

Randy J. Kozel
2014 Social Science Research Network  
For stare decisis to promote the continuity and impersonality of law, it requires an analytical framework designed not for an idealized world of interpretive consensus, but rather for a secondbest world  ...  The second-best approach also contemplates structural solutions, such as supermajority voting requirements, for promoting collaboration across methodological lines.  ...  Rather than revising the doctrine of stare decisis to make it suitable for the second-best world, the supermajority approach permits the consideration of any factorfrom workability to factual integrity  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2498125 fatcat:davlw52j45atlhb2hylda4ljee

Getting to best: efficiency versus optimality in negotiation

E Hyder
2000 Cognitive Science  
and procedures) and an increase in a complex macro-operator, multi-issue offers that reduced the problem space, facilitating the search for optimality.  ...  beyond solution improvement to solution optimality.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Prabu Davamanirajan and Burton Hollifield for their assistance in analyzing this data, Herbert Simon for his input, Bonnie John for her help, and Jill Larkin  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0364-0213(00)00021-5 fatcat:lplxh72hi5d7vjsxn5spqpax6y

Determining the Optimal Algorithm to Locate the Best Place for Earthquake Refugee Camps: A Case Study for Tehran, Iran

Javad Sadidi, Reyhaneh Saeedi, Aliasghar Torahi, Parviz Zeaiean Firuzabadi
2014 Positioning  
By using GIS, it would be possible to manage the spatial data and reach several goals by making use of the analyses existing in it.  ...  With respect to the importance of specifying weight to the required criteria so as to find safe and suitable places for settling the injured people optimally, the present research is about to show the  ...  to obtain the best result.  ... 
doi:10.4236/pos.2014.54012 fatcat:qaa7nad5r5a6vclfxvi6heb6qu

Active Learning and Best-Response Dynamics [article]

Maria-Florina Balcan, Chris Berlind, Avrim Blum, Emma Cohen, Kaushik Patnaik, Le Song
2014 arXiv   pre-print
We examine an important setting for engineered systems in which low-power distributed sensors are each making highly noisy measurements of some unknown target function.  ...  The question we address is whether local communication among sensors, together with natural best-response dynamics in an appropriately-defined game, can denoise the system without destroying the true signal  ...  Notice that the results are similar to experiments with linear decision boundaries. and the final error is O(r √ d), so the conclusion is we have a total error less than for r < c min[ 1 2 − η, ]/ √ d  ... 
arXiv:1406.6633v1 fatcat:nnrxkqjryzgbzjjz7oevtcfemq

Solomonic Judgments: Against the Best Interest of the Child

Jon Elster
1987 The University of Chicago Law Review  
Even when there still is an occasion to act when the solution that is optimal in the abstract has been found, the outcome may on balance be worse than if a less than optimal decision had been acted upon  ...  The best interest principle may, however, yield decisions that are better for the child than are automatic decisions, in the abstract sense that disregards the harm done to the child by the decision-making  ... 
doi:10.2307/1599714 fatcat:uhrm6fb5krejnbeuzsn34tmfli

Preventing Bio-Bloopers and XFEL Follies: Best Practices from your Friendly Instrument Staff

Christopher Kupitz, Raymond G. Sierra
2020 Crystals  
Then taking that slurry and high speed jetting them towards the vacuum or helium interation region to destroy less than 1% of your sample and waste the other 99.  ...  We will walk through a best practices on how to prepare your sample and chose a sample delivery technique that will amerliorate your studies rather than undermine your hardwork and hopefully lead to better  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank all the users whose stories we used in this publication, to help make our jobs easier.  ... 
doi:10.3390/cryst10040251 fatcat:mkgvjwmzkjdjnp2v4vgt7co7oy

A Best Down Overview on Remote Sensor Systems and its Applications

S. Naga Mallik Raj, S. Neeraja, N. Thirupathi Rao, Debnath Bhattacharyya
2019 International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology  
For drawing out a WSN, really we need to depict the most fitting advancement to be used and the correspondence traditions to be executed (topology, hail managing techniques, and so on.).  ...  The purpose for this paper is to discuss clearly the most related problems of WSNs, from the application, chart and change points of view.  ...  In this way, it is fundamental to make strategies to burrow the sensor data for plans in order to settle on clever decisions quickly.  ... 
doi:10.33832/ijast.2019.128.01 fatcat:uhggskimjjhjdaa2bj5qulmqxu

The advanced analytics Jumpstart: definition, process model, best practices

Jeremy Rose, Mikael Berndtsson, Gunnar Mathiason, Peter Larsson
2017 Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management  
Companies are encouraged by the big data trend to experiment with advanced analytics and many turn to specialist consultancies to help them get started where they lack the necessary competences.  ...  Using qualitative techniques including semi structured interviews and content analysis we investigate the nature and value of the Jumpstart concept through five cases in different companies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The work is partially supported by the Knoweldge Foundations of Sweden.  ... 
doi:10.4301/s1807-17752017000300003 fatcat:vvaxbzicajbe7fnkazrbab7hie

Simple Bayesian Algorithms for Best Arm Identification [article]

Daniel Russo
2018 arXiv   pre-print
This paper considers the optimal adaptive allocation of measurement effort for identifying the best among a finite set of options or designs.  ...  The final algorithm is a modified version of Thompson sampling that is tailored for identifying the best design. We prove that these simple algorithms satisfy a sharp optimality property.  ...  The first step uses MAP estimation to make a predictionÎ n of the best design, while the second uses constrained MAP estimation to identify the alternative design that is most likely to be optimal whenÎ  ... 
arXiv:1602.08448v4 fatcat:adzhlo4o3jefhmalk7qaugnex4

A Perplexing Process: Understanding How Agricultural Producers Process Best Management Practice Information

Audrey E. H. King, Lauri M Baker
2018 Journal of Applied Communications  
Many audiences, including scientists and policy makers, have expressed disappointment at the current level of BMP use.  ...  Best management practices (BMPs) are suggested practices that help agricultural producers optimize production while reducing pollution, soil erosion, and other environmental impacts.  ...  at a young age and we know how to make the best of it."  ... 
doi:10.4148/1051-0834.2190 fatcat:lqjg44ehmvhr5huc5mk3qggmpq

World's best practice in tobacco control

2000 Tobacco Control  
A recent study found that the youth exposed to the Massachusetts media campaign were 50% less likely to smoke than those who were not. 46WORST PRACTICEPhilip Morris: youth anti-smoking advertisements This  ...  of tobacco use can guide policy decisions, research initiatives, and the development and evaluation of intervention programmes.  ... 
doi:10.1136/tc.9.2.228 pmid:10841861 pmcid:PMC1748328 fatcat:nalcenxernhcbhrqv6praowt7q

Discretion, Rules, and Law: Child Custody and the UMDA's Best-Interest Standard

Carl E. Schneider
1991 Michigan law review  
Sixth, the critics' own objections to the best-interest principle might cause us less instead of more concern about custody decisions.  ...  concerned about custody litigants: the whole point is to make the best possible decision for the child, whatever the consequences for the litigating parents.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1289368 fatcat:csz3pwgezza4dicotlosh2pnnu
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