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L.  Keller

L. Keller

Professor, Operations and Decision Technologies

LRKeller@uci.edu

949-824-6348

The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
GSM 350
Irvine, California 92697-3125, CA 92697-3125
USA

Titles

  • Associate Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business
  • Professor, Operations and Decision Technologies

Biography

L. Robin Keller is an expert in decision analysis, risk analysis, creative problem structuring and behavioral decision theory.

Professor Keller has served as a program director for the Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. She also has conducted studies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.��Her research interests focus on the development of techniques for analyzing decisions. �She studies ways to creatively structure decision problems and analyzes models of perceived riskiness and of the fairness of the distribution of risks among groups.

Professor Keller has published articles in such noteworthy journals as Management Science, Risk Analysis, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Theory and Decision and Medical Decision Making.

Dr. Keller served as the Vice President-Finance of the Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) and served as Chair of its Investment Committee.�She was also a founding Director-at-large of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), which was formed by the merger of TIMS�and the Operations Research Society of America. In addition, she served as Associate Dean for Research in 1992-93. She recently completed a term as the Past President of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS.

Dr. Keller received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.�She has been on the UC Irvine faculty since 1982, and has been a visiting professor at Duke and� UCLA.

External Links

Journal Articles

2014

Simon, J., C. W. Kirkwood and L. R. Keller. 2014. Decision analysis with geographically varying outcomes: preference models and illustrative applications. Operations Research 62(1):182-194. (link )

2010

Keller, L. R., C. W. Kirkwood and N. S. Jones. 2010. Assessing stakeholder evaluation concerns: An application to the Central Arizona water resources system. Systems Engineering 13(1):58-71. DOI: 10.1002/sys.20132. (link )

Posters

2008

Feng, T., L. R. Keller, C. W. Kirkwood, N. S. Jones, J. Simon and L. Kessel. 2008. A multiple-objective, multiple-stakeholder decision analysis approach for water resources planning. Irvine, CA. Poster presented at Focus the Nation at UC Irvine: Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions, Irvine, CA. January 30-31, 2008.

Simon, J., L. R. Keller, C. W. Kirkwood and T. Feng. 2008. Preference functions for environmental decisions with spatially-varying attributes. Irvine, CA. Poster presented at Focus the Nation at UC Irvine: Sustainability and Climate Change Solutions, Irvine, CA. January 30-31, 2008.

2007

Keller, L. R., C. W. Kirkwood and J. Simon. 2007. Modeling decision situations with spatially-varying attributes. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment/Decision Making conference, Long Beach, CA. November, 2007.

2006

Kirkwood, C. W., L. R. Keller and T. Jones. 2006. Decision research in water resources management: A multiple-objective, multiple-stakeholder analysis. Poster presented at the 8th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. January 19, 2006. (link )

Presentations

2008

Simon, J., L. R. Keller and C. W. Kirkwood. 2008. Decisions using geographic information systems. Presented May 20, 2008 at UCLA/USC/UCI Annual OR/OM Conference, USC.

2007

Keller, L. R. and C. W. Kirkwood. 2007. Preference functions for decisions with geographically-varying attributes. Presented April 19, 2007 at the Lunch Seminar Series, Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine , CA.

Keller, L. R. and C. W. Kirkwood. 2007. Preference functions for decisions with geographically-varying attributes. Paper presented July 10, 2007 at the INFORMS International Conference, Puerto Rico.

2006

Feng, T., L. R. Keller, L. Kessel, C. W. Kirkwood, T. Jones and J. Simon. 2006. A multiple-objective, multiple-stakeholder decision analysis approach for water resources planning. Presented at The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), International Meeting, Hong Kong. June 26, 2006.

Keller, L. R. and C. W. Kirkwood. 2006. Preference functions for decisions with geographically varying attributes. Presented at The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Pittsburgh, PA. November 5, 2006.

Kirkwood, C. W., L. R. Keller and N. S. Jones. 2006. Water resource management priorities for Central Arizona water experts. Presented at the March 1, 2006 ASU Decision Center for a Desert City Water Briefing, Tempe, AZ.

Kirkwood, C. W., L. R. Keller and T. Jones. 2006. Assessing stakeholder decision concerns and tradeoffs for the DCDC water model. Presented April 14, 2006 to the ASU DCDC External Advisory Committee, Tempe, AZ.

2005

Keller, L. R., C. W. Kirkwood and T. Jones. 2005. Decision research in water resources management: A multi-objective, multi-stakeholder analysis. Presented at November 13, 2005 The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), San Francisco, CA.

Reports

2007

Feng, T., N. S. Jones, L. Kessel, J. Simon, L. R. Keller and C. W. Kirkwood. 2007. Survey of key stakeholder evaluation concerns and tradeoffs for Central Arizona water resource planning: Methods and results. Decision Center for a Desert City, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Technical Report, June 19, 2007.