Detlof von Winterfeldt
Director, Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering,Viterbi School of Engineering
Professor, Public Policy and Management, School of Policy, Planning and Development
University of Southern California
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3710 McClintock Avenue, Room 316A
Los Angeles, California 90089-2902

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Detlof von Winterfeldt is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and of Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern California.  He also is the director of USC’s Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE).  For the past thirty years, he has been active in teaching, research, university administration, and consulting.  He has taught courses in statistics, decision analysis, risk analysis and management, and human judgment and decision-making.  His research interests are in the foundation and practice of decision and risk analysis as applied to technology, environmental and security problems.  He is the co-author of two books and two edited volumes as well as author or co-author of over one hundred journal articles and book chapters on these topics.  Prior to being appointed director of CREATE, he held several senior administrative appointments at USC, including Associate and Deputy Dean of the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, Director of the Institute for Civic Enterprise, and Chairman of the Systems Science Department.  As a consultant he has applied decision and risk analysis to many decision problems of government and private industry.  He has served on many committees and panels of the National Science Foundation and the National Academies, including a recent appointment to the National Academies’ Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications. He is a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and of the Society for Risk Analysis.   In 2000, he received the Ramsey Medal for distinguished contributions to decision analysis from the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS.