Thesis Proposal Presentation by Nick Long on Nov. 20th
Space Studies master’s student, Nick Long, will give his thesis proposal presentation as follows. Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending.
When: Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00 PM
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111
Title: High-Level Decision Making in Conditions of Uncertainty: Using Small Scale Lunar Oxygen Production and System Complexity as a Case Study
Topic: It is often enormously difficult to make decisions in situations involving numerous alternatives and great amounts of uncertainty. Under this decision scenario, traditional analytic methodologies to aid in the decision making process become less useful. This thesis serves demonstrate the application of alternative methodologies for dealing with decision making scenarios involving great amounts of uncertainty using lunar oxygen production and the system complexity attribute as a case study. The goals of this study are to: Investigate qualitative and quantitative decision making methodologies that are useful in decision making scenarios, define system complexity and determine what constitutes a complex lunar oxygen production process, consolidate existing research relating to system complexity and lunar oxygen production, create a methodology to evaluate system complexity for lunar oxygen production using both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and demonstrate the methodology by applying it to several lunar oxygen production processes