Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age
Technological innovations -- Management, Technological Change, Decision making, Technology -- Management
A competition was recently held for new elder care technologies and a method was needed for selecting an audience favorite project. Since each of the eight projects received a half hour presentation time slot spread out over a full day, attendance varied significantly with morning projects having a much lower attendance. An algorithm was desired that was robust with respect to varying evaluator. A new algorithm for aggregating ranks from a large number of incomplete judgment was developed and applied to the projects to select a winner. This paper presents the new algorithm, tests the new approach against others in the application, and discusses relative tradeoffs.
Jiali Ju; Pei Zhang; Anderson, T. (2015) Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2015 Portland International Conference on p. 472-477