» Shanghai’s Top University Relies on @RISK and DecisionTools Suite to Train Next Generation of Engineering Leaders
Professor Li Mian of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s top universities, demonstrates to his students how Palisade software can be used in the Engineering sector. Dr. Li gives two examples on how the software is used in his teaching and research. The first example involves a study of pricing risk and decision-making when introducing a new product to the market. The second example is how the software can be applied when determining the influences of various factors on tolerances in car engine design.
» At King’s College, @RISK is used to Evaluate the Economic
Impact of Medical Interventions
Dr. Sadmir Ciketic, Research Fellow in Health Economics at King’s College London has been using Palisade’s @RISK since his postgraduate days. His research in health economics and public health involves economic evaluation of healthcare programs and quantifying risks and uncertainties to evaluate the economic impact of medical interventions, such as the costs and benefits/harms of new medications, new or existing treatments and medical technologies.
» Palisade Publishes New Book by Roy Nersesian on Energy Risk Modeling
Roy Nersesian's new book, Energy Risk Modeling is loaded with real-life examples that demonstrate how @RISK, PrecisionTree, and Evolver can be used to make better financial decisions within the oil and gas, electricity, and renewable energy industries. Much of Energy Risk Modeling is a result of Professor Nersesian’s Energy Modeling course at Columbia University.
» Project Portfolio Management at
In an award-winning case study, researchers at the London Business School used @RISK, PrecisionTree, and RISKOptimizer to demonstrate some of the analytical techniques used by Novartis for R&D project selection and prioritization.
» @RISK Utilized in Spelman College Grant Research Project on Health Care
Costs of Former Inmates
According to Dr. Marionette Holmes, assistant professor at Spelman College, the homeless and previously-incarcerated population represents one of the most vulnerable demographics in the United States in terms of health care, and the cost for caring for these individuals can be staggering. One of the implementations of @RISK in this research is through a model that converts risky sexual behavior into HIV transmission risk and uses findings to project future HIV transmission probabilities.
» University of Houston MBAs put the DecisionTools Suite to Work
When people talk about leverage, they are most likely talking about financial instruments or mechanical advantage. But when Phil Rogers talks about leverage, he could very well be referring to the use of powerful PC software. Phil teaches Managerial Decision Making to MBA candidates at the University of Houston’s C. T. Bauer College of Business where most of his students are managers with industry experience—and this is where leverage from software comes in.
» Research at Curtin University of Technology Explores Tools for
Teaching Probability and Risk
According to Darren O’Connell, Australian institutes of higher learning weren’t teaching probability and risk in a manner that reflected the technological advancements of the 21st century. To prove the point, he explored these deficiencies in his doctoral research at Curtin University of Technology (Australia), using Palisade solutions.
» Rotman School of Management Students Learn To Make Key Financial Decisions
Using Monte Carlo Simulation
In Professor Asher Drory's Financial Management course, Drory uses @RISK to teach some 200 graduate students each year how to use Monte Carlo simulation in analyzing working capital and capital budgeting decisions. Monte Carlo simulation furnishes the decision-maker with a range of possible outcomes and the probabilities that will occur for any choice of action.
» Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business Leverages Palisade DecisionTools
Software to Teach Students the “Why” Behind Decision Analysis
MBA students are learning the value of decision analysis at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Warren “Joe” Hahn, Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, teaches his Applied Data Analysis class to 75 Pepperdine MBA students a year. Realizing that data analysis alone is not what the majority of MBA graduates will do, he relies on Palisade software to facilitate understanding of the business implications behind the analysis—key skills employers are looking for in MBA grads.
» Illinois State's MBA Corporate Finance uses @RISK for Advanced Techniques
Students in corporate finance classes at Illinois State University’s College of Business rely on Palisade’s @RISK. Dr. Domingo Castelo Joaquin teaches Advanced Corporate Finance in a special MBA program for executives and managers from Archer Daniels Midland and other neighboring firms such as Caterpillar, and he also teaches undergraduate seniors in the University’s College of Business. Both groups of students use @RISK to learn advanced financial analysis techniques using Monte Carlo simulation.
» Teaching Concepts of Risk Analysis in Economic Evaluations with @RISK
For several years, Professor Cuneo (Civil Engineer, MBA Finance, and Certificate in Risk Management) has taught graduate-level energy economics and development using @RISK at the Federico Santa Maria Technical University and the Universidad de Antofagasta. @RISK helps Professor Cuneo’s students to understand and apply the basic concepts of risk analysis in economics valuations, such as Jensen Inequality, Means Fallacy, Risk Index, and more.
» @RISK Helps Columbia University Students Tackle Global Risks
Students in Professor Roy Nersesian’s Quantitative Methods in Energy and Policy Analysis course gain hands-on experience in the development and interpretation of quantitative models for project evaluation and policy assessment. The students develop cash flow and market models using Palisade’s @RISK.
» Cornell and Purdue use @RISK to Assess US Agriculture
To assess the impacts of government policy tools on farmland risk and return researchers at Cornell and Purdue developed an economic model for farm income and expenses based on a representative parcel of land and crop mix. @RISK allowed the researchers to model the uncertainties associated with crop yield and price.
» Palisade DecisionTools Suite version 6.0 Now Available!
New DecisionTools Suite version 6.0 includes a wide range of improvements, including powerful new integration of @RISK with Microsoft Project that allows you to perform risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation on your Microsoft Project schedules – all from the @RISK for Excel platform!
» Cranfield University uses @RISK for Product Reliability
A project focusing on sub-sea equipment for the oil and gas industry at Cranfield University provided evidence to business managers that a better return on investment (ROI) is achieved through enhancing a product's long-term reliability as a result of spending time and resources early in the product design lifecycle.
» Royal Veterinary College uses @RISK to Combat Avian Flu
The RVC's epidemiology skills enable it to identify and understand the risks associated with specific diseases. However, in order to determine appropriate activity to prevent infections spreading, the RVC must quantify the risks it has outlined. To do this it uses @RISK software.
» @RISK and StatTools critical for
Masters of Accounting students
Professor Joe Callaghan teaches Financial Analysis and Evaluation to students at Oakland University, where he has been an instructor for more than 20 years. A colleague who was using @RISK in a Management Information Systems Decision Modeling course sung its praises. Professor Callaghan was intrigued, and discovered that Palisade software has many useful applications in financial analysis.
» Students Solve Probabilistic Problems
Productivity at Northeastern University
Professor Ali Touran of Northeastern University in Boston has been using @RISK for over 20 years. In the early 1990s, he prepared the first risk assessment manual for the US Federal Transit Administration, using @RISK.
» CRC Press Publishes Primer on Risk Analysis:
Decision Making Under Uncertainty by Charles Yoe
This new book lays out the tasks of risk analysis in a straightforward, conceptual manner that is consistent with the risk models of all communities of practice. It answers the questions “what is risk analysis?” and "how do I do this?” The book’s simple and straightforward style—based on the author’s decades of experience as a risk analyst, trainer, and educator—strips away the mysterious aura that often accompanies risk analysis.
» Decision Making and Risk Management at Ruhr University, Germany
Dr. Brigitte Werners at Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany first came to learn of @RISK when it was recommended to her by a colleague. Eight years later, she continues to use @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite in her 120-student undergraduate course Risk Management and Simulation, and her 80-graduate student course, Rational Decision Making.
» March Madness Simulations Demonstrate Uncertainty and Decision-Making
Villanova University Professor Robert Nydick, PhD, finds that the NCAA March Madness tournament makes an excellent simulation to show his MBA students how @RISK software can measure the impact of uncertainty and enhance decision-making.
» Grad Students use @RISK to Tackle Real-Life Challenges
When Glasgow Caledonian University Prof. John Houston was looking to show his Risk Management students the power of @RISK software, he turned to a real-life problem facing Network Rail – the demolition of redundant coal sheds and signal boxes on the east coast of Scotland.
» Grad Students at IE Business School in Spain Use @RISK to Simulate Catastrophe
In a course taught at the Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid, Dr. Milo Jones uses Palisade software to illustrate the possible effects of various geopolitical scenarios (pandemics, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc.) on a firm's revenues, expenses and operations.
» New Experts’ Corner Video Series
Palisade is pleased to announce a new series of how-to video tutorials on getting the most from @RISK and DecisionTools Suite software. The Experts’ Corner is a great place to get a refresher on Palisade tools or refer students for a quick overview./p>
» Stanford University Press Publishes New Text on Entrepreneurial
Finance Featuring DecisionTools Software
Stanford University Press has released an important new textbook in the rapidly expanding field of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy, Valuation, and Deal Structure by Janet Kiholm Smith, Richard L. Smith, and Richard T. Bliss. The new title is unique in its application of quantitative, probabilistic analysis to tackle the enormous uncertainties facing any new venture.
» Palisade Publishes Three New
Books on Business Risk Management
Leading risk analysis expert and professor at Monmouth and Columbia Universities Roy Nersesian has written three practical, how-to textbooks on applying quantitative risk analysis techniques to a wide range of business problems. All books include step-by-step examples using Excel and DecisionTools Suite software and example Excel files, enabling readers to put this expertise to work immediately.
» At the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, @RISK
Helps Future Leaders Handle Uncertainty
What traits make a person an effective leader? How that person handles uncertainty has to be near the top of the list, says Keith Hornbacher, MBA, Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics, at the University of Pennsylvania. But how do you teach a concept as hard to grasp as, well, uncertainty?
» Transportation Research Students “Question Everything”
with the Help of @RISK – and Decide on Answers
In Denmark, where gas costs around €1.65/liter ($9 USD/gallon), planners have to make transportation as efficient as possible. For Kim Bang Salling, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Technical University of Denmark, that means teaching graduate students in his “Risk Analysis and Decision Support” class to question everything when reviewing a transportation project.
» Classroom Experiences Applied
to Local Oil Industry at the Brazilian Petroleum Institute
Most of Professor Luciano Arantes Rezende Costa’s students at the Brazilian Petroleum Institute work in the local oil industry. So, when he teaches his 20-hour course on evaluation of petroleum exploration opportunities, he has to provide hands-on lessons his students can immediately apply in their own careers.
» Integrating Palisade Tools into the
Classroom, Dr. Samuel Frimpong of the Missouri University of Science and Technology
For their capstone design projects, undergraduate mining engineering students at Missouri University of Science and Technology have to develop “real-world” solutions. So, Dr. Samuel Frimpong provides his students with real-world tools, including Palisade’s @RISK software.
» University of Buenos Aires Analyzes
Agricultural Portfolios with @RISK
With the advent of corporate farming, analysts at large agricultural companies have begun to apply the same kinds of risk analysis techniques that their counterparts in the manufacturing and finances sectors use, to the powerful uncertainties of market prices and the natural world.
» Cornell University and @RISK Help
LCRA Manage Water Supplies
In a unique partnership, Cornell University Operations Research students collaborated with the LRCA to develop a water supply model using Palisade’s @RISK software.
» Bucknell University Uses PrecisionTree
in Cable TV Rollout Decision
Bucknell University offers digital cable television service in all of its 1,700 residence rooms. Palisade’s PrecisionTree decision analysis tool was instrumental in Bucknell’s decision to build the network and deploy the service.
» Cambridge University's Judge
uses @RISK to advise on climate change
The Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK performs scientific research in addition to management work. The School’s Management Research Group provided key input to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. The Review was the largest and most widely referenced report of its kind and was used by government bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The report was undertaken for the British government by Lord Stern and discusses the effect of climate change and global warming on the world economy.
» @RISK 5.7 and DecisionTools Suite 5.7
Academic 64-bit Now Available
We are pleased to announce the release of @RISK 5.7 and DecisionTools Suite 5.7 academic versions, with full compatibility with Excel 2010, both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. Now all academic versions, including those bundled with textbooks and all course licenses, are compatible with 64-bit Excel.