Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods: A Comparative Study
by Evangelos Triantaphyllou, Ph.D.
The research and the writing of this book would never had
been accomplished without the decisive help and inspiration from
a number of people to which the author is deeply indebted. His
most special thanks go to his first M.S. Advisor and Mentor,
Professor Stuart H. Mann, currently the Dean of the W.F. Harrah
College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada. The
author would also like to thank his other M.S. Advisor Professor
Panos M. Pardalos currently at the University of Florida and his
Ph.D. Advisor Professor Allen L. Soyster, currently the Dean of
Engineering at the Northeastern University. He would also like
to thank Professors F.A. Lootsma, S. Konz, J. Elzinga, T.L.
Saaty, L.G. Vargas, E.H. Forman, Dr. P. Murphy; the CEO of
InfoHarvest, Inc., and the late Drs. I.H. LaValle, Dr. H.K.
Eldin, and C.L. Hwang. The author is also highly appreciative
for the excellent comments made by Professor H.-J. Zimmermann.
Many thanks go to his colleagues at LSU; especially to Dr. E.
McLaughlin; Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering at LSU
and to Dr. L.W. Jelinski; Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies
and Research at LSU for her support and inspiration. The author
is also very indebted to his distinguished colleague Dr. Tryfon
T. Charalampopoulos at LSU. Many special thanks are also given
to the Editor Mr. John Martindale at Kluwer Academic Publishers
for his encouragement and incredible patience and to his graduate
student Vetle I. Torvik for his always thoughtful comments. The
author would also like to recognize here the significant
contributions to his published papers made by the numerous and
anonymous referees and editors of the journals in which his
papers have been published.
The author would also like to acknowledge his most sincere
gratitude to his graduate and undergraduate students, which have
always provided him with unlimited inspiration, motivation and
Evangelos (Vangelis) Triantaphyllou
Department of Computer Science (this address was updated on January of 2005)
College of Basic Sciences
298 Coates Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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