Dr Valentina Ferretti is Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan in Italy and a Fellow in Decision Science in the Department of Management of the London School of Economics (UK). Dr Ferretti’s areas of expertise focus on two main themes. The first one is Behavioural Decision Analysis to support both public policy making and management decisions. The second one is spatial choice architecture to better support map-based decision making.
Dr Ferretti has been an award-winning teacher of Risk and Decision Analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded the Wiley Practice Prize by the International Society on Multi-Criteria Decision Making in 2011 and is the winner of the INFORMS 2017 Decision Analysis Practice Award. She is Area Editor of the Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis and of the International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. She has published widely in the field, in Journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Risk Analysis, Decision Support Systems, Environmental Modelling and Software, to name a few.
Dr Ferretti holds research visiting positions at the University of Pittsburgh (USA), at the University of Southern California (USA), at the CNRS LAMSADE Laboratory in Paris (France), at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI – ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland), at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation – ITC of the University of Twente in Enschede (The Netherlands), at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences of Madrid (ICMAT, Spain), at the University of Adger (Grimstad, Norway) and at the Systems Analysis Laboratory in Aalto University in Helsinki (Finland). Moreover, Dr Ferretti holds invited teaching positions at the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford (UK), at Ecole Centrale Paris (France) and at the University of Trento (Italy) and has been invited to teach masterclasses for the Guardian.