The DDMLab was founded in 2002 by Prof. Cleotilde Gonzalez. Initially supported by a grant from the Army Research Laboratories (Advanced Decisions Architectures, Collaborative Technology Alliance), the DDMLab is a group fully funded by grants from research institutions such as National Science Foundation, Army Research Labs, Army Research Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and others. The laboratory is interdisciplinary, including post-docs and student from Behavioral Decision Research, Psychology, Engineering, and Computer Science.
We study how humans make choices, learn and use their experiences to make decisions in dynamic environments.
We also study humans making decisions in a wide range of decision contexts that we bring to the laboratory in the form of dynamic simulations (MicroWorlds or DMGames)
Our driving theory is the Instance-Based Learning Theory (IBLT), which in essence proposes that people make choices by retrieving the best outcomes from their past experience. The process involves:
May 3rd, 2017
Using psychology and decision making to study cybersecurity, Prof. Gonzalez was mentioned in the MURI Grant News.
Prof. Gonzalez gave a talk at the 2016 NIST Forensics on the human factors of forensic sciences and identification decisions. Check out the last video for Prof. Gonzalez’s talk.
Social Sciences at CMU are ranked #19 by The Best Schools.org based on Shanghai rankings. Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory is mentioned.