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:
Social Sciences at CMU are ranked #19 by The Best Schools.org based on Shanghai rankings. Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory is mentioned.
February 12, 2016
U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University are pursuing a novel way (STIDS) to use technology that eases the detection burden on analysists that monitor networks around the clock.
September 1, 2015
Dr. Jason Harman, a psychological scientist with a background in human decision-making has joined the faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge campus.