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Max Henrion

Chief Executive Officer

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Founder and CEO of Lumina Decision Systems, Max Henrion has experience as a researcher, educator, software designer, consultant, and entrepreneur, specializing in the design and effective use of decision technologies. He is the lead designer of Lumina’s flagship product line, Analytica. He has led teams to create decision-support tools in a wide variety of applications including energy, environment, R&D management, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace, security, and consumer choice. Max led a decision analysis of decommissioning offshore oil platforms that won the 2015 Decision Analysis Practice Award from the Society for Decision Professionals and the Decision Analysis Society.

He has been a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and a member of the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency.  At Ask Jeeves, he was Vice President for Decision Technology, leading a team to provide online consumer advice. Max has an BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, Master of Design from the Royal College of Art, London, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon.   

Selected Publications

Max has published three books, and over seventy peer-reviewed articles in energy and environment, risk and uncertainty, software design, and artificial intelligence, including

  • “A multi-attribute decision analysis for decommissioning offshore oil and gas platforms.” Henrion, M., Bernstein, B. and Swamy, S. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11: 594–609. doi:10.1002/ieam.1693, 2015.
  • Low-Carbon Development: Opportunities for Nigeria, Editors: Raffaello Cervigni, John Allen Rogers, and Max Henrion, No 15812 in World Bank Publications, January 2013. 186p
  • Best practice approaches for characterizing, communicating, and incorporating scientific uncertainty in Climate Decision Making, M. Granger Morgan, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Max Henrion, et al., Report by the US Climate Change Science Program, Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Washington DC, Jan 2009.
  • “Open-Source Policy Modeling”, M. Henrion,  I/S, A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol 3, Issue 2, Fall 2007
  • "Assessing  Uncertainty in Physical Constants", M. Henrion & B. Fischhoff, American Journal of Physics, 54, (9), September, 1986, pp. 791-798. Reprinted in Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment, Edited by Thomas Gilovich, Dale W Griffin, Daniel Kahneman, Cambridge UP, 2006
  • Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 5,  M. Henrion & R. Shachter (eds.),  Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Volume 10,  Elsevier, North Holland: Amsterdam, 1990
  • Uncertainty: A Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty in Quantitative Risk and Policy Analysis, M. Granger Morgan and Max Henrion, Cambridge University Press: New York, 1990
  • "Decision Analysis and Expert Systems", Max Henrion, Jack S. Breese, and Eric Horvitz, Artificial Intelligence Magazine, Vol 12, No 4, Winter1991, pp. 64-9
  • "Future Costs of Key Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: Harmonization and Aggregation of Energy Technology Expert Elicitation Data", Erin Baker,Valentina Bosetti, Laura Diaz Anadon, Max Henrion, Lara Aleluia Reis, Energy Policy, 2016