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Project Ranking Using Partial Ranks
Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age
  • Jiali Ju, Portland State University
  • Pei Zhang, Portland State University
  • Tim R. Anderson, Portland State University
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  • Technological innovations -- Management,
  • Technological Change,
  • Decision making,
  • Technology -- Management
A competition was recently held for new elder care technologies and a method was needed for selecting an audience favorite project. Since each of the eight projects received a half hour presentation time slot spread out over a full day, attendance varied significantly with morning projects having a much lower attendance. An algorithm was desired that was robust with respect to varying evaluator. A new algorithm for aggregating ranks from a large number of incomplete judgment was developed and applied to the projects to select a winner. This paper presents the new algorithm, tests the new approach against others in the application, and discusses relative tradeoffs.

This is the publisher's final pdf. Copyright © 2015 by PICMET. Paper delivered at Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2015.

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Jiali Ju; Pei Zhang; Anderson, T. (2015) Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2015 Portland International Conference on p. 472-477