Decision Analysis and Statistics Group

The Decision Analysis and Statistics Group (DASG) was established in 1994 and now has 6 researchers and 4 PhD students in the fields of Operations Research and Management Science and Artificial Intelligence.

About the Group

The lines of research pursued by the DASG are multicriteria decision making, group decision making and negotiation, decision support systems, simulation methods, rare event simulation, metaheuristics-based optimization, big data, modelling and simulation of retinal processes, Bayesian multivariate and ordinal regression models, multiagent systems, collective intelligence, social computing and risk analysis and management. The group has active research contacts with many national and international institutions, including groups from top-ranked universities as research centres (e.g. Uppsala University, Duke University, IBM Research, Russian Academy, CNR-IMATI, Manchester University, ENEA, Oslo University…).

The group has participated in many complex MCDM problem-solving initiatives, like the selection of intervention strategies for the restoration of aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radionuclides; the selection of a supplier for cleaning services in an underground transportation company or the selection of segment to be sourced from low cost countries for a global industrial equipment manufacturer. Other real applications of our research are traffic control, airport security optimization, risk analysis and management in information systems, retinal processes modelling and simulation or e-democracy applications.


In the last 25 years DASG has participated in:
- 9 European projects funded in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme, the INCO-COPERNICUS Programme for Scientific Cooperation and the European Science Foundation.
- 19 national projects funded by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
- 9 local projects funded by the Madrid Regional Government.
- More than 23 contracts with private or public enterprises, such as Telefonica, ENAIRE, INDRA, BISIONA, CIEMAT, Dirección General del Catastro, CRIDA, RGA, Fundación Gil Gayarre, INAP...

Contact us



The Decision Analysis and Statistics Group is located at the School of Computer Science (ETSII), which belongs to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM. The School is located on the Montegancedo Campus,  situated within a residential area called Urbanización Montepríncipe, on the outskirts of a small residential town called Boadilla del Monte, about 7 km southwest of Madrid.

Once you arrive at the Campus: You will find three buildings — one white and the other two green. Our offices are located at the largest green building (block 2). The secretariat of the Department is in office D–2213. The office numbers of the other members of the Department are available on their own web pages.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), 2022

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