Dennis M. Buede

President and Executive Principal Analyst

Dr. Buede has over twenty-five years of experience in both the theoretical development and engineering application of decision support technologies. This experience has addressed military and business decision problems, as well as multisensor data fusion technology. These applications have fallen in the areas of resource allocation, R&D priorities, mission area analysis (or strategic planning), requirements definition, system design, system acquisition, and system development. Dr. Buede has managed projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Institute, numerous Army and Navy development commands, and elements of the Intelligence Community. He has won several best paper awards. He is a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering, 2001.

Dr. Buede was a manager of decision analysis at Decisions and Designs, Inc. and had his own consulting company for over fifteen years. He taught systems engineering and decision analysis at George Mason University for over ten years where he was also Associate Director of C3I Center. He was instrumental in starting the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in systems engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology between 2001 and 2003. He was one of the founders of IDI.


Ph.D., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1977.
M.S., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1973.
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1971.

Selected Publications and Presentations


Buede, D.M. The Engineering Design of Systems: Methods and Models. New York: Wiley, 2000 and 2009.

Powell, R. and Buede, D.M. Decision Making for Project Managers, Management Concepts, 2009.

Watson, S.R., and Buede, D.M. Decision synthesis: The Principles and Practice of Decision Analysis. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Cassidy, M.F. and Buede, D.M. (2009) “Does the Accuracy of Expert Judgment Comply with Common Sense: Caveat Emptor”, Management Decision, 47/3, pp. 454-469.

Buede, D.M. (2009). Errors Associated with Simple versus Realistic Models, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 15/4, pp. 11-18.

Kobylski, G.C., Buede, D.M., Farr, J.V., and Peters, D. (2008). “The Use of Dynamic Decision Networks to Increase Situational Awareness in Networked Battle Command, Military Operations Research, 13/2, pp. 47-63.

Sticha, P.J., Buede, D.M., Rees, R.L.(2006). Bayesian Model of the Effect of Personality in Predicting Leader Behavior, Proceedings of the 4th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop of the 22nd Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Boston, MA.

Maxwell, D.T. and Buede, D.M. “Composing and Constructing Value Focused Influence Diagrams: A Specification for Decision Model Formulation", Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Feb. 2005, Vol. 12, pp. 225 - 243.

Farr, John V. and Buede, Dennis, (2003). Systems Engineering and Engineering Management: Keys to the Efficient Development of Products and Services, Engineering Management Journal, American Society of Engineering Management, 15/3, pp 3 - 11.

Larsen, R.F. and Buede, D.M. (2002). Theoretical Framework for the Continuous Early Validation (CEaVa) Method, Systems Engineering, 5/3, pp. 223-241.

Salter, C.P. and Buede, D.M. (2001). A Lifecycle-Based Method for the Acquisition of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Technology to Support Organizational Processes, Systems Engineering, 4/4, pp. 287-304.

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