Joseph A. Tatman

Vice President and Executive Principal Analyst

Dr. Tatman has more than 26 years experience in the application, research and teaching of decision and risk analysis. He specializes in Bayesian networks in a broad array of applications including the analysis of complex political-economic-military problems, reliability analysis of complex systems, analysis of risk in system development, and development of interactive, online web analysis tools. He led the risk analysis and mitigation effort for a major government software system. He developed a comprehensive model for analysis of acquisition risk which was implemented in a multi-agency web application. Dr. Tatman led the user utility assessment of a prototype space sensor system, using an innovative structured process based on multi-attribute utility theory. He is one of the founders and the CTO of Innovative Decisions, Inc.


Ph.D., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1979
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1978

Selected Publications and Presentations

Buede, D.M., Mahoney, S.M., Tatman, J.A. Bayesian Networks. Wiley Handbook Of Science & Technology for Homeland Security, John G. Voeller, Editor, 2008.

Sticha, P.J., Tatman, J.A., et al. Reading the Behavior Signature: Predicting Leader Personality from Individual and Group Actions. Submitted to Technosocial Predictive Analytics Conference, March 23-25, 2009, StanfordUniversity.

Bolkcom, C.C., and Tatman, J.A. US military R&D portfolio. Jane’s Information Group, 1997.

Tatman, J.A., and Shachter, R.D. Dynamic programming and influence diagrams. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 20(2), March-April, 1990.

Tatman, J.A. On being a bottom line, value adding organization. Military Operations Research Society PHALANX, June 1997.

Tatman, J.A.,  “Injecting Market Dynamics into the Provision of Social Services.  Submitted in application for 1994-1995 Whitehouse Fellows Program.

Tatman, J.A., et al. START II study. Proceedings, Military Operations Research Society Symposium, June 11-13, 1991. (Arms Control Working Group best paper award.)

Kabrisky, M., Tatman, J.A., et al. The First Cortical Implant of a Multiplexed Multi-Electrode Semiconductor Brain Electrode, AAIA (Dayton/Cincinnati), 1983.

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