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Detlof Von Winterfeldt

J.A. Tiberti Chair in Ethics and Decision Making, and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Policy, Planning and Development


  • 1971, Master's Degree, Psychology, University of Hamburg
  • 1969, Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, University of Hamburg
  • Doctoral Degree, Other Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Dr. Detlof von Winterfeldt is the Director of the Center. He is a Professor of Public Policy and Management and Deputy Dean of USC's School of Policy, Planning and Development. He is an expert in decision and risk analysis with particular interest in the application of these fields to environmental, technology, and safety problems.

Dr. von Winterfeldt received his Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Michigan.

Research Summary

* Decision Analysis
* Risk Analysis
* Environmental and Technology Management
* Safety and Security


  • 2012 Society for Risk Analysis 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2011 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Honorary Research Scholar
  • 2009 International Society for Multi-Criteria Decision Making Gold Medal
  • 2007 Society for Risk Analysis Best Article Award in Decision Science 2007
  • 2004 USC Franklin Award for Outstanding Contributions to SPPD
  • 2004 INFORMS Fellow of INFORMS
  • 2000 Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Service Award
  • 2000 INFORMS Frank P. Ramsey Medal
  • 1999 USC Franklin Award for Outstanding Faculty, SPPD
  • 1997 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences Finalist
  • 1994 Society for Risk Analysis Fellow of Society for Risk Analysis
  • 1987 Phi Kappa Phi, Honorable Mention USC Faculty Recognition Award
  • 1970 Fulbright Scholarship
  • Executive Director of Center or Institute, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainability Solutions
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • USC PRICE School of Policy Planning and Development
  • OHE 310E
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0992