Dr Valentina Ferretti holds a PhD in Environment and Territory – Estimate and evaluation (2011, Technical University of Turin, Italy). Dr. Ferretti’s areas of expertise encompasses Decision Analysis, urban planning and environmental impact assessment procedures, and spatial multi-criteria evaluation. Her research, which focuses mainly on the study of methodologies, techniques and tools designed to support sustainability assessments of projects, plans and programs in the field of territorial transformation processes using Decision Analysis, has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operational Research, Land Use Policy, Ecological Indicators, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, among others. One of her papers, proposing the integration of Multicriteria Analysis and Geographic Information Systems for locating undesirable facilities, was awarded the Wiley Practice Prize by the International Society on Multi-Criteria Decision Making in 2011. Her Ph.D. thesis received the Giorgio Leonardi’s best Ph.D. thesis award in 2012 within the XXXIII Annual Scientific Conference of the Italian Association on Regional Sciences.
Dr Ferretti holds research visiting positions in the Decision Sciences team at the London School of Economics (UK), at the University of Pittsburgh (US), and in the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands). In addition, Dr. Ferretti has been Invited Assistant Professor in the LAMSADE CNRS Laboratory at the Université Paris Dauphine (France), and at the Ecole Centrale Paris.
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