John, Richard

Full Name: 
John, Richard

Researcher Profile

Associate Professor of Psychology
Affiliation: 
University of Southern California
Phone: 
+1 213 740 4011
Office Address: 
United States
Research Expertise: 
risk and decision analysis, quantitative psychology, applied mathematics
Bio: 
Richard John is associate professor of psychology and a research team leader at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on normative and descriptive models of human judgment and decision making and methodological issues in application of decision and probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). Richard has consulted on a number of large projects involving expert elicitation, including analysis of nuclear power plant risks (NUREG 1150) and analysis of cost and schedule risk for tritium supply alternatives. Richard has over 50 refereed publications, including top journals published by The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (Management Science, Information Systems Research, Interfaces), The Society for Risk Analysis (Risk Analysis), and the American Psychological Association (Law and Human Behavior , Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Journal of Family Psychology), and well as other top journals related to judgment and decision making, e.g., Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Jurimetrics).
Education: 
DegreeYearUniversity
Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology
1984
University of Southern California
M.S., Applied Mathematics
1983
University of Southern California
B.S., Applied Mathematics
1976
Georgia Institute of Technology
Professional Experience: 
To Present
1970

Presentations

Title Project
Convergent Validation of a Methodology for Identifying and Structuring the Objectives of the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) and its Followers Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Identifying and structuring the objectives of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Valuing security and privacy Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
A prescriptive multi-attribute model of user preferences for conflicting objectives related to cyber security risk Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Modeling values and trade-offs of cybersecurity stakeholders Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Your money or your privacy: Eliciting trade-offs for cyber security Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Framing value-driven decision models for different classes of cyber adversaries Deterring Adaptive Adversaries: Multi-attribute Utility (MAU) Analysis, Decision Trees and Value of Misinformation for Informing Cyber Security
Decision Analysis by Proxy for the Rational Terrorist Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Reactions to Terrorism Events Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Monte Carlo Simulation to Construct a Random Utility Model of Terrorist Preferences for Attack Modes Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
What Do We Know about Public Perception of Terrorism Risks? Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Osama is Ready to Hear This. Are You?” Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Who's Afraid of Osama bin Laden? Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Risk and Economic Analysis: A Dirty Bomb Attack on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Random Utility Modeling for the Rational Terrorist Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Probabilistic Project Management for a Terrorist Planning a Dirty Bomb Attack on a Major US Port Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Perspective Taking and Threat Assessment Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Perspective Taking: Avoiding the Zero-Sum Trap Risk Perception and Estimating Threat Probability Using Random Utility Models of Terrorist Objectives and Motivations
Public perceptions and trade-offs related to randomized security schedules Systematic Exploration of Public Response to Experimentally Manipulated Disaster Events (Terror and Non-terror) Using Video-based Scenario Simulation
The influence of disaster severity and outcome attribution on travel behavior Systematic Exploration of Public Response to Experimentally Manipulated Disaster Events (Terror and Non-terror) Using Video-based Scenario Simulation
Public response to the terrorist attacks on Boston Systematic Exploration of Public Response to Experimentally Manipulated Disaster Events (Terror and Non-terror) Using Video-based Scenario Simulation