Jonathan Barzilai is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. His research interests include measurement theory, decision analysis, and numerical optimization. He has held positions at the University of Texas at Austin, York University, Dalhousie and the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Barzilai is the President of Scientific Metrics Inc. which develops evaluation methodologies and software that implements them. He has published major papers on measurement and decision theory and has developed a methodology, Preference Function Modelling (PFM), for measurement, evaluation, and decision making by a single decision maker or a group. PFM is based on solid mathematical foundations and is mathematically correct.