15 Aug 2017 (Tuesday)


2017/08/10 17:00:00


Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), introduced by Thomas Saaty (1980), is an effective tool for dealing with complex decision making, and may aid the decision maker to set priorities and make the best decision. By reducing complex decisions to a series of pairwise comparisons, and then synthesizing the results, AHP helps to capture both subjective and objective aspects of a decision. In addition, AHP incorporates a useful technique for checking the consistency of the decision maker’s evaluations, thus reducing the bias in the decision making process.

AHP generates a weight for each evaluation criterion according to the decision maker’s pairwise comparisons of the criteria. AHP is a very flexible and powerful tool because the scores, and therefore the final ranking of the criteria and decision alternatives, are obtained on the basis of the pairwise relative evaluations of both the criteria and the options provided by the user. The computations made by AHP are always guided by the decision maker’s experience, and AHP can thus be considered as a tool that is able to translate the evaluations (both qualitative and quantitative) made by the decision maker into a multi-criteria ranking.


At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • learn how to define problems, identify criteria and rank criteria
  • use the criteria to guide your decision making
  • explore the AHP software i.e. Expert Choice
  • involve in the team decision making activities



He is one of the advisory panel for SQSSC and the Director of Institute of Strategic Industrial Decision Modeling (ISIDM) at the School of Quantitative Sciences, UUM. He obtained PhD in Decision Science from UUM, whereas M.Sc. in Mathematics from NC State University, USA and B.Sc. in Mathematics from UNC-Charlotte, USA. He has conducted several research method workshops particularly for UUM and UiTM staff in Malaysia, Hatyai University and NIDA Bangkok, as well as Unisba, Unsyiah Kuala and UNPAD Bandung, Indonesia. He has also conducted workshops on various applications of quantitative techniques for many organizations such as INTAN, Ministry of Defense, Institute of Medical Research, Town Planning Council, MOHE and INTEL.

Tentative Program

8.30am - 8.45am


8.45am - 10.45am

Session 1
  • Introduction to AHP
  • Identification of suitable problems
  • Selection of suitable criteria
  • Determination of criteria weights

10.45am - 11.00am

Tea Break

11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Session 2
  • Reducing the number of criteria
  • Handling the consistency issue
  • Handling the quantitative criteria
  • Performing sensitivity analysis

1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch Break

2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Session 3
  • Inserting criteria in other mathematical models
  • Hands-on with Expert Choice

Registration Fee

RM 100 per person

** A group registration with 3 students will pay a total of RM 270

 RM 150 per person

RM 200 per person


Registration fee include workshop admission and materials. These fees DO NOT include the lunch and refreshments.

Accompanying persons: The workshop is not offering an accompanying person’s registration fee. Any persons wishing to attend any part of the workshop MUST register as a participant.

Payment Method

Payment can be made through:
1. Credit/ Debit Card (Online)
  • Browse http://e-com.uum.edu.my/bend/paymode.jsp
  • Follow all required steps as instructed.
  • Note : for ‘payment for’ choose ‘other payment’
  • Note : for ‘description’ : key in ‘SQSSC WORKSHOP 2017’

Please keep the notification of payment made as proof of payment. Scan and email the proof of payment as soon as possible to us at sqssc@uum.edu.my. You also need to bring the original payment slip during the registration. You are required to show the proof of payment to the committee on the registration day of the workshop. Failure to do so will result in your name being not listed as participants.


2. Bank Transfer

Transfer should be made to the following account:
Account No.: 02093010000010
Please write a remark “REGISTRATION FEE FOR SQSSC WORKSHOP 2017”

Please forward a scanned copy of the Bank Transfer receipt to Committee of SQSSC at sqssc@uum.edu.my or by fax to +604 9286309 for us to verify the transaction. Please kindly write down the participant’s name, date and time of the transfer and city of origin.

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