Custom Decision Service is based on at least a decade of academic research, much of which has been carried out by people at Microsoft Research . Over the last couple of years, a team of researchers and developers has worked to turn this research into an easy to use, and broadly applicable system. Use the resources below to learn more about the team and the science behind the Custom Decision Service.
A paper describing the overall system.
A white paper describing the science, various applications and how to frame your problem right.
A project webpage containing the team members and further resources.