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Arnold Barnett

Arnold Barnett

George Eastman Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Statistics

Contact: (617) 253-2670, abarnett@mit.edu

Expertise: Air safety; Operations management; Operations research; Operations research; Statistics

Jean-Noel Barrot

Jean-Noel Barrot

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 715-4820, jnbarrot@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied microeconomics; Corporate finance; Economics; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Europe; European Union (EU); Finance; France; Innovation; Patents; Startups / Start-ups; Supply chain contracts; Venture capital; Venture capital

Ernst Berndt

Ernst Berndt

Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-2665, eberndt@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Applied probability; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Cancer; Clinical trials; Data analytics; Drug models; Econometrics; Economics; Education; Game theory; Health management; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; HIV; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Industrial partnerships; Institutional partnerships; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Market research; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Regulation and policy; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling

Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-4223, dbertsim@mit.edu

Expertise: Air safety; eCommerce; Financial engineering; Information technology; Operations research; Optimization; Revenue management; Statistics

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-4319, erikb@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Business intelligence; Business school; CEO compensation; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Crowdsourcing; Data assets; Data mining; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Economics; Economy; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Enterprise information systems; Executive compensation; Future of work; Google; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Intellectual property; Internet; Job creation; Job creation; Labor market policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Minimum wage; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; Neural networks; Offshoring; Offshoring; Online feedback mechanisms; Online shopping; Open innovation; Political economy; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Pricing; Privacy issues; Robotics; Robots; Sales force automation; Sharing economy; Sociotechnical system; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Unemployment; Unemployment; World Wide Web

John Carrier

John Carrier

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , jfcarrie@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Applied probability; Automotive industry; Bankruptcy; Business education; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business transformation; Canada; Case studies; Change management; Competitive strategy; Crisis management; Data analytics; Education; Employee motivation; Energy; Europe; Executive education; Executive education; Experimental design; Family business; Fracking; Gas; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Healthcare operations management; Hospital operations management; Hostile work environment; Hydraulic fracturing; Industrial organization; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Inventory; Italy; Job creation; Leadership; Leadership; Logistics; Management education; Managerial change; Managerial vision; Managing change; Managing change; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Mexico; MOOCs; MOOCs; Natural gas; Non-linear dynamics; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Oil industry; Online education; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Open innovation; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Organizational behavior; Organizational culture; Predictive analytics; Private equity; Probability; Process control; Product innovation; Production; Productivity; Project management; Quality; Research and development; Russia; Sampling; Sociotechnical system; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Supply chain management; Sustainability; System dynamics; System dynamics; Teams; Total Quality Management (TQM); Training; Training programs; Turnaround; United Kingdom; United States; Virtual teams and organizations

Emilio J Castilla

Emilio J Castilla

NTU Professor of Management

Department: Associate Professor of Management

Contact: (617) 253-0286, ecastilla@mit.edu

Expertise: B-school; Benefits; Benefits; Business school; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Compensation; Compensation; Conflict resolution; Consulting; Corporate incentives; Cultural differences; Customer incentives; Data analytics; Discrimination; Diversity; Education; Employee motivation; Employee termination; Employment relations; Employment relations; Family issues; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender issues; Hiring; Incentives; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Managing change; Managing diversity; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Predictive analytics; Race relations; Recruitment; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Statistics; Training; Training programs; Turnover; Unemployment; Work / family issues

Alberto Cavallo

Alberto Cavallo

Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 715-4837, afc@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Big data; Central banks; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data management; Data mining; Deflation; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; Economic crisis; Emerging markets; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Global economics; Inflation; International economics; Macroeconomics; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Online shopping; Pricing; Pricing; Statistics

Joseph Doyle

Joseph Doyle

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 452-3761, jjdoyle@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Data analytics; Econometrics; Economics; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Obamacare

Vivek Farias

Vivek Farias

Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor

Department: Associate Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-7659, vivekf@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Applied probability; Decision making; Financial engineering; Mathematical programming; Operations management; Operations research

Robert Freund

Robert Freund

Theresa Seley Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-8997, rfreund@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied math; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Computational complexity; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Machine learning; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Nonlinear optimization; Operations research; Optimization; Predictive analytics; Robust optimization

David Gamarnik

David Gamarnik

Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-7779, gamarnik@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied math; Applied probability; Decision making; Decision support; Disaster recovery; Healthcare operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Stochastic processes

Bengt Holmstrom

Bengt Holmstrom

Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics

Contact: (617) 253-0506, bengt@mit.edu

Expertise: Alliances; Apple; Apple; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank capital; Banking; Business school; Capital market; Capital markets; Central banks; CEO compensation; CEO compensation; Compensation; Compensation; Competition; Competitive strategy; Contagion; Contracting; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate incentives; Debt; Debt ceiling; Debt contracts; Decision analysis; Deflation; Earnings manipulation; Economics; Economy; Education; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Equities; Euro; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Executive compensation; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Family business; Federal Reserve; Finance; Financial markets; Financial regulation; Financial reporting; Future of work; Game theory; Global economics; Globalization; Great Recession; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Incentives; Incubators; Information technology; Innovation; Investment analysis; Leadership; Liquidity; Managerial economics; Managerial economics; Managerial vision; Microeconomics; Microeconomics; Monetary policy; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Outsourcing; Performance measurement systems; Scandinavia; Securitization; Signaling; Smartphones; Stock market; Stock options; Strategy; Technological innovation; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Wireless communication

Jack Homer

Jack Homer

Department: Research Affiliate

Contact: ,

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Energy; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Hospital operations management; Medical decision making; Medicare; Obamacare; Predictive analytics; Simulation; Strategic planning; System dynamics

Gordon Kaufman

Gordon Kaufman

Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Statistics

Contact: (617) 253-2651, gkaufman@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied probability; Bayesian statistics; Probability; Stochastic modeling

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

Department: Professor of the Practice of Finance

Contact: (617) 324-7001, ak67@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Derivatives; Dodd-Frank Act; Financial information technology; Financial regulation; Futures; Government; Governmental financial institutions; High frequency trading; Liquidity; Market microstructure; Regulation; Regulation and policy; Regulatory bodies; United States; Wall Street

Christopher Knittel

Christopher Knittel

William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 324-0015, knittel@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Carbon footprint; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Competitive strategy; Computational economics; Consumer behavior; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Data analytics; Drought; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy Economics; Energy efficiency; Energy finance; Environment; Environmental Economics; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Financial econometrics; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Industrial economics; Industrial Organization; Industrial organization; Managerial economics; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Natural gas; Nonlinear optimization; Nuclear power; Oil; Oil industry; Optimization; Outsourcing; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Product loyalty; Public utilities; Regulatory bodies; Solar power; Sports analytics; Subsidies; Sustainability; Tax reforms; Water; Wind power

Retsef Levi

Retsef Levi

J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-4155, retsef@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied math; Applied probability; Business intelligence; Competition; Convergence; Decision making; Facility location; Healthcare operations management; Infrastructures; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Mathematical programming; Medical decision making; Medicine; Middle East; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Price fixing; Probability; Process control; Production; Project management; Revenue management; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Supply chain management; Terrorism; Vehicle routing

John Little

John Little

Institute Professor

Department: Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 253-3738, jlittle@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Analytics; Brand management; Branding; Channels; Consumer packaged goods; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Manufacturing; Manufacturing systems; Market research; Marketing; Marketing channels; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Media; Operations management; Operations management; Operations research; Optimization; Pricing; Pricing; Probability; Probability, applied; Product loyalty; Sales and sales processes; Statistics

Andrew Lo

Andrew Lo

Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-0920, andrew.lo@mit.edu

Expertise: Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Applied mathematics; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management; Asset pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business intelligence; Business plans; Cancer; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Clinical trials; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data mining; Decision making; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Dividend policy; Dot-com; Drug models; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Internet privacy issues; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Macroeconomics; Mathematical programming; MBA; Medical decision making; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Mobile banking; MOOCs; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Pharmaceuticals; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Research and development; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Subprime lending; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing

Thomas Magnanti

Thomas Magnanti

Institute Professor

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-6604, magnanti@mit.edu

Expertise: Operations research; Optimization

Robert Nachtrieb

Robert Nachtrieb

Department: Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics

Contact: , nacht@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Bayesian statistics; Business plans; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; China; Competitive strategy; Consulting; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Decision analysis; Decision making; Decision support; Energy Efficiency; Enterprise architecture; Executive education; Experimental design; Global standards; India; Management education; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Non-market strategy; Nonlinear dynamics; Nuclear power; Product innovation; Strategic management; System dynamics; System dynamics; United States

Allison O'Hair

Allison O'Hair

Department: Lecturer, Operations Research and Statistics

Contact: (617) 452-2116, AKOHAIR@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Data analysis; Data analytics; Mathematical programming; MOOCs; Operations research; Predictive analytics

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

Contact: , pentland@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Algorithms; Applied microeconomics; Bitcoin; Computer privacy; Corporate governance; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data assets; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Developing countries; Digital economy; Economics; Elevator pitch; European Union (EU); India; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Optimal control; Optimization; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizations; Performance measurement systems; Predictive analytics; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Teleconferencing; United States; Urban poverty

Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis

William F. Pounds Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-8277, georgiap@mit.edu

Expertise: Big data; Electricity; Inventory; Logistics; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Online shopping; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Pricing; Pricing; Retail; Revenue management; Sampling; Service industry; Social networks; Social networks; Statistics; Subsidies; Supply chain management; Sustainability; United Kingdom; United States

William Pounds

William Pounds

Professor Emeritus of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (781) 538-5798, wpounds@comcast.net

Expertise: Action learning; Applied probability; Business education; Business education; Business ethics; Business school; Business school; Career development; CEO compensation; CEO compensation; Compensation; Compensation; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Education; Executive compensation; Executive compensation; Executive education; Executive pay; Heuristics; Hiring; Mutual funds; Operations management; Operations research; Probability, applied; United States

Drazen Prelec

Drazen Prelec

Digital Equipment Corp. Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Management Science and Economics

Contact: (617) 253-2833, dprelec@mit.edu

Expertise: Bayesian networks; Consumer behavior; Consumer psychology; Market research; Probability; Virtual customer

Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 258-8374, rigobon@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Argentina; Asia Pacific; Austerity; Bank capital; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Big data; Bitcoin; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Corporate governance; Currency; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Debt ceiling; Deflation; Depression; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy; eGovernment; Emerging markets; Euro; Europe; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Exchange rates; Exports; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Fiscal austerity; Fiscal cliff; Fiscal policies; France; Germany; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Great Recession; Hong Kong; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International finance; International management; International trade; Internationalization; Intertemporal choice; Investment policy; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Job creation; Korea; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Offshoring; Oil; Online feedback mechanisms; Optimal control; Outsourcing; Political economy; Pricing; Recession; Singapore; Social business; Social media; Social networks; Social Security; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Spain; Statistics; Stimulus; Stochastic modeling; Subsidies; Sustainability; Taiwan; Tax reforms; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Thailand; Trade policy; Unemployment; United Kingdom; United States

Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin

Department: Associate Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 715-4215, rudin@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied math; Artificial intelligence; Artificial intelligence; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Business intelligence; Business intelligence; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Electricity; Machine learning; Medical decision making; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Probability; Sports analytics; Statistics; Statistics

David Schmittlein

David Schmittlein

John C Head III Dean

Department: Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 253-2804, dschmitt@mit.edu

Andreas Schulz

Andreas Schulz

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 258-7340, schulz@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Applied math; Applied mathematics; Auctions; Combinatorial optimization; Computational complexity; Computational economics; Europe; Facility location; Facility location; Germany; Healthcare operations management; Heuristics; Hospital operations management; Integer programming; Inventory; Inventory; Logistcs; Logistics; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Network optimization; Operations research; Optimization; Optimization; Optimization; Project management; Project management; Robust optimization; Stochastic modeling; Telecommunications; Telecommunications; Transportation; Vehicle routing; Vehicle routing

Roger Stein

Roger Stein

Department: Senior Lecturer and Research Affiliate

Contact: , steinr@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied probability; Applied probability; Bankruptcy; Big data; Business intelligence; Data analytics; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Econometrics; Econometrics; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Knowledge management; Knowledge management; Leadership; Machine learning; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Product development; Product innovation; Product management; Product strategy; Risk capital; Risk management; Risk management; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Strategic planning; Strategy; Talent management; Technology transfer

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-7998, NEIL_T@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Corporate strategy and policy; Data analytics; Data mining; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Economics; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Management of technology; Open innovation; Patents; Research and development; Robotics; Robots; Software; Statistics; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer

Glen Urban

Glen Urban

David Austin Professor in Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Marketing, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-6615, glurban@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Automotive industry; B-school; Bayesian statistics; Brand management; Branding; Consumer marketing; Customer relationships; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Database marketing; Dot-com; eCommerce; Electronic publishing; International marketing; Internet; Internet privacy issues; Internet strategy; Knowledge management; Lead users; Management of technology; Market research; Marketing; New ventures; Online feedback mechanisms; Online media; Onlne shopping; Positioning; Product loyalty; Statistics; Telecommunications; Trust-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web

Juan Pablo Vielma

Juan Pablo Vielma

Richard S. Leghorn (1939) Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Statistics

Contact: (617) 324-1204, jvielma@mit.edu

Roy Welsch

Roy Welsch

Eastman Kodak Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Statistics and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6601, rwelsch@mit.edu

Expertise: Bayesian statistics; Corporate strategy and policy; Data acquisition; Data mining; Econometrics; Experimental design; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Information technology; Managerial economics; Process control; Statistics

Tauhid Zaman

Tauhid Zaman

KDD Career Development Professor in Communications and Technology

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-7353, zlisto@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied probability; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Facebook; Instagram; Operations management; Operations research; Predictive analytics; Probability; Probability; Probability, applied; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Social networks; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Statistics; Twitter

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Intellectual Capital: Arnie Barnett finds safety in numbers

Widely considered the nation's leading expert on aviation safety, Arnie Barnett uses his background in applied math to help conquer his own fear of flying. He calms himself -- and sometimes even fellow passengers -- during turbulence by recalling statistics on crash probability. A firm believer that math should be accessible to his students and can be applied to almost any problem, Arnie's passion for math is infectious. In this podcast, Arnie talks about his ideas for a new approach to the Electoral College and his constant vigilance against skewed statistics.

Using big data to manage medical expectations — Cynthia Rudin

From The Health Care Blog  For all the advances in both medicine and technology, patients still face a bewildering array of advice and information when trying to weigh the possible consequences of certain medical treatments. But a hands-on, data-driven tool I have developed with some colleagues can now help patients obtain personalized predictions for their recovery from surgery. This tool can help patients better manage their expectations about their speed of recovery and long-term effects of the procedure. People need to be able to fully understand the possible effects of a medical procedure in a realistic and clear way. Seeking to develop a model for recovery curves, we developed a Bayesian modeling approach to recovery curve prediction in order to forecast sexual function levels after prostatectomy, based on the experiences of 300 UCLA clinic patients both before radical prostatectomy surgery and during the four years immediately following surgery. The resulting … Read More »The post Using big data to manage medical expectations — Cynthia Rudin appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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