Social media and Big Data analytics have forever changed business, public policy, and society. Leaders in industry and academia agree these forces will continue to shape the future, bringing both challenges and opportunities to organizations everywhere.
Navigating this terrain requires new research, expertise from multiple fields, and the means to develop a skilled workforce. Companies that partner with the Social Media & Business Analytics Collaborative can move to the forefront of these trends, and stake out a position from which to succeed.
A history of work in social computing. Top ratings in computer science, engineering, management, and decision sciences. Experts across disciplines who've launched ground-breaking technologies. SOBACO brings these University strengths together to study the hyper-connected, data-rich world we live in.
Using econometric, computational, and experimental methodologies, SOBACO aims to draw causal inferences and strong predictions from large-scale network and non-network data. Companies that join as partners will help shape the research agenda and gain first access to results. Together we'll build a body of evidence to advance the field.
Founding partners will receive special first-year rates, as well as the opportunity to help shape the partnership program in preparation for a summer 2013 launch.
First look at new research from University faculty and students. Publication updates, invitation-only symposia, and roundtable idea exchanges.
Collaborative research on subjects of mutual interest, applied to specific data sets and questions. As well as base research to support the field.
Opportunities to work with faculty experts and talented students on project teams.
Continuing professional education and customized training for your team.
Streamlined IP relationships.
Technical tutorials and software tools.