Friday Research Workshops

Each Friday during the school year, the Information & Decision Sciences Department hosts a seminar discussion on new and in-progress research. The series provides opportunities for PhD students, faculty, and industry partners to engage with one another and with the research of scholars from around the world.

Current coordinators are Jason Chan and Yash Babar.

Upcoming events are listed at the bottom of the page. 

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Date Speaker Title
13-Sep PhD Student Presentations  
20-Sep   Kartik Hosanagar (Wharton) Learning Instrumental Variables
27-Sep PhD Student Presentations  
4-Oct Jingjing Li (U of Virginia) A Deep Learning Architecture for Psychometric Natural Language Processing
11-Oct Chris Forman (Cornell)  
25-Oct Marshall Van Alstyne (MIT)  
8-Nov Lauren Rhue (Wake Forest)  
15-Nov Tingting Nian (UC Irvine)  
22-Nov Tianshu Sun (USC)  

PhD Student Presentations

Date Speaker Paper Title
1-Feb Vijay Mookerjee (UT Dallas) The Voice of the Customer: Managing Customer Care in Twitter
8-Feb Eric Zheng (UT Dallas) The Transparency-Revenue Conundrum in Social Trading: Implications for Platforms and Investors
15-Feb Moshe Barach (UMN Strategy) Small numbers bargaining in the age of big data: Evidence from a two-sided labor matching platform
22-Feb Gordon Gao (Maryland) How Digital Word-of-Mouth Affects Consumer Decision Making: Evidence from Doctor Appointment Booking
1-Mar Pallab Sanyal (George Mason) An Empirical Examination of the Economics of Mobile Application Security
8-Mar - Winter BI Conference (No Workshop)
15-Mar Jingjing Zhang (Indiana)

It Takes Two to Tango: The Effects of Internal and External Information Integration on Healthcare Process and Outcomes

29-Mar Pedro Ferreira (CMU) Binge Yourself Out: The Effect of Binge Watching on the Subscription of Video on Demand
5-Apr Nachi Sahoo (Boston University) Reducing Product Expiration by Aligning Salesforce Incentives: A Data-driven Approach
12-Apr Jing Gong Enhancing the “Call for Bids” to Improve Matching Efficiency in Online Labor Markets: Capturing the Meaning of Unstructured Textual Content with Machine Learning
19-Apr Alex Tuzhilin (Stern NYU) Imputing Multi-Criteria Missing Ratings from User Reviews
26-Apr Amit Mehra (UT Dallas)  
3-May Dokyun Lee (CMU)

Focused Concept Miner (FCM): an Interpretable Deep Learning for Text Exploration

Date Speaker Paper
09/28 Corey Angst
U of Notre Dame
Too Good to Be True: Firm Social Performance and the Risk of Data Breach
10/05 Yan Huang
The Role of Feedback in Dynamic Crowdsourcing Contests: A Structural Empirical Analysis
10/19 Elina Hwang
U of Washington
Mobilizing Healthcare across Geography through Telemedicine Consultations
10/26 Zaiyan Wei
Purdue U
The Survival of Noise Traders: Evidence From Peer-to-Peer Lending
11/09 Anandhi Bharadwaj
Emory U
Business Method Innovations and Firm Value: An Empirical Investigation
11/16 Hong Guo
U of Notre Dame
Cross-Market Integration and Sabotage
11/30 Yash Babar
Sandeep Gangarapu
U of Minnesota
PhD Student Presentations
12/07 Yaqiong Wang
Meizi Zhou
U of Minnesota
PhD Student Presentations






1/19 Brad Greenwood
U of M
Just What the Doctor Ordered? Physician Mobility after the Adoption of Electronic Health Records
1/26 Linli Xu
U of M
There's No Free Lunch Conversation: The Effect of Brand Advertising on Word of Mouth
2/2 Bill Rand
NC State
Extracting Actionable Marketing Intelligence from Social Media Data using Machine Learning
2/9 Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
UT Austin
Who Is A Good Decision Maker? Data-Driven Decision Ranking under Unobservable Quality
2/16 Anand Gopal
U Maryland
A for Effort? Using the Crowd to Identify Moral Hazard in NYC Restaurant Hygiene Inspections
2/23 Joel Waldfogel
U of M
Platforms, Power, and Preferential Placement: Evidence from Spotify Playlists
3/2 Foster Provost
Causal Classification: Treatment Effect vs. Outcome Estimation
3/9 Yili Hong
IT-enabled Monitoring and Labor Contracting in Online Platforms: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
3/23 Christian Catalini
Technological Opportunity, Bubbles and Innovation: The Dynamics of Initial Coin Offerings
3/30 Ram Chellappa
Platform Preannouncement Strategies: The Strategic Role of In-formation in Two-Sided Markets Competition
4/6 Gautam Pant
U of Iowa
Predicting Interfirm Human Capital Flow: Leveraging Networks and Heterogeneous Effects
4/13 Jonathon Cummings
Physical Collocation, Structural Interdependence, and Work-Related Interactions in Organizations
4/20 Beibei Li
Nudging Mobile Customers with Real-Time Social Dynamics
4/27 Sunil Wattal
Competitive Poaching in Search Advertising: A Randomized Field Experiment
5/4 Huaxia Rui
Voice Cascade on Social Media





Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events.