SOBACO faculty present research at symposium dedicated to address statistical challenges.

The Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative (SOBACO) program recently co-sponsored the Statistical Challenges in Ecommerce Research (SCECR) Symposium hosted at McGill University in Montreal. In addition to sponsorship, a number of Carlson School and SOBACO faculty presented at the symposium on topics ranging from multisourcing to ethical ramifications of big data research.

The SCECR symposium was founded in 2005 by Carlson School Professor and SOBACO Director Ravi Bapna, along with Galit Shmueli, and Wolfgang Jank, with the purpose of bringing together researchers across disciplines to address the statistical challenges and issues unique to research that used Web-based data.

Some of the faculty sessions included:

On Identity and Financial Inclusion: Is there a Case for India's UID Project?
Ravi Bapna, University of Minnesota; Tingting Nian and Arun Sundararajan, New YorkUniversity

Analyzing IT Multisourcing: The Coordination Challenge
Shweta Singh, Ravi Bapna, Alok Gupta, and Gautam Ray, University of Minnesota

Ethical Issues with Big Data Research and Digital Experiments
Ravi Bapna, University of Minnesota; Stella Daskalopoulou and Jennifer Fishman, McGill University; Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Tel-Aviv University; and Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern

Constructing and operating a large-scale simulation of retail electric power markets
John Collins, University of Minnesota; Wolfgang Ketter, Konstantina Valogianni, Erasmus
University; Mathijs De Weerdt, Delft University of Technology

Below is a photo slideshow from the two-day conference: