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Uber Data Scientist Visits Carlson School

04/21/2016

Uber Data Scientist Visits Carlson School

Manik Gupta from Uber Speaks at Spring Symposium

Manik Gupta spent seven years building Google Maps for the entire world. Now he’s at Uber, where he directs the development of mapping and related products for the company that changed how we all get from point A to B.

Gupta visited the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota yesterday. He gave the keynote address at the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative's spring research symposium. He shared insights from his experiences developing geo services, grappling with the challenges of online and offline linkages, and other design decisions.

The symposium also featured faculty members and graduate students reporting on their research in social media, social computing, and business analytics, including:

  • Alan Benson: Do Promotion Tournaments Produce Bad Managers? Evidence of the Peter Principle
  • Russell Funk: Using Dynamic Network Analysis to Find High Performing Teams
  • Zhigang Cai: Altriusm Behavior in Reward Based Crowdfunding Platform
  • Jaehwuen Jung: Optimal Call to Action for Referral Programs: Evidence from A Randomized Field Experiment
  • De Liu: Towards Meaningful Engagement: A Framework for Design and Research of Gamified Information Systems
  • Jacob Thebault-Spieker: Work in Progress: Exploring Reputation Systems
  • Sarah McRoberts: YouthTube: Kids and Teens as Video Creators on YouTube and Vine
  • Shuo (Steven) Chang: GroupLens research on Recommender Systems
  • Ching Ren: An Institutional Logic View on the Effective Adoption and Use of Enterprise Social Media