University of Minnesota

Ravi Bapna

Big Data Landscape: Technology, Economy, Society

Ravi Bapna to open 2013-14 season of Headliners at U of M College of Continuing Education.

Ron Kohavi

Online Controlled Experiments: Introduction, Insights, Scaling, and Humbling Statistics

Ron Kohavi from Microsoft to give keynote address at Computer Science & Engineering Technology Forum on October 18, 2013.

Gal Oestreicher-Singer
Ravi Bapna

Building a Socially Savvy Brand in a Data-rich, Hyper-connected World

Ravi Bapna discusses the science of social networks, and how they can be studied and used to build better brands and marketing campaigns.

Ramayya Krishnan

Our Data, Ourselves: The Case of Taxis and Driver Behavior

Ramayya Krishnan shares a case where data analysis and modeling predict individual behaviors.

Ravi Bapna

Businesses Must Move Beyond "Small n" Thinking

Ravi Bapna discusses why businesses should avoid social media hype in favor of a more scientific approach in this appearance on Greater MSP Business TV .

Sinana Aral

Measuring and Propagating Influence in Social Networks

Finding influential people in social networks is all the rage, but how can truly we measure and propagate influence in online networks? Sinan Aral explains.

Brett Danaher

Gone in 60 Seconds: The Impact of the Megaupload Shutdown on Paid Movie Downloads

Brett Danaher explains how Megaupload's shutdown increased digital revenues for one major motion picture studio by $2.5 to $3.6 million in eighteen weeks.

Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

What Users Really Do On Social Platforms and What It Means For Companies

Mikolaj Jan Piskorski discusses empirical analyses of user behaviors across social platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, mixi, and dating sites.

Jui Ramaprasad

Music, Media, and Money: Drivers of Consumption in a Digital World

Jui Ramaprasad on the impact that technology and specifically social media has had on consumption of music.

Justin Rao

The Economics of Spam

Justin Rao (Microsoft Research) and his co-authors estimate that American firms and consumers experience costs of almost $20 billion annually due to spam.