Companion Git repo In my current research with Alex Chaudhry, we study the relationship between trailer design and opening weekend box-office sales. One of the things we’re interested in is the relationship between how much of the movie is revealed by the trailer and the type of movie that is being advertised. If you think … Continue reading Detecting Common Story Arcs in Movies
I was a recent victim of an internet fraud. I want to document it here so that I can share this with other consumers as well as the companies that are unknowingly involved. I think this also raises an interesting ethical debate for advertising platforms. The story I recently needed to change an existing United … Continue reading Google Ads Airline Fraud
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT There will be a data science meetup on Weds. 3/6 at 6:30 pm. It will be located at CoWork Oasis. Dr. Gustavo Arriaga will be giving a talk/demo about identifying hotel renovations using machine learning. Topics covered include: NLP techniques (phrase modeling, topic modeling, etc.) Classification methods (Random forests, neural networks, etc.) Refreshments … Continue reading Identifying hotel renovations using machine learning
Imagine a world where there is no trust. You have traveled a long way, perhaps on the Silk Road, and encounter a vendor that sells drinking water. Everyone traveling along this road is headed to a far-off land from which they will not return. You know there are 2 sources water this vendor could have … Continue reading Do online reviews *improve* quality? A companion blog for my newest research.
For my analytics students, JupyterLab Beta version has just been released. Follow the install instructions to install and read the documentation to run through its features. I think, for students coming from Excel/ other self-contained data packages, this is a great addition to Jupyter Notebooks. JupyterLab is now essentially an IDE where all your documents, … Continue reading JupyterLab Beta Released!
Many marketing students want to work in corporate social media upon graduation. After all, current graduates are much more familiar with this new world of marketing than many of the managers who are in the position to hire them. I think this Vice program says a lot about the social media world in which new … Continue reading The Shed at Dulwich
What? Career fair! When? Thursday & Friday Sept. 21-22, 2017! Where? Don Haskins Center! Why? So you can get paid! More than 100 employers will be on hand. Continue reading UTEP Career Fair!
Go to the notes + code (preliminary and in progress) One of the joys of working in academia is the time available during summers to learn new tools. One of my projects this summer has been making notes for Petris et al’s Dynamic Linear Models in R text. This text is a Bayesian treatment of dynamic … Continue reading State Space Modeling Notes
El Paso Electric is currently recruiting for 3 distinct Accountant positions (please see linked job ads). Financial Systems – MBA/MAcc preferred Energy Accounting – BBA + 0-3 years of experience Accounting Services – BBA + 3 or more years of experience Apply online through their website at https://www.epelectric.com/careers Please let me know if you wish to list me … Continue reading EP Electric Hiring
***Update*** It looks like United has now implemented a bidding strategy for allocating seats over capacity: United got in hot waters today for “overbooking” a flight and then forcibly removing an elderly passenger from his seat. Almost any casual observer would say that they probably should have just offered a higher voucher amount. Why wouldn’t United … Continue reading A solution for United