Yearly Archive: 2016

Oct 05 2016

Pirtle Endowed Professor in Business

Today Dr. Schumaker was officially named the George W. and Robert Pirtle Endowed Professor in Business for the College of Business and Technology. With this endowed professorship he plans to seed the Data Analytics Lab into a self-sustaining research lab, extend his current research portfolio and begin to involve student learning in the field of …

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Sep 21 2016

President of the International Information Management Association (IIMA)

Dr. Schumaker was elected as President of the International Information Management Association (IIMA) for the 2016-2017 term. The International Information Management Association was founded in 1989, with the mission to provide a unique blend of high-quality academic research combined with social interaction. As an example of that commitment to academic research, IIMA publishes the Journal …

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Sep 04 2016

Profs Get in Fluff Over Twitter Betting Result

Dr. Schumaker’s research is in the news again. Reporter Mark Howarth from the Scottish newspaper Daily Star recently reported on Schumaker’s sports analytics research. Howarth, M., (Sept 4, 2016). Profs Get in Fluff Over Twitter Betting Result. Daily Star.

Sep 01 2016

Data Analytics Lab Founded

The Data Analytics Lab within the College of Business and Technology has been founded. The Data Analytics Lab will have four primary missions to support teaching and research. Complement existing undergraduate and graduate analytics courses; e.g., Business Intelligence and Analytics, Sports Data Analytics, and Web Analytics. Positioned to respond to anticipated future programs and/or degree …

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Aug 31 2016

Predicting Wins and Spread in the Premier League Using a Sentiment Analysis of Twitter

Dr. Schumaker and his colleagues from CCSU recently published a sports analytics paper on using Twitter sentiment as a proxy for predicting Premier League soccer matches in the journal Decision Support Systems. Schumaker, R., Jarmoszko and A. T., Labedz Jr., C., (2016). Predicting Wins and Spread in the Premier League Using a Sentiment Analysis of …

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