Fall 2016 Classes

Why are open source statistical programming languages the best? Because they R. It is August and Fall 2016 classes begin in just a couple of days.  I am currently prepping for two large classes: I happy to see the incredible interest in my graduate course with over 50 students enrolled in ISE/DSA 5103 Intelligent Data Analytics! I… Read More »

Summer 2016 Hangout

Summer 2016 Hangout Very happy to see all the students and friends that came out to the Summer 2016 hangout at McNellie’s The Abner Ale House in Norman.  I am privileged to work a wide variety of students in ISE, DSA, and CEES who are applying research in a broad array of application areas (from Community Resilience to… Read More »

Two new publications in CAIE

Summer publications! We are happy to see two new papers accepted for publication in Computers and Industrial Engineering this Summer!  These publications form a logical pair, with one introducing a new perspective that uses statistical learning to help study the Fixed-Charge Network Flow (FCNF) problem and the other develops a solution technique that hybridizes the new… Read More »

KDD Scholarship 2016, San Francisco, CA

Congratulations Alexander: KDD Scholarship! Congratulations to Alexander Rodriguez for his recent KDD scholarship award.  The award is for the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in San Francisco, CA.   Alexander, who joined the Analytics Lab in the first of June 2016, won the scholarship through Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM).  The BPDM workshop will be co-located… Read More »

2016 “Spread Your Wings” Adventure Race

Adventure Race! ..a 1500 foot sherpa line, paddling in crystal clear waters, 14+ miles of sweet, sweet single track, mine maze, skeet, water slides and a 3000 foot Zipline are just a few of the things you will find at the Too Cool – Spread Your Wings adventure weekend. It’s summertime and Dr. Nicholson is heading… Read More »

Welcome students!

Welcome! Bienvenidos!  欢迎! خوش آمدی Very happy to welcome some new students to the Analytics Lab!  Some of these will be working with Dr. Nicholson for their Master’s thesis, others are working on special studies projects or practicums — regardless, those of use in the lab are glad you are around and looking forward to the Summer and… Read More »

Summer 2016 updates!

Summer 2016 is here! The last of the ISE/DSA 5113 finals has been taken, all pencils are down, and students are heading out for new adventures. Cyril Beyney has just accepted an offer to become the lead data scientist for Nerd Kingdom and is moving to Dallas, TX! Weili Zhang is headed up to Pittsburg for a… Read More »

COE Community Resilience Meeting

COE Resilience Research A team from the analytics lab presented and competed at the NIST-funded Center of Excellence (COE) for Community Resilience biannual research meeting. Dr. Nicholson facilitated a session on Decision Algorithms and Weili Zhang participated in the poster competition with two submissions: “A multiobjective optimization model for mitigating community economic loss and population… Read More »

Au revoir Olivia! Bonne chance!

A bittersweet farewell to Olivia Perret!  I am extremely proud of her as a recent graduate of the MS ISE program at University of Oklahoma and I am honored to have been her advisor.  She has accepted a 10 week ‘internship’ in New York City as a Quantitative Analyst with Standard & Poor.   Knowing… Read More »

Congratulations Olivia Perret!

Congratulations to Olivia Perret upon her successful defense of her Masters thesis research, “A novel post-hoc matching procedure using statistical learning methods”.  She is now the 5th student in the Analytics Lab to obtain a Masters of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. On February 2, 2016, Olivia presented and defended her work  in front… Read More »