Research

My research is centered on understanding emerging technologies and their business impact. Emerging technologies present opportunities, risks or a difficult blend of both. Within this context, I am currently studying the transformational changes associated with social and mobile computing as well as the impacts of emerging security vulnerabilities. I use large-scale data analysis, graph theory, mathematical optimization and in-depth qualitative analysis to understand key research questions.

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Articles

Short on Analytics Talent? Seven Tips to Help Your Company Thrive

Short on Analytics Talent? Seven Tips to Help Your Company Thrive
Companies are having a tough time finding the data scientists they need — they just aren’t being trained fast enough to meet market demand. While it may be challenging to keep ambitious analytics projects in development without employees with the necessary skill sets, that doesn’t mean those projects need to halt altogether. Sam Ransbotham offers seven tips for making progress when you don’t have enough analytics talent on board.

Analytical Value From Data That Cries Wolf

Analytical Value From Data That Cries Wolf
It’s a common assumption: errors and biases in a data set mean the data is useless. Not so fast, says Data & Analytics expert Sam Ransbotham — even data with less-than-great accuracy has its uses, if you understand how to parse it. His blog post explains how to make sense of uncertainty, and how tradeoffs between accuracy and breadth in a data set can better inform your decision-making process.

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2015-07-30

Internet of Things Webinar for MIT Sloan Management Review

2015-10-01

Presenting research on corporate innovation contests at the SIM APC meeting

Recent...

2014-06-05

Analytics executive education for Ulster

2014-06-04

MIT Sloan Management Review published my commentary on their WellPoint healthcare analytics case

2014-05-14

Talked about information disclosure at MIT CISR

2014-03-18

Spoke at Marketing Science Institute event on Data and Analytics

2014-02-21

NSF CAREER Award for analytics and security data

2013-11-19

Panelist for "Big Data: Fact or Fiction" at the Boston College East Coast Tech Council

2013-11-16

Young Researcher Award (with Eric Overby and Mike Jernigan) at the Workshop on Health IT Economics for research on IT and medical malpractice

2013-11-08

Presented at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) workshop on user behavior and content generation on Wikipedia

2013-10-05

Best Conference Reviewer INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology

2013-05-07

Received 2013 Carrol School of Management Undergraduate Teaching Award

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