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Over the summer, two of our Business Analytics faculty have travelled internationally as invited speakers.

Dr. Bozdogan

The summer break is a great opportunity for many of the professors to visit other Business Analytics schools, attend conferences, chair sessions and lead invited lectures.

This summer has been no exception. Chanaka Edirisinghe, Heath Fellow, was a Visiting Scholar at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, during the summer of 2013. He taught empirical research on firm strengths and market efficiencies to undergraduates, faculty and researchers from Kansai and other universities across Japan.

Dr. Ham Bozdogan, McKenzie Professor in the Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science, gave a keynote lecture at the European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA-2013) ( in Luxembourg during July 10-12, 2013 on his new work entitled:

"A New Supervised Classication of Credit Approval Data via the Hybridized RBF Neural Network Model Using the Genetic Algorithm and the Information Complexity."

Dr. Bozdogan chaired two sessions at this conference. ECDA was sponsored by the German and French Classification Societies under the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the University of Luxembourg.

Dr. Bozdogan gave a two-day invited lecture at the University of Milan-Bicocca Department of Economics, Statistics, and Management in Italy during July 15-16, 2013 on his work:

"Predictive Subset Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Modeling, Detection of Outliers and Forecasting Using the Genetic Algorithm and Information Complexity"

Professor Bozdogan's following four edited books all have been invited to be published by SPRINGER and will be available in electronic format under the Springer Book Archiving project.

  1. Multivariate Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis
  2. Theory and Methodology of Time Series Analysis, Volume 1
  3. Multivariate Statistical Modeling, Volume 2, and 
  4. Engineering & Scientific Applications, Volume 3 of the Proceedings of the First US/Japan Conference on the Frontiers of Statistical Modeling 

The Springer Book Archiving project is an effort at Springer to publish books between 1842-2005 by making them available in electronic formats. The archiving project includes about 40 renowned imprints in Springer Book Archiving project. These books will be digitized and will become an eBook, published on SpringerLink, in their online platform, and for e-reading devices such as the Kindle or iPad. They will never go 'out-of-print' and will be preserved for future generations of scientists all over the world. These books will be accessed via libraries and the individual books will not only be made available digitally, but also in print.



Christine Vossler (865-974-1762,