The JADS seminar series is a weekly presentation and discussion session for the whole JADS community. The sessions will alternate between presentations by JADS faculty and invited speakers who will discuss real-world data science issues.
Active participation is welcomed: you are invited to bring your lunch and discuss both JADS research and applied problems in data science in relation to privacy, law, security and broader societal issues.
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JADS Special Seminar:
Innovation Interdependence and Investment Choices: An Experimental Approach to Decision Making in Ecosystems
by Prof. Ron Adler, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
May 8 | Room 1.12 | 12:30 - 13:30 hrs.
We explore how decision makers perceive and assess the level of risk arising in interdependent settings that characterize innovation ecosystems. In a series of four stylized experiments, we examine the way in which the presence of required partner co-innovations impacts how individuals set expectations for their own innovation investments. We find that opportunities characterized by greater interdependence – e.g., a greater number of participating partners – leave individuals subjectively more confident and optimistic than formally equivalent situations with less interdependence. Our study elaborates on the biased assessment of conjunctive events and explores the effects of the presentation of interdependence on key managerial decisions: project valuation and “green-lighting” decisions; project composition, and choice of the number of partners. We also consider how task structure may improve judgment by separating the assessment of risk from the assessment of value. We conduct our study with a wide range of participant samples ranging from undergraduates to senior executives. Collectively our findings hold important implications for the ways in which individuals, organizations, and policymakers approach and assess their innovation choices.
Professor Adner’s award winning research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value. Professor Adner’s research has been published in leading academic journals including Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Rand Journal of Economics, Academy of Management Review, and in edited book chapters. His managerial articles have been published in numerous outlets including the Harvard Business Review, MIT/Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Forbes, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. http://faculty.tuck.dartmouth.edu/ron-adner/
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JADS Seminar XIII:
by Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology.
May 09 | JADS Room | 12:30 - 13:30 hrs.
Information Visualization concerns the use of interactive computer graphics to obtain insight in large amounts of abstract data, like tables, hierarchies, and networks. The aim is to exploit the unique capabilities of the human visual system to detect patterns, structures, and irregularities, and thereby to enable experts to analyze big and messy data. In this talk an overview of the field is given, illustrated with examples of work from Eindhoven, covering different data and application domains. Furthermore, trends and challenges are discussed. The use of familiar representations in combination with fluent interaction is often highly effective, as well as integration of methods from statistics, machine learning, and data mining.