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November 16, 2016

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EXPORTNY '16
Milton Room
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EXPORTNY 16 - Fall
EXPORTNY 2016 - Fall
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EXPORTNY 16 - Fall
EXPORTNY 16 - Fall
Whitman 402
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EXPORTNY 16 - Fall
Whitman 525
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Cancelled) 6 Sigma training
6 Sigma training
Whitman 525
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Greg Serdar (PhD Student) for use before office hours
Greg Serdar (PhD Student) for use before office hours
Whitman 326
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Whitman Career Center Corporate Activities
Whitman Career Center Corporate Activites 
Whitman 115I
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM C. Joseph Behan - Open Office Hours
C. Joseph Behan, Senior HR Business Partner will hold open office hours on Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM in 424 Whitman.
424 (Dean's Conference Room)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Management dept. faculty candidate presentations
Management dept. faculty candidate presentations
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Management dept. faculty candidate presentations - Tian Chen
Management dept. faculty candidate presentations - Tian Chen
Whitman 404
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Finance Seminar Series: "Software for Bayesian structural time series"

The next Finance Department Seminar features Steve Scott, director of economics, Google, Inc., who will present “Software for Bayesian structural time series.”


Not every business problem involves time series, but every business has time series problems of one sort or another.  Bayesian structural time series models are a flexible and powerful tool for modeling time series data.  The models have an additive structure allowing the analyst to add latent state components for handling trend, seasonal, regression, and other structural elements of a time series.  The additive structure makes it easy to place informative priors on individual components, such as a spike and slab prior on the regression component when working with large numbers of contemporaneous predictors.  The trick for industry is how to package this flexibility in software for non-experts.  This talk describes the bsts R package, which was developed for time series modeling tasks at Google.  The package has been used for a variety of purposes, including nowcasting economic time series, anomaly detection, forecasting, and causal inference.  (The most relevant papers are nowcasting and CausalImpact).


Steven Scott has worked at Google since 2008.  He received his PhD from the Harvard statistics department in 1998.  He spent nine years on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.  Between USC and Google he also had a brief tenure at Capital One, where he was a Director of Statistical Analysis. Dr. Scott is a Bayesian statistician specializing in Monte Carlo computation.  In his academic life he has written papers on Bayesian methods for hidden Markov models, multinomial logistic regression, item response models, support vector machines.  These methods have been applied to network intrusion detection, web traffic modeling, educational testing, health state monitoring, and brand choice, among others. Since joining Google he has focused on models for time series with many contemporaneous predictors, on scalable Monte Carlo computation, and on Bayesian methods for the multi-armed bandit problem.

Whitman 525
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Office Hours - Gokce Serdar
Greg's office hours (PhD)
Whitman 326
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Whitman Daily Program
Whitman Daily Program
Whitman 104
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EXPORTNY 16 - Fall
Whitman 525
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Flaum furniture replacement - Path forward mtg
Flaum Furniture replacement -Path Forward Mtg
424 (Dean's Conference Room)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics for your Business: Key Concepts, Processes, and Terms
Accounting Practices for your Business will examine the process of organizing, developing and maintaining financial systems to help support the operation of a business. Examples of topics to be covered: Key Financial Records & Reports Accounting Jargon Accounting in relation to your business plan Getting Organized Types of Taxes Selecting an Account Professional to be part of your team
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM PAI 897 With DCP
PAI 895 With DCP
Whitman 404
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM UC Internal Candidate Interview
UC Internal Candidate Interview
424 (Dean's Conference Room)
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM MBC635 with Logtech - Fred Easton
MBC 635 with Fred Easton - Logtech
Whitman 404
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM MBC 638 LOGTECH
MBC 638 LOGTECH with Kvanic
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM MBC 638 with Logtech
MBC 638/Avrenli with Log
Whitman 404
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SU Finance Guest Speaker
SU Finance Guest Speaker
Lender Auditorium
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Syracuse University Investment Club
We will meet weekly and discuss the current market conditions and the Club's holdings. There will also be pitches to buy/sell securities.
Whitman 301
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Toastmasters Meeting
Toastmasters Meeting
Whitman 302

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