New Courses in Industry Applications and “Big Data”

BIA 672 Marketing Analytics (Spring 2014)
Instructor: Gaurav Sabnis

Covers marketing analytics techniques such as segmentation, positioning, and forecasting, which form the cornerstone of marketing strategy in industry.  Students will work on cases and data from real companies, analyze the data, and learn to present their conclusions and make strategic recommendations.

BIA 674 Supply Chain Analytics (Fall 2013)
Instructor:  Panos Repoussis

Introduces the tactical and strategic issues surrounding the design and operation of supply chains, to develop supply chain analytical skills for solving real life problems. Topics covered include: supplier analytics, capacity planning, demand-supply matching, sales and operations planning, location analysis and network management, inventory management and sourcing.

BIA 676 The Internet of Things (Spring 2014)
Instructor:  Mahmoud Daneshmand

Somewhere between 2008 and 2009, the number of “things” connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people connected. By 2020, tens of billions of devices are predicted to be connected. A simple definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it is a self-configuring wireless network of sensors whose purpose is to interconnect “all” things, including everyday and industrial objects. This course will overview IoT architectures, enabling technologies, and management and commercial applications.

BIA 678 Big Data Seminar (Spring 2014)
Instructor:  David Belanger

Classes will cover Big Data from the point of view of technology, applications, and governance. Invited industry speakers will discuss the latest technology advances. Requirements include a semester-long, team project using Big Data technology (such as Hadoop) and a large data set to be selected.