The SMART Workshop 2015

The second annual workshop will be held August 22-23, 2015 at the Tepper School of Business. By invitation only.

The Structural Modeling Applications for Research on Technology Workshop

Structural modeling methods are being increasingly used in research on technology. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce Ph.D. students/researchers to structural modeling methods. As most of the researchers involved in structural modeling would agree that the upfront cost of learning and applying structural modeling is a quite steep. It is even steeper if one does not have economics department teaching courses on structural modeling. The workshop would aim to reduce the upfront cost of learning a bit by providing several hands-on tutorials on the structural modeling. The aim of the workshop is also to open up common ground for future discussions between Ph.D. students and colleagues across schools who use/ wish to use structural modeling methods in information systems research.

Workshop Format

Day 1: Tutorial Day
Several hands on tutorials (directed primarily at doctoral students) on structural modeling. Three particular models will be covered this year:

  1. Structural Demand Estimation Using Aggregate Data
  2. Single Agent Dynamic Structural Optimization Model
  3. Dynamic Structural Game Model

Day 2: Student Competition
Based on data models from Day 1, we will provide models and datasets to students to estimate at the end of Day 1. Students will work in groups to come up with their solutions. On Day 2 there will be presentations by the students on their estimation strategies. the objective of this exercise is to ensure that the students apply the learning from Day 1. Further, it will help the instructors see where students struggle and help the students on the spot.

Workshop Chairs

  • Anindya Ghose
  • Param Vir Singh
  • Yong Tan
  • Vibhanshu Abhishek
  • Beibei Li

Tutorial Chairs

  • Yan Huang
  • Yingda Lu
  • Rajiv Garg

The SMART Workshop is sponsored by Carnegie Bosch Institute.

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