ESPN – Analytics have become a key component of NFL decision-making in recent years, but they’ve long been the driving force behind Daily Fantasy Sports profitability.
UConn Business Professors Present Five, Free Mini-Courses to Showcase Graduate Classes
UConn School of Business faculty, like Professor Robert Bird (Pictured above) are presenting short courses to give prospective graduate students a taste of what a UConn education would be like. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
The UConn School of Business is offering five mini-courses to showcase the expertise of its faculty. Although the programs were designed for prospective graduate students, anyone is welcome to join the one-hour, online courses free of charge.Continue Reading
Business Professor Wins $2.5 Million Fantasy Football Jackpot Using the Concepts He Teaches Students
UConn Today – UConn School of Business professor David Bergman won $2.5 million this week in a fantasy football competition by using some of the data analytics knowledge and techniques he teaches students.
“I’m just shocked by the whole thing, but it’s very exciting,’’ says Bergman, who has been a faculty member in the operations and information management (OPIM) department for seven years. “I’ve played fantasy sports since I was in college and it’s such a fun hobby.’’Continue Reading
‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Used Analytics to ‘Beat the Game’
UConn Today – Game-show contestant James Holzhauer developed a strategy to quickly maximize the amount of money he won, says OPIM professor David Bergman.Continue Reading
CABA Partners with Capital Community College to Boost Student Retention
G. Duncan Harris, Interim CEO at Capital Community College, and his team, know the strengths and the struggles that many of their 3,300 students face on the path toward achieving their degrees.Continue Reading
Jose Cruz to Receive Service Excellence Award
For his outstanding work with the MSBAPM program and other initiatives, OPIM associate professor Jose Cruz will be awarded the Service Excellence Award from the UConn chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).Continue Reading
A Message from the Associate Dean of Research
Fall 2017 Research eNewsletter
Hello to friends and colleagues across the country and around the world!
The beginning of a new academic year is filled with energy and excitement, both for our students and our faculty. This year that momentum is augmented by a team of new faculty members who bring both extensive research accomplishments and a love of teaching to UConn. Continue Reading
A Winning Football Pool Strategy
Professor Bergman’s “NFL Survivor Pool” Plan Has Ramifications for Other Businesses, Too
OPIM professor David Bergman loves football, predictions, and data analytics, so it is little surprise that he would use his knowledge to plan an NFL survival-pool strategy. Continue Reading
Professor David Bergman Explains U.S. Gas Production and Prices
David Bergman Receives Prestigious Association for Constraint Programming Doctoral Thesis Award
David Bergman, an assistant professor of Operations and Information Management in the School of Business, has been selected as the winner of this year’s Association for Constraint Programming Doctoral Thesis Award.
The annual award is given to a researcher who has completed his/her thesis in the area of constraint programming. Bergman will present his thesis at this year’s 20th International Conference on Principles and Practices of Constraint Programming in Lyon, France, in September.
Bergman’s thesis is titled, “New Techniques for Discrete Optimization,” and it explores new methodological approaches to discrete optimization problems, an area of operations research which finds an increasing number of applications in fields such as finance, healthcare, and logistics, to name just a few. His thesis provides both theoretical insights and important algorithmic discoveries which together improve upon existing state-of-the-art technology.
He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, a joint program administered by the Tepper School of Business, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the Computer Science Department. Bergman’s thesis advisors were John N. Hooker and Willem-Jan van Hoeve.
An abstract of “New Techniques for Discrete Optimization” is available here.