Data, Models, and Decisions

Subgraph of the retweet network superimposed to the corresponding followers network.

Visualization of retweet network data on Twitter. The retweets network is shown in green, followers network in gray, red nodes are original tweets and yellow nodes are retweets. (Image courtesy of Elsevier, Inc., Used with permission. Source: Morales, A.J., R.M. Benito et al. "Efficiency of Human Activity on Information Spreading on Twitter." Social Networks 39 (2014): 1-11.)


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This course is designed to introduce first-year Sloan MBA students to the fundamental techniques of using data. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about decision problems in order to make informed management decisions.

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Robert Freund, Cynthia Rudin, and Juan Pablo Vielma. 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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