Decision Analytics

Learn to make decisions with confidence. Every decision has numerous factors. You may have data on some, but not on others, and this course helps you navigate through an effective decision-making process. Offered in collaboration with Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, this course is applicable to the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Data Analytics.

Learn the simple science of Excel-based decision analytics to use relevant concepts from statistics to develop quantitative models that provide great data. Discover the decision analytics that even allows you to predict and plan potential scenarios before data is available!

Also, explore important questions such as expected monetary value for valuation.  Additionally, the decision tree tool, which is the heart of this course, allows you to convert different projects/decisions/options to one financial metric, making it easy to compare projects and decisions.

This course is applicable to earning the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Data Analytics. Details can be found in the certificates tab below.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PADA1001.F18.1 Andrew Schaefer, Eylem Tekin, Ilya V. Hicks On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018

Instructor: Andrew Schaefer

Andrew Schaefer, Ph.D., is the Noah Harding Chair and a professor of computational and applied mathematics at Rice University. His research interests are stochastic optimization and its applications. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech. He has previously taught at Georgia Tech, the University of Pittsburgh and London Business School.

Eylem Tekin, Ph.D., is a lecturer in industrial engineering at Rice University. Her research interests are in supply chain management. She received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management science from Northwestern University. She has taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Texas A&M and the University of Houston.

Ilya V. Hicks, Ph.D., is a professor of computational and applied mathematics (CAAM) at Rice University. His expertise areas are in optimization with applications in network design, social networks, and cancer treatment. He received his Ph.D. in CAAM from Rice University. He has previously taught at University of Houston and Texas A&M University.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Nov. 15, 2018

End Date: Nov. 16, 2018

Schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Length: Thursday and Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $1,100

Early Registration: $1,000 if registering before Oct. 18

Rice Alumni: $990

CEUs: 1.2

Through a collaboration with Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers two unique certificate programs in the field of advanced data analytics. Courses can be taken individually to supplement existing skills or in combination to earn two certificate options - the Certificate of Completion in Supply Chain Analytics or the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Data Analytics.

This course is applicable to the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Data Analytics. Learn more about the Data Analytics Certificate Programs.

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