8 02, 2019

Member Profile: Sarah Van der Auweraer

By |February 8th, 2019|Forecasting News, Member Profile|

Sarah Van der Auweraer PhD candidate, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business How did you become a forecaster? After my master in business engineering I got the opportunity to pursue a PhD at KU Leuven in 2015. The topic of the PhD aimed to research service logistics and spare part management. When starting to read up on the topic, I came across many papers on intermittent demand forecasting, which I found a very interesting matter. I was encouraged by my supervisor, Robert Boute, to explore this topic more. To support me as a beginning researcher in the first year of [...]

5 02, 2019

Job Opportunity: University of Southern California, Data Science and Operations

By |February 5th, 2019|Forecasting News, Job Opportunities|

Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business Los Angeles, California The Department of Data Sciences and Operations at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for a non-tenure track (Teaching) position in Data Sciences and Operations beginning in Fall 2019. We seek candidates who show the potential of becoming inspiring teachers, at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the broad areas of operations management, statistics, information systems, or business analytics. This is an Open Rank listing and hiring rank depends on qualifications. Possible ranks include [...]

4 02, 2019

Travel Award Grant – To Attend ISF 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece

By |February 4th, 2019|Forecasting News|

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) grants student travel grants to enable individuals from all over the world to attend the International Symposium on Forecasting. These awards are intended to supplement other sources of funding and do not typically cover all expenses. They are primarily for students in the area of forecasting and secondarily for non-student forecasting researchers and practitioners. Second Year - Forecasting Summer School ~ Probabilistic Forecasting All ISF travel award recipients, are also eligible to attend the Forecasting Summer School, 15-16 June 2019. Visit our website to learn more. To apply for the travel grant, visit ISF Financial Support.  The deadline [...]

29 01, 2019

Forecasting the Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Foresight Special Feature

By |January 29th, 2019|Forecasting News|

Forecasting the Impact of Artificial Intelligence The comprehensive 5-part series by IIF founder Spyros Makridakis that appeared in Foresight from Fall 2017 through Fall 2018, under one cover for the first time! The goal of forecasters will be to correctly predict the impact of AI innovations and how the role of humans will be affected when machines of equal or superior intelligence could substitute, supplement, and/or amplify practically all mental tasks that until now have been the exclusive province of humankind. Order your copy* now-- and if you'd like additional thoughtful and practical insights into what works in forecasting, sign [...]

29 01, 2019

Job Opportunity: Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Marketing, Operations and Systems

By |January 29th, 2019|Forecasting News|

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University is one of few business schools worldwide that have double AACSB accreditation for both Business and Accounting. We have an outstanding reputation in the delivery of business relevant programmes that are underpinned by research. Northumbria's improvement in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for research power was reported as being the biggest in the country, and within our Business and Management submission over 60 % of our Impact was assessed as either world leading or internationally excellent. In 2015, Newcastle Business School won the prestigious Times Higher Education “Business School of the Year” award. Working within [...]

24 01, 2019

IIF initiative: SWEET, Section on Water, Energy and EnvironmenT

By |January 24th, 2019|Forecasting News|

In response to the rapidly growing interest in water, energy and environmenT forecasting, the IIF is pleased to launch the Section on Water, Energy and Environment (SWEET). SWEET welcomes researchers and practitioners across the globe to work together on various aspects of forecasting problems concerning water, energy and environment. SWEET will be chaired by Dr. Tao Hong (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), with Dr. Richard Povinelli (Marquette University) as the vice chair and Dr. Jooyoung Jeon (Bath University) as the secretary. SWEET has planned to organize a two-day track during the ISF in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-19, 2019. This [...]

21 12, 2018

New IIF initiative: Interest group sections

By |December 21st, 2018|Forecasting News|

The IIF is pleased to announce a new initiative, IIF Sections. These are interest groups devoted to advancing the theory and practice of specialized domains of forecasting. A section is made of a small group of IIF members, offering focused discussions and networking opportunities to each member. IIF Early Career Researchers (ECR) Network introduced at ISF 2019 Are you a PhD student, a post-doc, a newly appointed lecturer? Join the events hosted by the IIF ECR-Network during the ISF in Thessaloniki Greece, June 16-19, 2019. Times and locations will be confirmed upon the release of conference program: ECR welcoming event: A [...]

17 12, 2018

21st Dynamic Econometrics Conference – Call for Papers

By |December 17th, 2018|Forecasting News|

21st Dynamic Econometrics Conference George Washington University, March 14 & 15, 2019 Timberlake Consultants in collaboration with the Research Program in Forecasting Department of Economics at The George Washington University The Dynamic Econometrics Conference provides a forum for the presentation and exchange of research results and practical experience within the fields of computational and financial econometrics, empirical economics, time-series and cross-section econometrics, and applied mathematics. The conference program will feature contributed paper sessions, poster sessions, PhD SPEED presentations, and the invited Ana Timberlake memorial lecture. The conference will also feature a panel discussion with developers of the OxMetrics econometrics software, [...]

10 12, 2018

IAAE 2019 Annual Conference, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

By |December 10th, 2018|Forecasting News|

Attending ISF 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece? Consider traveling on to Nicosia, Cyprus and participate at IAAE 2019! IAAE 2019 Annual Conference - International Association for Applied Econometrics University of Cyprus, Nicosia June 25-28, 2019 Call for Papers: Submission Deadline February 18, 2019 Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers on the suggested topics (submission of abstracts or synopses will not be accepted).  Papers will be evaluated and selected by the committee members in their specific area. Papers should be submitted (pdf only) to: The conference will be hosted by the University of Cyprus in Nicosia and held at the Hilton Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, June 25-28, [...]

14 11, 2018

Call for Papers: 39th International Symposium on Forecasting

By |November 14th, 2018|Forecasting News|

Call for Papers The ISF Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts related to the theory and practice of forecasting. Suggested themes and topics and full submission rules are available here. The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier international event for professional forecasters. The ISF has earned its stellar reputation over the past four decades for the important forecasting research presented there, and for hosting the most highly distinguished experts in the forecasting field. And, in addition to its superb academic and business presentations, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun. We invite you to join us at the 39th [...]

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