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Research and Publications

Professor Elaine Allen

Grants

  • 2006 - Babson Summer Research Grant “A Comprehensive Look at Online Education in the US”
  • 2005 - 2007 - Principal Investigator: Sloan Foundation “Tracking 10 in 10”
  • 2003 - 2004 - Principal Investigator: Sloan Foundation “Understanding the Trends in On-line Learning”
  • 2003 - Principal Investigator: Raymond Institute “RFBI Learning Online: Building a focus on Knowledge Organization, Outreach and Entrepreneurship”
  • 2002 - 2003 - Principal Investigator: Sloan Foundation “Sizing the Opportunity: Measuring the On-line Learning Population”

Presentations

  • 2006 - Women in Business in Massachusetts (with N Langowitz) presented at the Society for Women Engineers Meeting, November.
  • 2006 - Top 100 Women in Business in Massachusetts (with N Langowitz) presented at the New England Women Business Owners Meeting, November.
  • 2006 - Blended Learning in the US: 2002-2005 (with JR Seaman) presented at the International Conference on Asynchronous Learning, November.
  • 2006 - Results from the Sloan Survey of Online Education: 2005 (with JR Seaman) presented at the International Conference on Asynchronous Learning, November.
  • 2006 - "Clinical benefits and risks associated with epoetin (alfa/beta) and darbepoetin alfa in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia-a systematic review of the literature" (with S Ross, D Henry, C Seaman, B Sercus, and L Goodnough) to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Multinational Association for Supported Care in Cancer, June.
  • 2006 - Hierarchical Modeling Using Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (with C Seaman and I Olkin) presented at the New England Statistical Symposium, Worcester, April.
  • 2006 - "The Impact of Delays on Operating Room Throughput" (with I Gratz and E Pukenas) presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society, March.
  • 2005 - "Improved Detection and Classification of Cervical Glandular Lesions by the ThinPrep Pap Test: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" (with J Linder, E Sheets, N Chenette, R Estok, K Cella, and L Nalysnyk) presented at the American Society of Cytopathology Meeting, November.
  • 2005 "The Impact of Trauma Center Readiness on the Daily Operating Room Schedule" (with I Gratz) presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Honolulu, HI, October.
  • 2005 - "Meta-Analytic Evaluation of the Accuracy of Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound for Identifying Patients with Osteoporosis Review" (with S Nayak, I Olkin, H Liu, M Grabe, MK Gould, DK Owens and D Bravada) presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, San Francisco, CA, October.
  • 2005 - "The Cost of Trauma Center Readiness" (with I Gratz) presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Honolulu, HI, October.
  • 2004 - "Entering the Mainsteam: Online Education in the United States" (with J Seaman) presented at the Tenth Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL, November.
  • 2004 - "The Reliability of BIS Monitor on Rapid Awakening and Response in Adults Having Outpatient Colonoscopy", (with ER Deal, I Gratz, G Lesser, and ME. Goldberg) presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Honolulu, HI, October.
  • 2004 - "Meta-Analysis in a Regulatory Environment", Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Boston, MA, January.

Publications

  • 2007 - Data Mining in Reliabilty and Quality, book chapter to apper in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliabilty, John Wiley & Sons, NY, NY.
  • 2007 - Superiority, Equivalence, & Non-inferiority Testing (with CA Seaman) to apper in Quality Progress.
  • 2007 - The Effect of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs on Diabetes Incidence in Schizophrenia: A Meta-analysis (with GJ L'Italien, KM Pugner, J Mukherjee, W Carson, J Newcomer, V Tourmari, and L Nalysnyk) to appear in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • 2006 - Not all Statistically Significant Differences are Alike: Incorporating Equivalence into the Analysis, (with CA Seaman) Quality Progress, July.
  • 2006 - Clinical benefits and risks with epoetin and darbepoetin in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia: a systematic review of the literature (with SD Ross, CA Seaman, and B Sercus) Clinical Therapeutics. V.21No.6.
  • 2006 - Accuracy of Calcaneal Quatitative Ultrasound for Identifiying Patients Meeting the World Health Organization's Diagnostic Criteria for Osteoporosis: A Systematic Reveiw (with S Nayak, I Olkin, H Liu, M Grabe, MK Gould, DK Owens and D Bravada) Annals of Internal Medicine. 144:832-841.
  • 2006 - Data Mining for Quality: Using data mining techniques to identify non-randomness in healthcare data, (with CA Seaman) Quality Progress, February.
  • 2006 - Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2004-2006 Executive Report (with E Bullvaag, Z Acs, W Bygrave, and S Spinelli, Jr.) Babson College
  • 2006 - A Comprehensive Look at Online Education in the United States (with JR Seaman) submitted to the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks.
  • 2006 - Individual Patient Meta-Analyses Using Hierarchical Modeling: Imputing Methods for Comparisons in Multi-Site Studies (with CA Seaman and I Olkin) submitted to Psych Bulletin.
  • 2006 - The Effect of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs on Diabetes Incidence in Schizophrenia: A Meta-analysis (with GJ L’Italien, KM Pugner, J Mukherjee, W Carson, J Newcomer, V Toumari, and L Nalysnyk) submitted to the American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • 2006 - Data Mining for Quality: Using data mining techniques to identify non-randomness in healthcare data, (with CA Seaman) Quality Progress, February.
  • 2005 - Examining the effect of size in analyzing ranking data: are per capita measures enough? (with N Sharpe) Journal of Statistics in Education, V13(3).
  • 2005 - Assessment of Medicaid Managed Care Behavioral Health for Persons with Serious Mental Illness, (with A Rothbard, B McFarland, J Morrisey, AM Wylie, D Shern, RA Boothroyd, TS Stoup, HS Leff and D Weiman) Psychiatric Services, 56(10): 1245-1254.
  • 2005 - Inside Employment Interventions: Effects of Job Development and Job Support on Competitive Employment of Persons with Severe Mental Illness, (with HS Leff, J Cook, P Gold, M Toprac, C Blyler, R Goldberg, W McFarlane, M Shafer, B Raab and T Camacho-Goncalves) Psychiatric Services, 56(10): 1237-1245.
  • 2005 - Cumulative Meta-Analysis as a Statistical Process Tool, (with CA Seaman) Quality Progress, April.
  • 2005 A Meta-Analytic Review Racial-Ethnic Matching for African American and Caucasian American Clients and Clinicians, (with S-M Shin, C Chow, R Levy and HS Leff) Journal of Counseling Psychology 52(1): 45-56.

Reports

  • 2006 - Making the Grade: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2003 2006 (with J Seaman), November 2006 published by the Sloan Foundation, NY, NY.
  • 2006 - The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2005 Results (with N Langowitz), October 2006 published by the Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute
  • 2006 - Growing by Degrees: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the Southern Regional Conference, 2003 – 2005 (with J Seaman), May 2006 published by SREB, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2006 - The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2005 Report on Entrepreneurship in the United States (with E Bulvaag and Z Acs), June 2006 published by Babson College and the London School of Business.
  • 2006 - The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2005 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship (with M Minitti and N Langowitz), March 2006 published by Babson College and the London School of Business. (PDF)
  • 2005 - Growing by Degrees: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2003 – 2005 (with J Seaman), November 2005 published by the Sloan Foundation, NY, NY.
  • 2005 - The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2004 Results (with N Langowitz), December 2005 published by the Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute
  • 2005 - The Importance of Small Business in Massachusetts (with N Langowitz & S Spinelli), October 2005
  • 2005 - Best Elementary Schools in Boston (with J Marcus and C Seaman), Boston Magazine, September 2005
  • 2005 - Best Public and Private Secondary Schools in Philadelphia (with T Haas and C Seaman) Philadelphia Magazine, September 2005.
  • 2005 - Fire Department Response Time and Staffing (with B Dedman) Boston Globe, January 2005

Professor Ismael Dambolena

Recent papers and presentations

  • 2004 - "Assessing the Appropriateness of Transformations Using Simulation," with S. Eriksen and D. Kopcso. Submitted to PRIMUS.
  • 2004 - "An Intuitive Approach to the Introduction to Hypothesis Testing," with D. Troxell and I. Dambolena. Submitted to the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education in May.
  • 2004 - "Logarithmic Transformations in Regression: Do You Transform Back Correctly," with D. Troxell and I. Dambolena (In progress).
  • "Strategy Implementation at Dunkin' Donuts," with Stephen Gadziala. Presented at the 2004 International Applied Business Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March.
  • 2003 - "A Note on Using Quality Tools in the Service Industries," with S. W. Engelkemeyer and S. Gadziala, Babson College, Wellesley , MA, August 2003.
  • Case study: "Dunkin' Donuts: Improving Service Through the Application of Quality Tools," with S. W. Engelkemeyer and S. Gadziala, Babson College, August 2003. Includes teaching notes.
  • 2003 - "Testing Intuitively for the Statistical Independence of Two Categorical Variables," with D. Troxell and S. Eriksen. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference of the Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences, Brussels, July. Presented at the conference in Brussels.
  • 2003 - "Experimental Design Applications in Quality Management and Marketing", presented at Universidad Torcuato DiTella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April.

Professor Steven E. Eriksen

Publications

  • 2006 - “Assessing the Appropriateness of Transformations Using Simulation,” with Dambolena, I.G. and Kopcso, D.P., PRIMUS, forthcoming.

Textbooks

  • 2004 - "Investment Tools – Quantitative Methods for Valuation,” in CFA Level II 2003 Exam Study Notes, Eriksen, S.E., Wellesley, Massachusetts: Shulman Review.
  • 2004 - “Quantitative Methods,” in CFA Level I 2003 Exam Study Notes, Eriksen, S.E., Wellesley, Massachusetts: Shulman Review.

Proceedings

2007 - "The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge," Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore.

2007 - "Our Passion for Optimality," Southwest Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego.

2005 - “P-Values: History and Pedagogical Advantages,” with Dambolena, I.G., Proceedings: Fourth Global Conference on Business and Economics, Oxford

2004 - “Transportation Problems with Piecewise Linear Cost Structures,” INFORMS, Eriksen, S. E, Denver, October.

2003 - "Testing Intuitively for the Statistical Independence of Two Categorical Variables" with I. Dambolena and D. Troxell, Proceedings: Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences International Conference, Brussels.

Professor David Kopcso

Publications

2006 - "An Intuitive Approach to the Introduction of Hypothesis Testing" with Dambolena and Eriksen, under review at Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education., August.

2006 - "Can Student Profiles Determine Their Succes under Different Teaching Methodologies?". Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Matematics (ITCTM).

2006 - "Assessing the Appropriateness of Transformations Using Siumulation" with Dambolena and Eriksen, Primus, June 2006.

2005 - "Developing Measurement Scales for Data Quality Dimensions", with L. Pipino and W. Rybolt, in the special volume on Information Quality in the Advances in Management Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems. Japanese Translation in 2005

2003 - "From Quality to Business Management" ASQ Quality Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (a chapter only).

"Building Standards-Based Business Processes and Systems", with Cobb and Rybolt, CIMS Working Paper Series #2002-04, 2002.

Grants

  • 2006- "Transforming Teaching and Learning with Tablet PCs in the MBA Program", the grant proposal submitted to HP on behalf of Babson College for the HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative with Bill Rybolt. This was a very competitive grant process with over 300 applications. Babson College is one of 40 higher education institutions that have been selected by HP to receive this grant in 2006.
  • 2006 - "Effective Classroom Instructional and Course Management Practices". Proposal to Davis Educational Foundation for a grant during FY 2006 and 2007 with Aieta, Rybolt and McKenzie.

Presentations

  • 2006 - "Can Student Profiles Determine Their Success Under Different Teaching Methodologies?". Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Coillegiate Mathematics (ITCTM), March 18.
  • 2004 - "Data Mining, Dirty Data, and Costs", Pipino and Kopsco International Conference on Information Quality, MIT, November.

Professor Dennis Mathaisel

Grants

  • 2007 - Babson Faculty Research Fund, Major Course Release Award for the second book, Sustaining the Military Enterprise: Enahncing its Ability to Perform the Mission.
  • 2006 - Babson College Board of Research Course Release " An Architecture for Transforming the Military Industrial Enterprise," Spring.
  • 2005 - Babson College Board of Research Grant, Best Sustainment Practices Case Studies, continuation of the 2004 award.
  • 2004 - Babson College Board of Research Grant, Best Sustainment Practices Case Studies.
  • 2003-2005 - Babson College: Faculty Research Facility (FRF) Course Releases for a book manuscript, Sustaining the Military Enterprise. 2003 - "Less is More: A Framework for a Sustainable University"
  • 2002 - "A Lean Sustainment Enterprise Model for Military and Commercial Systems"
  • 2002 - "Modelbase" A Database of models on BlackBoard
  • 2002 - "Developoment of A Framework for a Lean University"

Publications

  • 2006 - Sustaining the Military Enterprise: An Architecture for a Lean Transformation, a 400 page reserach monograph on military sustainability, submitted Fall 2006.
  • 2006 - "Adding Value to Service Providers: Benchmarking Wal-mart," Accepted for publication in Benchmarking: An International Journal, August.
  • 2005 - “An Exploratory Analysis in Applying Lean Manufacturing to a Labor-Intensive Industry in China, with Clare Comm, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Vol. 17, No. 3.
  • 2005 - “An Exploratory Study of Best Lean Sustainability Practices in Higher Education,” with C. Comm, Quality Assurance in Education, Accepted for Publication, April.
  • 2005 - “A Lean Architecture for Transforming the Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Enterprise,” accepted for publication in International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Summer.
  • 2005 - “Sustaining the Military Enterprise: Architecture for a Lean Transformation,” First of two Articles, with T. Cathcart and M. Agripino,” Defense Procurement Analysis, Logistics Special Focus, Spring.
  • 2005 - “Meeting the Competitive Challenge,” with T. P. Cathcart, Dennis J. Stamm, and Mario F. Agripino, Industrial Engineer, Institute for Industrial Engineers, Vol. 37, No. 1, January.
  • 2005 - “A Case Study in Applying Lean Sustainability Concepts to Universities,” with C. Comm, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 6, No. 2.
  • 2004 - "A Framework for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices," with T. Cathcart, C. Comm, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp 403-417.
  • 2003 - "A Case Study of the Implications of Faculty Workload and Compensation for Improving Academic Quality," International Journal of Educational Management, with C. Comm, Vol. 17, No. 5.
  • 2003 - "Less is More: A Framework for a Sustainable University," International Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education, with C. Comm, Vol. 4, No. 4.

Refereed Journal Articles Under Review

  • 2005 - “Transforming Urban Public Transit Agencies Using a Lean Enterprise Approach,” with S. Hirsch, International Journal of Transport Management, Submitted July.

Presentations

  • 2008 - "Exceeding the Competition by Implementing A Lean Enterprise Approach for Change", Applied Business Research (ABP) Conference, January 2008 Best Paper Award.
  • 2006 - "Lessons Learned from Wal-Mart's Expertise in Supply Chain Management," Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. November.
  • 2006 - "Lessons Learned from Group Class Projects in a 'Real' Sustainable Environment," College Teaching and Learning Conference (CTLC). Florence, Italy, June 25-28.
  • 2006 - "Marketing Sustainable Building Programs: A Case Study in Lowell, MA," European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Siena, Italy, June 21-23.
  • 2006 - "Applying a Lean Enterprise Approach to Urban Mass Transit Agencies,"
  • 2006 Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, FL, January.
  • 2005 - "The Implications of applying Lean Sustainability Theory to Teaching and Learning,"College Teaching and Learning Conference, January. Best Paper Award.
  • 2005 - “Lessons Learned from Wal-Mart’s Expertise in Supply Chain Management,” Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November.
  • 2005 - “The Future of Work in Higher Education: A Case Study in Massachusetts,” Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference, Newport, RI, October.
  • 2005 - “Benchmarking Best Practices for the U.S. Military Sustainment Community,” European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Santorini, Greece, June 20-22.
  • 2005 - “A Process for Benchmarking, Classifying, and Implementing Best Sustainment Practices”, European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Athens, Greece, June 13-17, Best Paper Award.
  • 2005 - “Transforming the Public Sector Supply Chain with Private Sector Best Practices,” Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2005 - “The Implications of Applying Lean Sustainability Theory to Teaching and Learning,” 2005 College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, FL, January, Best Paper Award.
  • 2004 - “Sustaining Public Sector Enterprises: Educating A Lean Transformation”
  • 2004 International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii, June.
  • 2004 - “Applying Lean Thinking to the Service Industry: A Study of Three Successful Airlines”, International Applied Business Research (ABR) Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March, Best Paper Award.
  • 2004 - “A Case Study on the Impact of a University Community on a Mid-Sized City’s Economic and Cultural Environment,” Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Charleston, SC, February.
  • 2004 - “Lessons Learned From a Comparison of Two Integrated Business Curriculums,” 2004 College Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista / St. Petersburgh, FL, January, Best Paper Award.

Professor John D. McKenzie, Jr.

Publications

  • 2006 - "Some Ways to Increase the Use of Graphs throughout the Introductory Applied Statistics Course", American Statistical Association 2006 Proceedings of the Statistical Education Section.
  • 2006 - "Questions to Assess the Understanding of Statistical Concepts", with Robert N. Goldman, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Teaching Statistics.
  • 2006 - "Creating Realistic Data Sets with Specified Properties via Simulation", with Robert N. Goldman, Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
  • 2005 - "The Student Guide to MINITAB" Release 14, with Robert Goldman, Addison-Wesley.
  • 2005 - "Examining the Introductory Statistics Course for Business and Economics Through Its Textbooks" American Statistical Association 2005 Proceedings of the Statistical Education Section.
  • 2004 - “Conveying the Core Concepts”, American Statistical Association 2004 Proceedings of the Statistical Education Section.
  • 2003 - "Software to Explain Statistical Concepts," American Statistical Association 2003 Proceedings of the Statistical Education Section.
  • 2002 - "Classifying Data Displays with an Assessment of Displays Found in Popular Software," with R.N. Goldman, Teaching Statistics, Vol. 24, Issue 3.

Presentations

  • 2006 - "An Appraisal of Introductory Business Statistics Course Supplements" presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, November 21.
  • 2006 - "Some Ways to Increase the Use of Graphs throughout the Introductory Applied Statistics Course" presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), and Statistical Society of Canada, Seattle, August 10.
  • 2006 - "Questions to Assess the Understanding of Statistical Concepts" with Robert N. Goldman, presented at the 7th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, July 6.
  • 2006 - "A Survey of Today's First Course in Statisics Using Personal Response Systems", with Richard T. Rogers and Stanley A. Taylor, Making Statistics More Effective in Schools and Business Conference, Chicago, June 23.
  • 2006 - "Creating Realistic Data Sets with Specified Properties via Simuation" with Robert N. Goldman, at the 18th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Orlando, Florida, March 17.
  • 2005 - "Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: This Kind of Implementation of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) May Ever Last" presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 14.
  • 2005 - “Should Multiple Regression Be Taught in the First Statistics Course?” presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, November 21.
  • 2005 - “Examining the Introductory Statistics Course for Business and Economics Through Its Textbooks” presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), and Statistical Society of Canada, Minneapolis, August 8.
  • 2005 - "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating a Project in the Introductory Applied Statistics Course” presented at United States Conference of Teaching Statistics, Columbus.
  • 2005 - “The GAISE College Report” presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, January.
  • 2004 - “Case Studies in the Introductory Statistics Course” presented, at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, November 22.
  • 2004 - “Business Statistics Course: Evolution and Future” presented, at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, November 21.
  • 2004 - “Conveying the Core Concepts” presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), and Statistical Society of Canada, Toronto, August 9.
  • 2004 - “The Use of Sports Data in an Introductory, Applied Applied Statistics Course” presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, January 10.
  • 2003 - "New Approaches to Teaching Business Statistics," with B.M. Thorne and J. K. Ord, at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Insitute, Washington, D.C., November.
  • 2003 - "What's Not/What's Not with Excel and Minitab for Statistical Analyses" at the 29th AMATYC Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November.
  • 2003 - "Advantages and Disadvantages of Integrating Computational Software into a Modern Applied Statistics Course," with R.N. Goldman, at the 16th Annual Internatioinal Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Rosemont, Illinois, November.
  • 2003 - "Experiences with Internet-Based Quizzes in an Introductory, Applied Statistics Course" presented with Wm. Rybolt, at the 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Berlin, Germany, August.
  • 2003 - "Experiences with On-Line Examinations in an Introductory Applied Statistics Course," with Wm. Rybolt, at the 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Berlin, Germany, August.
  • 2003 - "Conceptual Software for Statistics" presented at a Statistical Education Roundtable at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), and Statistical Society of Canada, San Francisco, August.
  • 2003 - "Software to Explain Statistical Concepts" presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), and Statistical Society of Canada, San Francisco, CA, August.
  • 2003 - "Using Microsoft Excel for Applied Statistics Course," presented at the Seventh Annual Beyond the Formula Statistics Conference, Rochester, NY, July.
  • 2003 - "Criteria for Selecting Data Sets for an Introductory Applied Statistics Course," presented at the Seventh Annual Beyond the Formula Statistics Conference, Rochester, NY, July. 2003 - "Probability and Statistics Web Site," with G. Recck, at the TAB Grant Presentation, Babson College, April.
  • 2003 - "Reflections on the Use of Technology in Statistical Education," presented at the 2003 Mosteller Statistician of the Year Banquet, Boston, MA, February.

Professor Dessislava Pachamanova

Professor Pachamanova’s book, Robust Portfolio Optimization and Management (with F. Fabozzi, P. Kolm and S. Focardi), appeared in May 2007 as part of the Frank J. Fabozzi Series, Wiley Finance. Her recent refereed journal publications include:

  • "Using Simulation to Model Customer Behavior in the Context of Customer Lifetime Value Estimation"(with S. Ansari, A. Nanni and D. Kopcso), to appear in INFORMS Transactions in Education
  • “Incorporating Asymmetric Distributional Information in Robust Value-at-Risk Optimization” (with K. Natarajan and M. Sim), Management Science, 54(3), March 2008, pp. 573-585
  • “Optimization of the Light Distribution of Luminaries for Tunnel and Street Lighting” (with A. Pachamanov), Engineering Optimization, 40(1), January 2008, pp. 47-65
  • “Robust Multiperiod Portfolio Management with Transaction Costs” (with D. Bertsimas), Computers and Operations Research, special issue on Applications of OR in Finance, 35(1), January 2008, pp. 3-17
  • “Modified Brady Voice Traffic Model for WLAN and WMAN” (with R. Pachamanov and B. Tzankov), Electronics Letters, 43(23), November 2007, pp. 1295-1297
  • “Back-Propagation of User Innovations: The Open Source Compatibility Edge” (with C. Hicks), Business Horizons,50(4), July-August 2007, pp. 315-324
  • “InterCon Travel Health Case Study” (with G. Truman and M. Goldstein), Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 8, Summer 2007, pp. 17-32
  • “Robust Portfolio Optimization: Recent Trends and New Directions” (with F. Fabozzi, P. Kolm and S. Focardi), Journal of Portfolio Management; 33(3), Spring 2007, pp. 40-48
  • “Introducing Integer Modeling with Excel Solver,” special issue of INFORMS Transactions on Education on Effective Use of Software in the Classroom, 7(1), September 2006, pp. 89-99
  • “Handling Parameter Uncertainty in Portfolio Risk Minimization: The Robust Optimization Approach,” Journal of Portfolio Management, 32(4), Summer 2006, pp. 70-78

Professor Pachamanova also recently authored and co-authored three book chapters to appear in the Handbook of Finance (F. Fabozzi (ed.), J. Wiley & Sons):

  • “Monte Carlo Simulation in Finance”
  • “Robust Portfolio Optimization” (with P. Kolm, F. Fabozzi, and S. Focardi)
  • “Quantitative Investment Management Today and Tomorrow” (with P. Kolm, F. Fabozzi, and S. Focardi)

Professor James Philips

Publications

  • 2007 - "Ectoparasites. in Raptor Management Techniques Manual", Philips James R., Bird, D.M., and Bildstein, K., eds. (Hancock House).
  • 2006 - Business Management Education - Electronic Games and Games as Managers. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Multimedia and Information and Communication Technologies in Education(Seville - in press).
  • 2005 - "Ectoparasitism (Poultry)". Philips, James R. Pages 2272-2276 in Kahn, C. ed. The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th ed. Merck Co.
  • 2005 - "Air sac mite". Philips, James R. Page 2296 in Kahn, C. ed. The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th ed. Merck Co.
  • 2002 - "Arthropods from a zone-tailed hawk nest in Texas". Philips, James R. The Southwestern Entomologist 27 (3/4): 293-295.

Presentations

  • 2005 - “Phoretic Behavior in the Classroom.” Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City
  • 2005 - “A Scientific Literacy Program for Non-Majors.” (Coauthor with S. Laprise, L. Simons, and senior author C. Winrich). American Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego.
  • 2004 - "Practical Environmental Science for Business Students." National Association of Science Teachers Convention, Atlanta.
  • 2003 - "What's Bugging Your Birds?" Olin College of Engineering Seminar.
  • 2003 - "Trogid Beetles and Mites: Host - Symbiont Relationships," Entomological Society of American Annual Meeting, Cincinnati.
  • 2002 - "Passalid Beetles, Mites and Symbiosis," National Association of Biology Teachers Convention, Cincinnati.
  • 2002 - "Biodiversity and Birds of Prey" American Association for the Advancement of Science, February.
  • 2002 - "Bioluminescence: Commercial and Classroom Applications," the National Science Teachers Association meeting, March.
  • 2002 - "Pirates and Sharks" National Marine Educators Conference, July.
  • 2002 - "Similarities and Differences in Mites of Birds of Prey" the 11th International Congress of Arcarology, September.
  • 2002 - "Beetles, Mites and Symbiosis" at the National Association of Biology Teachers Meeting, October.

Professor William Rybolt

Publications

  • 2006 - "Experience with Using Electronic Surveys to Meet the Six Recommendations of the GAISE College Report”, Aieta and Rybolt accepted by 7th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, July.
  • 2004 - "Developing Measurement Scales for Data Quality Dimensions", Pipino, Wang, Kopcso, and Rybolt, which was submitted to the special volume on Information Quality in the Advances in Management Information Systems monograph series has been revised, resubmitted, and accepted for publication, Spring.
  • 2003 - "Developing Measurement Scales for Data Quality Dimensions", with Kopcso and Pipino, submitted to the special volume on Information Quality in the Advances in Management Information Systems monograph series, January.
  • 2002 - "Building Standards-Based Business Processes and Systems", with Cobb, and Kopcso, CIMS Working Paper Series #2002-04.

Presentations

  • 2006 - “Coin Tossing as a Favorite Exercise What is it Good For?” Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, Jan.
  • 2005 - USCOTS, Columbus Ohio, poster presentation, May.
  • 2004 - “A Comparison of the Learning Impact of Electronic versus Paper Quizzes”, Joe Aieta and Bill Rybolt, ICME-10, the Tenth International Congress on Mathematics Education, in Copenhagen, given by Bill Rybolt, July.
  • 2004 - "Technology and Assessment in Quantitative Methods and Calculus at Babson College", Joe Aieta and Bill Rybolt, Superintendent Technology Leadership Conference, Gutman Conference Center Cambridge MA, October.
  • 2004 - "The Twilight of Partial Credit and Rebirth of Mastery", Joe Aieta and Bill Rybolt, The 17th International Conference of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans, presented by Joe Aieta, October.
  • "Promoting and Assessing Successful Learning through Electronic Quizzes", Joe Aieta and Bill Rybolt, Best Practices in College Retention, MELMAC Educational Foundation, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine, October.
  • 2003 - "The Transition from Calculataors to Laptop in an Introductory Quantitative Methods Course: Experience, Attitudes, and Recommendations," Association of American Colleges and Universities, Technology and Learning Conference, with J. Aieta, Cambridge, MA, November.
  • 2003 - "Experiences with On-Line Examinations in an Introductory Applied Statistics Course," The 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute with J. McKenzie, Berlin, Germany, August.
  • 2003 - " Experiences with Internet-Based Quizzes in an Introductory Applied Statistics Course," The 54th Session of the International Statistics Institute with J. McKenzie, Berlin, Germany, August.
  • 2003 - "The Confluence of Laptops, Networked Classrooms, the Internet, Excel, Visual Basic.NET, and Electronic Assessment in the Introductory Quantitative Methods Course at Babson College: Expectations and Experience," Tenth Annual Summer Conference on Education Technology with J. Aieta, San Jose, July.

Professor Terence Reilly

Publications

  • 2002 - "Estimating Moments of Subjectively Assessed Distributions," Decision Sciences, Volume 33, Numer 1.
  • 2002 - "Modeling Correlated Data Using the Multivariate Normal Copula," Correlated Data Modeling.
  • 2001 - Making Hard Decisions with Decision Tools, Duxbury Press, (2001) co-authored with Robert T. Clemen. This book integrates Making Hard Decisions, 2nd edition wiht Palisade's Decision Tools Suite.

Presentations

  • 2002 - "Designing a Financial Modeling Course", Invited Speaker, Spreadsheets Miniconference, Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA.

Professor John Saber

Professor John Saber co-authored a case with Dick Mandel (Accounting & Law), Mark Potter (Finance), and Chris Hennessey (Accounting & Law), 146-C99, entitled "Settling Scores: A Tale of Family, Friends, and Finance". This case has been used twice by Mark Potter in his freshman course.

Professor Saber also co-authored an article "Determining the Set of Alternative Optimal Solutions Using an Excel Spreadsheet" with Steve Turner and Joseph Aieta (Math & Science) that was published in Mathematics and Computer Education, Volume 34, Number 2, Spring 2000.

Professor Denise Sakai Troxell

  • Professor Troxell was awarded two Course Releases (Spring 2008 and Fall 2008) to pursue BFRF sponsored research in the area of Graph Theory.
  • Professor Troxell edited the INFORMS Transactions on Education Special Issue on "Effective Use of Software in the MS/OR Classroom"

Most recent refereed publications

  • "On the hole index of L(2,1)-labeling of r-regular graphs," with Adams, S.S., Tesch, M., Westgate, B., and Wheeland, C., Discrete Applied Mathematics, 155 (2007) 2391-2393.
  • "The minimum span of L(2,1)-labelings of certain Generalized Petersen graphs, "with Adams, S.S., Cass, J., Tesch, M., and Wheeland, C., Discrete Applied Mathematics, 155 (2007) 1314-1325.
  • "An extension of the channel assignment problem: L(2,1)-labelings of Generalized Petersen graphs," with Adams, S.S. and Cass, J., IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 53 (2006) 1101-1107.
  • "L(2,1)-labelings of the Cartesian products of two cycles," with Schwarz,C., Discrete Applied Mathematics, 154 (2006) 1522-1540.
  • "On critical trees labeled with a condition at distance two, "Discrete Mathematics", 295 (2005) 173-189.

Most recent talks

  • "L(2,1)-labeling the torus," Invited Talk, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, October, 2007.
  • "The Research Cycle," Invited Talk, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, November, 2006.