Cochran, James J. (University of Alabama)

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James J. Cochran
 
 James J. Cochran
 Professor of Applied Statistics and the Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow
 Editor in Chief, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
 Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science
 Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
 University of Alabama
 347 Alston Hall
 PO Box 870226
 Tuscaloosa, AL 
 USA 35487-0226
 »Phone: +1(205) 348-8914
 » Email: jcochran@cba.ua.edu
 » URL: http://manderson.cba.ua.edu/faculty/profile/439

Topics:

OPTIMAL PRODUCT DESIGN
 Use of conjoint analysis within a combinatorial optimization framework to design the 'optimal' product relative to the current market. (Intermediate)

SAMPLE BASED COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
 Solution techniques and methods for estimating statistical characteristics (i.e., standard error and bias) associated with the estimated optimal objective value. (Advanced)

OPTIMAL POLITICAL PLATFORM DESIGN
  Use of conjoint analysis within a combinatorial optimization framework to analyze a US Presidential election and design the 'optimal' platform relative to the other candidate(s). (Intermediate)

SPORTS ANALYTICS
 Analysis of various sports problems using operations research and statistics. (Elementary)

MAKING QUANTITATIVE (I.E., ORMS & STATISTICS) EDUCATION MORE EFFECTIVE
 Various innovative approaches (active learning, cases, problem based learning, etc.) for teaching operations research and statistics. (Elementary)

Background:

  • BS Economics Wright State University
  • MS Economics Wright State University
  • MBA Wright State University
  • PhD Applied Statistics & Operations Research University of Cincinnati

16+ years experience teaching at the university level

12+ years concurrent experience as an independent statistical consultant

4 years experience as Director, Analytic and Computing Services for a major full service marketing research firm