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ISIR 2016 research presentations

Last August I attended the International Symposium on Inventories, organised by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR 2016). This is the second time I had attended this conference and it has been again a very good experience. Interesting talks on a variety of relevant topics to forecasting research. I organised a special track on… Read More »

ISF 2016 research presentations

It has been a while since I got the time to post any updates, but finally got round to it. Last June I attended the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) at Santander, which had been very interesting and enjoyable. I had already posted about the presentations I gave. I was involved in a number of… Read More »

SAS-IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting 2016

Every year the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) in collaboration with SAS has been supporting forecasting research with grants up to $5,000. The application deadline for this year is the 30th of September 2016. Applications must include: Description of the project, up to 4 pages; Letter of support from the home institution that the researcher… Read More »

Academia vs. Business: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Issue 41 of Foresight featured a short commentary by Sujit Singh on the gaps between academia and business. Together with Fotios Petropoulos, motivated by our focus to produce and disseminate research that is directly applicable to practice, in this commentary we present our views on some of the very useful and interesting points raised by… Read More »

International Symposium on Forecasting Presentations

Last week I attended the International Symposium on Forecasting 2016. It was very interesting and enjoyable. Apart from the workshop on forecasting with R, I gave the following presentations: Forecasting with Temporal Hierarchies This presentation was given to the practitioner track of the conference and its aim was to introduce the basic idea of temporal… Read More »

Material for `Forecasting with R: A practical workshop”

Together with Fotios Petropoulos we gave a workshop on producing forecasts with R, at the International Symposium on Forecasting, 2016. You can find the material of the workshop here. The workshop notes assume knowledge of what the various forecasting methods do, which are only briefly explained in the workshop’s slides, and mostly focuses in showing… Read More »

Workshop on `Forecasting with R’

Fotios Petropoulos and I will be giving a workshop on how to produce forecasts using R. The focus will be on business forecasting applications and the workshop is part of the workshop series that runs as part of the 36th International Symposium on Forecasting on the 19th of June 2016. This workshop will provide a… Read More »

How to fit an elephant?

I was looking for an intuitive way to demonstrate to my students the need for parsimony in model building, as well as the problem of overfitting and I remembered the humorous paper by James Wel: showing that elephants are obviously created by Fourier sine series! I went a step further and implemented some popular selection… Read More »