Speaker: Rahul Basole, Associate Professor and Director – Georgia Institute of Technology
Where: Dorsey Learning Hall 1106, Luddy Hall
When: Friday – September 21, 2018 1:15 PM
Topic: Understanding Complex Ecosystems using Visual Analytics
Abstract: In today's complex, hyperconnected business environment, successful transformation requires a system perspective. In this talk, I will discuss the challenges in navigating transformations from an ecosystem perspective and present the value of novel data-driven visual analytic and computational methods and tools that can augment and accelerate decision makers' ability to discover, make sense, and analyze innovation opportunities and competitive strategies. My talk will draw on many examples, including our work on software stacks, APIs, and microservices as well as domain-specific studies such as FinTech and AI. I will present a suite of tools that have been developed in the Enterprise Science Lab, including ecoxight, pulse, graphicle, and epheno. I will discuss challenges associated with the identification and curation of elevant data, novel methods to extract knowledge from unstructured data, and the importance of a human-centered approach to tool development and design.
Bio: Rahul C. Basole is Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing and Director of the Institute for People & Technology at Georgia Tech. He is also a faculty member in the GVU Center, a Visiting Scholar in mediaX and HSTAR at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business.
His research and teaching centers at the intersection of computing, system science, and management, with a focus on computational enterprise science, information visualization, and strategic decision support. Current research includes the design, development, and application of novel visual analytic tools for understanding complex business ecosystems and enterprises.
His work has received numerous best paper awards, has been recognized by the media, including the New York Times, Fortune, and CNBC, and he has published extensively in leading computing, management, and engineering journals and conferences.
Dr. Basole is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and an editorial board member of INFORMS Service Science and Decision Support Systems . He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS.
He holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech, a M.S. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, all in industrial and systems engineering.
For more information, visit entsci.gatech.edu or follow him on Twitter @basole .