Predictive Modeling in Higher Education

Two Geniuses: New Book Tells the Story of Predictive Modeling

Two Geniuses: New Book Tells the Story of Predictive Modeling

You may not realize the extent to which predictive modeling, the process of forecasting future outcomes, is being used in the marketplace. According to IKO…

Envision Search: The Foundation for a Successful Search Campaign

Envision Search: The Foundation for a Successful Search Campaign

Sometimes my colleagues think I’m crazy. When I talk about my passion for search campaigns — including all the wonky combinations and permutations that can…

Hedge Funds, Auto Accidents and Enrollment Management: The Value of Empirical Thinking, Part 2

Hedge Funds, Auto Accidents and Enrollment Management: The Value of Empirical Thinking, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I again discussed the former trader, author, statistician and somewhat cranky philosopher, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and the ideas he…

Hedge Funds, Auto Accidents and Enrollment Management: The Value of Empirical Thinking, Part 1

Hedge Funds, Auto Accidents and Enrollment Management: The Value of Empirical Thinking, Part 1

In addition to The Black Swan, trader and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb also wrote Fooled by Randomness, published in 2004. I’ve written before about the…

Black Swans and the Problem of Induction

Black Swans and the Problem of Induction

In 17th century London, a “black swan” was a phrase that was equated with an impossibility. For Europeans at the time, the idea of anything…

When X = College Admissions: AI and The Inevitable

When X = College Admissions: AI and The Inevitable

Remember “The Clapper?” You’re ready to go to bed and, with two claps of your hands, the lights go out. In the morning, two claps…

Art of the Deal? A.I. Throws Off Constraints of Human Language

Art of the Deal? A.I. Throws Off Constraints of Human Language

Have you ever been negotiating with someone and, when you reached an impasse, just started making up a new way of communicating? That’s what the…

Providing Actionable Info: Data Science in Higher Ed

Providing Actionable Info: Data Science in Higher Ed

Colleges today are accumulating new data at a rate that exceeds their capacity to extract value from it. How can these institutions use this data…

Why Does Everyone Want To Be A Data Scientist?

Why Does Everyone Want To Be A Data Scientist?

Data and technology are at the core of everything Capture Higher Ed does. That’s why we often find ourselves explaining the relevance of data science…

What Is Data Exhaust? Cutting Through the Fumes

What Is Data Exhaust? Cutting Through the Fumes

Data is all around us — from the constant data that our smart phones generate to the data that results from our online browsing; from…