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  • Blog Post: Seeking Answers amid World Cup Excitement

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies When the world starts watching, it’s time for David Rothschild to shift into overdrive. Readers of this blog need little introduction to the work on prediction models from Rothschild, a Microsoft researcher and economist. Past posts have examined...
  • Blog Post: Next for Rothschild: Bringing Rationality to March Madness

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies March Madness, they call it, but David Rothschild is taking things to new extremes. Rothschild, an economist from Microsoft Research New York City , has been making a name for himself in the past few years. In 2012, he correctly predicted 50 of 51 Electoral...
  • Blog Post: An Early Peek into the Oscars’ Envelopes

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s mid-February, and the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been public for a month. Fans are scrambling to watch all the nominated films they can find. Film buffs debate the talents of Blanchett and Bullock until closing time. Excited...
  • Blog Post: New York City Lab Lands in Silicon Alley

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies More than a century ago, 641 Sixth Ave., a Beaux-Arts high-rise in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, housed Simpson, Crawford & Simpson, known for a while as the most elegant department store in New York City. On Aug. 19, this historic 1902 landmark...