Information Discovery and the Long Tail of Motion Picture Content

Heinz College researchers show that HBO television exposure increases DVD sales for all movies — but has a much stronger impact on “Long Tail” movies than on big hits.

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Heinz College Faculty Conduct Leading-Edge Research on Digital Rights, Piracy and Online Markets

The technology explosion that began during the last decade continues to influence the way consumers obtain, digest and store information. The same technological shift has drastically impacted the bottom lines of digital content providers such as record labels, book publishers and production studios.

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Blogging on Company Time?

As social networking becomes more popular, corporations and businesses are attempting to devise effective organizational policies that guide employees through the digital domain. Conventional corporate wisdom typically prohibits or strictly governs leisure blogging and social networking while employees are on the company clock, but recent research emerging from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that this could inhibit knowledge sharing within the company, and thus have some negative impact on productivity.

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Social Networking Your Way to a New Job? New Research Suggests Social Ties Help in the Search for Employment

In a down economy, many professionals have found themselves unemployed and actively seeking new job opportunities. Much has been said recently about the power of social networks, but can relationships that occur on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn benefit job seekers as they attempt to secure new positions? New research emerging from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College indicates that the answer is yes.

Blogging on Company Time? CMU-Led Research Shows Long-Term Organizational Benefits when Employees Blog at Work

As social networking becomes more popular, corporations and businesses are attempting to devise effective organizational policies that guide employees through the digital domain. Conventional corporate wisdom typically prohibits or strictly governs leisure blogging and social networking while employees are on the company clock, but recent research emerging from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that this could inhibit knowledge sharing within the company, and thus have some negative impact on productivity.

Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College Partners with Singapore Management University to Create the Living Analytics Research Center

Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has teamed with the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University (SMU) to establish the Living Analytics Research Center (LARC).

Robert Hampshire Wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Robert C. Hampshire

Robert C. Hampshire, assistant professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, has won the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious CAREER Award.

The research objective of this Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award is to develop methods for the modeling and optimization of smart mobility services. Bike sharing programs, smart parking systems, and person-2-person car sharing are the focus of the research program. The research will contribute to the analysis of spatial nonstationary queueing networks.

The research program, which will be led by Robert Hampshire beginning in July 2011, includes empirical analysis, analytic modeling, and simulation studies of the aforementioned smart mobility services. The tangible products of this research includes software and algorithms for the management of these smart mobility services, documentation of research results, evaluation of pilot programs, issues of an operations research graphic novel, and the development of educational materials on smart mobility services.

More information about Hampshire’s CAREER Award can be found on the NSF website.

Three Carnegie Mellon Faculty Receive Endowed Chairs From Heinz Endowments and Heinz Family Foundation

Three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members – two from Heinz College – have received endowed professorships from The Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies.