Do you have a forecasting research project?


Lancaster Centre for ForecastingThe Lancaster Centre for Forecasting is seeking Master Student Projects in Forecasting, Data Mining, or Analytics for summer of 2015.

Projects normally run from mid-May to mid-August, with reports issued a few weeks after. These projects are a cost efficient way for a company to carry out analytical work by Master of Science candidates who are formally trained in forecasting. Many of the students have additional skills in areas like marketing analytics, logistics and supply chain, operations research and optimization, and simulation.

Costs are GDP 2,900 (about $4,525 USD) for a single MSc student for four months, plus travel expenses. Discounts available for additional students, non-profits, and SMEs.

Students will normally work on-site at your organization, under the joint supervision of a project leader at your company, and a forecasting expert from the Forecasting Centre. For a well structured problem, the student may remain in Lancaster with no or only occasional site visits.

For more information, and to discuss potential topics, contact:

Dr. Sven Crone
Dr. Sven Crone

Dr. Sven F. Crone

Assistant Professor in Management Science (Lecturer) & Director, Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting

Lancaster University Management School, Room A53a, Lancaster, LA1 4YX  | T: +44 (0)1524 5-92991 | F: +44 (0)1524 844885 | M: +49 (0)171 4910100 | W: | E:


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Mike Gilliland

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Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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