Arthur Kordon – Curriculum Vitae

Arthur Kordon is an Advanced Analytics Leader in the Advanced Analytics Group, The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in applying computational intelligence and advanced analytics in industry. Dr. Kordon has successfully introduced several novel technologies for improved manufacturing and new product design, such as robust inferential sensors, automated operating discipline, accelerated fundamental model building, etc. His research interests include application issues of computational intelligence, robust empirical modeling, and integrating data mining in forecasting. He has published more than 70 papers, two books and ten book chapters in the area of applied computational intelligence and advanced analytics. Dr. Kordon is a member of the Technical Committee on Evolutionary Computation of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Dr. Kordon holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria in 1974 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1990.

How Advanced Analytics can help resolving business problems?

Advanced Analytics typically incorporate such functionality as data mining, descriptive modeling, econometrics, forecasting, operations research, optimization, predictive modeling, simulation, statistics, and text analytics. Recently, the interest towards this emerging technology is growing exponentially and more than 85% of Forbs 500 companies are using Advanced Analytics in their business decision-making processes. Some examples of Advanced Analytics applications at The Dow Chemical Company for price forecasting, price elasticity analysis, business cycles analysis, demand sensing, and fraud detection in auditing will be given. Recommendations on introducing Advanced Analytics capabilities in a business will be defined and some lessons learned will be shared. Some ideas for developing a small-scale Advanced Analytics package for small businesses will be discussed as well.

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