Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey collaborate on research concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico.

Working with T. Fomby 1[1]The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge Ibarra Salazar, Visiting Associate Professor at SMU and Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Tec de Monterrey, Professor Raymundo Rodríguez from Monterrey Tech, and Professor Thomas B. Fomby, Director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies. The two research topics under investigation are “Advertising Regulation in the Mexican Tobacco Industry and its Impact on Tobacco-related Morbidity” and “The Effect of Packing Regulation Over Tobacco-related Morbidity in Mexico.” READ MORE HERE

Two Dedman College Teams Excel in Capital One Data Modeling Competition

SMU fielded two national prize winning data mining teams: One team (photo 1 below) finished with a silver medal in the 2013 SAS Data Mining Shootout Competition, the recognition of which occurred on October 22, 2013 at the SAS Analytics Conference in Orlando, Florida; the second team (photo 2) finished in the top five in the nation in the 2013 Capital One Data Modeling Competition where they presented their data mining solution at the corporate headquarters of Capital One in McLean, Virginia on November 21 and 22, 2013. READ MORE