Economics & Statistics

Dallas Morning News: Study: Mild winter, wet spring to blame for Dallas County’s deadly West Nile outbreak

SMU West Nile Virus, FombyThe Dallas Morning News covered the research of SMU economist Thomas B. Fomby and SMU alumnus Robert W. Haley, who co-authored a new study on West Nile Virus.

Fomby and Haley, along with other researchers, analyzed a decade of data related to West Nile Virus and, in particular, the 2012 West Nile epidemic in Dallas County. The analysis allowed them to identify important precursors of West Nile Virus outbreaks that allow for early and effective intervention. Continue reading

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Mosquito indexing system identifies best time to act against potential West Nile Virus outbreaks

Mosquito biting 400x300Researchers who analyzed a decade of data related to West Nile Virus and, in particular, the 2012 West Nile epidemic in Dallas County, have identified important precursors of West Nile Virus outbreaks that allow for early and effective intervention.

The analysis found that the epidemics begin early, after unusually warm winters and are often in similar geographical locations. Continue reading

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StarTribune: Bitcoin has more staying power than other digital currencies

ows_137064299212409Business writer Jennifer Bjorhus with the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper covered the Bitcoin research of SMU cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, an assistant professor of computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore’s research found that online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. Continue reading

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Russia awards SMU’s Weber $3 million for research lab to study diversity, social interactions

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A $3 million grant to SMU economics professor Shlomo Weber will fund the establishment of a first-of-its-kind research laboratory to study diversity and social interactions.

The new center at Moscow’s New Economic School will focus on research into societal diversity, ranging from economic, historical and geographical to linguistic and ethnic. Researchers at the center will assess the impact of diversity on economic, political and social development, said Weber, a professor in the SMU Department of Economics. Continue reading

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Business Insider: Bitcoin Is Sacrificing Its Soul To Survive

bitcoinTechnology reporter Matt Twomey with Business Insider covered the Bitcoin research of SMU cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, an assistant professor of computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore’s research found that online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. Continue reading

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Yahoo! News: Study shows 45% of Bitcoin exchanges end up failing

bitcoins-siTechnology reporter Brad Reed with BGR News covered the Bitcoin research of SMU cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, an assistant professor of computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore’s research found that online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. Continue reading

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Wired: Study — 45 percent of Bitcoin exchanges end up closing

Wired Bitcoin Tyler W Moore SMUTechnology writer Ian Steadman with Wired in the United Kingdom covered the Bitcoin research of SMU cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, a computer science professor in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore found that online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. Continue reading

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redOrbit: Economists Question Bitcoin Stability Despite Meteoric Rise In Value

Bitcoin_042513-617x416Technology reporter Peter Suclu with redOrbit covered the Bitcoin research of SMU cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, an assistant professor of computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore’s research found that online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. The finding is from a new computer science study that applied survival analysis to examine the factors that prompt Bitcoin currency exchanges to close. Continue reading

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Study: High-volume Bitcoin exchanges less likely to fail, but more likely to suffer breach

Online exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them.

The finding is from a new study by SMU computer scientist Tyler Moore, Lyle School of Engineering. Continue reading

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