Smith Brain Trust


Three Things To Watch As U.S. Exits Iran Deal

With President Trump making official his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, Kislaya Prasad takes a look at what's likely to happen next.

May 09, 2018
How Wizards, Caps Use Big Data to Win

Teams worried about player safety used to count just minutes played. They now use 20 different inputs to monitor athletes, Raul Fernandez of Monumental Sports & Entertainment said at the Smith School.

Apr 18, 2018
Dig Deep into Financial Supply Chains

To better understand the subprime mortgage debacle's role in the financial crisis of 2008, Smith School professor Louiqa Raschid says regulators must dissect the underlying financial supply chain.

Mar 22, 2018
Overcome Crowdfunding Discrimination

People looking to raise money using crowdfunding sites are encouraged to be authentic in their profiles. But research from the Smith School's Jessica M. Clark finds that for some fundraisers, being authentic can hinder fundraising.

Mar 20, 2018
Advertise Smarter Online

For firms advertising online, is it better to target audiences with specific interests or aim for the widest possible reach? In new research, the Smith School's Courtney Paulson develops a method to compute how to optimize both goals.

Mar 19, 2018
Is America's Pastime Dying?

Major League ballparks scored their lowest attendance in 15 years in 2017. A Gallup poll shows baseball dropping behind basketball in popularity. And fewer children are playing the game. Smith School professors Sean Barnes and David Kass analyze the state of America's pastime.

Mar 16, 2018
Give Outdated Tech a Second Life

In the technology world, what's old is rarely new again, which can be problematic for tech manufacturers. Smith School professor Wedad Elmaghraby says online liquidation auctions have emerged as a potential solution, operating as secondary marketplaces.

Mar 11, 2018
Use Data for Personalized Cancer Care

A new app that culls through medical data can offer a better answer to many cancer patients' top question: "What's my prognosis?" Having an accurate answer helps them choose the best treatment. Smith School professor Margrét Bjarnadóttir and a team of researchers developed the app and patient-specific prediction method.

Mar 06, 2018
Know When to Update Your Technology

How do health care professionals decide when it’s time to upgrade their medical technology? Research from Smith School professor Ritu Agarwal looked at how health care professionals abandoned their use of coronary stents, in response to the emergence of new technology.

Mar 02, 2018
What Catalonia Risks By Leaving Spain

Secession would put newly independent nation in the back of the line for European Union membership. "There is no grandfathering in," Smith School professor Kislaya Prasad says. 

Oct 03, 2017