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Applications: Business Analytics, Management Science, Operations Research, Social Sciences Methodologies: Classification, Data Mining, Optimization, Predictive Modeling

Vahid Lotfi

Senior Vice Provost and Professor, Management Sciences, Flint School of Management

My current research interest is focused on improving efficiency and utilization of outpatient clinics, using data mining techniques such as decision tree analysis, Bayesian networks, neural networks, and similar techniques.  While our previous and continuing research have been focused on using some of these techniques to develop more sophisticated methods of patients scheduling within physical therapy clinics, we can see the applicability of the techniques to other types of health services providers.  There is also applicability to university administration in developing predictive models using data mining techniques for assessing student success.