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31 October 2011

App Stats: Brown and Marks on "Empirical Social Science at Disney Research"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, November 2, 2011 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Amber Brown, Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research, and Joe Marks, Vice President and Fellow of Disney Research, will give a talk entitled "Empirical Social Science at Disney Research". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Empirical Social Science at Disney Research"
Amber Brown and Joe Marks
Disney Research, Boston
CGIS K354 (1737 Cambridge St.)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 12.00 pm

Abstract:

At Disney Research we mostly work on technologies that are relevant to our various businesses: computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, human-computer interaction, materials, displays, etc. But we also have projects in the social sciences, with a heavy emphasis on rigorous empirical testing. We will describe four recent projects:

  • Novel pay-what-you-want pricing mechanisms.
  • Load balancing of park guests via pushed incentives on mobile devices.
  • Guest participation in environmental programs.
  • Introduction of a cinema culture to the developing world.

Posted by Konstantin Kashin at 1:08 AM