Leyla Zhuhadar, PhD. in Computer Science & Computer Engineering

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Leyla Popova Zhuhadar



 

Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems, Department of Information Systems, Gordon Ford College of Business, Western Kentucky University. In addition, I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at University of Louisville. Weekends, I work on my research in the Knowledge Discovery and Webmining Lab at University of Louisville. [Author of HyperManyMedia Platform] foaf Bulgarian club @ USA

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      • Grants:
        • Award Number #14-8022: Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP) External Track: 2014-2015, $35,148.00.
        • Gordon Ford College of Business Summer Research Grant, Western Kentucky University, 2014, $5,000.00.
      • Elected to be the University Senate representative to Student Research Council, 2013-2014
      • Advocate for the Kentucky Computer Science in Education, 2013-2014.
      • Article(s) accepted in peer-reviewed conference proceedings (since joined IS)
        • Leyla Zhuhadar, A Synergistic Approach Between A Thesaurus-based Approach and A Corpus-based Approach to Build an Ontology for a Multilingual Search Engine, Special Issue in Computer-Human Interaction, Computers in Human Behavior Journal (Elsevier), Computers in Human Behavior, 2014.
        • Leyla Zhuhadar, Jeff Butterfield. Analyzing Students Logs in Open Online Courses Using SNA Techniques. The 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014, Savannah, Georgia, USA, August 7-9, 2014.
        • Leyla Zhuhadar, Bryan Carson, Jerry Daday. Moving from Entrenched Structure to a Universal Design. The 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Rochester, NY, USA, October 20-22 2014.
      • Peer-reviewed Article Presented at Professional Meeting (since joined IS)
        • Analyzing Students Logs in Open Online Courses Using SNA Techniques. The 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014, Savannah, Georgia, USA, August 7-9, 2014.
        • Toward the Design of a Recommender System: Visual Clustering and Detecting Community Structure in a Web Usage Network, Knowledge Discovery and Web Mining Lab, University of Louisville, KY. Nov 3, 2013.

      Journal Articles in-Progress (since joined IS)

      Research work with undergraduate students: Abstract/Posters/Presentations (since joined IS)

        • American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness, the WKU 44th Annual Student Research Conference, March 22, 2014.
        • Achieving Competitive Advantage with a Designated Hitter, the WKU 44th Annual Student Research Conference, March 22, 2014.
        • Growing Diversity at WKU, the WKU 44th Annual Student Research Conference, March 22, 2014.

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      • Leyla Zhuhadar, Automated discovery, categorization and retrieval of personalized semantically enriched e-learning resources (Amazon/Barnes & Noble).

      • PhD. Dissertation Research--defense presentation [pdf]

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Business Intelligence

Leyla Popova Zhuhadar

What is BI?

"Business intelligence (BI) is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities. Making use of new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy can provide a competitive market advantage and long-term stability [1]."

BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics.

The goal of modern business intelligence deployments is to support better business decision-making. Thus a BI system can be called a decision support system (DSS) [2]." Though the term business intelligence is sometimes a synonym for competitive intelligence (because they both support decision making), BI uses technologies, processes, and applications to analyze mostly internal, structured data and business processes while competitive intelligence gathers, analyzes and disseminates information with a topical focus on company competitors. If understood broadly, business intelligence can include the subset of competitive intelligence [3]."

BI Books Recommendation

BI Resources

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Books & Articles!

  • Business Analytics for Managers-Taking Business Intelligence beyond Reporting
    by Gert H.N. Laursen & Jesper Thorlund (ebook) Sign In to Audible
  • Predictive Analytics with Excel (ebook)
  • Wikinomics (summary, chapter1): How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott
  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Business Intelligence Market Study (article)
  • Next Digital Decade (complete ebook)
  • Internet Traffic Forecasting Using Time Series Methods (articles)
  • MIT Next generation Business Intelligence Software, Areas of Growth & Opportunities
    for innovation (thesis)

News & Conferences!

Data Sets

1- Excel Data: Download all files zip

2-PowerPivot Sample Data and Resources

3- SAS Data & Programs

4- SPSS Data

5- Statisitca Data

6- Weka Data

7- Gephi Data

Business Intelligence Software & Applications

Business Intelligence Architecture

Business Intelligence implenentations