Neural Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications

Neural Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications

Jatinder N. D. Gupta (The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA) and Kate A. Smith (Monash University, Australia)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 272
ISBN13: 9781930708310|ISBN10: 1930708319|EISBN13: 9781591400202|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93070-831-0


Neural Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications aims to be an introductory reference book for professionals, students and academics interested in applying neural networks to a variety of business applications. The book introduces the three most common neural network models and how they work, followed by a wide range of business applications and a series of case studies presented from contributing authors around the world. Each chapter serves as a tutorial describing how to use the previously described neural network models to solve a given business problem.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jatinder (Jeet) N. D. Gupta is currently eminent scholar of management of technology, professor of management information systems, industrial and systems engineering and engineering management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama. Most recently, he was professor of management, information and communication sciences, and industry and technology at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering (with specialization in production management and information systems) from Texas Tech University. Co-author of a textbook in Operations Research, Dr. Gupta serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Researcher awards from Ball State University, he has published numerous papers in such journals as Journal of Management Information Systems, International Journal of Information Management, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Annals of Operations Research, and Mathematics of Operations Research. More recently, he served as a co-editor of several special issues including the Neural Networks in Business of Computers and Operations Research, Semiconductor Wafer Production, special issue of Production Planning and Control, and Design, Building and Evaluation of Intelligent Decision Making Support Systems: Special Issue of Journal of Decision Systems. He co-edited books that included Decision Making Support Systems: Achievements and Challenges for the New Decade and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations published by Idea Group Publishing. He is also the coeditor of the book: Managing E-Business published by Heidelberg Press, Heidelberg, Australia and the book: Intelligent Decision-making Support Systems, published by Springer. His current research interests include information security, e-commerce, supply chain management, information and decision technologies, scheduling, planning and control, organizational learning and effectiveness, systems education, knowledge management, and enterprise integration. Dr. Gupta has held elected and appointed positions in several academic and professional societies including the Association for Information Systems, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA).
Kate A. Smith is Deputy Head and Director of Research in the School of Business Systems at Monash University, Australia. She holds a B.Sc(Hons) in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also Director of the Data Mining Research Group in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Dr. Smith has published 2 books on neural networks in business, and over 70 journal and international conference papers in the areas of neural networks, combinatorial optimization, and data mining. She is a member of the organizing committee for several international data mining and neural network conferences, and regularly acts as a consultant to industry in these areas.