I have uploaded my Dissertation Defense slides on Slideshare. If you don’t recall, the title of my dissertation is: “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.”
I am now one step closer to finishing my doctorate. On Friday Oct 31, I defended my dissertation. The video of the presentation during the defense is provided below. I now only have to get a few documents signed and format my dissertation for publishing and I’ll be completely finished.
The title of my dissertation is: “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.”
The video is a bit over 1 hour and 12 minutes long. I cut out the question and answer session for the sake of brevity.
Its been quiet over the last few weeks on here for a reason…
I’ve been finalizing my Dissertation Proposal.
Yesterday (Wed Oct 26th), I successfully defended my proposal. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I am now officially in the dissertation phase.
While preparing/rehearsing for the defense, I had the foresight to record one my rehearsals and thought I’d share it with you….be forewarned – its roughly 30 minutes long. If you’d rather just look at my slides, feel free to jump over to SlideShare to review the slides titled “Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions“.
Now…the video. You’ll have to excuse some of my pauses and “uh” moments – i delivered the final result much better…I promise 🙂
So the Fall 2010 semester is coming to an end and it looks like I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve got to actually write something longer than a few pages 🙂
This semester I took what I hope is my last course required for the program (it was an E-Commerce course). In addition to that course , I’ve been working on some of the underlying research for my dissertation topic.
Now…i’ve actually gotta prepare something for publication and begin the actual dissertation proposal.
Doctoral Studies Update & announcement of my new website – Distance PhD.
I just realized that I hadn’t shared an update on my doctoral studies in a while.
I’m 2 classes away from being completely done with coursework. Woot! But…I have 23 hours of dissertation credits left. woot? 🙂
I’ve completed 58 hours and have 31 hours remaining. I passed my comprehensive exam in Dec 2009 (whew!) and am now working on determining a dissertation topic and building a portfolio of articles, presentations, etc (part of the requirements of the program). The dissertation topic is going to be something to do with Knowledge Management in teams (namely project teams) and methods used to capture and share knowledge (using storytelling and other soon to be added topics). In other words, I’ve not narrowed my topic down quite yet 😉
I start a new course (Theory Development and Design Research…sounds like fun!) the end of June and will take another course in the Fall and some disseratation hours. Should have all my coursework complete by Dec 2010.
And if all goes as planned, my dissertation will be complete by end of 2012. That seems like a long ways of but it’s closer than it was when I started the program!
If you’d like more regular updates on my progress and my journey to my doctorate, you can join me over at Distance PhD – my new website dedicated to earning a doctoral degree via distance learning.
I started this new website to help others who may be interested in earning a doctorate degree online….I found it very difficult to find reliable information about accredited schools when I was searching so I plan to gather as much information about all the distance doctorate programs I find and host them on Distance PhD.
Don’t fret though if you don’t want to join me over there…I’ll still keep you updated here regularly.
Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a technology consultant, investor and entrepreneur with an interest in using technology and data to solve real-world business problems. He currently runs his own consulting practice focused on helping organizations use their data more efficiently. Additionally, he is the Chief Information Officer of Sundial Capital Research, publisher of sentimenTrader
Eric received his Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Information Systems in 2014 with a dissertation titled “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making”. His research interests are currently in the areas of decision support, data science, big data, natural language processing, sentiment analysis and social media analysis.In recent years, he has combined sentiment analysis, natural language processing and big data approaches to build innovative systems and strategies to solve interesting problems. You can read some of his research here: Eric D. Brown on ResearchGate
In addition, he is an entrepreneur that has launched a few companies with the most recent being a company focused on proving data analytics and visualization services to the financial markets.