Visit to IIMC (Kolkata)

IIMC is the first residential business school that I have seen: all grad students live on campus! My gracious host Dean (cum statistician!) Saibal Chattopadhyay gave me a tour on campus and a "tour" of their different programs.

The talk "Explanatory vs. Predictive Modeling in Information systems Research" lead to some heated debates. Questions were raised such as "why should historians care about prediction?"; the nature of sequential analysis; and what a "model" means to statisticians versus the rest of the world.