Thesis Highlighted by Forbes

Aug. 17, 2012

Forbes has published an article highlighting the thesis work of an undergraduate major of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE). The article summarizes ORFE major Chetan Narain's ('11) own senior thesis work modeling presidential election outcomes in relation to the speeches delivered by the candidates. Analysis of the text of speeches between 1952 through the 2008 election cycle allowed Narain to build a prediction model with an 85% accuracy rate. For more about Narain's fascinating results, read the article at Forbes.