Foster Provost

New York University

Associate Professor

44 West Fourth Street

New York, NY 10012

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Information in Digital, Economic and Social Networks

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2012
New York University (NYU): Stern School of Business and Center for Urban Science+Progress, New York University, Tel Aviv University - Coller School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 984 (12,582)
Citation 2

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Evaluating and Optimizing Online Advertising: Forget the Click, But There are Good Proxies

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31637
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Oct 2012
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center and New York University
Downloads 657 (31,388)
Citation 1

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3.

Pseudo-Social Network Targeting from Consumer Transaction Data

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-11-05
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Sep 2011
David Martens and Foster Provost
University of Antwerp and New York University
Downloads 386 (42,691)
Citation 1

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Viral Marketing: Identifying Likely Adopters Via Consumer Networks

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14128
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Shawndra Hill, Foster Provost and Chris Volinsky
Microsoft Research, New York University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 366 (56,864)
Citation 25

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Viral marketing, word-of-mouth marketing, target marketing

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Audience Selection for On-Line Brand Advertising: Privacy-Friendly Social Network Targeting

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 May 2011
New York University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 276 (78,357)
Citation 6

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on-line advertising, predictive modeling, social

6.

Repeated Labeling Using Multiple Noisy Labelers

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-10-03
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2012
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 196 (119,285)

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active learning, data selection, data preprocessing, classification, crowdsourcing, mechanical turk, noisy data

7.

Social Network Collaborative Filtering

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-08-08
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Nov 2008
Rong Zheng, Dennis Wilkinson and Foster Provost
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Business School - Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University
Downloads 175 (117,718)
Citation 1

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Intelligent Assistance for the Data Mining Process: an Ontology-Based Approach

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14156
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Abraham Bernstein, Shawndra Hill and Foster Provost
University of Zurich, Microsoft Research and New York University
Downloads 99 (224,514)

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Data mining, data-mining process, intelligent assistants, knowledge discovery

Intelligent Assistance for the Data Mining Process: an Ontology-Based Approach

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14146
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Abraham Bernstein, Shawndra Hill and Foster Provost
University of Zurich, Microsoft Research and New York University
Downloads 62 (298,387)

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Data mining, data-mining process, intelligent assistants, knowledge discovery

9.

Geo-Social Targeting for Privacy-Friendly Mobile Advertising: Position Paper

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-11-06A
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Oct 2011
Foster Provost
New York University
Downloads 141 (151,274)

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Tree Induction Vs Logistic Regression: A Learning Curve Analysis

NYU Working Paper No. SOR-2001-6
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Claudia Perlich, Foster Provost and Jeffrey S. Simonoff
IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center, New York University and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Downloads 71 (277,010)
Citation 9

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Tree Induction Vs. Logistic Regression: a Learning-Curve Analysis

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14161
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Claudia Perlich, Foster Provost and Jeffrey S. Simonoff
IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center, New York University and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Downloads 69 (281,636)
Citation 9

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Citation 2

Confidence Bands for Roc Curves

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14116
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Sofus Macskassy and Foster Provost
Fetch Technologies, Inc and New York University
Downloads 87 (244,674)
Citation 2

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Confidence Bands for Roc Curves

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14153
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Sofus Macskassy, Foster Provost and Michael L. Littman
Fetch Technologies, Inc, New York University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 42 (358,160)
Citation 2

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Discovering Knowledge from Relational Data Extracted from Business News

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14157
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
University of Zurich, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Microsoft Research, IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center and New York University
Downloads 67 (286,270)
Citation 2

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Discovering Knowledge from Relational Data Extracted from Business News

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14147
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
University of Zurich, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Microsoft Research, IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center and New York University
Downloads 41 (361,577)
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13.

Cost-Effective Quality Assurance in Crowd Labeling

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
Jing Wang, Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis and Foster Provost
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and New York University
Downloads 106 (92,010)

Abstract:

crowd labeling, quality assurance, dynamic label allocation, worker performance metric

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Discovering Interesting Patterns for Investment Decision Making with Glower C - a Genetic Learner Overlaid with Entropy Reduction

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14171
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Vasant Dhar III, Dashin Chou and Foster Provost
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University
Downloads 97 (215,661)
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15.

Active Learning for Decision Making

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14120
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky and Foster Provost
Univesity of Texas at Austin and New York University
Downloads 86 (224,635)

Abstract:

active learning, information acquisition, decision-making, class probability estimation, cost-sensitive learning

16.

Explaining Data-Driven Document Classifications

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31831
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Jun 2013
David Martens and Foster Provost
University of Antwerp and New York University
Downloads 85 (120,485)

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Document Classification, Instance Level Explanation, Text mining, Comprehensibility

17.

Active Feature-Value Acquisition

McCombs Research Paper Series No. IROM-08-06
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
University of Texas at Austin, IBM Research and New York University
Downloads 62 (280,766)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Information acquistion, predicitve modeling

18.

Get Another Label? Improving Data Quality and Data Mining Using Multiple, Noisy Labelers

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/25882
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University and New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Downloads 56 (271,995)
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An Intelligent Assistant for the Knowledge Discovery Process

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14155
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Abraham Bernstein and Foster Provost
University of Zurich and New York University
Downloads 48 (276,271)

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20.

Wallenius Naive Bayes

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/33545
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Dec 2013
INSEAD, University of Antwerp and New York University
Downloads 44 (187,020)

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21.

Roc Confidence Bands: An Empirical Study

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14107
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Sofus Mcskassy, Foster Provost and Saharon Rosset
affiliation not provided to SSRN, New York University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 38 (345,020)

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Enhancing Transparency and Control When Drawing Data-Driven Inferences About Individuals

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/33969
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 May 2015
Columbia University, Harvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and New York University
Downloads 34 (152,103)

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23.

Classification in Networked Data: a Toolkit and a Univariate Case Study

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14122
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Sofus Macskassy and Foster Provost
Fetch Technologies, Inc and New York University
Downloads 34 (368,427)
Citation 3

Abstract:

relational learning, network learning, collective inference, collective classification, networked data

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Dimensionality Reduction Via Matrix Factorization for Predictive Modeling from Large, Sparse Behavioral Data

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/33970
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 May 2015
Jessica Clark and Foster Provost
New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences and New York University
Downloads 33 (139,900)

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25.

The Relational Vector-Space Model

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14130
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Abraham Bernstein, Scott Clearwater and Foster Provost
University of Zurich, affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University
Downloads 33 (357,980)
Citation 1

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Relational Data Mining, Vector-space models, lndustry Classification

26.

Simple Models and Classification in Networked Data

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14117
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Sofus Macskassy and Foster Provost
Fetch Technologies, Inc and New York University
Downloads 23 (395,417)

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27.

Aggregation-Based Feature Invention and Relational

NYU Working Paper No. IS-03-03
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Claudia Perlich and Foster Provost
IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center and New York University
Downloads 21 (408,710)
Citation 2

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Relational Learning, Aggregation, Feature Invention

28.

Variance-Based Active Learning

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14167
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky and Foster Provost
New York University (NYU) and New York University
Downloads 20 (404,141)

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29.

Active Sampling for Class Probability Estimation and Ranking

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14165
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky and Foster Provost
New York University (NYU) and New York University
Downloads 16 (428,371)
Citation 4

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active learning, class probability estimation, cost-sensitive learning

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Acora: Distribution-Based Aggregation for Relational Learning from Identifier Attributes

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14118
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Oct 2008
Claudia Perlich and Foster Provost
IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center and New York University
Downloads 14 (433,560)
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31.

In Pursuit of Enhanced Customer Retention Management: Review, Key Issues, and Future Directions

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 2903548, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2017
Columbia Business School - Marketing, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Columbia Business School - Marketing, Electronic Arts, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Tilburg University, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Adelson School of Entrepreneuship, Duke University, New York University and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 0 (87,020)

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32.

Who's Watching TV?

NYU Working Paper No. ;CBA-16-02
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
New York University, Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Students, AT&T - Research Department and New York University
Downloads 0 (179,212)

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Matrix-Factorization-Based Dimensionality Reduction in the Predictive Modeling Process: A Design Science Perspective

NYU Working Paper No.; CBA-16-01
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Sep 2016
Jessica Clark and Foster Provost
New York University, Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, Students and New York University
Downloads 0 (261,582)

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Estimating Audience Interest Distribution Based on Audience Web Behavior

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31830
Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Xiaohan Zhang, Foster Provost and Tsemekhman Kiril
New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, New York University and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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35.

Online Active Inference and Learning

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-11-02
Posted: 30 Mar 2011
Josh Attenberg and Foster Provost
affiliation not provided to SSRN and New York University

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36.

Explaining Documents' Classifications

NYU Working Paper No. CEDER-11-01
Posted: 17 Mar 2011
David Martens and Foster Provost
University of Antwerp and New York University

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