February 8, 2024

The Power of Analytics to Predict the Super Bowl Winner

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Merage School of Business
SB1 5200 Porter Colloquia
Irvine, CA 92697

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On February 11, 200 million Americans will be glued to their TV screens for Super Bowl Sunday. While many will be hosting or attending a party, rooting for their favorite team, or singing along during the halftime show, everyone will be anticipating who will be the winner of Super Bowl LVIII. Imagine if YOU could predict the winner using analytics!

We invite you to the Merage School on Thursday, February 8 to gain insight from Professor Ken Murphy on how analytics can be used to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl. Bigger picture, we will consider how these same methods can be applied in management practice to build effective frameworks for forecasting and planning.

Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and networking with other prospective MBA and Masters students. Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey!


Ken MurphyKen Murphy
Assistant Professor
Operations and Decision Technologies

Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at the Merage School of Business, University of California Irvine. He teaches predictive analytics, management science, and operations management courses in executive, MBA, MS, and undergraduate programs. He has published in scheduling, technology implementation, and organizational effectiveness in leading operations and systems journals. He created an innovation index, measuring economic activity in advanced industries. His current interests include digital transformation in higher education, equity in STEM education, and the evaluation of business activity with respect to jobs of the future.