Oliver Schaer

PhD student

Research Overview

I am currently a research student at the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting at Lancaster University. My research focus on the aspects of business forecasting and marketing analytics. More specifically I am looking at incorporating data that stem from online sources such as search traffic, social shares or video views. I aim to build time series based forecasting models that can incorporate the nature of such information.

Apart from that I am interested in machine learning, web analytics and marketing analytics in general.

Forewarned: A Sceptic’s Guide to Prediction
Schaer, O., Spavound, S. 2018 In: Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. 48, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions, Michael Gilland, Len Tashman, Udo Sglavo (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons (2016), ISBN: 978-1-119-22456-3
Sagaert, Y.R., Schaer, O. 10/2017 In: International Journal of Forecasting. 33, 4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

ISF 2017 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

39th ISMS Marketing Science Conference
Participation in conference

IIF Workshop on Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ISF 2016 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

IIF Workshop on Forecasting New Products and Services
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CARF Luzern
Participation in conference

EURO 2015, 27th European Conference on Operational Research
Participation in conference

IIF Workshop on ICT and Innovation Forecasting
Participation in workshop, seminar, course