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Assessing Knowledge Production in US Universities - MORE@DIAG Seminar

Paul W. Wilson
Data dell'evento: 
Venerdì, 12 June, 2015 - 12:30
DIAG Aula Magna
Cinzia Daraio (daraio@dis.uniroma1.it)
Nonparametric methods and some new results on hypothesis testing with
nonparametric efficiency estimators are used to analyze the effect of
locally-available high performance computing (HPC) resources on 
universities' efficiency in producing research and other outputs.
The results indicate that locally-available HPC resources enhance 
the technical efficiency of research output in Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Physics, and History, but not in Computer Science, Economics, nor 
English.  Mixed results are found for Biology. These research results 
provide a critical first step in a quantitative economic model for 
investments in HPC.  On-going research is looking at how universities decide
to acquire local HPC infrastrucure, and its effect on the type of research
that is done.


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