Mr. Hubbard is the inventor of the powerful Applied Information Economics (AIE) method. He is the author of the #1 bestseller in Amazon’s math for business category titled How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business (Wiley, 2007, 2ed 2010). His second book is titled The Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It (Wiley, 2009) and his latest book is Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities (Wiley, 2011). He has sold over 50,000 copies of his books in five different languages.
Mr. Hubbard’s career has focused on the application of AIE to solve current business issues facing today’s corporations. Mr. Hubbard has completed over 75 risk/return analyses of large, critical projects, investments and other management decisions in the last 18 years. AIE is the practical application of several fields of quantitative analysis including Bayesian analysis, Monte Carlo simulations and many others. Mr. Hubbard’s consulting experience totals over 25 years and spans many industries including insurance, banking, utilities, federal and state government, entertainment media, military logistics, and manufacturing.
In addition to his books, Mr. Hubbard has been published in CIO Magazine, Information Week, DBMS Magazine, Architecture Boston, OR/MS Today, and Analytics Magazine. His AIE methodology has received critical praise from The Gartner Group, The Giga Information Group, and Forrester Research. He is a popular speaker at IT metrics & economics conferences all over the world.
Prior to specializing in Applied Information Economics, his experiences include data and process modeling at all levels as well as strategic planning and technical design of systems.
Matthew Millar is the Manager of Consulting Operations at Hubbard Decision Research. He comes to Hubbard Decision Research with a strong background in quantitative financial analysis. Most recently he was a Portfolio Manager at the firm Armored Wolf, and a founding member of Millar Futures, LLC.
At Armored Wolf, Mr. Millar developed algorithmic and quantitative trading systems focused on exploiting inefficiencies in the commodities market. As a key member of this global macro hedge fund team, he wrote for and participated in frequent discussions on the state of the economy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and socioeconomics, contributing detailed knowledge of supply and demand factors in commodities markets. Mr. Millar helped implement risk models for individual multi-asset manager return streams, and developed a model to track volatility and correlations among managers in the firm.
In addition to his experience in the financial field, Mr. Millar has a wide variety of other professional experiences, including: performing as section cellist for the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera, and the Pacific Symphony, and as principal cellist of Opera Pacific; performing extensively as a solo and chamber musician;as ateaching assistant in economics at the University of Oregon, and instructing preparatory courses in GRE, SAT, and LSAT.
Mr. Millar earned degrees in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BS) and University of Southern California (MS), and in economics from the University of Oregon (MS), where he specialized in monetary policy, econometrics, and the role of crude oil in the US economy. Mr. Millar is cited in commodity related articles for Reuters, and is a popular commentator for financialsense.com.
Nathan DauSchmidt spent over two years in the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors before coming to Hubbard Decision Research. At the Federal Reserve he aided in running the model to predict the net contribution to GDP from imports and exports. He also provided research assistance to economists on subjects ranging from art as a consumption good, to international commodity supply shifts, briefings for the Board as well as other varied projects.
Nathan is also the co-founder and Director of U.S. Expansion for ParkMan USA LLC; a GPS enabled mobile parking payment solution aimed at reducing coin usage, as well as other costs, for both cities and users. Nathan holds a B.S. in Economics and as well as in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Nathan is engaged in promoting financial literacy, primarily among children and teenagers. He has taught classes for UW—Madison’s PEOPLE Program, co-founded an educational outreach program called FedEd for the Federal Reserve, and currently serves on the board of the Financial Resiliency Foundation.
Jolene Manning is a Senior Quantitative Analyst with Hubbard Decision Research. She comes to HDR
with a strong background in financial and actuarial analysis. Her professional experience lies largely
within the insurance industry, where she spent five years engaged in work across a broad spectrum
of disciplines, including: actuarial pricing, run-off portfolio management and analysis, global project
management and catastrophe modeling.
Jolene has a strong background in Mathematics and Actuarial Science, having earned a Master’s Degree
in Applied Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to her experience in
the insurance industry, Jolene spent several years teaching Mathematics at the secondary level before
moving to the Chicago area.
Aaron Clapp is a Senior Analyst at Hubbard Decision Research. He comes to HDR following six years as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Iowa State University where he taught engineering courses and supervised graduate research in the areas of nanotechnology, colloidal science, and biomedical engineering. In additional to experimental work, he has significant experience with computational numerical methods and process modeling.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida, and a Doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Florida. Prior to his time at Iowa State, he was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the Optical Science Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.