Fred Collopy

Fred Collopy,   Professor of Cognitive Science Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University received his PhD in decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has done extensive research in forecasting, design and visual programming. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research, International Journal of Forecasting, Leonardo, Design Issues, Chief Executive, and Interfaces. Fred studies the design process and uses the resulting insights both to design information tools for managers and to help leaders better manage complex situations. He developed Rule-Based Forecasting, a system to help forecasters logically choose the best forecasting method for a given situation and to add qualitative data to the process. He has designed Imager an instrument to play visuals in the way that musicians play sounds and performs with his own jazz ensemble. His work has been presented and he has performed at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, and Sonic Light. He has been a visiting scientist at IBM’s Watson Research Center and at Cornell University’s Communications program. His co-edited volume Managing as Designing was published by Stanford University Press in 2004.