PhD Tech Camp

As an introduction to the computer technology, databases, and research-related resources available at the Kellogg School of Management, Research Computing and Kellogg Information Systems (KIS) has scheduled a PhD Tech Camp for new PhD students on Friday, September 21, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at the Jacobs Center, room TBA. Lunch is provided and is available at 12:45 p.m. in the classroom.

A very preliminary agenda is provided below:

Research Computing
Research Databases at Kellogg
  • Data repositories at Northwestern
  • Kellogg subscriptions: e.g., CRSP, Compustat, SDC, TAQ
  • Research Computing Web site
Using full text resources at Northwestern
  • How and where to find online journals and trade magazines

Software Tools on Windows and UNIX

  • PhD Student computers
  • Jacobs Center and Kresge Hall computer labs
  • UNIX Research Server
  • Accounts and disk space
  • Statistical software: e.g., SAS, Matlab, Mathematica, Gauss, Stata

KIS – Navigating Technology at Kellogg
E-mail and internet access
  • Network account and access
  • Email
  • Northwestern software
  • Wired, wireless and off-campus network connections

Sharing files on the Windows network

  • Network personal home directory
  • Windows network folder/file sharing

Computer resources and support

  • Kellogg Information Systems Web site
  • Kellogg Laptop Program
  • Jacobs Center computer lab

The Research Computing (or research resources) group assists faculty and doctoral students with their research needs. Research Computing maintains the various research resources and facilities available at Kellogg in addition to supporting their use, educating users, and troubleshooting in statistical computing. I suggest visiting the Research Computing Web site for more details on the services offered.

Another resource is a pdf document that outlines the Research Computing group, data sources available, computing platforms, statistical and research software, facilities (including the Behavioral Lab), and subject pool.

For your information, the University Library has a link to business research guides and databases available through the Library.

Kellogg Information Systems (KIS) provides on-site technical support for all Kellogg-owned computer equipment and Kellogg laptops.