Faculty and Staff

Brian Almquist

Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Commerce
Department of Decision Sciences

PhD (Iowa); MA (Iowa)

5-256D, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Almquist is returning to academics after several years in the video game industry. Businesses are using data to better understand their processes and their customers. In the classroom, we will talk about the different ways that data can improve the decisions made by business leaders.

Data mining, text retrieval, e-discovery, software development, business intelligence

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Almquist is an experienced manager and analyst with background in video game analytics, data mining, text retrieval and software development. He believes that business intelligence and analytics have the potential to encompass all aspects of the enterprise. He is particularly interested in emerging technologies in search engines and recommender systems.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Almquist, Brian and Padmini Srinivasan. 2011. “Refining Ranked Retrieval Results for Legal Discovery Search Through Supervised Rank Aggregation,” Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) 39th Annual Conference, Fredericton, NB, June 2011.

Almquist, Brian, Yelena Mejova, Viet Ha-Thuc, and Padmini Srinivasan. 2008. "University of Iowa at TREC 2008 Legal and Relevance Feedback Tracks." In Proceedings of the 17th Text REtrieval Conference, 2008. http://trec.nist.gov/pubs/trec17/papers/uiowa.legal.rf.pdf

Almquist, Brian, Viet Ha-Thuc, Aditya K. Sehgal, Robert Arens, and Padmini Srinivasan. 2007. "Exploring the Legal Discovery and Enterprise Tracks at the University of Iowa." In Proceedings of the 16th Text REtrieval Conference, 2007. http://trec.nist.gov/pubs/trec16/papers/uiowa.legal.ent.final.pdf

Street, Nick, Xin Ying Qiu, and Brian Almquist. 2007.  “An Ensemble Approach to the Netflix Prize.” Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) National Conference, Seattle, WA, November 2007.