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John W. Byers

Professor of Computer Science at Boston University

Areas of expertise

  • - Data Science Analytics
  • - Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • - Algorithms

Major works

The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry, G. Zervas, D. Proserpio and J. W. Byers, To appear in Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), 2017. The Groupon Effect on Yelp Ratings: A Root Cause Analysis, J. W. Byers, M. Mitzenmacher and Georgios Zervas. Proc. of the 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC '12), June 2012.

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About Me

John is Professor of Computer Science at Boston University and Founding Chief Scientist of Cogo Labs, founded in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1997 and his B.A. from Cornell University in 1991.

Courses and Programs taught by John W. Byers


Digital Product Management

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses


Digital Leadership

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses