Thomas W. Miller is owner and president of Research Publishers LLC, a publishing and consulting firm. Author of Data and Text Mining: A Business Applications Approach, Research and Information Services: An Integrated Approach for Business, and a book about predictive modeling in sports, Without a Tout: How to Pick a Winning Team, he has worked with predictive models for more than thirty years. Miller holds a PhD in psychology (psychometrics) and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota as well as master’s degrees in business and economics from the University of Oregon. His consulting practice is focused upon retail site selection, product positioning, segmentation and pricing in competitive markets. Previously Miller was director of the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research. He managed the center's research and training program and taught market research and strategy in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior academic appointments were at Madison College, the University of Phoenix, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Hamline University and the University of Minnesota. Miller has direct experience with business IT, including ten years in the computer industry (Hewlett Packard and NCR Comten) and four years in the transportation industry (Union Cab Cooperative of Madison).