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Decision Analysis

DECISION ANALYSIS ARTICLES

Lumina, Chevron earn DA honors
INFORMS society names ‘Rigs to reefs’ top solution

Software Survey: Decision analysis
Decision tools continue to evolve, providing analysts with more horsepower to transform increasingly vast amounts of information into decision advantage.

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Survey highlights new features and trends, but the relationship between technology and thoughtful analysis remains essential to the success of any software tool.

Analytics and Sports, Part III: Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Obstacles remain for widespread managerial adoption of analytics in professional sports, but the future looks promising.

Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Practically all organizations achieve their objectives by building a portfolio of activities subject to budgetary and other relevant constraints

Analytics and Sports, Part III:

Viewpoint: Analyzing Decisions to Counter Terrorism

Strategic Problems: Modeling the Market Space
A new dimension for the use of multi-criteria decision analysis

Real Value of I.T.
Rather than a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

Decision Processes: Analysis Placebos
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

So You Want To Be a Decision Analyst?
All it takes is the right mixture of analytic skill and insight, a big kit of tools and techniques, interpersonal skills and a little bit of luck.

Newsmakers: Rapid Delivery Of Vaccines, Antidotes

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Visualization and options continue to improve along with Web-based integration, but a wish list of “wants and needs” remain unmet.

Decision Analysis Software Survey
2008 survey of D.A. software targets a growing number of users.



Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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