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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

Report: One in five cloud-based user accounts may be fake

According to the Q2 2018 DataVisor Fraud Index Report, more than one in five user accounts set up through cloud service providers may be fraudulent. The report, based on information gathered between April and June, analyzes 1.1 billion active user accounts, 1.5 million email domains, 231,000 device types and 562 cloud hosting providers and data centers, among other indicators. Read more →

When managers respond to online critics, more negative reviews ensue

A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science found that when managers respond to online reviews it’s possible that those responses could actually stimulate additional reviewing activity and an increased number of negative reviews. The study, “Channels of Impact: User Reviews When Quality is Dynamic and Managers Respond,” is authored by Judith Chevalier of the Yale School of Management and NBER, Yaniv Dover of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Dina Mayzlin of the Marshal School of Business at the University of Southern California. Read more →

IE student designs software to optimize snow removal at Penn State

It is well known among the State College and Penn State communities that it takes a lot for university officials to shut the campus down after a major snowfall. In fact, since 2010, the University Park campus has been shut down just three full days due to snowfall. Much to the chagrin of students – and faculty and staff – the snow day at Penn State may just have become even more elusive, thanks to software developed by recent industrial engineering graduate Achal Goel. Read more →

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Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

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