Share with your friends










Submit

Analytics Magazine

Essential Practice Skills course coming to San Jose

INFORMS Initiatives

Participants of the INFORMS course “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” learn practical tools for integrating their analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. This popular course provides approaches that can be applied immediately to a wide variety of settings, whether within a participant’s own organization or for an external client. The course is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in San Jose, Calif.

By the end of day two, participants will learn to link their subject-matter expertise to the challenges of messy, unstructured problems, organizational noise and non-technical decision-makers. They will also better understand best-practice techniques, including: problem statement summaries, issue trees, interview guides, work plans, sensitivity analysis, stress-testing recommendations, the “Pyramid Principle” of story logic, story-boarding, slide-craft, delivering presentations and fielding Q&A.

This class will be taught by Dr. E. Andrew (Andy) Boyd, Texas A&M, University of Houston, and Houston Public Media. Andy Boyd is former chief scientist and senior vice president at PROS, where he directed over 30 analytics professionals. During his 11 years at PROS he honed skills necessary for bridging the gap between individuals with differing levels of experience with analytics. Dr. Boyd currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, and in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. He is also a scheduled contributor to the Engines of Our Ingenuity, a nationally syndicated program produced by Houston’s National Public Radio affiliate, KUHF, part of Houston Public Media.

INFORMS’ continuing education program is designed specifically for those in the field of analytics, operations research and management science. INFORMS, the world’s largest organization for advanced analytics professionals, produces and disseminates data analytics and operations research information, training courses, certification and best-in-class resources for its members and the industry at large.

Don’t miss out on INFORMS’ other CE courses for analytics professionals. For detailed course information and to register visit: www.informs.org/continuinged or contact Thedra White (thedra.white@informs.org; +1-443-757-3570).

 



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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)


CAP® EXAM SCHEDULE

CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:


 
For more information, go to 
https://www.certifiedanalytics.org.