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Analytics Magazine

Fall 2009 Table of Contents

decision analystFEATURES

SO YOU WANT TO BE A DECISION ANALYST?

By Daniel T. Maxwell
All it takes is technical and personal skills, insight, tools, techniques and luck.

ANALYSIS PLACEBOS

By Douglas Hubbard and Douglas A. Samuelson
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

B.I. & MODELING SYSTEMS SYNERGY

By Jeremy F. Shapiro
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze, solve tough problems.

REAL VALUE OF I.T.

By Gerald J. Lieberman
Rather thatn a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

TO BOLDLY GO …

By James J. Swain
Simulation software survey: tools to explore strange new worlds and familiar ones.

NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?

By Jaime Catalan, et al.
How combinatorial auctions help feed two million public school children in Chile.

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International Conference to spotlight O.R., analytics and AI

The 2018 INFORMS International Conference will be held in the world-class International Convention Center (TICC) and the Grand Hyatt Taipei in beautiful Taipei City, Taiwan, on June 17-20. The conference theme is “A Better World Through Operations Research, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.” The conference offers excellent opportunities to learn about the emerging O.R. and A.I. technologies and applications from more than 40 invited, sponsored and contributed clusters featuring more than 600 talks. Read more →

How math education can catch up to the 21st century

Big data analytics is increasingly becoming a trending practice that society is adopting, and Daniel Kunin, a scholar at Stanford University and the creator of the online platform, Seeing Theory, is using creative and innovative ways to teach statistics and probability relevant to a changing world. In a recent interview with CMRubinWorld, Kunin discusses math education today and how he believes it can be improved in order to both foster curiosity and be more relevant now and going forward. Read more →

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