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January/February 2018: Table of Contents

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Forum: Anxiety over AI

Now is the time to address misunderstandings regarding artificial intelligence to alleviate fears, before it’s too late.
By Joseph Byrum

The rise of self-service analytics

As SSA gains momentum, the need for data governance increases in order to drive true business value going forward.
By Paul Brunet

Advanced analytics at Kroger

Corporate profile: Changing the game at a 134-year-old retail company where innovation enjoys a long tradition.
By Matt Sias, Greg Noble and Pooja Singh

Deep dive into edge IoT analytics

Integration of the Internet of Things and cloud computing enables complex computation to be carried out on-site.
By Savaram Ravindra

Get to know your data

Everyone talks about data, but when you really know it, it can give you an end-to-end solution for new product development.
By Usha B. Trivedi

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Inside Story
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
News & Trends
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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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