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January/February 2013 Table of Contents

social media business analyticsFEATURES

Welcome to ‘worksocial’ world

By Samir Gulati
New approach, technology blends data, process and collaboration for better, faster decision-making.

How to pick a business partner

By David Zakkam and Deepinder Singh Dhingra
Ten things to consider when evaluating analytics and decision sciences partners.

Big data, analytics and elections

By George Shen
Obama team’s all-front campaign leveraged Web, mobile, TV, social media and analytics.

Modeling experience yields insights

By Bruce W. Patty
Lessons learned while working with the largest domestic container fleet in North America.

Software survey: decision analysis

By William M. Patchak
Relationship between technology, thoughtful analysis remains essential to success of any software tool.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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