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July-August 2015: Table of Contents

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Building human curiosity into A.I.

By Scott Zoldi
Self-learning models: How neuro-dynamic programming enables smart machines to think ahead.

Predicting patient experience

By Sagar Anisingaraju and Mo Kaushal
Why narrative data is a healthcare goldmine: Four reasons to feel confident about the “consumerization” wave.

Curing what ails healthcare industry

By Charlie Bitzis
Interaction analytics is transforming health insurance: Four key areas where analytics is driving change.

Network analytics for everyone

By Will Towler
From social media to healthcare, more and more fields are turning to network science for greater insight.

Networks vs. fraud: Connecting the dots

By Bart Baesens, Véronique Van Vlasselaer and Wouter Verbeke
Well-constructed analytical models useful in thwarting fraudsters and their complex but revealing patterns.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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