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Analytics Magazine

July/August 2012 Table of Contents

crowdsourcing analyticsFEATURES

Research as a competitive sport

By Margit Zwemer
Crowdsourcing the full analytics value chain, starting with the predictive model itself.

Collaborative forecasting: from vision to reality

By Brian Lewis
Transitioning from periodic, isolated activities to a single, real-time enterprise process.

Forecasting an upward trend?

By Jack Yurkiewicz
Survey of forecasting software reveals interesting trends and new developments.

Analytics & big data: skeptics vs. enthusiasts

By Gary Cokins
Acceptance of analytics to tackle issues related to big data going through growing pains.

Predictability of Time Series

By Subir Mansukhani
Statistical measure to infer the level of difficulty in choosing an appropriate model.

Corporate Profile: IBM

By Arnold Greenland
Technology, consulting giant boasts a long, rich history with advanced analytics.

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Headlines

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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