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Analytics Magazine

July/August 2016: Table of Contents

FEATURES

Politics & Analytics: Who holds the keys to the White House?

By Douglas A. Samuelson
Predicting the 2016 U.S. presidential election: What the “13 Keys”
forecast, what to watch for and why they might not matter.

Missing Metric: The human side of sales analytics

By Lisa Clark
Exploring the softer side of sales analytics, where data, timely messaging and the human element converge for success.

Analytical Journey: Navigating the big data analytics SaaS terrain

By Brad Kolarov
Focus on data, not infrastructure: Three things to look for, three things to avoid when starting down big data analytics path.

Healthcare Analytics: Analytics and machine learning

By Steve Curd
Two essentials for success in value-based medicine to manage health, improve outcomes and keep costs under control.

Healthcare Fraud: Analytics — The radiation badge for healthcare FWA

By Rodger Smith
Fighting fraud, waste and abuse using data and analytics tools is a critical step toward making healthcare affordable for all.

Software Survey: Forecasting 2016

By Chris Fry and Vijay Mehrotra
New tools, new capabilities and new trends: Survey of 26 forecasting software packages from 19 vendors.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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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