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Analytics Magazine

March/April 2010 Table of Contents

revenue management social networkingFEATURES

Revenue Management vs. Social Networking

By Yuri Levin and Jeff McGill
At a time when tech-savvy, Web-connected consumers can counter RM returns, how should companies respond?

Successful Solution Startups

By Jerry Banks and Ken Musselman
Seven suggestions every systems analyst needs to know in order to launch a project (or a career) on the right foot.

On the Road to Connectivity

By Janice Partyka and Randolph Hall
Vehicle routing software survey: creative integration of computer, communication and location technology.

Analytics at UPS

By Jeff Winters and Doug Mohr
Corporate profile provides an inside look at the tech tools empowering $50 billion delivery and logistics company.

World-Class Conference

By Teresa Cryan
“Applying Science to the Art of Business”: Preview of INFORMS’ must-make analytics conference in Orlando.

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Headlines

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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