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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.

DEPARTMENTS

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EXECUTIVE EDGE
PROFIT CENTER
VIEWPOINT
NEWSMAKERS
ANALYTICS IN ACTION
LAST WORD

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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