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Analytics Magazine

March/April 2012 Table of Contents

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Model Management for Today’s Banking Sector

By Andrew Jennings
As evolving regulations add demands, a list of best practices for adapting to new environment.

Marrying Marketing & Revenue Management

By Kelly A. McGuire
Las Vegas hotels and casinos link customer relationships to corporate profits.

The Future of Analytics & Pro Sports

By Benjamin Alamar and Vijay Mehrotra
Obstacles remain for widespread managerial adoption, but the future looks promising.

Challenges for public sector analytics

By E. S. Levine
Cultural, organizational, technical issues present different set of problems for practitioners.

Recipe for Analytical Success in India

By Rohit Tandon, Arnab Chakraborty and Manav Shroff
The “secret sauce” for incubating analytics centers that deliver best-in-class solutions.

Analytics Certification Program Taking Shape

By Scott Nestler, Jack Levis, Bill Klimack and Michael Rappa
INFORMS makes plans to establish first-of-its-kind program for professionals.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Profit Center
Analyze This!
Viewpoint
Corporate Profile
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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