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Analytics Magazine

March/April 2014 Table of Contents

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Executive Edge: Data Power

By Patrick Taylor
Savvy execs make the most of data analytics by using insights on both a strategic and operational level.

Information Decay

By Dhiraj Rajaram, Krishna Rupanagunta and Aditya Kumbakonam
The value of information diminishes over time. Here’s what enterprises need to do in response.

Analytics In The Oilfield

By Warren Wilson
Predictive and other forms of advanced analytics can yield crucial insights for exploration and production companies.

What’s The Fracking Problem?

By Atanu Basu
Fracking is an inefficient means to capture oil and gas, but hybrid data, big data and analytics can turn it around.

Where The Analytics Jobs Are

By Scott Nestler, CAP
An analysis of data from LinkedIn and other sources reveals the best job-hunting grounds in the U.S.

Corporate Profile: General Motors

By Jonathan H. Owen, David J. VanderVeen and Lerinda L. Frost
GM uses advanced analytics to meet auto industry challenges, provide value to customers and company.

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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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