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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

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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2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
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