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March/April 2016: Table of Contents

cloud computing analyticsFEATURES

Predictive analytics in the cloud

By Dave Hirko
It’s all about the data: Exploiting the natural synergy between the cloud and analytics in the Internet Age.

Democratization of data analytics: New frontier

By Srujana H.M., Sanjay S. Sharma and Amitava Dey
Making data available to the people who need it and giving them the skills, tools to derive meaningful insights from it.

How would Google farm?

By Alex Thomasson, Gabe Santos and Atanu Basu
Lessons from self-driving cars may help win the race to feed the world via the Internet of Agriculture and analytics.

How to turn organizational data into corporate strength

By Rupert Morrison
Understanding and analyzing the organization as a system sets the platform for value-adding analysis and company success.

Training strategy in the analytics consulting domain

By Chandrakant Maheshwari
An alternative training approach that benefits trainers and trainees equally during the teaching/mentoring process.

Vehicle routing software survey

By Randolph Hall and Janice Partyka
Increasing market demands and high expectations drive transformation and innovation in dynamic industry.

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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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