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Analytics Magazine

May/June 2010 Table of Contents

health care analyticsFEATURES

Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts

by Thomas A. Grossman
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Text Analytics: Two World Collide

by Kathy Lange
Intersection of two distinct disciplines gleans insight from massive amounts of unstructured data.

Advanced Analytics for Sales & Operations Planning

by Jeremy E. Shapiro
Effective Sales & Operations Planning decision-making can’t be achieved without insights from analytics.

Health Care Reform Has Passed. Now What?

by Douglas A. Samuelson
Predicted outcomes: Guarded optimism for general public and patients; excellent prognosis for health care system analysts.

How Mathematical Models Can Help Improve Cancer Treatments Plans

by Gino J. Lim
Breakthrough project combines expertise in two different area — radiation physics and optimization.

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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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