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Analytics Magazine

May/June 2011 Table of Contents

cover-mayjune11FEATURES

Economically calibrated models

By Andrew Jennings and Carolyn Wang
Lessons learned the hard way: The secret to better credit risk management.

Risk in revenue management

By Param Singh
Acknowledging risk’s existence and knowing how to minimize it.

Behavioral segmentation

By Talha Omer
Five best practices in making embedded segmentation highly relevant.

Understanding data miners

By Karl Rexer, Heather N. Allen and Paul Gearan
Data miner survey examines trends and reveals new insights.

Sports law analytics

By Ryan M. Rodenberg and Anastasios Kaburakis
Analytics proving to be dispositive in high-stakes sports industry litigation.

Simulation frameworks

By Zubin Dowlaty, Subir Mansukhani and Keshav Athreya
The key to building succssful dashboards for displaying, deploying metrics.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

By Peter Horner

Executive Edge

By Michael Kubica

Profit Center

By E. Andrew Boyd

Analyze This!

By Vijay Mehrotra

Newsmakers

Corporate Profile

By Chris Holliday

The Five-Minute Analyst

By Harrison Schramm

Thinking Analytically

By John Toczek



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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