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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

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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