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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

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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