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May/June 2012 Table of Contents

business analyticsFEATURES

Why large, once-successful companies fail

By Gary Cokins
The reasons are numerous, but the world’s problems are more complex than ever, creating the need for analytics.

Actionable Analytics

By Krishna Rupanagunta, Meena Anantha Padmanabhan and Vinay Mony
How to convert thought into action and bridge the gap between analytics creation and consumption.

Sponsored search advertising

By Patrick Quinn, Michel Gamache and Sandrine Paroz
How statistical and optimization methods help advertisers manage their Internet campaigns more efficiently.

On the road to innovation

By Janice Partyka and Randolph Hall
Survey of vehicle routing software reveals that fierce competition produces creative solutions.

Integrated sentiment analysis

By Fiona McNeill
Text analytics, V2: Powerful technique hears much more than the voice of the customer.

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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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