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MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

  MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

After a productive winter in which Boston acquired All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Red Sox baseball fans eagerly awaited Opening Day at Fenway Park. Dimitris Bertsimas, a professor of operations research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, gives fans another reason to cheer…

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Gartner: Data warehousing approaching significant inflection point

2011 will be the year when data warehousing reaches what could well be its most significant inflection point since its inception, according to Gartner Inc.

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Street smarts: IBM researching personalized travel routes for commuters

At a recent “smarter transportation” event in Washington, D.C., IBM announced a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. IBM researchers are using advanced analytics to develop adaptive traffic systems that will intuitively learn traveler patterns and behavior to provide more dynamic travel safety and route information to travelers than is available today.

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March’s Mad(ness) Scientists

  March’s Mad(ness) Scientists

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, a three-week office pool party better known as “March Madness,” tips off March 15-16 with the “First Four” play-in games and concludes April 2 and 4 with the “Final Four” and the crowning of the national champion.

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Survey: Data Miners Reflect on Their Work, Tools and Challenges

Rexer Analytics recently released results from its 2010 survey of 735 data miners from 60 countries who were asked a series of 50 questions regarding their work, their favorite tools and their biggest challenges.

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Melissa Moore Named New INFORMS Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) announced that INFORMS has named Melissa Moore as the new Executive Director of the professional association for experts in analytics and related fields.

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Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference in March

What role does logistics play in reducing the impact of communicable diseases? How might solutions for water and sanitation be delivered? What technology is available to improve logistics decisions?

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Upcoming Analytics Conferences

The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research will be held April 10-12 in Chicago at the Marriott Downtown, located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

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Northwestern University Launches Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics Program

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies is launching an online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA) program to meet the increasing marketplace demand for expertise in all aspects of data management and business intelligence. More than ever, organizations emphasize the value of data-driven decision making, and the school is responding with a program that cultivates leadership in this growing field.

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INFORMS Data Mining Contest Attracts 894 Participants Representing 147 Teams from 27 Countries

Cole Harris of Exagen Diagnostics (www.exagen.com) won the 2010 Data Mining Contest that required participants to develop a predictive analysis solution to predict stock price movement (increase or decrease) in “the next 60 minutes” in five-minute intervals.

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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.


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Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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