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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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Study Confirms Decision Management as a Key Enabler of the Intelligent Economy

A new study by International Data Corporation, “Worldwide Decision Management Software 2010–2014 Forecast: A Fast-Growing Opportunity to Drive the Intelligent Economy” (Document # 226244), emphasizes the importance of systematizing the process of decision making at all levels of an organization.

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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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

OTHER EVENTS

Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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