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Frontline launches Solver.Academy, surpasses analytics tool milestone

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in Microsoft Excel, has launched Solver.Academy, its online learning platform for predictive and prescriptive analytics. Frontline also announced that it has surpassed 500,000 users of its cloud-based advanced analytics tools, aimed at spreadsheet-literate business analysts who aren’t expert data scientists.

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AIMMS announces release of new R-link

AIMMS recently announced the release of a new R-link feature that allows app developers to leverage the power of R, including R libraries, to add statistical and other specialized number-crunching features to their AIMMS apps.

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Georgia Tech offers certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

Georgia Tech will offer a professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management on May 14-19 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta. The three-course, six-day certificate program is designed for practitioners in private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, military and others who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian systems.

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Frontline Systems releases XLMiner SDK V2018 for high-performance predictive analytics

Frontline Systems has released XLMiner SDK V2018, a next-generation version of its Software Development Kit for data mining, text mining, forecasting and predictive analytics. XLMiner SDK offers application developers working in C++, C#, Java, Python or R a powerful, high-level API for quickly creating applications that use predictive analytics.

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AIMMS adds ODH-CPLEX to its Prescriptive Analytics Platform

AIMMS announce that it has formed an agreement with Optimization Direct to include its new product, ODH-CPLEX, in the AIMMS Prescriptive Analytics Platform as an available add-on.

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Thompson Street Capital Partners makes investment in Gurobi Optimization

Gurobi Optimization, LLC (Gurobi), provider of a leading math programming solver, announced that Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, has made a significant financial investment in Gurobi to help it to continue its growth as a leader in the rapidly expanding prescriptive analytics space.

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Frontline Systems releases Analytic Solver V2017-R2

Frontline Systems is shipping a new product line release for desktop and cloud, Analytic Solver 2017-R2 for Excel and enhancements to AnalyticSolver.com, its SaaS equivalent.

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AIMMS announces new WebUI features for App developers and end users

AIMMS Optimization Modeling announced several new WebUI features that will improve usability for both App developers and end users and significantly enhance how users interact with AIMMS Apps.

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Gurobi Optimizer v7.5 delivers higher performance, new capabilities

The Gurobi Optimizer v7.5 extends Gurobi’s tradition of providing significant performance enhancements with each new release.

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LINDO Systems announces performance enhancements, new features

LINDO Systems recently announced a wide range of performance enhancements and new features for What’sBest!, LINDO API 11 and LINGO 17

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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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