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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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SAS Secures Technology Patent for Better Fraud Detection Performance

SAS, leader in business analytics software and services, recently received patent approval for “Computer-Implemented Predictive Model Generation Systems and Methods” (US patent 7,788,195 B1) related to technology at the heart of SAS® Fraud Management, an integral component of the SAS Enterprise Financial Crimes Framework for Banking.

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IBM Business Analytics Software Helps BJC Healthcare and Washington University Improve Healthcare Through Better Research

IBM announced that BJC Healthcare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) are using IBM business analytics software to quickly extract key data from more than 50 million documents in medical records, speeding up research to ultimately provide better care for patients worldwide.

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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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Big data, analytics and the path from insights to value

In every industry, in every part of the world, senior leaders wonder whether they are getting full value from the massive amounts of information they already have within their organizations.

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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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FICO Patents 100th Analytic Innovation

FICO, a provider of analytics and decision management technology, has been awarded eight new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its portfolio total to 100. The breakthroughs covered by these patents are behind FICO’s solutions in credit scoring, credit account management, credit fraud management, insurance fraud management and other areas.

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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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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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Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
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October 22-25, 2017, Houston

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