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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2013 Table of Contents

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Big Data Strategies: Text Analytics

By Andy Flint
How innovative techniques derive value from tweets, blog posts and call center logs.

Predictive Analytics: The Privacy Pickle

By Eric Siegel
A look at Hewlett-Packard’s prediction of employee behavior and its impact on workforce turnover.

Analytics & Healthcare

By Rajib Ghosh
Radiology and revenue cycle management present promising areas for analytical examination.

Probability management: The ‘Sequestetron’

By Sam Savage and Shayne Kavanagh
Spreadsheet model helps municipalities cope with risk management, forecasting and budget uncertainties.

Corporate Profile: Mayo Clinic

By Tarun Mohan Lal and Dustin Kuchera
Famed medical group boasts long history of applying advanced analytics to improve delivery care systems.

Simulation: A Better Reality?

By James J. Swain
Imagine the world as it is and what it might be: Survey of discrete-event simulation software tools.

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Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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