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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2014 Table of Contents

novdec-2014-coverFEATURES

Goal-driven Analytics

By Eric A. King
Big buzzkill: size and success don’t correlate. Big data needs advanced analytics, but analytics does not need big data.

Big Data, Analytics Fight Fraud

By Drew Carter and Stephanie Anderson
Fraud doesn’t play favorites; it’s a multi-industry problem. How to employ analytics for effective, proactive fraud monitoring.

Real-time Fraud Detection in the Cloud

By Saurabh Tandon
Detecting fraud among online banking customers in near real time by running a combination of learning algorithms on a data set.

Corporate Profile: AOE

By Mitchell Burman and Lauren Berk
Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc. applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems.

Software Survey: Decision Analysis

By William M. Patchak
Decision tools continue to evolve, providing analysts with more horsepower to transform vast amounts of information into better decision-making.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
INFORMS Initiatives
Forum
Healthcare Analytics
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically



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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