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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2015: Table of Contents

FEATURES

The reality of real time

Marketing and customer interaction: Four important areas where real-time analytics can provide real value.
By Larry Skowronek

Big data in marketing analytics

Having big data doesn’t automatically lead to better marketing. It’s the insights derived and decisions made.
By Mousumi Ghosh

Simulated worlds

Biennial simulation software survey: Driven by questions, fueled by thought and realized by simulation.
By James J. Swain

Mother Nature meets IoT

What does the oil and gas industry have in common with agriculture? Much more than you think.
By Atanu Basu and Gabe Santos

Data reduction for everyone

Distillation of multitudinous data into meaningful parts plays key role in understanding world around us.
By Will Towler

‘Ensemble of ensemble’

Increased focus on accuracy in predictive modeling results in newer and more innovative techniques.
By Anindya Sengupta

 

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge

Analyze This!

Healthcare Analytics
Forum
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically



Headlines

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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Winter Simulation Conference
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