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September-October 2013 Table of Contents

big data analyticsFEATURES

Turning big data into information

By Paul Kent, Radhika Kulkarni and Udo Sglavo
High-performance analytics helps unlock significant, proprietary value in big data.

The information asymmetry problem

By Krishna Rupanagunta, Ajay Parasuraman and Sourav Banerjee
Bridging the information gap: How decision science can reduce market inefficiency.

Predictive Analytics Power Player

By Peter Horner
PAW founder Eric Siegel discusses the power of predictive analytics and his new book.

Messy analytics? It’s OK. We’re housewives!

By Gary Cokins
Information systems and technology are messy, so applying analytics is an arduous task.

How will certification impact your career?

Compiled by Gary Bennett and Peter Horner
Candid comments from CAP® designees underscore successful launch of INFORMS program.

Lost in Translation II

By Christopher Broxe and Fiona McNeill
Part two of a two-part series on best practices for analyzing multi-lingual text.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
INFORMS Initiative
Forum
Analytics & Healthcare
WSC 2013 Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically



Headlines

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 →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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