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September/October 2011 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

September/October 2011FEATURES

Chief data officer: New seat in the C-suite

By Rich Cohen and Ara Gopal
Why and how to provide the executive stewardship your data assets deserve.

From ‘sick’ care to ‘health’ care

By Rajib Ghosh, Atanu Basu and Abhijit Bhaduri
The future of health care revolves around data, analytics and personalized medicine.

Text analytics goes mobile

By Fiona McNeill and Lisa Pappas
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Analytics in India

By Rohit Tandon and Arnab Chakraborty
Emergence of global analytics centers of excellence make country an analytics powerhouse.

The rapidly evolving world of sports analytics

By Benjamin Alamar and Vijay Mehrotra
The first of a three-part series defines and describes the current state of the field.

Corporate profile: Jeppesen

By Stefan E. Karisch and Mike Pound
Operations research drives efficiencies, product enhancements for leading provider of navigational information.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

By Peter Horner

Profit Center

By E. Andrew Boyd

Analyze This!

By Vijay Mehrotra

Forum

By Doug Samuelson

Conference Preview

By K. Preston White Jr.

Analytics in Action

By E. Andrew Boyd

The Five-Minute Analyst

By Harrison Schramm

Thinking Analytically

By John Toczek



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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