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Analytics Magazine

September/October 2012 Table of Contents

retail analyticsFEATURES

Driving profitability with retail analytics

By Sally Taylor-Shoff and Shalini Raghavan
How to make choices and investments that deliver on expectations.

Leveraging Big Data around customers

By Rohit Tandon, Arnab Chakraborty and Ganga Ganapathi
Opportunity to deliver real-time customer insights by harnessing the power of structured and unstructured data.

Taming the data tidal wave

By Kevin Connor
AHP combines business intelligence and data mining technologies with social aspects of human decision-making.

Certified Analytics Professional

By Scott Nestler, Jack Levis and Bill Klimack
INFORMS prepares to launch first-of-its-kind program.

Predicting the presidential election

By Doug Samuelson
Will quantitative historian and author’s “13 keys” once again open the door to the White House?

Corporate Profile: Walt Disney World

By Pete Buczkowski and Hai Chu
How analytics enhance the guest experience at massive entertainment resort in Orlando.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Profit Center
Analyze This!
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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