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Analytics Magazine

September/October 2014 Table of Contents

cover-sepoct14FEATURES

10 myths of analytics and insights

By Will Towler
From traditional consumer research to emerging business intelligence, 10 fallacies to keep in mind to make the most of your analytical efforts.

High-performance analytics organizations

By Pramod Singh, Ritin Mathur and Srujana H.M.
To realize value from big data analytics, organizations need to integrate technology, tools and practices with existing analytics ecosystems.

Five measures of social media karma

By Kshira Saagar
Return on investment: Quick-fix analyses and easy-to-extract metrics of posts, tweets, blogs, pings and uploads from vast, unstructured world.

Can government lead innovation?

By Doug Samuelson
The first U. S. chief technology officer claims great promise for public-private information technology partnerships.

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Inside Story
Executive Edge

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INFORMS Initiatives
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WSC 2014
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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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Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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