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September/October 2016: Table of Contents

Analytics Sept/Oct 2016FEATURES

There’s no such thing as unstructured data

By Chuck Densinger and Mark Gonzales
How to get around the elephant in the room: Four keys to giving
structure to unstructured data initiatives.

Making effective decisions in real time

By Ron Stein
Situational intelligence brings together analytics, data visualization and IoT for a 360-degree operational view.

Reducing cybersecurity risk

By Doug Samuelson
The over-reliance on undependable, highly subjective methods of risk assessment is a major concern.

Smart cities: A world of opportunity in data

By Frank Harmsen
Amsterdam example: Real-time data enables efforts to reduce traffic, pollution, energy usage and crime.

Healthcare analytics in action

By Shaillee Chopra and Daniel J. Marino
Best practices: An operations-driven approach to building an action-oriented analytics framework.

Monte Carlo for the masses

By Sam Savage
Free tools from ProbabilityManagement.org automate the data table process for Excel users everywhere.

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Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Forum
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Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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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