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Analytics Magazine

Spring 2008 Table of Contents

air travel safety analyticsFEATURES

MAKING SKIES SAFER

By Laura Mclay, Sheldon Jacobson and John Kobza
Applying analytics to aviation prescreening systems.

RENAULT SPEEDS UP DELIVERY

By Alain Nguyen
Analytics help French automaker overhaul its supply chain.

TO QUEUE OR NOT TO QUEUE?

By Alexander S. Belenky and Richard C. Larson
In ’08 U.S. presidential election, that should not be a question.

PATIENT FLOW

By Randolph Hall
New queueing theory for healthcare addresses critical problem.

REALITY CHECK

By Carrie Beam
The top five misconceptions about starting a consulting career.

NEW FRONTIERS IN SIMULATION

By James Swain
Survey of discrete-event simulation software: traditions and trends

NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

INFORMS practice conference to focus on the power of analytics.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
VIEWPOINT
WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?
FORUM
ROUNDTABLE PROFILE
ORACLE
LAST WORD

Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

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 →

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