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Analytics Magazine

Spring 2009 Table of Contents

sell analytic servicesFEATURES

HOW TO SELL ANALYTICS TO SKEPTICS

By Warren Lieberman
A consultant’s guide to finding business, managing projects and succeeding in a difficult environment.

THE ABCs OF SIMULATION PRACTICE

By Jerry Banks and Randall R. Gibson
From “Arrivals” to “Z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

LONG WAY FROM FLIP CHARTS

By James J. Swain
Survey of statistical software highlights growing list of capabilities. Comparison of products and vendor directory just a click away.

TAMING HARD PROBLEMS WITH SOFT O.R.

By John Mingers
“Soft” methodologies tackle messy problems that traditional operations research/management science can’t touch, so why isn’t it promoted in the U.S.?

HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS

By Özleam Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak, Julie Swann and Monica Villarreal
Uncertainty in demand and political conditions on the ground illustrate the top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

UNLEASH THE POWER OF ANALYTICS

By Terry Cryan
All-star line-up of speakers, presentations scheduled for INFORMS Practice Conference set for Phoenix.

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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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)


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