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Analytics Magazine

Summer 2009 Table of Contents

pricing analyticsFEATURES

THE EVOLUTION OF PRICING

By Neil Biehn
The evolution of pricing, from paper reports to analytics. What’s next?

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SUCCESSFUL “SURGE”

By Doug Samuelson
How organization science altered military decision-making in Iraq.

PROBABILITY MANAGEMENT

By Sanjay Saigal
A new concept for handling uncertainty and the “flaw of averages.”

MODELING THE MARKET SPACE

By Santiago Castro
How to represent a company’s strategic situation with MCDA.

SEVEN SINS OF SIMULATION PRACTICE

By Jerry Banks and Randall R. Gibson
Long-time consultants reveal valuable lessons learned the hard way.

LESS IS MORE FOR HEWLETT-PACKARD

By Peter Horner
HP wins the Edelman Award by taming its massive product portfolio.

INTEL EARNS INFORMS PRIZE

Intel Decision Technology Group saves chipmaker “billions of dollars.”

INFORMING THE GLOBE

Preview of meeting where networking opportunities abound for analysts.

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LAST WORD



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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