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Analytics Magazine

Table of Contents: July/August 2017

Dark dataFeatures

Shedding light on dark analytics

New business asset: Leveraging advanced technologies to explore unstructured and “dark” data reveals hidden insights.
By Nitin Mittal

Dark data: Two sides of same coin

Lost opportunity and security risk: Dark data can be tapped to generate more opportunities or remain in the dark, forever.
By Ganesh Moorthy

Surviving global terror

How businesses can use analytics to better track risks and mitigate the cost of damage, disruption and cyber attacks.
By Virág Fórizs and Shane Latchman

Agriculture analytics: Farmland value

Along with increased productivity and profits, data analytics can produce more precise, stable and higher agriculture land values.
By Joseph Byrum

Soft skills: Data storytelling

No more ‘criticism sandwiches’: New framework for garnering feedback and connecting with the people who matter most.
By Esther Choy

The universe of health data things

IoT and health apps: monetizing the value of ‘data as data’ via real-time biometrics and associated mobile phone apps.
By Aaron Lai

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
Newsmakers
INFORMS Annual Meeting
Conference preview: Healthcare
Winter Simulation Conference
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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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