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The economics of terrorism and counterterrorism

What to expect in 2015
Four predictions for the healthcare analytics industry in the year ahead.

Innovative State: Can government drive information innovation?
The first U.S. chief technology officer claims analytics holds great promise for promoting public-private information technology partnerships

Five-Minute Analyst: State of the Union

Rise of the empowered patient consumer – courtesy of analytics

The ‘Sequestetron’
Spreadsheet model helps municipalities cope with risk management, forecasting, budget uncertainties during turbulent times.

Challenges for public sector analytics
Cultural, organizational, technical issues present different set of problems for practitioners.

Analyze This!
Human rights group confronts abuses with data-driven evidence

Text analytics goes mobile
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Forum: The government needs to know the score
How credit-scoring policies affect the economy.

Public policy: Potholes and politics
Aging infrastructure is everybody
s problem: The need for optimization, not just more money.

Voting Queues: To Queue or Not to Queue?
In a U.S. presidential election, that should NOT be a question!

D. C. Meeting Preview: Operations Research Goes To Washington
INFORMS annual meeting set for Oct. 12-15 in nation’s capital; Air and Space Museum to host general reception.

When Three’s Not a Crowd
From peace treaties to labor contracts: The case for employing a computerized third party for group decision-making and negotiations

Edelman 2008: On the Right Track
Netherlands Railways improves service, boosts profits, wins Edelman with impressive use of O.R.

Viewpoint: Big Brother’s Campaign
Political parties use us for ‘microtargeting’ practice. How does that impact governance?

Supply Chain Management: Humanitarian Logistics
Uncertainty, damaged infrastructure, politics highlight top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

Viewpoint: Economic Recovery Through Supply Chain Reasoning

Combinatorial Auctions: No Such Thing As a Free Lunch?
Think again. Combinatorial auctions help feed two million public school children from low-income families in Chile.

Relief Operations: How to Improve Humanitarian Logistics
Conference addresses major challenges and identifies 10 as a part of a strategic model for successful humanitarian relief operations.

Last Word: A Hiring Incident in the Desert

Legislative Analysis: Health Care Reform Has Passed. Now What?
Predicted outcomes: Guarded optimism for general public and patients; excellent prognosis for health care system analysts.

Edelman Award: Safe, Secure Securities Settlement
With analytics as its engine, Indeval’s groundbreaking Dali system brings unmatched speed, efficiency to Mexico’s financial market.


Forbes names Dietrich a leader of the data analytics pack

INFORMS member Brenda L. Dietrich, an IBM Fellow, vice president and leader of IBM’s data science group, was recently profiled by Forbes in an article headlined, “Meet 9 Women Leading The Pack In Data Analytics.” Dietrich is also an INFORMS Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She served as president of INFORMS in 2007. Read more →

Female board members more likely to have tech experience

Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture. To understand the gender composition of corporate boards and the role technology plays in the careers of female board members, Accenture examined women’s representation on the boards of more than 500 Forbes Global 2000 companies in 39 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia. Read more →

Study: Consumers buy close to what they first searched online

Given the ease of online search, consumers can explore and discover hundreds of available items in any category. Retailers and advertisers are keen to influence the search and final purchase through better product recommendations and targeted advertising. A forthcoming article in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science studies online search and purchase behavior of consumers in the digital camera category and finds that even though consumers may search for extended periods of time, what they purchase tends to be remarkably close to items they searched and found in their very first search. Read more →



INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 13-16, 2016, Nashville, Tenn.


Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
Nov. 17-18, 2016, Nashville, Tenn. 


The Arithmetic of Uncertainty: A Cure for the Flaw of Averages
A one-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) workshop with optional hands-on computer lab
Sept. 14: Washington, D.C. (Crystal City)
Sept. 20: Houston
Sept. 21: Dallas
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