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Government

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
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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.



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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