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Decision Analysis

Lumina, Chevron earn DA honors
INFORMS society names ‘Rigs to reefs’ top solution

Software Survey: Decision analysis
Decision tools continue to evolve, providing analysts with more horsepower to transform increasingly vast amounts of information into decision advantage.

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Survey highlights new features and trends, but the relationship between technology and thoughtful analysis remains essential to the success of any software tool.

Analytics and Sports, Part III: Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Obstacles remain for widespread managerial adoption of analytics in professional sports, but the future looks promising.

Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Practically all organizations achieve their objectives by building a portfolio of activities subject to budgetary and other relevant constraints

Analytics and Sports, Part III:

Viewpoint: Analyzing Decisions to Counter Terrorism

Strategic Problems: Modeling the Market Space
A new dimension for the use of multi-criteria decision analysis

Real Value of I.T.
Rather than a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

Decision Processes: Analysis Placebos
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

So You Want To Be a Decision Analyst?
All it takes is the right mixture of analytic skill and insight, a big kit of tools and techniques, interpersonal skills and a little bit of luck.

Newsmakers: Rapid Delivery Of Vaccines, Antidotes

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Visualization and options continue to improve along with Web-based integration, but a wish list of “wants and needs” remain unmet.

Decision Analysis Software Survey
2008 survey of D.A. software targets a growing number of users.



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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

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

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