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Simulation

Conference Preview: WSC 2011: Simulation for a Sustainable World

Executive Edge: Executive briefing on simulation in strategic forecasting
Simulation forecasts have several important advantages over single point estimates.

Simulation frameworks: The key to dashboard success

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.

Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Risk Management: The Agile Enterprise
Integrated business planning for mitigating risk.

Simulation Software Survey
Discrete-event simulation software tools explore strange new worlds and re-examine one we thought we already knew.

Flaw of Averages: Probability Management in Action

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

For Practioners Only: Seven Sins of Simulation Practice
Practitioners, be advised: Avoid these mistakes or risk damage to your career.

Software Solutions: The ABCs of Simulation Practice
From “arrivals” to “z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

Corporate Profile: General Electric Global Research Center

Last Word: The Network is the Risk

Software Survey: New Frontiers in Simulation
Biennial survey of discrete-event simulation software tools

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Patient Flow
The new queueing theory for healthcare.

Serving the Services Industry
T
he emerging science of service management opens opportunities for business analytics.



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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

OTHER EVENTS

Making Data Science Pay
Oct. 29 -30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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


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