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Statistical Analysis

Corporate Profile: Analytics at IDA
Analytics has always played a vital role at the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Conferenece Preview – WSC 2015: Social and Behavioral Simulation

Corporate Profile – SAS: Where it’s been and where it’s headed

Corporate Profile: Booz Allen Hamilton
At the beginning of its “second century,” technology and consulting firm focuses on helping organizations capitalize on their biggest natural resource: data.

Corporate Profile: Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc.
Consulting firm applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems.

WSC 2014
Exploring big data through simulation

Using analytics to make powerful business decisions
Big data is a hot topic, but harnessing its full potential can be elusive.

Software Survey – Simulation: a better reality?
Imagine the world as it is and what it might be: biennial survey of discrete-event simulation software tools.

Conference Preview: Winter Simulation Conference 2013

Executive Edge
Overcoming big data challenges for analytics

Distribution Processing and the Arithmetic of Uncertainty
Non-profit organization promotes standards for making rational, auditable calculations based on probability distributions.

Corporate Profile: How analytics enhance the guest experience at Walt Disney World

Conference Preview: Winter Simulation Conference
Premier international forum set for Dec. 9-12 in Berlin.

Healthcare management engineering
Its scope, fundamental principles and potential and what it means for operations research professionals.

Analytics applications in consumer credit and retail marketing
Four areas that present a significant opportunity to impact the bottom-line of companies in different business verticals through the use of advanced analytics and sophisticated data modeling.

Beyond ‘Moneyball’: The rapidly evolving world of sports analytics, Part I
The first of a three-part series defines and describes the current state of the field.

Executive Edge: Statistics make the world work better
Whether you’re a modern supermarket shopper or a subsistence farmer in an impoverished nation, statistics profoundly affect your life. And with ongoing advances in highperformance computing and the explosion of data, statistics will remain a positive social influence around the globe.

Analyze This!: Standardized analytical solutions
Expect to see more and more models and analyses based on mathematical and/or statistical techniques embedded in packaged (rather than custom) software applications. Moreover, this packaged software is likely to cost far, far less than a custom solution crafted by an analytic professional.

Value Added Analysis: Business forecasting effectiveness
Should accuracy be an organization
s biggest concern?

The Five-Minute Analyst: Drug tests for needy families
New Florida bill requires welfare applicants to take a drug test to continue receiving benefits. Will the policy save the state money?

Five best practices in behavioral segmentation
How should organizations embed segmentation to become highly relevant?

Statistical Survey: Surrounded by uncertainty
Survey of statistical software highlights growing capability of tools designed to gain insight and mitigate risk.

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Software Survey: Forecasting at Steady State?
Perhaps, but ubiquitous software continues to play a crucial role in many aspects of life.

13 Keys to the White House
Quantitative historian Allan Lichtman uses analytics to predict elections.

Career Development: Inside H-P
Hewlett Packard’s internal consulting group offers perspectives on practicing analytics at a big company.

Statistical Software Survey: A Long Way From Flip Charts
Survey of statistical software highlights a growing list of capabilities.

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: Applied Mathematics, Inc.
Consulting firm develops and implements mathematical models for everything from submarine warfare to agriculture.

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

Flaw of Averages: Probability Management in Action

Business-to-business: The Evolution of Pricing
From paper reports to spreadsheets to business intelligence, smarter pricing algorithms are being developed every day. So what’s next? Real science.

The Emergence of Sport Analytics
From baseball to football to basketball and hockey, analytics gets a year-round workout in the athletic arena.



Headlines

Does negative political advertising actually work?

While many potential voters dread campaign season because of pervasive negative political advertising, a new study has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. The study “A Border Strategy Analysis of Ad Source and Message Tone in Senatorial Campaigns,” which will be published in the June edition of INFORMS’ journal Marketing Science, is co-authored by Yanwen Wang of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Lewis of Emory University in Atlanta and David A. Schweidel of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read more →

Meet Summit, world’s most powerful, smartest scientific supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on June 8 unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops – Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops. Read more →

Employee engagement a top concern affecting customer experience

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86 percent of CX executives in a Gartner, Inc. survey ranking it as having an equal or greater impact than other factors such as project management and data skills. “CX is a people issue,” says Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner. “In some instances, the best technology investments have been derailed by employee factors, such as a lack of training or incentives, low morale or commitment, and poor communication of goals." Read more →

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

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Making Data Science Pay
July 30-31, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


Predictive Analytics: Failure to Launch Webinar
Aug. 18, 11 a.m.


Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Sept. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Sept. 17-20, 12-5 p.m. LIVE Online


The Analytics Clinic: Ensemble Models: Worth the Gains?
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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