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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

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.

OTHER EVENTS

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

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