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Analytics Magazine

Winter 2008 Table of Contents

big dataFEATURES

RM & DM: The Perfect Marriage

By Kevin Geraghty
Integrating revenue management with digital marketing produces marketing magic.

We’re All Just a Number

By Peter Horner
Q&A with BusinessWeek reporter Stephen Baker, author of the “The Numerati.”

The Numerati

By Stephen Baker
Excerpts from the new book that explores the mathematical modeling of humanity.

Inside H-P

By Thomas Olavson and Brian Cargille
Internal consulting group offers perspectives on practicing analytics at a big company.

Decision Analysis

By Daniel Maxwell
Survey of DA software: What’s new, what’s trendy and what will work best for you.

Weyerhaeuser Wired

By Douglas A. Hay
Analytics plays key role in forest product enterprise’s goal of optimizing renewable resources.

Practice Makes Perfect

By Peter Horner and Terry Cryan
Preview of 2009 must-make INFORMS conference that applies science to the art of business.

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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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