Operational Research Society News

Ways to build your analytics knowledge

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28 Apr 2022

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Nigel Cummings shares how Valorie Hampton went from from struggling with an overwhelming amount of data to providing insights to senior decision-makers. There are many ways to start building your analytics knowledge.

28 Apr 2022

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The UN makes available datasets on peace operations

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24 Feb 2022

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The United Nations’ Department of Peace Operations has collated operational data on peace and security missions into a new repository, simply called ‘The Data Hub’. This free public library of datasets on peace and security has been published by the UN with the aim of empowering ‘data consumers’ across the world.

24 Feb 2022

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Bespoke data management at ‘the Airbnb of camper vans’

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21 Oct 2021

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MyCamper earned the nickname ‘the Airbnb of camper vans’ by helping private owners rent out their vehicles to holidaymakers. However, the small team initially lacked the skills to manually build the necessary data-crunching tools.

21 Oct 2021

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FiveThirtyEight publishes its sports forecasting formulae

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07 Oct 2021

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Nate Silver’s predictive analytics journalism website FiveThirtyEight has published the maths behind its sports forecasting model, making it possible for you to download the files and and run your own NHL league!

07 Oct 2021

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Using data science to improve wildfire forecasting and modelling

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28 Sep 2021

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A new partnership between the University of California San Diego and the USA’s Los Alamos National Laboratory aims to use thermal, mechanical and fluid dynamics systems modelling to help meet the global threat of wildfires.

28 Sep 2021

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