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Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python
When Randy Olson's Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. resulted in articles in the Washington Post , NY Daily News , Daily Mail , People Magazine , NY Times , NPR , and many other outlets, the...
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It is good practice to eat your own food. I should be no exception. In my post on the role of data science I was blaming data scientists who left business users without any clue about how to use the insights they produce. I...
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Step By Step Modeling Of PuzzlOr Electrifying Problem
PuzzlOr problems are nice because they are simplified versions of real world problems of interest. Last December problem is a simplified version of an interesting logistics problem. A variety of method can be used to attack them, see for instance...
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Decision makers need decision support
How can you make an optimization application be accepted by decision makers? The answer I gave that in my last post was to provide interactive applications. It so happens that colleagues of mine already discussed that in an IBM book...
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Interactive Optimization
In my last post I discussed how gamification could be used to overcome the resistance to automated decision making systems. The case discussed in my previous post was about a system that computes retail prices for hotel rooms. The point of...
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We must show the pain before we can propose the cure
Part of my job is to inject optimization in IBM Anaytics solutions. During one of the discussions with solution teams we argued about a fairly general issue that can prevent prescriptive analytics adoption. I think it is worth sharing....
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 4, Veracity
Big Data promise is to enable better decisions based on data. The idea seems appealing yet there is a caveat: is the data reliable enough to base decisions on it? Question is to what extent can we trust data? My experience shows that cleaning data...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 3, Variety
A colleague of mine once told me that Big Data should be called "All Data". Indeed, one of the key dimension of Big Data is to apply analytics techniques to all kind of data. Other dimensions include volume and velocity of data. Can...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 2, Velocity
Proponents of Big Data boast about how it might help get personalized behavior from all the things and systems people interact with (web sites, mobile apps, customer support services, internet of things, etc) . These systems have to deal with data in...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 1, Volume
I had the honor to give a tutorial at a Big Data and Optimization seminar, thanks to an invitation from John Poppelaars , One of the topics I discussed seemed to resonate well. Let me try to explain it here. The first thing people think of...
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Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 2, CPLEX
In our previous entry we made a demo tour of our Decision Optimization on Cloud service. Let us now start real work with CPLEX. The first step is to get an IBM ID. If you don't have one yet, then you can start here...
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2015 Prediction: Prescriptive Analytics Will Make It
This is prediction season. I never played that game so far, but felt compelled to do so after reading quite a few predictions about what will happen in 2015 around Analytics and Big Data. I won't repeat what seems to be a consensus, and will refer to...
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Analytics For Vehicle Routing (and for Santa)
How could we have helped Santa deliver its gifts as fast as possible? An OR practitioner will probably model Santa's problem as a traveling salesman problem ( TSP ). Indeed Santa needs to compute the shortest route through all kids homes. The...
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Prescriptive vs Predictive Analytics Explained
Imagine for one second that you are Loïc Peyron , the recent winner of the transatlantic yatch race La Route Du Rhum . What would you use to reach your destination as fast as possible? Of course, you would work on...
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Exploiting z/Architecture HGPRs with COBOL Community Blog
Enterprise COBOL V5 provides increased exploitation of the latest z/Architecture processors, as well as new levels of optimization, to improve the performance of z/OS COBOL applications. To that effect, several new compiler options are introduced in V5,...
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Decision Optimization In The Cloud at INFORMS Annual Meeting
Update on Jan 10, 2015. Decision Optimization on Cloud open beta is now available. I documented step by step on boarding here, but you can also try by yourself here . Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 1, Demo Trying Decision Optimization...
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CPLEX 12.6.1 Announce
Update on June 28 2015. A more recent release of CPLEX is now available, namely CPLEX 12.6.2 . We are proud to announce a new release of CPLEX that will be available on December 5 for electronic delivery for paying customers. Date for...
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Optimization in Retail: Bringing Innovation to Users that are Not Early Adopters
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: September 24, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
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I Want The Best Solution
Who among optimization practitioners hasn't heard at least one customer saying "I want the best solution" ? I certainly did. When that happens one has to manage expectations because solving real problems to optimality may not be possible in a...
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Convex Optimization
I had the pleasure to be invited to attend the German OR conference last week in Aachen. There were many highlights at this conference beside the great venue and excellent organization led by Marco Lübbecke, see for instance Mike Trick...
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