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Eyes on Detroit as airport seeks to attract non-flyers

Eyes on Detroit as airport seeks to attract non-flyers

Runway Girl Network, November 12, 2019

First it was Pittsburgh International Airport, then Tampa International Airport, and now it is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. What do these three airports have in common? They are the only commercial airports in the United States that allow non-passengers to pass through passenger screening checkpoints and enter the post-security side of the airport.

3 Strategies for Eating Healthier—Which One Works Best?

3 Strategies for Eating Healthier—Which One Works Best?

Quick and Dirty Tips, November 1, 2019

Could your eating habits be better? You’re in good company. Despite decades of haranguing by parents, health professionals, government agencies, and podcasters, the average American is still eating too much sugar and highly processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables. We’re taking in too many calories and too few nutrients. As a result we’re both overweight and undernourished.

Paramedics Slower to Respond After Deadly Incidents, Study Finds

Paramedics Slower to Respond After Deadly Incidents, Study Finds

Route Fifty, November 1, 2019

For emergency workers like firefighters, police officers and ambulance crews, responding to traumatic situations can take an emotional and psychological toll, contributing to difficulties like professional burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Is my 'real ID' a REAL ID?

Is my 'real ID' a REAL ID?

American Thinker, October 30, 2019

The United States government is tightening security by providing a higher level of identification validation. This isn’t new -- the REAL ID Act passed in 2005 -- but it’s taking effect next year. It was passed in an effort are to make it more difficult to counterfeit peoples’ identity and personal information using their identification cards (IDs) like state driver’s licenses. The problem is, how much good will it do if people who need to update their IDs to this higher security format don’t know they need to do so?

Cannabis legalisation ‘reduces binge drinking’

Cannabis legalisation ‘reduces binge drinking’

The Spirits Business, October 30, 2019

Citing research from investment firm Cowen & Co, research company Grand View Research and a consumer poll, the report found that binge drinking in US states that legalised the drug has dropped 9% below the national average. Excessive drinking in states with a legal cannabis market is also 11% lower than states where cannabis remains illegal.

Study finds bias in diversity

Study finds bias in diversity

Cambridge Network, October 29, 2019

Diversity on key corporate committees is supposed to produce better decisions. But a study at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that diverse views rarely ‘average out’ as assumed, but instead lead to systematic biases toward certain types of errors.

Algorithms gone awry: The impact of inappropriate data use

Algorithms gone awry: The impact of inappropriate data use

The Badger Herald, October 29, 2019

It was March 25, 2000. A sea of red filled State Street, and Badger fans around the country were celebrating. The University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball had just defeated Purdue in the NCAA tournament, securing a spot in the Final Four. 

The Student Debt Crisis Is Crushing Entrepreneurship

The Student Debt Crisis Is Crushing Entrepreneurship

Forbes, October 17, 2019

In 2011, something unprecedented happened. Student debt levels crossed the $1 trillion mark. To put that in perspective, the average college graduate who took out loans to finance their education from 2007 to 2011 left school with a diploma, a hug from their parents, and $26,500 in student loan debt. 

The 7 Strategies That Help People Make Better Food Choices

The 7 Strategies That Help People Make Better Food Choices

MSN, October 16, 2019

While choosing healthy foods at the grocery store is habitual and effortless for some, it can be more challenging and even stressful for others, especially if they don’t have much experience deciphering a nutrition label. No matter what kind of shopper you are, there are certain strategies for healthy eating, or healthy eating nudges, that can encourage and may even subliminally teach you how to make better food choices overall.

Ramayya Krishnan talks artificial intelligence and operational research

Ramayya Krishnan talks artificial intelligence and operational research

TechVibe Radio, October 16, 2019

Dean of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy Ramayya Krishnan talks about artificial intelligence and operational research.

All around us, the AI race is moving fast – cars and games, the sharing economy platforms, disaster recovery, Alexa and Siri, fake news and social media, fraud detection; the list goes on and on. Krishnan will discuss how AI is already impacting our lives and expanding every day. Yet there is little awareness that the field of operations research and analytics contributes in foundational ways to the success of AI and its application.

Dartmouth Solution Could Cut Airline Delays

Dartmouth Solution Could Cut Airline Delays

Business NH Magazine, October 15, 2019

A team of researchers from Dartmouth College in Hanover and the University of Coimbra in Portugal have developed a solution to delays and disruptions in airline operations that result in billions of dollars of additional cost to airlines, passengers, and the economy each year.

Rantz: Consultants, activists armed with oppo-research get nasty in Seattle council races

Rantz: Consultants, activists armed with oppo-research get nasty in Seattle council races

770 KTTH, October 15, 2019

Recent smears in Seattle City Council races have shined a giant spotlight on just how nasty and petty consultants and professional activists can be. Indeed, opposition research has been flaunted on social media in an effort to either protect the establishment or promote new blood. And the tactics almost always follow the same script.

Why Data Visualization Is a Central Element of Effective Analytics

Why Data Visualization Is a Central Element of Effective Analytics

Biz Tech Magazine, October 10, 2019

In business communication, clearly conveying a message to one’s audience — turning data into a story that resonates with it — is often what makes it possible to affect positive change. That’s where data visualization comes in.