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February 2015



UPDATE 2/12/15: Analytical look at aviation safety — Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which veered off its scheduled course last March and vanished somewhere over the vast Indian Ocean, remains as of this writing one of the great mysteries in aviation history. In his cover story for the February 2015 issue of OR/MS Today, Arnold Barnett, an MIT professor and widely recognized expert in aviation safety, takes an analytical look at the mysterious event and raises and answers several questions concerning what it means and doesn't mean about aviation safety, including the question on everyone's mind: "Will we ever learn what happened to MH 370?"[OPEN ACCESS]

Other highlights from the February issue:

  • Survey: Statistical Software
    Biennial survey of popular software includes a wide range of tools [OPEN ACCESS]

  • Rigs to Reefs
    Decision analysis: decommissioning California's offshore oil platforms[MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

  • Value Pricing
    Expanding the revenue management frontier with innovative modeling [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

  • Academic Analytics
    How to build a college business analytics program: the UT experience [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]

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