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    Big Data Could Improve Military Recruiting

    Oct 22, 2019

    DoD and the U.S. military services have had some success with data-enabled outreach and recruiting. But they could benefit from expanding their adoption of private-sector approaches. For example, recruiters could better target prospects through the use of personally identifiable information and third-party data.

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    How China Uses Big Data Analytics

    Sep 1, 2020

    China's quest to become the global center for artificial intelligence starts with mastering big data analytics. Its aggressive strategy encompasses economic, military, police, and intelligence functions. Beijing is already using big data to survey the country's domestic population and enhance its military.

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    Using Big Data to Identify the Concerns of Potential Army Recruits

    How has interest in military careers evolved over time and by geographic location? And what are potential recruits' biggest concerns related to the Army? Anonymous data from Internet searches can provide insight.

    Mar 9, 2016

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    The Digital Catapult and productivity: A framework for productivity growth from sharing closed data

    This study frames thinking about how the Digital Catapult can contribute to economic productivity. The Digital Catapult targets market and innovation inefficiencies that likely inhibit the up-take of data-driven innovation across sectors.

    Sep 22, 2015

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    How Smart Grids Can Change the Way We Live

    A modernized, “smart” grid could change how much you pay for electricity, where it comes from, and how likely you are to lose it in a summer storm. But has the reality of the smart grid kept pace with the promise?

    Apr 27, 2015

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    Spotlight on 2014

    Spotlight 2014 is RAND Europe’s annual review. We present our research to support policymaking in four areas of transformation: harnessing the power of ICT, safeguarding society, building healthier communities and innovating for efficiency.

    Jan 27, 2015

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    The Adoption of New Smart-Grid Technologies

    A smart grid for the United States could have large-scale benefits. There are technological, economic, and regulatory barriers, but new policies or changes to policy could help overcome them.

    Jan 15, 2015

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    'Cloud' System Could Help Navy Analysts Consume Expanding Ocean of Data

    The Navy has a growing demand for intelligence to help Navy vessels avoid collisions, pinpoint targets, and perform other vital tasks. But the amount of data it may collect in the future is more than it can process today. “Cloud” strategies offer promising options.

    May 1, 2014

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    Irineo Cabreros

    Associate Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in statistics, Princeton University; B.A. in physics, Harvard University; M.A. in music, The New England Conservatory of Music

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    Denis Agniel

    Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; A.M. in biostatistics, Harvard University; M.S. in statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in statistics, Loyola University Chicago; B.A. in philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

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    Daniel M. Gerstein

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biodefense, George Mason University; M.S. in national security, National Defense University; M.M.A.S. in national security strategy, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; M.S. in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in engineering, United States Military Academy

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    Ishita Ghai

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.B.A. in marketing, business analytics, University of California, Davis; Ed.M. in international education policy, Harvard University; B.Tech. in bioinformatics, Vellore Institute of Technology

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    Kenneth J. Girardini

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Amelia Harshfield

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    Education M.P.H., Imperial College London; B.Sc. (Hons) in physiological sciences, Newcastle University

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    Andrew Karode

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education M.S. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in computer science, Wake Forest University; B.A. in political science, Wake Forest University

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    Bradley Knopp

    Senior International / Defense Researcher
    Education BA in political science, Furman University; MA in political science, Georgetown University; Cert in national security studies, National War College

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    Shawn McKay

    Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Purdue University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Arizona State University

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    Osonde A. Osoba

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Senior Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. & M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical and computer engineering, University of Rochester

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    Bhanu Patruni

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.Tech. in transportation systems engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

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    Carter C. Price

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Senior Mathematician
    Education Ph.D. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; B.A. in mathematics and physics, Hendrix College

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    James Ryseff

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.S. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.S. in computer science, University of Illinois

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    Ricardo Sanchez

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Research Software Engineer
    Education M.S. in industrial engineering, University of Pittsburgh; M.S. in electrical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in electrical engineering, Rice University