The Analytics Edge

A set of male icons on left connected to a corresponding set of female icons on the right with numbered dotted lines.

The eHarmony online dating website takes a quantitative approach to matchmaking matches rather than solely relying on subscribers to browse profiles. (Male and female icons are in the public domain. Source: Openclipart.)


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Spring 2017



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This course presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today's most important companies. We outline the competitive landscape and present the key quantitative methods that created the edge (data-mining, dynamic optimization, simulation), and discuss their impact.

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Dimitris Bertsimas. 15.071 The Analytics Edge. Spring 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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