Healthcare Analytics with Cortana Intelligence

This post is authored by Shaheen Gauher, PhD, Data Scientist at Microsoft. U.S. healthcare spending is expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021, accounting for one-fifth of the U.S. economy! The total annual cost of healthcare for a typical family of four with employer-provided PPO insurance coverage, as estimated by Milliman, is about $25,000 in… Read more

Education Solutions in the Cortana Intelligence Gallery

This post is by Roopali Kaujalgi, Senior Program Manager at the Data Group at Microsoft. If you’re a teacher or school administrator, imagine how powerful it would be to proactively identify at-risk learners, help improve their performance and drive up overall graduation rates at your educational institution. Applying data science principles to student data and… Read more

Machine Learning Drives the Future of Manufacturing: Notes from Hannover Messe

This post is authored by George Iordanescu, Francesca Lazzeri and Vivek Gupta, Data Scientists at Microsoft. Microsoft had a strong presence at the recently concluded Hannover Messe 2016. We had a chance to interact with visitors of many backgrounds and from all over the world – a great experience for us and the rest of… Read more

Portland Trail Blazers Use Cortana Intelligence to Better Understand Fans, Boost Ticket Sales

This post is co-authored by Ke Huang, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. To succeed as a business, a professional sports team must know its fans well. From ticket sales to merchandise to concessions, having a great understanding of the fans is critical to all aspects of customer engagement and… Read more

How Microsoft is Helping Conservationists Protect The Masai Giraffe

This blog post is authored by T. J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft, and Patrick Buehler, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft. The Masai giraffe is facing a troubling future. Because of habitat loss, illegal hunting and disease, the population of wild giraffes in Africa has declined to only 80,000. Scientists from the Wild Nature… Read more

Cortana Analytics Helps Insurer If P&C Tackle Big Data Analytics Workload

This post is co-authored by Katherine Lin, Data Scientist, Trond Brande, Principal Solutions Specialist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft.  Data has been an important part of the insurance industry for centuries, but the emergence of big data has brought unprecedented challenges to insurers around the world. Today, insurance companies large and… Read more

Cloud-Based Energy Disaggregation Using the Cortana Analytics Suite

This post is authored by Dmitry Pechyony, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft. For those of you who have looked at your electricity bill in dismay, wondering what makes your energy consumption so sky high, help may soon be on its way. The technique of energy disaggregation… Read more

The Advanced Analytics Solution Building Process – Business Problem Formulation

This is the third in a series of posts on business transformation through analytics – how organizations can run successful analytics pilots and build a thriving data science practice. The post is by Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft.  We introduced the Advanced Analytics Solution Building Process (AA SBP) in a previous post,… Read more

Cortana Analytics Suite Powers Russell Reynolds Associates’ Search for the Perfect Match

This post is co-authored by Ke Huang, Data Scientist, Said Bleik, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, all at Microsoft. Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for C-suite roles, CEOs and boards of directors has teamed up with Microsoft to develop an innovative search system that… Read more

ServusNet Forecasts Wind Power Using Cortana Analytics Suite

This post is authored by Jaya Mathew & Hong Lu, Data Scientists at Microsoft, in collaboration with the team at ServusNet.   Governments worldwide are actively promoting the use of renewable energy because of the growing concern over climate change and carbon emissions. Among the available renewable energy sources, harnessing energy through wind turbines offers a… Read more