Rye S.J.,Global Analytics
Proceedings of the Annual ISA Analysis Division Symposium | Year: 2014
Tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers with their promise of fast response by in-situ measurement arc being evaluated for all types of new applications. As users challenge the manufacturers with these new requirements, the manufacturers are responding with some unique measurement solutions. The goal of this paper is to give an outline of the measurement & installation challenges and the innovative TDL solutions now available to help users make informed decisions as they attempt to navigate through the myriad of specs and promises. © Copyright 2014, International Society of Automation.
Wang F.,Global Analytics |
Wang L.,University of Michigan |
Song P.X.-K.,University of Michigan
Biometrics | Year: 2016
Combining multiple studies is frequently undertaken in biomedical research to increase sample sizes for statistical power improvement. We consider the marginal model for the regression analysis of repeated measurements collected in several similar studies with potentially different variances and correlation structures. It is of great importance to examine whether there exist common parameters across study-specific marginal models so that simpler models, sensible interpretations, and meaningful efficiency gain can be obtained. Combining multiple studies via the classical means of hypothesis testing involves a large number of simultaneous tests for all possible subsets of common regression parameters, in which it results in unduly large degrees of freedom and low statistical power. We develop a new method of fused lasso with the adaptation of parameter ordering (FLAPO) to scrutinize only adjacent-pair parameter differences, leading to a substantial reduction for the number of involved constraints. Our method enjoys the oracle properties as does the full fused lasso based on all pairwise parameter differences. We show that FLAPO gives estimators with smaller error bounds and better finite sample performance than the full fused lasso. We also establish a regularized inference procedure based on bias-corrected FLAPO. We illustrate our method through both simulation studies and an analysis of HIV surveillance data collected over five geographic regions in China, in which the presence or absence of common covariate effects is reflective to relative effectiveness of regional policies on HIV control and prevention. © 2016, The International Biometric Society.
News Article | July 8, 2013
As a Web-based financial services company, Global Analytics is not exactly a household name—even in San Diego, where the company was founded in 2003. That seems likely to change in coming months, however. Global Analytics is announcing today it has raised $30 million in debt financing, as the company lays the groundwork to bring its micro-lending services to the U.S. market. While San Diego-based Global Analytics developed the underlying analytics technology, it provides short-term loans and other financial services to “underbanked” consumers through two online operating companies—Zebit and Lending Stream, which currently operate only in the United Kingdom. Global Analytics may rank as the biggest unknown Web company in San Diego, but it hopes to reprise the success of Falcon Fraud Manager, the multi-factor analytic system created to assess the relative risk of credit card transactions in real time. Krishna Gopinathan, Global Analytics’ co-founder and COO, led the technical team that invented the Falcon system at HNC Software before the San Diego analytics company was acquired by Fair Isaac, the credit scoring powerhouse now known as FICO (NASDAQ: FICO). “Falcon is the most successful product in the history of the payment system business,” says Global Analytics CEO Michael Thiemann. It is used to protect more than 2.5 billion credit cards worldwide, and Thiemann says he has a hard time thinking of anything else that is as widely distributed. Thiemann also was an executive at HNC. He oversaw HNC Financial Solutions and came out of retirement to join Global Analytics in 2009, which coincided with the company’s first round of outside financing. With the $30 million announced today by Crystal Financial, Thiemann says Global Analytics has raised a total of $95 million ($50 million in equity funding and $45 million in debt) for its Zebit business. San Francisco’s Crosslink Capital has been Global Analytics’ key venture investor, along with Mohr Davidow Ventures, Leapfrog Ventures, QED Investors, and a number of private strategic advisors. The additional capital is expected to enable Global Analytics and its Zebit business (the two entities are basically the same) to grow at 50 percent through 2013 and 2014. Gopinathan co-founded the company a decade ago with the idea of providing specialized analytics services for … Next Page » Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow
News Article | March 22, 2011
Seth Godin, the American entrepreneur and best-selling author, once famously remarked that marketing was less about the stuff being sold and more about the stories being told. In a world that is in the middle of a social media revolution, what he said is even more relevant. And taking advantage of this opportunity and helping companies find a method in this madness is InRev Systems, a product tech company which has created a social CRM platform called Simplify360. In this exclusive chat with YourStory, Bhupendra Khanal, CEO of InRev Systems, speaks about their business idea and how the size of the opportunity is much larger than predicted. If someone asked you to tell them about InRev in about three sentences, what would you say? InRev is a technology product company which has emerged out of a big vision of facilitating the social media revolution. We help companies go social and take advantage of this new digital opportunity. We are experts in analytics and it can be seen in all out product features. How is InRev different from other social media marketing agencies? At one level, we’re completely different. We are a product tech company building a specific social media CRM tool. Social media marketing agencies are our clients or partners. How did the business idea for InRev come about? As the name suggests, InRev stands for ‘information revolution.’ We saw an opportunity in integrating global data and making the best use of the huge volume of data, coming from social media and smartphone applications. I always wanted to start my own company and when I met Rohit (my CTO), I found the technical person who could productize my idea. That was the starting point. Tell us about your background. I am essentially a data person. I am fascinated with data and numbers. After my engineering in Computer Science, I worked in Global Analytics building predictive models and designing decision management systems. Then, I moved to Fair Isaac (now FICO) where I worked as a marketing analytics consultant. After Fair Isaac, I began walking on the entrepreneurial path by starting Marketelligent as founding member in 2007. The company grew very fast and turned profitable in the very first year. In late 2008, I left Marketelligent and started InRev. We started this company with the idea of entering into the product technology space. Do you have any tie-ups? Is there acceptance for your concept? We have marketing partners in India and USA and most of the deals have happened because of our product vision. They see us as a value player which is helping them to win their competition. That is exciting. We are yet to announce these deals and I would like to keep it that way till we formalize agreements. Where do you see social media marketing and InRev five years from now? Social media is going to replace corporate communications and PR functions in many companies. Companies will be forced to use social media for external communication and that is going to be more engagement and listening-focused rather than the campaign-focused approach that exists today. Social media marketing is growing fast and Forrestor puts the number at $3.1 billion by 2014. Other research studies show even bigger numbers. My feeling is that this social media revolution is being under-rated. I think that it will be much bigger than predicted. InRev will be one of the top players in this space and we aim to acquire around 10% of global market share in five years. Simplify360 is our social CRM product. It is a SAAS product, which is sold to companies on monthly subscription basis. Clients and partners are using the tool for various purposes like online reputation management, campaigning, product launches, hiring, customer service etc. As an entrepreneur, what are your joys? What are the challenges? As an entrepreneur, I enjoy doing big things and remaining ahead of the competition. I hate following others. The biggest challenge that I face is in acquiring resources to make these big things happen. We don’t have a good product ecosystem here in India and people don’t believe in that concept here. Investors and partners always look at the clients and the revenue numbers. To have more product innovations coming out of India, this has to change going forward. I had to fight a long two-year battle to overcome this challenge and now, I am happy to have crossed that stage. How big is the InRev team? Are you looking at hiring? We have 15 people now. There are 8 people on the technical side and 7 people on the business side. Technical people have expertise in RAD, Scripting and Web Technlogies. They have a combined experience of around 25 years, working with companies like Cisco, Fidelity, Aricent etc. The business folks have expertise in social media research, analytics, data mining, blogging and internet marketing. We are looking to hire few technical guys and also, a few people on the business side. We want technical folks with expertise in Java programming, testing and database management. On the business side, hiring is for social media research, business development and sales. Let us know about your expansion plans. We are starting our US operations very soon. It will be based out of the Greater Seattle area. This office will be more of a marketing/sales outlet for the company. The next branch will come up in Mumbai. This is in line with our strategy of targeting US and India as primary markets. We are also very close to closing an investment round now. Currently, we have 10 clients and 5 marketing partners. The plan is to hit half a million dollars of revenue this year. We at YourStory would like to wish Bhupendra and the entire team at InRev all the best. To know more, check out http://www.in-rev.com/. Also, do let us know what you think of this story. You can write to us at email@example.com.
News Article | March 16, 2015
Integrated marketing campaign from Lending Stream for level headed consumers 'Having a level head is handy, especially when I'm looking for a loan.' That's the key message from short-term lender Lending Stream, as its new marketing campaign appeals to responsible borrowers who can afford to repay their short term loans. Lending Stream, which is part of the Global Analytics Holdings group, has built loan features for responsible borrowers based on strong analytical data showing that consumers are more successful repaying loans with a longer duration, including flexible timescales for repayment. Before even reviewing a consumer's credit record, they assess the specifics of each individual by evaluating over 50 unique details. The lender then uses sophisticated data models and affordability checks that cross-analyse thousands of data points to determine who to approve for a loan. Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Chris deBoer, President of Lending Stream, said: "The theme of our campaign is that Lending Stream is a measured company, offering loans to level headed consumers, who take a responsible approach to borrowing what they need, when they need it. We believe the time is right for a company that has always been consumer-centric to come to the forefront of the industry and invest in marketing our unique offering to well-qualified individuals based on credit worthiness and affordability checks." Strengthening the short term lender's relationship with its clients, Lending Stream also provides support for consumers via its Stepping Stones blog (http://www.lendingstream.co.uk/blog), with information on how to save money, make good financial choices and reduce important overheads such as energy bills. The integrated marketing campaign includes television, radio, print, social media and public relations. Lending Stream's television advertisement can be seen at: http://www.lendingstream.co.uk