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PBS Newshour picks up Lonnie Chrisman’s blogpost on the Mega Millions lottery

March 30, 2012

Lonnie Chrisman, Lumina's CTO, today posted an entry about the Mega Millions lottery record prize of $540 million on Lumina's blog. He used Analytica to calculate whether it's worth buying a ticket. Paul Solmon of PBS Newshours Business Desk borrowed a long quote from Lonnie's blog to help explain the situation to his readers at PBS Newshour Business Desk.

Max Henrion presented the “Future of the Automobile” to the Society of Decision Professionals

March 21, 2012

Max Henrion, Lumina's CEO, gave an invited talk on Exploratory decision analysis and surprises: The future of the automobile to the Society of Decision Professionals, of which Dr. Henrion is  a Fellow. This webinar was part of SDP's learning exchange.

Biofuels, new battery technologies, and hydrogen fuel cells are just a few of the technologies promising to reduce oil imports and CO2 emissions from the US vehicle fleet. Given the large uncertainties, evolving consumer preferences, and the long timescale for fleet turnover, how can we develop coherent policies, including "push" -- supporting R&D -- or "pull" -- efficiency standards, carbon taxes, and other incentives? How can we prepare for inevitable surprises in markets, fuel prices, and technical breakthroughs or disappointments?  

A PDF and video of Max's talk are available at Decision Professional's news site.

Analytica 4.4 now available

Analytica 4.4 is now available to everyone with current support. Analytica 4.4 offers a wide range of new features and fixes: Expression Assist helps you write definitions by suggesting variable names that match what you’ve typed so far, offers help on functions, suggests indexes for arrays, and more to help you learn Analytica faster and advanced modellers become much more productive. Publish to Cloud lets you share your models through the Analytica Cloud Player using a simple selection from the File menu. For details on the release, see What's New in Analytica 4.4.  If you have any questions about this upgrade please contact Customer Service at 650-212-1212 extension 2 or

Lumina presenting at Winter Simulation Conference

Attend the Winter Simulation Conference on Dec. 11-14, 2011 and hear Lumina's Senior Consultant, Xirong Jiang, speak on Expert Modeling for a Sustainable World with AnalyticaThe presentation will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13th from 1:30-300pm.

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Charlotte Transformation

Lumina at INFORMS Annual Meeting

Lumina will be attending The INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. For information on recieving a complimentary pass to the INFROMS 2011 exhibit hall.

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Sign up for the Green Analytics Webinar

In this webinar, you will build valuable insight and skills for applying Analytica to issues of energy and environment modeling. 

Sign up for the Optimizer Webinar Series

Over the next few weeks, Lumina will host a complimentary webinar series on the Optimization features available in Analytica Optimizer. For more information on each webinar, please see Optimizer Webinar Series.

Analytica Release 4.3 now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Analytica 4.3. This new release introduces structured optimization, which dramatically simplifies the formulation of decision models for optimization. It introduces Constraint objects to define bounds and other constraints on decisions and other variables. It automatically discovers whether a model is linear, quadratic, or general nonlinear, extracts the linear or quadratic coefficients, identifies the decisions, and applies the appropriate solver engine. See What’s new in Analytica 4.3. We are offering 20-30% savings for upgrades from Analytica Professional or Enterprise to Optimizer, and new copies of Optimizer, until April 30.

Lumina at DAAG Conference in Houston, TX

Attend the DAAG Conference on Sustainability on April 20-21, 2011 and hear Lumina's CEO, Max Henrion speak on "Exploratory Decision Analysis of the Future of the Automobile". The presentation will take place on April 20 from 9:30am - 11am.

Lumina at INFORMS Analytics in Chicago

Please come and meet us in person at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile between Sunday April 10th and Wednesday April12th, 2011. 

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