Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsStanford team wins Syngenta Crop Challenge
Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS named Xiaocheng Li, Huaiyang Zhong and associate professors David Lobell and Stefano Ermon – a team from Stanford University – as the winners of the inaugural Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The team was awarded a $5,000 prize for their entry, “Hierarchy modeling of soybean variety yield and decision making for future planting plan,” which modeled a system for predicting soybean seed variety selection.Read More
Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsInnovative Applications in Analytics Award
The Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), which recognizes creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice, has garnered significant interest in its brief life. The IAAA for 2016 was awarded to an MIT-led team for its submission entitled, “An Analytics Approach to the Clock Drawing Test for Cognitive Impairment,” during the recent INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Orlando. Fla.Read More
Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsWelcome to the Analytics Society!
The Analytics Section has become INFORMS’ newest society, and we are now the Analytics Society of INFORMS. Achieving society status recognizes our significantly increased membership base and our vastly expanded scope of activities, all of which were on display at the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Orlando, Fla. We are still the fastest growing subdivision of the Institute!Read More
Pilot Flying J uses predictive analytics to optimize business operations
Pilot Flying J, which operates 550 interstate travel centers and travel plazas in North America and is one of the top 10 privately held companies in the United States, has purchased and deployed Predixion Insight™, Predixion Software's collaborative predictive analytics solution that fully integrates with Microsoft Corp.'s business intelligence (BI) platform.
Pilot Flying J is using Predixion Insight to develop powerful market basket association models that help the company highly optimize inventory and reduce overall costs from its operations. In addition, Predixion Insight has assisted Pilot Flying J in identifying possible product placement non-compliance in it stores and kicked outliers out on a regularly scheduled basis for further examination by marketing personnel and sales analysts.
"Gone are the days where predictive analytics could only be performed by a few, highly trained statisticians,” says Predixion Software CEO Simon Arkell. “We are pleased to be working with Pilot Flying J to bring these powerful analytical capabilities to its mainstream user community."