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Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

Analytics Society News

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.

The MIT team will present its prize-winning work at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in November.

Please join us in congratulating the finalists of the 2016 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) sponsored by Caterpillar and the INFORMS Analytics Society:
1st Prize: “An Analytics Approach to the Clock Drawing Test for Cognitive Impairment,” contact: Cynthia Rudin (rudin@mit.edu)

2nd Prize: “Analytics for the Engagement Life Cycle of IBM’s Highly Valued IT Service Contracts,” contact: Aly Megahed (aly.megahed@us.ibm.com)

3rd Prize: “Driving Organic Growth with Zilliant SalesMax,” contact: Mallorie Mach (Mallorie.Mach@edelman.com)

The Innovative Applications in Analytics Award is the flagship competition of the Analytics Society of INFORMS. The purpose of the award is to recognize the creative and unique application of a combination of analytical techniques in a new area. The prize promotes the awareness and value of the creative combination of analytics techniques in unusual applications to provide insights and business value.

The Analytics Society leadership thanks all of the members of the judging committee led by Scott Grasman of the Rochester Institute of Technology for their hard work in selecting these finalists.



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