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Moving forward: award finalists, local meetings, engaging members

Jack Levis

Jack Levis

 

By Jack Levis

The Analytics Society of INFORMS continues to move forward with its priority initiatives of awards, local meetings and engaging members. The purpose is to provide value to our more than 1,800 members.

Caterpillar and the INFORMS Analytics Society announced the finalists for the 2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA). The finalists and their projects include:

  • BNSF: “Automatic Train Identification: Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Safety and Efficiency”
  • IBM: “Analytics to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality in Wastewater Treatment”
  • IBM: “MPA Safer System”
  • Macy’s: “A Model-Driven Approach to Store Selling Space Optimization”
  • Northwestern University: “SAFE (Situational Awareness for Events): A Data Visualization System
  • Schneider: “Chassis leasing and selection policy for port operations”

Congratulations to all, and we are looking forward to the competition during the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference to be held April 15-17 in Baltimore. In addition to a final presentation, teams will prepare papers describing their applications that will receive expedited consideration for publication in a special, IAAA-focused issue of Interfaces, INFORMS’ flagship journal of applied analytics. Juan R. Jaramillo, assistant professor, School of Business, SUNY Farmingdale, chairs the IAAA Committee.

In other news, Stefan Karisch continues to work on finalizing plans for a local conference in Seattle. This effort is in collaboration with the INFORMS office and the local chapter, and has led to other chapters volunteering to be part of the effort for future conferences.

We are seeing increased communication between members on INFORMS Connect. We use Connect and LinkedIn to communicate with members. I strongly encourage our members to post threads in these avenues to generate collaboration and idea sharing.

A thank you to all who have contributed to our efforts, and we are looking forward to a great 2018.

Jack Levis is the president of the Analytics Society of INFORMS.

 

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