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Society sets sail for Seattle

  Society sets sail for Seattle

This much is clear: Eleven months from now, members of the Analytics Society will gather in Seattle to take part in the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting. There, the society will conduct its business meeting, during which activities and accomplishments for the past year will be recounted and a new leadership team, led by current Vice President Alan Briggs, will take the reins. In the meantime, what path will the society take in its journey to Seattle?

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Changing of the guard: accomplishments and future priorities

  Changing of the guard: accomplishments and future priorities

The Analytics Society held its business meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix earlier this month. It was a great event, and I was happy to see so many engaged members. We presented the Society’s achievements over the last year, and incoming President Erick Wikum went over his priorities for the upcoming year. Great discussion ensued, and I think all who attended enjoyed the event. I’d love to see these discussions continue.

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Judges named for 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge

  Judges named for 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge

Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS have assembled a panel of esteemed experts with diverse backgrounds from industry and academia to judge the 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics Award. This year’s challenge addresses the tolerance of various corn hybrids to stresses that might be encountered during the growing season.

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Looking forward to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix

  Looking forward to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix

I am looking forward to seeing our Society members at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix next month, Nov. 4-7. It is hard to believe a year has passed since our last time together. Our awards program remains strong, and the volunteer members who oversee the awards have made sure the program is managed with integrity and that it exudes quality.

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In order to attract conference attendees, get creative

  In order to attract conference attendees, get creative

With the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix fast approaching, here is a question to consider. Which of the following talks would you rather attend?

“An Inventory Model with Highly Variable Lead Times”
“YAIM featuring Delivery by Tortoise and Hare”

These fictitious titles are intended to refer to the same presentation. The first is what we would expect from a technical writer. The second is rather curious. What does YAIM mean and how does one of Aesop’s Fables enter in?

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Syngenta Crop Challenge to test and award analytical skills

  Syngenta Crop Challenge to test and award analytical skills

The 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics, brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, is now open. By accepting the crop challenge, you and your team will demonstrate how data can be used to feed the future world for a chance to share in prize money of $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. This year’s problem addresses the tolerance of various corn hybrids to stresses that might be encountered during the growing season.

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Regional meeting, Annual Meeting and officer elections on tap

  Regional meeting, Annual Meeting and officer elections on tap

With the end of summer here, Hurricane Florence reared its ugly head. I hope our members in the affected areas remained safe and were able to escape damage. Our members continue to work to provide value to our society. Last week we held a regional conference in Seattle, and we will hold another in Chicago on Oct. 11, with more coming next year. We’re striving to make these conferences an ongoing activity, because not only do they allow our members to showcase their work, but they also provide additional avenues for professionals to interact and focus on practice, which benefits our profession and society.

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Women in Operations Research—Bayer Scholarship applications due

Are you a female graduate student interested in the practice of operations research or analytics who would like to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting to be held Nov. 4-7, 2018 in Phoenix? Apply now to be considered for the Women in Operations Research-Bayer Scholarship brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS. One well-qualified individual will be selected to receive $1,300 to cover registration and travel expenses to attend the conference.

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Syngenta Crop Challenge offers a chance to win up to $5,000

  Syngenta Crop Challenge offers a chance to win up to $5,000

The 2019 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics, brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, is now open. By accepting the crop challenge, you and your team will be asked to demonstrate how data can be used to feed the future world. The winning team will receive $5,000, while $2,500 be awarded second place and third place will receive $1,000.

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Regional conferences, volunteerism top Society’s agenda

  Regional conferences, volunteerism top Society’s agenda

It’s hard to believe Labor Day is almost upon us. The hard work this year of our members and volunteers is paying off. We will soon see regional conferences in both Seattle and Chicago. I’m often asked by managers I meet from other organizations where they can go to learn more about operations research and analytics. These regional conferences not only allow our members to showcase their work before an interested audience, but the conferences provide additional opportunities for Analytics Society leaders to learn more about our profession, our members and society.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

OTHER EVENTS

Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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