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Society focuses on member value, including regional conferences

  Society focuses on member value, including regional conferences

As we move into the heat of summer, we continue to focus on value for our members. With that goal in mind, plans for regional meetings coordinated with INFORMS’ local chapters are moving ahead, including conferences set for Seattle and Chicago in the near future. Other local chapters have expressed interest in using this format for launching their own regional conferences, which allow our members to collaborate while invigorating the respective local chapters. Local chapters interested in participating should reach out to me or any of our officers. INFORMS Connect (http://connect.informs.org/) is a good way to do this.

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Society plans high-quality, regional conferences

  Society plans high-quality, regional conferences

Having more meetings for Society members to showcase their work and to network and learn from others is important to the membership. I’m grateful to our past president Stefan Karisch and the INFORMS office for working diligently to make this a reality. Our goal is to work with local chapters, Analytics Society members and the INFORMS office to create high-quality, regional conferences. This will not only benefit our members, but it can also revitalize the local chapter. Of course, I am also hoping those participants join our important society.

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New Analytics Society initiative creates new opportunity for volunteers

As Society President Jack Levis notes above, the Analytics Society, in cooperation with INFORMS and local chapters, has launched an initiative to hold half-day, regional analytics conferences designed to provide professionals with easy-to-access venues for learning, sharing and networking. The Chicago INFORMS chapter has conducted a successful regional conference with support from the Analytics Society for a number of years. A similar regional conference is planned for later this year in the Seattle area. To support this initiative, the society is in need of volunteers to serve as liaisons and organizers.

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Society looks ahead to conferences, volunteers and adding value

  Society looks ahead to conferences, volunteers and adding value

With the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research behind us and everyone getting ready for summer, our attention is turning to what’s next. Past President Stefan Karisch is finalizing plans for a local conference in the Pacific Northwest. By collaborating with INFORMS and a local chapter of INFORMS, the Analytics Society can create additional meeting opportunities that help invigorate all three organizations.

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Analytics Society seeks volunteers to fill leadership roles

INFORMS staff members are extremely capable and willing to help, but it takes the time and effort of volunteers like you and me to make the Analytics Society of INFORMS successful. The society, which was founded seven years ago as a “section,” now boasts a membership of 1,800 and a growing agenda to provide value to its members. To support that agenda, the society is seeking volunteers to fill the leadership roles described below.

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2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics winner announced

  2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics winner announced

Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS are proud to recognize a team from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia as the winner of the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The competition, hosted by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, concluded during the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore, where five finalist teams presented their submissions to the Crop Challenge Prize Committee.

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Society plays a big role at analytics conference

  Society plays a big role at analytics conference

Well, it is hard to believe the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research is over. I strongly believe this is the best conference anywhere. It was great seeing so many members of the Analytics Society in attendance.

Our members remain very involved and contributed throughout the conference. Don Kleinmutz, a former society president, served as emcee of the Edelman Gala, which is always a conference highlight. Don was witty, entertaining and styling in a tuxedo.

Many other members made presentations, served on panels and supported multiple competitions.

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Winners of 2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award named

When it comes to the winners of the 2018 Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), which were announced during the recent INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Baltimore, it is apparently better to be safe than safer. The award recognizes organizations for applications that feature novel combinations of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to achieve meaningful results.

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Society gearing up for INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics

  Society gearing up for INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics

Officers of the Analytics Society of INFORMS are looking forward to seeing Society members at the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research on April 15-17 in Baltimore. Please come by and say hello. Just as important, encourage others to join the society of more than 1,800 analytics professionals. At the conference we will showcase our Innovative Applications in Analytics Award and the Syngenta Crop Challenge.

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Analytics Society looking forward to a productive analytics conference

  Analytics Society looking forward to a productive analytics conference

The 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research is approaching and Analytics Society officers are looking forward to seeing many of our members in Baltimore on April 15-17. The Society’s Prize Committees are working hard in preparation for the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award and the Syngenta Crop Challenge. I am grateful for the professionalism and hard work of these committees. It shows the power of our great membership.

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Headlines

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 →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 9-12, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

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

Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Dec. 3, 2018 (live online)


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

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