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Stanford team wins Syngenta Crop Challenge

  Stanford 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.

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Innovative 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.

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Welcome 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!

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Looking forward to Orlando analytics conference

The momentum is quickly building toward another successful and inspiring INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research on April 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. It promises to be a great venue to meet other practitioners and to hear carefully selected speakers and competition finalists describe analytics in action.

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IPC to provide taste of analytics practice for grad students

The INFORMS Professional Colloquium (IPC), to be held Sunday, April 10, during the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Orlando, Fla., will provide real-world career guidance for a select group of 20 practice-oriented graduate students representing 16 universities. During the all-day IPC, the students will receive career advice from veteran practitioners through presentations, a case study and a panelist discussion.

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Looking forward to Orlando analytics conference

The momentum is quickly building toward another successful and inspiring INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research on April 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. It promises to be a great venue to meet other practitioners and to hear carefully selected speakers and competition finalists describe analytics in action.

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Student Analytical Scholarship winners announced

  Student Analytical Scholarship winners announced

Maya Bam, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, was named the winner of the 2016 Student Analytical Scholar Competition sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS and supported by SAS. Bam’s application earned her free registration, lodging and travel to the upcoming INFORMS Business Analytics & Operations Research Conference, as well as participation in the Professional Colloquium at the conference.

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INFORMS Career Center offers support for internships

Just in time for the annual internship season, INFORMS now offers support for both students and employers through INFORMS Career Center. Students can access analytics internships posted through INFORMS Career Center and elsewhere on the Web.

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Section planning many events for spring Analytics Conference

Baby, it’s (finally) cold outside, but spring will be here soon enough. With spring comes the INFORMS Analytics Conference, to be held April 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in sunny Orlando, Fla. The Analytics Section is organizing a number of exciting events for the conference.

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2015 review: Letter from the president

  2015 review: Letter from the president

We look back at another successful year for the Analytics Section of INFORMS, and your section officers and I want to thank all members for your contributions.

With 1,171 active members as of September 2015 (an 18 percent increase this year), we have not only become one of the largest subdivisions of INFORMS, but we are also connected with key INFORMS initiatives to promote the use of data-driven analytics and fact-based decision-making in practice.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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