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Melissa Moore Named New INFORMS Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) announced that INFORMS has named Melissa Moore as the new Executive Director of the professional association for experts in analytics and related fields.

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Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference in March

What role does logistics play in reducing the impact of communicable diseases? How might solutions for water and sanitation be delivered? What technology is available to improve logistics decisions?

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Upcoming Analytics Conferences

The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research will be held April 10-12 in Chicago at the Marriott Downtown, located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

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Northwestern University Launches Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics Program

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies is launching an online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA) program to meet the increasing marketplace demand for expertise in all aspects of data management and business intelligence. More than ever, organizations emphasize the value of data-driven decision making, and the school is responding with a program that cultivates leadership in this growing field.

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INFORMS Data Mining Contest Attracts 894 Participants Representing 147 Teams from 27 Countries

Cole Harris of Exagen Diagnostics (www.exagen.com) won the 2010 Data Mining Contest that required participants to develop a predictive analysis solution to predict stock price movement (increase or decrease) in “the next 60 minutes” in five-minute intervals.

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Study Confirms Decision Management as a Key Enabler of the Intelligent Economy

A new study by International Data Corporation, “Worldwide Decision Management Software 2010–2014 Forecast: A Fast-Growing Opportunity to Drive the Intelligent Economy” (Document # 226244), emphasizes the importance of systematizing the process of decision making at all levels of an organization.

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Analytics Blog

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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Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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2017 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
April 2-4, 2017, Las Vegas

2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 26-28, 2017, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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