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INFORMS Initiatives

CAP certification goes digital

  CAP certification goes digital

In previous articles, we noted the benefits of CAP® certification, including market differentiation and networking. Now INFORMS has announced yet another benefit: the CAP program will be converting to digital certificates beginning Oct. 1.

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New Editor’s Cut focuses on feeding the world through analytics

As the world’s population continues to grow, the role of analytics and O.R. in developing effective new approaches to food production is becoming increasingly important. From more efficient distribution of water resources, to better management of meat and dairy production, to smarter crop cultivation, analytics is having a significant impact in the fight against global hunger

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INFORMS new website recognized for outstanding achievement

The newly redesigned INFORMS website has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association with the Standard of Excellence Award, a 2017 web award for outstanding achievement.

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Verizon Fellow to lead predictive analytics workshop

  Verizon Fellow to lead predictive analytics workshop

James Drew, adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Fellow at the Verizon Corporation for more than 30 years (where he was an internal consultant in statistics and data mining), will lead a “Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics” workshop on Oct. 2-3 in Arlington, Va.

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Management consultant, educator to lead analytics workshop

  Management consultant, educator to lead analytics workshop

Dr. Patrick Noonan will lead a two-day workshop, “Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects,” on Sept. 26-27 at the Executive Conference Center in Arlington, Va., where he will introduce a set of tools and techniques to helps analytics professionals apply their skills to achieve high impact in the workplace. Presented by INFORMS, the workshop is part of the Institute’s “essential skills” continuing education program.

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Enter Edelman competition, share your best advanced analytics work

  Enter Edelman competition, share your best advanced analytics work

The Franz Edelman Award from INFORMS recognizes and rewards organizations for outstanding contributions of OR/MS and advanced analytics. INFORMS encourages everyone whose work is driving impactful change and results to participate in the 2018 Edelman competition.

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INFORMS names Inniss director of Education and Industry Outreach

  INFORMS names Inniss director of Education and Industry Outreach

INFORMS announced that Dr. Tasha R. Inniss has joined the INFORMS staff as the inaugural director of Education and Industry Outreach. In this role, she will contribute her extensive mathematics and education background to the overall vision, strategic direction and implementation of all education- and practice (industry)-related activities and outreach.

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2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting prepares for launch in ‘Space City’

  2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting prepares for launch in ‘Space City’

The 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting will be held in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 22-25. The meeting will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas, with all technical sessions taking place at the Convention Center.

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INFORMS Healthcare 2017: Optimizing operations & outcomes

  INFORMS Healthcare 2017: Optimizing operations & outcomes

Since the first edition in 2011, the biennial INFORMS Healthcare Conference has quickly developed into the global leading conference in its field. This is further underlined by the decision of the INFORMS Health Applications Society to cross the ocean for the fourth edition, which will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on July 26-28.

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Winter Simulation Conference heading to Las Vegas

  Winter Simulation Conference heading to Las Vegas

The 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2016) will be held Dec. 3-6 in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Resort.

WSC is celebrating 50 years. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC is the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.

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Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

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

OTHER EVENTS

Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Starts Oct. 29, 2018 (live online)


The Analytics Clinic
Citizen Data Scientists | Why Not DIY AI?
Nov. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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


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