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Overview of Analytics Society sponsored awards

The Analytics Society of INFORMS sponsors the following awards:

Innovative Applications in Analytics Award. Co-sponsored with Caterpillar, the IAA Award recognizes creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice. The 2016 winning entry, “An Analytics Approach to the Clock Drawing Test for Cognitive Impairment” from MIT, was given as a reprise presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Student Analytical Scholar Case Study Competition. Co-sponsored with SAS, the Student Analytical Scholar Competition is a scholarship program that sends the winning recipient to the Annual INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. The program will again recognize one outstanding student who would like to learn more about the practice of analytics at the conference in Las Vegas in April 2017. The scholarship covers the cost of attending the event and additional networking opportunities. The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, 2017. For more information, visit the competition website.

Syngenta Crop Challenge. Co-sponsored with Syngenta, the Syngenta Crop Challenge engages teams toward creative, effective solutions to a common global problem: how to feed a growing planet population with stressed resources. The competition involves a problem description and data set that teams can download and extend toward a proposed best mix of varieties to plant. Competition judging will be based on quantitative results that justify the selection, a clear description of the methodology and theory used, and references or citations used. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 16, 2017. For more information, see the challenge website.

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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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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
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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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