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Society turns its attention to awards and regional meetings

Jack Levis

Jack Levis

With the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting behind us, the Analytics Society is turning its sights to its awards and regional meetings.

The Society’s Prize Committee has been very busy analyzing entries for the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award. The committee received 29 high-quality entries and is doing due diligence in analyzing each one. The Society is looking forward to presentations by six finalists at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & O.R. in Baltimore in April 2018. The judges will have a tough decision picking a winner.

At the Analytics Conference, the Society also expects to announce the winners of its Syngenta Crop Challenge and Student Competition.

The Society is glad to report that its regional meeting in Chicago has added value to its members. The Society plans on adding a new regional meeting in 2018 in the Pacific Northwest in conjunction with the INFORMS office that will raise the conference quality and further increase member value.

The Society is able to do these things because of the strength of its members. We always need volunteers to help out and improve collaboration. If you are willing to volunteer, raise your hand. This makes us stronger.

Reach out to me and other members though INFORMS Connect with questions, comments or concerns.

– Jack Levis, president, Analytics Society of INFORMS

 

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