Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsAnalytics Section salutes award winners
The Analytics Section of INFORMS hosted a recognition breakfast for those who won awards and competitions sponsored by the Section at the recent INFORMS Business Analytics & Operations Research Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.Read More
CAP NewsApplications for the 2015 Wagner Prize due May 1
Applications for the 2015 Wagner Prize, including a two-page abstract, are due May 1. The prestigious practice prize rewards professionals who devise innovative analytical methods, utilize those methods in a verifiably successful O.R./analytics project, and describe their work in a clear, well-written paper. Any work presented in an INFORMS section or society practice-oriented competition is eligible as long as the work did not result in a published paper.Read More
Industry NewsFrontline Systems releases Solver SDK Platform V2015
Frontline Systems is shipping Solver SDK Platform V2015, a major new release of its popular analytics Software Development Kit, and releasing a “production” version of its new RASON modeling language and REST API at https://rason.com. Application developers can use these tools to extend any server-based, browser-based or mobile application to deliver analytic results, using the full range of optimization and simulation methods.Read More
Cubs, Bloomberg Sports team up on analytic player evaluation system
The Chicago Cubs and Bloomberg Sports, one of the world's leaders in sports analytic technology, announced a new partnership to design a state-of-the-art player evaluation system for the Cubs Baseball Operations Department.
This new partnership is the latest step in player analytic technology for Bloomberg Sports, which has been creating solutions for MLB teams, players and fans for the past four years. The Cubs new system will combine video with extensive data on all professional players, as well as customized and enhanced technology to assist the evaluation process. The platform is being created with both laptop and mobile capability, and the two parties will begin implementation and development of the new system immediately.
“We are excited to partner with Bloomberg Sports and benefit from their world-renowned expertise in analytics and information management,” says President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. “The management and analysis of data, whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video, is a critical component of our operation. We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”
“Over the past few years we have helped set the standard for excellence and efficiency in advanced analytics, whether it has been for MLB teams with our comprehensive, integrated systems, players with our tablet product or fans with our fantasy tools, and this partnership is the next step in that evolution,” adds Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports. “Bloomberg as a company has always been about innovation, and we are very excited to partner with Theo and the Cubs organization.”