Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsStudent Analytical Scholar Case Study Competition
INFORMS will once again offer the Student Analytical Scholar Competition, a scholarship program that will send the winning recipient to the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Supported by SAS and sponsored by the Analytics Section of INFORMS, the competitive program will recognize one outstanding student who would like to learn more about the practice of analytics at the conference in Orlando, Fla., April 10-12, 2016. The scholarship covers the cost of attending the event and additional networking opportunities.Read More
Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsSyngenta Crop Challenge
A new award for 2016, the Syngenta Crop Challenge addresses the need to feed an increasing world populationwith decreasing land devoted to agriculture. To improve the productivity of the agricultural land available, farmers need to make good seed variety planting decisions, taking into consideration local soil conditions and unpredictable weather patterns.Read More
Analytics Section of INFORMS NewsInnovative Applications in Analytics Award
The IAA Award recognizes creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice. The 2015 winner, Mayo Clinic, gave a reprise of their winning presentation entitled “Intelligent Surgery Scheduling” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. During the business meeting, Pooja Dewan, 2015 Award Chair, presented the award to Dr. Kalyan Pasupathy, representing Mayo Clinic.Read More
Update: Analytics Section of INFORMS
The Analytics Section of INFORMS continues to boom, reports Section President Mike Gorman in the organization’s January newsletter, The Analytics Lens. According to Gorman, membership in the Section now exceeds 500, and its LinkedIn group has about 440 members. The Section will have “a strong presence” at the upcoming INFORMS Analytics Conference in April in Huntington Beach, Calif., when it will announce the winner of the first-ever “Innovations in Analytics Award.”
The Analytics Section announced its second award, the SAS and INFORMS Analytics Section Student Analytical Scholarship, which will allow a deserving student to go to the INFORMS Analytics Conference.
The Section’s newsletter also includes reports from the Aberdeen Business Summit on Analytics and the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit Conference.