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Analytics Magazine

Spring 2008 Table of Contents

air travel safety analyticsFEATURES

MAKING SKIES SAFER

By Laura Mclay, Sheldon Jacobson and John Kobza
Applying analytics to aviation prescreening systems.

RENAULT SPEEDS UP DELIVERY

By Alain Nguyen
Analytics help French automaker overhaul its supply chain.

TO QUEUE OR NOT TO QUEUE?

By Alexander S. Belenky and Richard C. Larson
In ’08 U.S. presidential election, that should not be a question.

PATIENT FLOW

By Randolph Hall
New queueing theory for healthcare addresses critical problem.

REALITY CHECK

By Carrie Beam
The top five misconceptions about starting a consulting career.

NEW FRONTIERS IN SIMULATION

By James Swain
Survey of discrete-event simulation software: traditions and trends

NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

INFORMS practice conference to focus on the power of analytics.

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INSIDE STORY
VIEWPOINT
WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?
FORUM
ROUNDTABLE PROFILE
ORACLE
LAST WORD



Headlines

FCC wins 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won the 2018 Franz Edelman Award for its use of operations research (O.R.) as part of a revolutionary approach to address the rapidly growing need for additional wireless spectrum in the United States and Canada. The prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in advanced analytics, O.R. and management science, was presented by INFORMS at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

BNSF Railway receives 2018 INFORMS Prize

BNSF Railway was awarded the 2018 INFORMS Prize for its pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs throughout the organization. The prize was presented at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

Ethics article earns Mission Award from Notre Dame

An article co-authored by Scott Nestler and David Hunt, both longtime and active members of INFORMS, was named a winner of the Mission Award from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The article, “Using INFORMS ethics guidelines in the classroom,” appeared in the February 2017 issue of OR/MS Today (the INFORMS membership magazine). The Mission Award recognizes one or more Notre Dame faculty members for a specific research work that contributes to the common good. Read more →

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