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Decision Analysis

Lumina, Chevron earn DA honors
INFORMS society names ‘Rigs to reefs’ top solution

Software Survey: Decision analysis
Decision tools continue to evolve, providing analysts with more horsepower to transform increasingly vast amounts of information into decision advantage.

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Survey highlights new features and trends, but the relationship between technology and thoughtful analysis remains essential to the success of any software tool.

Analytics and Sports, Part III: Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Obstacles remain for widespread managerial adoption of analytics in professional sports, but the future looks promising.

Improving resource allocation with portfolio decision analysis
Practically all organizations achieve their objectives by building a portfolio of activities subject to budgetary and other relevant constraints

Analytics and Sports, Part III:

Viewpoint: Analyzing Decisions to Counter Terrorism

Strategic Problems: Modeling the Market Space
A new dimension for the use of multi-criteria decision analysis

Real Value of I.T.
Rather than a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

Decision Processes: Analysis Placebos
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

So You Want To Be a Decision Analyst?
All it takes is the right mixture of analytic skill and insight, a big kit of tools and techniques, interpersonal skills and a little bit of luck.

Newsmakers: Rapid Delivery Of Vaccines, Antidotes

Software Survey: Decision Analysis
Visualization and options continue to improve along with Web-based integration, but a wish list of “wants and needs” remain unmet.

Decision Analysis Software Survey
2008 survey of D.A. software targets a growing number of users.


Study: The magic of animated movies not tied to latest technology

In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

Six finalists named for Edelman Award

INFORMS selected a diverse group of six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 finalists, who will present their work before a panel of judges at the INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore on April 15-17, included innovative applications in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management and alternative energy. Read more →

Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research suggests benefits persist

On Feb. 4, more than 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the 2018 Super Bowl game on TV. Advertisers will pay up to $4 million for a 30-second spot during the telecast. Is the high cost of advertising worth it? A new study finds that the benefits from Super Bowl ads persist well into the year with increased sales during other sporting events. Further, the research finds that the gains in sales are much more substantial when the advertiser is the sole advertiser from its market category or niche in a particular event. Read more →



2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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