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Winners of 2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award named

When it comes to the winners of the 2018 Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), which were announced during the recent INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Baltimore, it is apparently better to be safe than safer. The award recognizes organizations for applications that feature novel combinations of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to achieve meaningful results.

First prize was awarded to a team from Northwestern University for an application entitled, “SAFE (Situational Awareness for Events): A Data Visualization System.” A team from Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and IBM Research (Singapore) was awarded second prize for its application entitled, “MPA-IBM Project SAFER: Sense-making Analytics for Maritime Event Recognition.” Third prize was awarded to a team from Schneider for an application entitled, “Chassis Leasing and Selection Policy for Port Operations.”

These teams will receive prize money of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively, for their achievements. Along with other finalists, the teams will also receive expedited review of papers describing their applications for publication in a special IAAA-focused issue of Interfaces, INFORMS’ premier analytics journal.

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