O.R./Analytics at Work Blog

We’re excited to announce that the website for the INFORMS O.R. & Analytics Team Competition is now live! Read all about the competition here, and subscribe to the email list to receive timely updates.

This competition is for undergraduate and master’s level students. It gives students the chance to gain practical experience and demonstrate soft skills in solving a real business problem. Details on the problem statement, rules, timeline, awards, judging criteria, and more are published on the website.

Finalists win cash prizes, funding to attend the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. in Las Vegas, Nevada, and bragging rights for their school!

The International OR & Analytics Team Competition is a unique student competition that provides a real-world workplace experience.

Teams of students will use the same data set and software systems to solve a challenging business problem using an OR/Analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge their submissions.

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The International OR & Analytics Team Competition is a unique student competition that provides a real-world workplace experience.

Teams of students will use the same data set and software systems to solve a challenging business problem using an OR/Analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge their submissions.

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The International OR & Analytics Team Competition is a unique student competition that provides a real-world workplace experience.

Teams of students will use the same data set and software systems to solve a challenging business problem using an OR/Analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge their submissions.

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Today I am pleased to introduce INFORMS members to Kudos, a free web service that provides a new way for researchers to significantly expand the visibility and reach of their published articles.

Using the Kudos toolkit, authors can explain their work — and its importance — to differentiate it from the 1+ million new research publications added to the web each year.

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Several prominent members of INFORMS who have put some serious science into their “bracketology.” Sheldon Jacobson of U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & INFORMS treasurer, has organized a website that focuses on bracket odds. A team at GA Tech led by Joel Sokol developed the LRMC (Bayesian) ranking system. Laura Albert McLay, U of Wisconsin and VP of marketing, communications & outreach for INFORMS, explains bracketology & Markov chains in a video.

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Thank you for being part of another successful year for INFORMS. The success of INFORMS would not be possible without you. So on behalf of the entire INFORMS leadership team, thank you – for your work and dedication to our profession, and for your continued membership and support of INFORMS. We invite you to renew your 2016 membership in the Institute today.

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In 2011, President Obama set an ambitious goal of making the United States the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. So, what went wrong?

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2014 proved to be a winning year for analytics. Going by the number of conferences devoted to the topic of analytics and attendance, including this year's record-breaking INFORMS Annual Conference

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It’s the elephant in the room that people don’t really like to talk about: the lack of diversity in STEM fields. It’s an important issue, though, because a group of people with different backgrounds and perspectives will always be stronger

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