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Maximizing Bike-Share Ridership: It’s All About Location

Maximizing Bike-Share Ridership: It’s All About Location

Eurasia Review, January 6, 2020

The popularity of bike-share systems has grown in popularity thanks to the younger, more environmentally conscious generation. While they have garnered considerable attention in cities from Paris to Washington, D.C., their promise of urban transformation is far from being fully realized.

Studies from HEC Paris Update Current Data on Management Science (Bank Interest Rate Risk Management)

Studies from HEC Paris Update Current Data on Management Science (Bank Interest Rate Risk Management)

Advisor News, December 30, 2019

Researchers detail new data in Science - Management Science. According to news reporting originating from Jouy-en-Josas, France, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “Empirically, bank equity value is decreasing in the interest rate. Yet (i) many banks do not hedge interest rate risk, and (ii) more than 50% of hedging banks use derivatives to increase exposure.”

The Best Data Analytics Events and Conferences to Attend in 2020

The Best Data Analytics Events and Conferences to Attend in 2020

Solutions Review, December 19, 2019

The editors at Solutions Review have created this list of the year’s most anticipated data analytics events to attend. We’ve scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time. If you are looking for top-notch keynotes, interesting sessions, best practices demos, and legitimate networking opportunities, mark your calendar.

Column: Enjoy the holidays. We’re about to get blitzed with politics

Column: Enjoy the holidays. We’re about to get blitzed with politics

Shakopee Valley News, December 19, 2019

It’s hard to believe 2019 wasn’t a major election year. It seems like the news and social media relentlessly pushed political agendas, purposeful misrepresentations, accusatory quotes from anonymous or questionable sources, and even outright lies. I’m already sick of political messaging and attacks, and the election is a full 11 months away.

Keeping Good Workers According to Experience and Research

Keeping Good Workers According to Experience and Research

Project Management, December 17, 2019

Losing workers during a project is very disruptive. You have to replace that worker or extend the project activity in order to respond properly. But replacing that worker takes a lot of time, including identifying the correct candidate, interviewing candidates, making a decision, waiting for that individual to make a decision and actually begin, then onboarding that new worker. How much time does that take in your organization

Waiting area entertainment and co-opetition between brick-and-mortar stores boosts profit

Waiting area entertainment and co-opetition between brick-and-mortar stores boosts profit

RocketNews, December 13, 2019

With the popularity of online shopping, it’s no secret brick-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant. Waiting area entertainment is one way they are standing out, because no one likes to wait. New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management says funding entertainment is no easy task, but one way to offset the price and increase customer experience and revenue is to work with, not against competitors.

Data analytics students present research at national conference

Data analytics students present research at national conference

Pennsylvania State University, December 12, 2019

MALVERN, Pa. — Penn State Great Valley graduate students Scott Clayman and Devendra Jaiswal recently had an opportunity not many master’s students have: presenting their research at a national conference.

Increasing Transparency in the Healthcare Sector: More Might Not Be Better

Increasing Transparency in the Healthcare Sector: More Might Not Be Better

Healthcare Business News, December 11, 2019

More isn’t always better. That’s what researchers say when it comes to transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. This research, forthcoming in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, finds that in the short-term, patients who know more about hospital quality is positive, but in the long-term, the benefits may not be what you might think.

Behind the scenes at UPS during the holiday season

Behind the scenes at UPS during the holiday season

The Baltimore Sun, December 10, 2019

You just clicked “place your order" to purchase your item and now you wait for the package to arrive at your door. You’re done with a few simple mouse clicks, but the work has just begun at UPS warehouses and distribution centers across the country. Especially during the holiday season.

President's Desk: O.R., analytics and AI woven into fabric of INFORMS

President's Desk: O.R., analytics and AI woven into fabric of INFORMS

OR/MS Today, December 10, 2019

As AI continues its rapid ascension as a leading priority for business and policymakers alike, how can the work of INFORMS and its members contribute to and benefit from the growing interest in the research and application of AI? In his final President’s Desk column, 2019 INFORMS President Ramayya Krishnan discusses the work of INFORMS in AI, specifically an ad hoc AI Strategy Advisory Committee (AISAC) culminating in a whitepaper shared at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

Chalkbeat, December 5, 2019

What’s the right way to judge a school? Across the country, states and school districts have devised their own systems of letter grades and color-coded dashboards based on test scores and graduation rates. But arguably the most visible and influential school rating system in America comes from the nonprofit GreatSchools, whose 1-10 ratings appear in home listings on national real estate websites Zillow, Realtor.com, and Redfin. Forty-three million people visited GreatSchools’ site in 2018, the organization says; Zillow and its affiliated sites count more than 150 million unique visitors per month.

CEOs’ Compensation Climbs If They Appoint CFO, Research Suggests

CEOs’ Compensation Climbs If They Appoint CFO, Research Suggests

The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2019

Incoming chief executives tend to replace top lieutenants within the first few years of joining a company. New academic research suggests there might be an incentive to do so when it comes to at least one key position: the finance chief.

Studies from European School of Management and Technology Reveal New Findings on Management Science (Financing Capacity with Stealing and Shirking)

Studies from European School of Management and Technology Reveal New Findings on Management Science (Financing Capacity with Stealing and Shirking)

Advisor News, December 3, 2019

Investigators publish new report on Science - Management Science. According to news reporting originating in Berlin, Germany, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “We study a firm’s capacity choice under demand uncertainty given that it must finance this investment externally. Sharing profits with investors causes governance problems affecting both capacity and demand: the firm may ‘steal’ capital, which reduces effective capacity, and ‘shirk’ on market development, which reduces demand.”

Web Users Aren’t Duped by Native Ads

Web Users Aren’t Duped by Native Ads

O'Dwyer's, December 2, 2019

Internet users seem to recognize native ads as advertisements and aren’t deceived into thinking that branded content is bona fide news, according to new research published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Cornell Johnson’s Girotra: Users Won’t Walk Too Far for a Bike Share

Cornell Johnson’s Girotra: Users Won’t Walk Too Far for a Bike Share

Poets & Quants, December 2, 2019

Bike-sharing systems have swept the world, making them the transportation mode of choice for many urban millennials. Cities like Hangzhou and Shanghai in China and London, Paris, and New York have the biggest networks. Washington, D.C. and Chicago are among the largest in the U.S.

Machine Learning in Financial Services

Machine Learning in Financial Services

UDaily, November 27, 2019

The financial services industry is using machine learning to revolutionize its processes and rapidly improve financial outcomes, and its potential seems limitless. That’s why the University of Delaware’sInstitute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) brought together leading minds in industry and academia for its 2019 conference “Machine Learning in Financial Services,” hoping to create a dialogue and in which both can learn from each other and explore this potential.