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This researcher just solved college football’s biggest mystery. She can predict where high school players will commit.

This researcher just solved college football’s biggest mystery. She can predict where high school players will commit.

The Washington Post, December 20, 2017

There is an entire industry built up around deciphering where 16- and 17-year-olds will play college football. Websites boast “crystal ball” predictions of where top high school recruits will suit up. Companies charge for premium subscriptions with claims that they can decode the caprice and whimsy of children. However a new mathematical model can predict with 70 percent accuracy where a high school football player will go to college using nothing but their basic biographical information and Twitter account. The paper on these findings was published this month in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis.

"No-name" musicians benefit from streaming

"No-name" musicians benefit from streaming

Pressetext, December 20, 2017

While free or low-threshold music streaming sources such as Spotify paying more and more users to more expensive platforms like iTunes, they are also providing one greater popularity of less popular artists beyond the "Top 100," according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science

Why signing a noncompete agreement is bad for you - and the economy

Why signing a noncompete agreement is bad for you - and the economy

Quartz, December 20, 2017

A study recently published in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds lower rates of within-industry entrepreneurship in states with strong noncompete enforcement. Using data on about 5.5 million new firms in 30 states, the researchers found that strongly bound workers were significantly less likely to build new companies within the same industry.

All politics — and cannabis marketing — are local

All politics — and cannabis marketing — are local

UC Davis News, December 14, 2017

California’s legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than $5 billion a year. County voting on Proposition 64 that led the state here — to legalizing sales for recreational use — can offer insight into how medical marijuana dispensaries will now market themselves, according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science.

New tool to improve kidney transplant success, reduce costs

New tool to improve kidney transplant success, reduce costs

UBC News, December 6, 2017

Waitlists for life-saving kidney transplants are long and every donated kidney is precious. That’s why patients on the waitlist are screened regularly to ensure their suitability for transplant. But is the screening process as effective as it could be? A new study in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, conducted by INFORMS members UBC Sauder professor Steven Shechter, Woonghee Tim Huh of UBC Sauder, and Alireza Sabouri of the University of Calgary, devised a strategy— the first evidence-based tool of its kind— that would reduce the number of risky transplants by 23 per cent and reduce the annual number of screenings by 27 per cent.

“Tortured” artists are actually less creative, study suggests

“Tortured” artists are actually less creative, study suggests

Hyperallergic, December 6, 2017

In a new study published in the INFORMS journal Management Science, economists Kathryn Graddy, of Brandeis University, and Carl Lieberman, of Princeton University, focus on one specific source of an artist’s misery: the death of loved ones. Their paper, “Death Bereavement, and Creativity,” centers on the psychological notion of “flow,” a person’s most creative state, and how it is interrupted by the loss of a parent, spouse, child, or friend as grief occupies the mind.

Contrary to cliché, misery may inhibit creativity

Contrary to cliché, misery may inhibit creativity

Pacific Standard magazine, December 5, 2017

The tortured artist is a familiar archetype. But does misery really produce masterpieces? A 2016 study that examined the lives of three major classical composers suggests as much. But a new paper in the INFORMS journal Management Science that focuses on painters comes to the opposite conclusion.

Engineering management student presents research at national conference

Engineering management student presents research at national conference

Penn State News, December 4, 2017

An international student in the Master of Engineering Management program at Pennsylvania State University, Samarth Patel, had a unique opportunity to present data on New York City’s bike sharing system, CitiBike, at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston this October.

First study to find link between testosterone and stock market instability

First study to find link between testosterone and stock market instability

POST Online Media, November 30, 2017

According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, high testosterone levels among young, male stock market traders could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change their trading behavior, leading to dangerous prices bubbles and subsequent crashes.

Why stand in line on Black Friday? The psychology explained

Why stand in line on Black Friday? The psychology explained

The New York Times, November 23, 2017

INFORMS Fellow and MIT professor Richard Larson provides interesting insight into the unique draw of the long lines and even longer waits that shoppers are willing to endure in order to score a Black Friday deal.

If Lehman Brothers had been called Lehman Sisters ... Research measured the dangerous effects of testosterone on the stock market

If Lehman Brothers had been called Lehman Sisters ... Research measured the dangerous effects of testosterone on the stock market

Business Insider Italia, November 11, 2017

According to a study published in the INFORMS journal Management Science, entitled The Bull of Wall Street: Experimental Analysis of Testosterone and Asset Trading, testosterone contributes to fluctuations and in particular leads to overestimating values ​​and building dangerous bubbles and consequently leading to financial crackdowns.

What's the cause of stock market crashes? Too much testosterone, science says

What's the cause of stock market crashes? Too much testosterone, science says

Entrepreneur, November 11, 2017

The financial institutions that do work trading on the New York Stock Exchange are predominantly, perennially staffed by men. And now, a new study from the University of Western Ontario, University of Oxford and Claremont Graduate University, published in the INFORMS journal Management Science, has found that testosterone, the hormone found more so in men than in women, can be linked to the decisions that lead to stock market destabilization and crashes.

Studies suggest link between testosterone, stock market instability

Studies suggest link between testosterone, stock market instability

UPI, November 11, 2017

An international team of researchers recruited 140 young males to participate in experimental asset market simulation. Prior to the simulated trading period, the participants were given a topical gel containing testosterone or a placebo. The experiment's results - shared this week in the INFORMS journal Management Science - revealed more inflated price bubbles among markets inhabited by traders hopped up on testosterone.

Why supply chain professionals still need 'soft skills' in the technology era

Why supply chain professionals still need 'soft skills' in the technology era

Becker's Hospital Review, November 9, 2017

"Soft skills" such as communication and teamwork are crucial proficiencies for a supply chain leader to hold. However, these skills are often overlooked amid today's technology-driven industry, according to Yossi Sheffi, PhD, INFORMS member, Elisha Gray II professor of engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

TechRepublic, November 7, 2017

Data scientists are in high demand, taking the coveted number 1 spot on Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America list in both 2016 and 2017. INFORMS is an international organization where those interested in exploring this field can seek out information about the profession as well as certification and training solutions.

Organization Appointments: Ramayya Krishnan

Organization Appointments: Ramayya Krishnan

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2017

Ramayya Krishnan, dean of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected as president of the Board of Directors at INFORMS, an international association of operations-research and analytics professionals and students.

Nutrition: Restaurant menu labeling has a surprising result

Nutrition: Restaurant menu labeling has a surprising result

Los Angeles Daily News, November 4, 2017

The results of a forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science looking at the broader impact of calorie labeling on menus suggests that posting calorie info can not only induce more healthful choices by consumers in a restaurant, but may also affect how consumers review restaurants and redirect consumers towards more healthful options within restaurants.