Press Releases

  • INFORMS Microsoft Bing Mapping

    Faster Processing, More Accurate Information on Lengthy Trips, Traffic Snarls

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 9, 2015:  Did the cross-country drive that you planned using an online mapping service take twice as long as expected? In a new study published in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Microsoft researchers working on a project for Bing Maps explain how they developed the first routing engine that satisfies a large number of algorithmic requirements that overcome barriers to generating directions on multi-stage trips like coast-to-coast drives.

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  • INFORMS CAP Approved by VA

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 8, 2015: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), announced today that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has approved the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) for educational benefits under 38 CFR 21.4268 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which covers the Montgomery GI Bill. Veterans and other eligible individuals can now seek VA reimbursement for fees associated with applying for INFORMS certification. Reimbursement covers the initial CAP fee and re-examination fees.

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  • Marketing Science Second Screens

    Second Screen Puts Virtual Store in Consumer’s Lap

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 14, 2015:  Many television advertisers voice fears that distracted viewers – those increasingly frenetic multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing TV – are becoming less receptive to advertisers’ messages. A new study published in the online Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), refutes this conventional wisdom and concludes that the “second screen” puts a virtual store in every consumer’s pocket. Multitasking viewers now visit, browse, and even buy advertised products within moments of seeing a commercial.

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  • Marketing Science Social Dollars

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 4, 2015: A new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), shows double-digit revenue growth for firms that create their own brand-specific online communities.

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  • INFORMS Awards 2015 UPS George D. Smith Prize to UBC Sauder School’s Centre for Operations Excellence

    Bridging Analytics Gap between Academia and Industry

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, has awarded its prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize to the Centre for Operations Excellence at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.

    The competition for the prize took place yesterday at the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.

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  • 2015 INFORMS Prize Chevron Press Release

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals, today announced the award of its annual INFORMS Prize for excellence in analytics and operations research to Chevron Corporation for its long and innovative history of applying analytics and operations research across the breadth of the worldwide energy company.

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  • 2015 Edelman Award Winner Syngenta

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 - Syngenta, which used analytics and operations research to improve food supplies to an increasingly crowded planet, has won the 2015 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The award is sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals.

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet Syngenta

    FACT SHEET, Syngenta: Good Growth through Advanced Analytics

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 8, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

    Syngenta is one of the six finalist organizations, with a submission titled, “Good Growth through Advanced Analytics.”

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet Ingram Micro

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 8, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

    Ingram Micro is one of the six finalist organizations, with a submission titled, “End-to-End Business Analytics and Optimization in Ingram Micro’s Two-Tier Distribution Business.”

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet US Army

    FACT SHEET: US Army – Maximizing the Army’s Future Contribution to Global Security Using the Capability Portfolio Analysis Tool

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 6, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The Prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet Defense Logistics Agency

    FACT SHEET, Defense Logistics Agency/LMI: Peak and NextGen: Effective Inventory Controls

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 6, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet IBM

    FACT SHEET, IBM: Predictive Cloud Computing with Big Data: Professional Golf and Tennis Forecasting

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 6, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

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  • 2015 Edelman Fact Sheet: Saudi Arabia

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 3, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, will host six finalist organizations competing for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. The competition takes place on Monday, April 13 during the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The Prize is the world’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. 

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  • 2015 analytics conference GE VP Ruh

    CATONSVILLE, MD, March 24, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, announced today that Bill Ruh, Vice President of GE Software, will deliver a keynote on Monday, April 13 at its annual business analytics conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

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  • Marketing Science Skimming Penetration Pricing

    CATONSVILLE, MD, March 20, 2015 – A new study in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), finds that most firms do not use the skimming or penetration strategies that deliberately overprice or underprice new products. Marketers had long assumed that firms adopted either one of these two strategies for pricing new products.

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  • 2015 Analytics Conference Press Release

    Features Keynotes by IBM & GE Execs, VIP Session for Senior Executives, Harvard Business Review Panel, and over 100 other panels and discussions

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, March 16, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, announced today that its annual business analytics conference will take place in Huntington Beach, CA, April 12-14.

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  • Nagurney Cybercrime 2015

    CATONSVILLE, MD, March 10, 2015 – A new model examining cybercrimes adds an important way of examining the perishable value of stolen data so policy makers can plan against future hacks like the recent Anthem data breach, according to a study in the Articles in Advance section of Service Science, a journal published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • UPS George D Smith Prize Finalists 2015

    CATONSVILLE, MD, February 24, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for professionals in advanced analytics, today announced three finalists  in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize, an award that recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of analytics and operations research.

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  • Customer Binging

    CATONSVILLE, MD, February 3, 2015 –A study in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) shows that in contrast to traditional market segmentation, one based on “binge consumption” brings a higher long-term return to business.

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  • MSOM Electric Vehicles

    CATONSVILLE, MD, January 28, 2015 – A proper choice of business model plays a critical role in electric vehicle industry where many consumers are subject to range and resale anxieties. In particular, a combination of owning or leasing electric batteries and improving charging technology can reassure such skeptics and help increase the electric vehicle adoption, according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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