Press Releases

  • CARE International

    HANOVER, MD, July 21, 2011 – Operations research models developed by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology helped CARE International pick three locations worldwide to supply relief quickly to victims of earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters, according to a paper in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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  • ECommerce Privacy

    Test Group Contrasts Privacy When Buying Batteries, Sex Toys

    HANOVER, MD, July 11, 2011 – Online consumers thought to be motivated primarily by savings are, in fact, often willing to pay a premium for purchases from online vendors with clear, protective privacy policies, according to a new study in the current issue of a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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  • Online MD Ratings

    MONTREAL, June 14, 2011 – Patients posting their opinions about doctors on online ratings websites are much less likely to discuss physicians with low perceived quality and are more prone than offline populations to exaggerate their opinions, according to a paper being presented at a healthcare conference sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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  • Defense Science Board

    HANOVER, MD, June 1, 2011- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) and Military Operations Research Society (MORS) today commended the U.S. Defense Department Board Task Force on Defense Intelligence for a report recommending, in part, that operations research (O.R.) and advanced analytics methods be harnessed to improve counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and other theaters.

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  • Gartner Award to Levis

    LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2011- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today congratulated Jack Levis, Director of Process Management at UPS, who led his team at UPS to win the coveted Gartner Business Intelligence Excellence Award.

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  • Healthcare Conference Release

    First INFORMS Conference in Healthcare Operations, Decision-Making, Informatics

    MONTREAL, May 4, 2011 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will host its first conference on healthcare in Montreal this June. INFORMS Healthcare 2011 takes place at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in Montréal from June 20-22.

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  • UPS Smith Prize

    Annual Award of $10,000 Will Honor Former UPS CEO George D. Smith

    CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 – The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced the establishment of the annual UPS George D. Smith Prize for operations research. The prize will recognize the practical importance of operations research while honoring academic leaders who embody the beliefs of Smith, the second CEO of UPS.

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  • Edelman Winner 2011

    Chicago, April 11, 2011 – MISO, which manages one of the world’s largest energy markets, won the 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences at a banquet sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Chicago tonight.

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  • Analytics Conference Press Release

    White House Rep, UPS VP, Executive Forum, World Series of Analytics

    CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 – Business analytics, which has received plaudits from Harvard Business Review, Gartner, and Accenture for aiding better decisions at organizations, will be the focus of a conference hosted by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®). The conference focuses on ways that successful organizations use quantitative methods to analyze massive amounts of data.

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  • 2011 Edelman Finalists

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) announced six finalists that will compete for the 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago next month.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet CSAV

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – CSAV’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet Fluor

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – Fluor Corporation’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet ICBC

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and IBM Research – China’s joint analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet IHG

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet Midwest ISO

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • Edelman Fact Sheet NYS Dept Taxation

    HANOVER, MD, March 21, 2011 – The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Chicago on April 11 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown.

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  • New INFORMS ED Moore

    HANOVER, MD, February 28, 2011 – The Board of Directors of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced that INFORMS has named Melissa Moore as the new Executive Director of the professional association for experts in analytics and related fields. She will take office on April 4.

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  • Austin Annual Meeting 2010

    AUSTIN, October 28, 2010 – When 4,000 experts in everything from laws about cell phones and driving to deciding whether to punt or pass on fourth down come to Austin on November 7, the city will find itself deluged not only by smart people who use math for a living but also problem solvers who tackle America’s greatest threats.

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  • Cancer Planning

    Reccomends Cancer QB and Decision Coach

    When Stephen Barrager was diagnosed in 2007 with acute multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, he endured the same anxiety that troubles all those who receive an upsetting diagnosis. The way he went about dealing with his disease and its treatment, however, was different. Barrager drew upon his engineering and management science background to help him make difficult decisions. Now he is sharing his insights with hospitals and doctors in his native Bay Area and with colleagues at a conference coming to Austin on November 7.

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  • Financial Analysts Racial Bias

    HANOVER, MD, October 19, 2010 – Analysts examining a firm and the qualifications of its top management team discount the educational background of African American managers who graduated from prestigious universities while accepting the qualifications of white managers with the same college credentials, according to two experiments reported in the current issue of Organization Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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