Press Releases

  • Marketing Science and Social Welfare

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 25, 2014—For “credence services” such as auto-repair, healthcare, and legal services, the benefit to the customers for the service is difficult to assess before and even after the service. A new study in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) finds that in a credence services market, when more service providers care about the customer’s wellbeing, society as whole may actually be worse off. 

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  • TransSci electric vehicles

    CATONSVILLE, MD., August 18, 2014—Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 miles, according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS; http://www.informs.org).

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  • Scientists Research Tools

    Analyzing 8,000+ Scientists as Customers

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 4, 2014 – Scientists in the middle of the status hierarchy, not those at the top or the bottom, are the first to work with easy-to-use commercial products. They are also the most prone to imitate their prior collaborators’ use of such commercial kits. These are among the findings of a study of scientists-as-customers appearing in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • Brand Name Keyword Press Release

    CATONSVILLE, MD,, July 14, 2014 –Buying keywords of a popular competitors’ brand names on search engines such as Google and Bing can backfire according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • DAS Meeting Mammography Readings

    Missed Cancer Diagnoses Go Down 3.7%; False Positives Decline 3.23%

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 17, 2014 – A new approach to examining mammograms that takes into account a woman’s health risk profile would reduce the number of cancer instances missed and also cut the number of false positives, according to a paper being presented at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • DAS Conference Harmful Drugs

    Rates Alcohol Most Dangerous Drug to Public, Heroin Worst for Individuals

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 16, 2014 – A London School of Economics researcher examining the public and private dangers of drugs argues against demonizing e-cigarettes in a presentation being given at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He also calls on public officials to recognize that alcohol causes greater harm than other recreational drugs and more public attention should be paid to controlling its harmful effects.

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  • 2014 Big Data Conference Release

    Executive Thought Leaders from Teradata, Intel, IBM, LinkedIn, SAS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and More to Speak at Industry’s Premiere Big Data Event

    CATONSVILLE, MD – May 14, 2014– The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced the first details of its 2014 The Business of Big Data Conference, including an impressive line-up of top technology industry executive speakers, industry case studies to be presented, technology workshops scheduled, and a number of important networking sessions.

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  • Online Buzz Forecasts New Products

    Important Link between Buzz and Firm Stock Prices

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 12, 2014 – Companies can significantly improve the forecasting accuracy of forthcoming products’ performance by mining online consumer buzz prior to product release, according to a study being published by Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • CAP Exam at Computer-Based Testing Centers

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 5, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics, operations research (O.R.) and management science,  today announced that its successful Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will now be given at hundreds of computer-based testing centers worldwide through an agreement with Kryterion, the full-service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services .

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  • Facial Selection Advertising

    CATONSVILLE, MD, April 11, 2014 – Merely changing the face of a model in an ad increases the number of potential purchasers by as much as 15% (8% on average), according to a study being published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • UPS Smith Prize 2014

    BOSTON, April 10, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) has awarded its prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize to the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program. The prize was announced at a banquet on Monday, April 1 in Boston at the 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.

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  • 2013-4 Lilien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize

    BOSTON, April 4, 2014 - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced that the 2013-2014 Gary L. Lilien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize was awarded to Martin Natter and Ju-Young Kim, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and Ana-Marija Ozimec, ENTEGA GmbH & Co. KG, Germany  for their work “ECO: Entega’s Profitable New Customer Acquisition on Online Price Comparison Sites.”

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  • Mayo Clinic Named 2014 INFORMS Prize Winner, Best Organization of the Year in Analytics, Operations Research

    BOSTON, MA,  April 1, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the award of its annual INFORMS Prize to Mayo Clinic, the innovative healthcare organization that has used analytics throughout its organization to provide economical, quality services in an era of ballooning medical costs.

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  • 2014 Edelman Winner is CDC

    Boston, MA, March 31, 2014 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which collaborated with Kid Risk, Inc. to use analytics and operations research to combat the remaining pockets of polio around the world, tonight won the 2014 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 Boston.

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  • 2014 Analytics Conference Boston

    Tom Davenport, Author of Keeping Up with the Quants, Kathy Kilmer from Disney and 100 Other Big Data, Analytics and O.R. Thought Leaders to Speak at Industry’s Largest Analytics Event

    CATONSVILLE, MD – January 23, 2014– INFORMS today announced the first details of its 2014 Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, including executives speaking in the keynote program and event features such as the Franz Edelman Competition for excellence in applied analytics, O.R. and Advanced Analytics, software tutorials, case studies in applying analytics, a premier job fair for professionals, and facilitated networking sessions.

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  • Stephen Robinson is 2014 INFORMS President

    Stephen M. Robinson 2012

    CATONSVILLE, MD, January 14, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced that Professor Emeritus Stephen M. Robinson of the University of Wisconsin Madison is President of the association’s 2014 Board of Directors, which includes key analytics leaders from academia and business.

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  • Open Collaboration Bitcoin

    New Research Shows that Open Collaboration Brings Innovation

    CATONSVILLE, MD, January 2, 2014 – Open collaboration – which has brought the world Bitcoin, TEDx and Wikipedia – is likely to expand into new domains and displace traditional organizations, according to a paper in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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  • 2014 Edelman Finalists

    CATONSVILLE, MD, December 17, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) proudly announces the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2014 INFORMS Franz Edelman Prize. 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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  • Wagner Prize 2013

    MINNEAPOLIS, October 14, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced that the first place winner of the Daniel H. Wagner Prize judged by CPMS, the association’s practice section, is Yedioth Group, the Israeli media company, for analysis that reduced the cost of delivering print magazines at a time when the news industry is facing ever increasing competition from the Internet and social media.

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  • INFORMS Presents 12 New Fellow Awards, Inducts Eminent Analytics Leaders

    MINNEAPOLIS, October 10, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced 12 new recipients of the annual INFORMS Fellow Award.  

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