Press Releases

  • 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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  • ISMS extended warranties

    CATONSVILLE, MD, January 5, 2015 – Retailers selling home appliances and electronics goods typically make 15-20 percent profit from these products but realize more than 200 percent profit from selling extended warranties for them. A new study that appears in the January issue of Marketing Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), finds that even though selling warranties through independent firms will lower extended warranty prices, the consumers may actually be worse off.

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  • Top 5 Analytics Predictions for 2015

    CATONSVILLE, MD, December 18, 2014 – Five trends will dominate the analytics world in 2015, according to the president of the Analytics Section of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the fields of analytics. 

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  • 2015 Edelman Finalists

    CATONSVILLE, MD, December 18, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) proudly announces the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2015 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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  • DAS 2014 Practice Award

    CATONSVILLE, MD, December 12, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced that the winner of the 2014 INFORMS Decision Analysis Practice Award was presented to Max Henrion, CEO of Lumina Decision Systems, makers of Analytica® software.

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  • Color in Ads

    Despite Brief Viewing, Consumers Grasp Ad’s Gist

    CATONSVILLE, MD, December 10, 2014 –Ads can communicate their main message in as little as a tenth of a second, helped by color, according to a new study published in Marketing Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • 2014 Wagner Prize press release

    CATONSVILLE, MD, November 26, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, today announced that the winner of the Daniel H. Wagner Prize judged by CPMS, the association’s practice section, is Ford Motor for an innovative approach to an important issue facing companies with a global presence: early identification of supply chain risks and a new process to respond when things go wrong.

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  • Firms Pressure Sales People 2014

    Resolving a Battle between Sales Teams and Management on Discounting Prices

    CATONSVILLE, MD, November 20, 2014 – In many firms sales people spend as much time negotiating internally for lower prices as they do interacting with customers.  A new study appearing in the November issue of Marketing Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) finds that firms should allow their sales people to “waste” energy on internal negotiations. In fact, it says, firms should make the process wasteful on purpose.

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  • Megiddo wins von Neumann Theory Prize 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced the award of its John Von Neumann Theory prize, a sometime harbinger of the Nobel Prize, to IBM’s Nimrod Megiddo for innovations in game theory, linear programming, and combinatorial optimization.

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  • Impact Prize to COIN-OR

    SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) recognized a longstanding open source software program with its 2014 INFORMS Impact Prize for the developers’ creation of software that has spurred the growth of new applications over its more than dozen years of existence.

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  • INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model Survey San Francisco

    More than 230 Business, Government and Academic Representatives Say Assessing Analytics Maturity is Critical for Improving ROI and Setting Their Organizations Apart

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA– November 11, 2014–According to a new INFORMS®  survey of 230 business, government and academic representatives released today, the concept of “analytics maturity” is important or very important to their businesses (65 percent).  Yet, 82 percent of those same respondents admitted they do not have a plan, model, or any other mechanism in place for measuring the efficacy or maturity of their analytics best practices over time.  

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  • INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model San Francisco

    Unique Model Provides Important Insights into Business and Helps Users Develop a Plan and Timeline for Reaching a Higher Level of Analytics Maturity

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 11, 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 the official launch of a unique new Analytics Maturity Model that is designed to help organizations of all sizes scrutinize the way they use analytics across the business and determine how to improve their best practices over time. Whether an organization is in it’s initial stages of using analytics to improve business processes, or is at a more advanced level, the INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model approach helps assess strengths and weaknesses in three important areas of analytics: the organization itself, its analytics capabilities and its data and infrastructure.

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  • INFORMS Product Placement

    Potential for Large Benefit to $600 Billion Ad Industry

    CATONSVILLE, MD, October 15, 2014 – Coordinating product placement with advertising in the same television program can reduce audience loss over commercial breaks by 10%, 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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  • Ed Kaplan INFORMS President

    CATONSVILLE, MD, October 14, 2014 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced that Yale School of Management Professor Edward H. Kaplan, whose pioneering work in public health and homeland security has won him numerous INFORMS awards, was elected INFORMS president in an election that concluded on September 30. Prof. Kaplan becomes INFORMS President Elect on January 1, 2015 and starts his term as President on January 1, 2016.

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  • Ebola Media Advisory

    CATONSVILLE, MD – October 9, 2014— INFORMS 2015 Treasurer and Professor at the University of Illinois, Sheldon H. Jacobson has taken a public stance to challenge the way airports screen for Ebola, recommending much more aggressive measures than are currently being employed worldwide.  As a longstanding expert in the field of airport security and the design of aviation security systems, Jacobson explains how his research can be applied to stem the spread of Ebola, which has become a greater threat to the U.S. and other countries over the last few weeks. Jacobson lays out his ideas in a recent opinion piece published in the Washington Post, which include airport quarantines and blood tests to prevent the virus from spreading further in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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  • 2014 Annual Meeting Press Release

    Thought Leaders from Organizations Including Google and CDC, as well as Leading Academics from MIT, Stanford and More to Speak at Industry’s Premiere O.R., Analytics and Big Data Event

    CATONSVILLE, MD – October 7, 2014– INFORMS today announced the first details of its 2014 Annual Meeting, including an impressive line-up of top operations research, analytics and Big Data speakers from academia, industry and government; industry case studies to be presented on numerous topics; a local Job Fair for both employers and job seekers; and a number of important networking sessions.

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