Press Releases

  • 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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  • Balinski Wins von Neumann Theory Prize

    Bellwether of Nobel Prize

    MINNEAPOLIS, October 8, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in analytics, today announced that Michel Balinski of C.N.R.S. and the École Polytechnique/Paris Tech in France was named the 2013 recipient of the association’s John von Neumann Theory Prize.

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  • Geoffrion Wins Presidents Award

    MINNEAPOLIS, October 8, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in analytics, today announced that Arthur Geoffrion, the James A. Collins Professor of Management Emeritus at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, was named the 2013 recipient of the INFORMS President’s Award.

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  • INFORMS Narrows the Big Data Skills Gap

    Two-day Courses Focus on Essential Skills for Analytics Professionals and Data Exploration & Visualization Best Practices Applicable in Today’s Business Environments

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  • CAP ACB Appointments

    Board Chartered with Promoting Professional Certification to Improve the Scientific Process of Transforming Big Data into Insight for Better Decision Making

    Catonsville, MD – August 6, 2013– 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 appointment of a number of reputable industry professionals to its global Analytics Certification Board (ACB). ACB is chartered with guiding and overseeing the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program for the Institute and advancing the use of analytics by setting agreed upon consensus standards for the profession.

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  • UPS Smith Prize 2013

    HANOVER, MD, April 25, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) has awarded its prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize to the Naval Post Graduate School. The prize was announced at a banquet on Monday, April 8 in San Antonio, Texas at the 2013 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.

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  • First CAP Inductees

    First Professional Association to Develop Professional Certification Program in Analytics

    HANOVER, MD, April 22, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in advanced analytics, today announced the first analytics professionals to earn certification in the association’s new Certified Analytics Professional (CAPTM) program.

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  • Edelman Award Winner 2013 Dutch Delta

    San Antonio, TX, April 8, 2013 –The Dutch Delta Program Commissioner, whose work to prevent flooding created notice in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, won the 2013 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 San Antonio tonight.

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  • INFORMS Prize 2013 Ford

    SAN ANTONIO, TX, April 8, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the award of its annual INFORMS Prize to Ford Motor Company, the automaker that has been using analytics throughout its organization to strengthen its  position within the American automotive industry.

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  • INFORMS Announces Three Finalist Universities for UPS George D. Smith Prize Uniting Industry, Academia

    Lehigh, MIT, Naval Postgraduate School

    HANOVER, MD, March 11, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced three finalist schools in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize, an award created to strengthen ties between academia and industry. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of analytics and operations research.

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  • Edelman 2013 Announcement

    SAN ANTONIO, TX, January 17, 2013 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) has announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, that will take place in San Antonio, Texas next spring.

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  • Marketing Analytics Lilien

    HANOVER, MD, November 29, 2012 – Fortune 1000 companies that increase their use of marketing analytics improve their return on assets an average 8% and as much as 21%, with returns ranging from $70 million to $180 million in net income, according to a paper written by two key members of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

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  • Wagner 2012 Coast Guard

    HANOVER, MD, November 21, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the award of the Daniel H. Wagner Prize by CPMS, the association’s Practice Section, to the U.S. Coast Guard and its research partner, the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The winners used analytics and operations research to ramp up protection of America’s ports and waterways from unpredictable terrorist attack.

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  • INFORMS Impact Prize 2012

    HANOVER, MD, October 22, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) announced today that it has awarded the 2012 Impact Prize to Johannes Bisschop, Kevin Cunningham, Robert Fourer, David Gay, Brian Kernighan, Bjarni Kristjansson, Alexander Meeraus, and Linus Schrage.

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  • Terrorism Rail Risk

    PHOENIX, October 11, 2012 – Despite homeland security improvements since September 11, 2001, subway and rail commuters face higher risks of falling victim to terrorists and mass violence than frequent flyers or those engaged in virtually any other activity. And while successful criminal and terrorist acts against aviation have fallen sharply, those against subways and commuter trains have surged. These are among the findings of a new study by Arnold Barnett, George Eastman Professor of Management Science at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, who will deliver a presentation titled “Has Terror Gone to Ground?” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix on October 15.

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  • 2012 Fellows Release

    PHOENIX, October 11, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for advanced analytics professionals, today announced 12 new recipients of the annual INFORMS Fellows Award.  

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