Press Releases

Charlotte-Area Schools Take Lead in National HS Math Initiative

CHARLOTTE, October 31, 2010 – A special program for Charlotte-area high school math teachers is the latest contribution in a national initiative to improve applied math that has seen North Carolina universities and school systems take the lead in making America more competitive in math and science.

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.

Management Science Guru, Surviving Cancer, Offers Hope to Fellow Sufferers, Doctors

AUSTIN, October 28, 2010 – 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.

Experiments Find Bias in Way Analysts View Firms Led by Black Graduates of Prestigious Universities

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®).

INFORMS Charlotte Annual Meeting

CHARLOTTE, October 10, 2010 – When 4,000 experts in everything from greening America’s energy to reducing crowded emergency rooms come to Charlotte on November 13, the city will find itself deluged not only by experts who use analytics for a living but also problem solvers who tackle America’s greatest challenges.

Airline Passengers in Developing Countries Face 13 Times Risk of Crash as U.S., First World

HANOVER, MD, September 1, 2010 – Passengers who fly in Developing World countries face 13 times the risk of being killed in an air accident as passengers in the First World. The more economically advanced countries in the Developing World have better overall safety records than the others, but even their death risk per flight is seven times as high as that in First World countries.

Electronic Medical Record Adoption in Hospitals Sped by Key Medical Centers

HANOVER, MD, August 13, 2010 – Persuading influential medical centers to adopt electronic medical records helps speed adoption by their neighboring hospitals, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, a flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

ISMS Practice Prize 2010

COLOGNE, GERMANY, June 18, 2010 - The 2009-2010 INFORMS Society for Marketing Science/Marketing Science Institute (ISMS-MSI) Practice Prize was presented today to professors at the University of Passau and the University at Kiel for research that supported Bayer Healthcare AG in their marketing investment planning for the primary care business of the company’s pharmaceutical product portfolio in five European markets. The prize-winning budgeting model aims for more effective marketing spending.

Auditor's Slippery Slope

HANOVER, MD, June 14, 2010 – New research shows that concern about preserving their good reputation can lead auditors to conceal the kind of irregularities that brought down not only Enron but the auditing firm Arthur Anderson, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, a flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

Firms Pay More to High-Skill Foreign IT Professionals than to their U.S. Colleagues

HANOVER, MD, May 13, 2010 – Contrary to public assertions, IT professionals in the U.S. who are not citizens actually earned more than their American colleagues from 2000-2005 and therefore did not depress the salaries of American citizens, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

Jeppesen Wins 2010 INFORMS Prize

ORLANDO, FL, April 26, 2010 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the award of the INFORMS Prize to Jeppesen, a Boeing Company.

Mexico’s Indeval Wins INFORMS Edelman Award

ORLANDO, April 19, 2010 – The application of operations research and analytics to speedily processing complex securities transactions allowed Mexico’s Indeval to win the 2010 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 Orlando tonight.

World’s Best Analytics Teams Compete to Win 2010 Edelman Prize

ORLANDO, FL, March 26, 2010 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced six finalists that will compete for the 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando this year.

Delaware River Basin Commission among finalists for INFORMS Edelman Award

HANOVER, MD, March 26, 2010 – The team consisting of the Delaware River Basin Commission and its conservation partners is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando on April 19 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Deutsche Post among finalists for INFORMS Edelman Award

HANOVER, MD, March 26, 2010 – Deutsche Post DHL’s Global Branding Unit is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando on April 19 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Indeval among finalists for INFORMS Edelman Award

HANOVER, MD, March 26, 2010 – Indeval’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando on April 19 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Procter & Gamble among finalists for INFORMS Edelman Award

HANOVER, MD, March 26, 2010 – Procter & Gamble’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando on April 19 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Sasol among finalists for Edelman Award

HANOVER, MD, March 26, 2010 – Sasol’s analytics team is among six finalists that will compete for the INFORMS 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Orlando on April 19 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Securities Analysts Slow New Tech

HANOVER, MD, March 12, 2010 – The reluctance of securities analysts to recommend investment in veteran companies using new techniques to grapple with radical technological change may be harming these companies as they struggle to compete, according to a new study in the current issue of Organization Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

Shift Cost of Port Security from Government to Private Industry

HANOVER, MD, February 19, 2010 – An incentive system for shippers could help push some of the costs and responsibilities of port security from the federal government to private industry, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).