Press Releases

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®).

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.

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.

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.

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.  

2012 Annual Meeting

PHOENIX, September 20, 2012 – When 4,000 analytics experts in everything from predicting the winner of the U.S. Presidential election to keeping Arizona’s borders secure come to Phoenix on October 14, the city will find itself filled not only with smart people who use math for a living but also problem solvers who tackle some of today’s greatest challenges.

George D Smith Prize 2012

Huntington Beach, CA, April 18, 2012 – The Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan is the first winner of the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which was presented at a banquet sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Huntington Beach on Monday night.

TNT 2012 Edelman Winner

Huntington Beach, CA, April 17, 2012 – TNT Express, which used operations research to modernize operations and reduce its carbon footprint, won the 2012 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 Huntington Beach last night.

UPS Smith Prize Finalists

HANOVER, MD, March 15, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced three finalist schools in the competition for the first 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.

Edelman Finalists 2012

HANOVER, MD, January 12, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, in Huntington Beach, California later this year.