INFORMS selects 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize finalists from leading university O.R. and analytics programs

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INFORMS selects 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize finalists from leading university O.R. and analytics programs

CATONSVILLE, MD, January 16, 2018 – INFORMS, the leading international association for professionals in operations research and analytics, has selected two finalists for the 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics.

The 2018 finalists are:                                      

The winner will be announced on April 16 at the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research  in Baltimore, MD.

Named in honor of the late UPS Chief Executive Officer – a champion of operations researchers at a leading Fortune 500 corporation – the UPS George D. Smith Prize was created in the spirit of strengthening ties between industry and the schools of higher education that graduate young practitioners of operations research. The prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research or analytics.

Past recipients of the award include the Air Force Academy, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia - Center for Operations Excellence, MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), Naval Postgraduate School, and Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan.

About INFORMS

With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

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