Philadelphia area university presidents to host panel discussion on Analytics in higher education


Ashley Smith
Public Affairs Coordinator

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 15, 2015 – How can higher education leverage analytics to enhance outcomes for both students and college and university operations? A panel of four Philadelphia area university presidents will tackle this and other questions related to how universities can utilize new techniques in Big Data and math modeling to respond to student debt, globalization, and other problems.

The Philadelphia Area President’s Panel on Analytics will feature:

It will take place on Monday, November 2  from 3:10-4 PM ET at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

The Panel is part of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research.

The INFORMS Annual Meeting takes place from November 1-4, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Over 5,000 experts, academics, and students of analytics, operations research, and math modeling are expected to attend.


INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research (O.R.). INFORMS advances research, and develops and promotes best practices in analytics and O.R. through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development. INFORMS helps business, government, and other organization professionals make better decisions to drive value to their organizations and society. Our certification program (CAP®), highly cited publications, educational meetings and conferences, continuing education, industry and process-focused networking communities, competitions, and recognition provide professionals with the knowledge and connections they need to achieve ever greater value for their organizations. Further information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is at or @informs