INFORMS announces three finalist universities for UPS George D. Smith Prize uniting industry, academia: Carnegie Mellon, N. Carolina State, U.S. Air Force Academy

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UPS George D. Smith Prize finalists 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD, February 24, 2016 – 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.

INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in advanced analytics.

The finalists are:

The prize winner will be announced at a banquet taking place on Monday, April 11 in Orlando, Florida at the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research. The announcement will follow a competition that same day.

The UPS George D. Smith Prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics.  It is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award.

The UPS George D. Smith Prize, established in 2011, is named in memory of the late UPS Chief Executive Officer who was a patron of operations researchers at the leading Fortune 500 Corporation.

More information about the prize is here.

About INFORMS

With nearly 12,000 members from across the globe, INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research. INFORMS advances research and promotes best practices in analytics and operations research through an array of highly-cited publications, conferences, competitions, networking communities, and professional development services.

More information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is available at www.informs.org or @informs.

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