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O.R. & Analytics Impact Everything

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Impact

The fast-moving impacts of COVID-19 pose significant issues for the health and safety of people, for critical supply chains, and have numerous other societal and economic implications.

Many INFORMS members have long worked in areas related to pandemics, supply chain and other areas where operations research and analytics can provide valuable information for policymakers and other decision makers.

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O.R. & Analytics: Resoundingly Human

If you have ever wondered how operations research (O.R.) and analytics impacts society or why artificial intelligence and data science matters to business and policymakers? You’re not alone. These complex questions are vital to saving lives, saving money, and solving problems – and they’re being answered by our INFORMS member-experts. From lifesaving discoveries, to increased efficiencies, and billions in savings realized, O.R. and Analytics is shaping the future.

The impact of O.R. and Analytics can be felt around the world and seen through the efforts of INFORMS members within major academic and research settings, and across key elements of society. INFORMS is the respected source for peer-reviewed journals and magazines that deliver cutting-edge research as well as up-to-date news and options about the world of O.R. and Analytics. These publications provide a chance to learn and think about critical issues related to data science and machine learning, AI, predictive analytics, and other pressing topics. Around the world INFORMS members are working to make sense of the large amount of data related to transportation, finance, healthcare, employment, supply chain management, and many more areas of everyday life.

We invite you to explore exciting examples and case studies of the leading analytics applications and success stories.

Success Stories

From lifesaving discoveries, to increased efficiencies, to billions in savings realized, O.R. and Analytics are making significant impact every day.

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Improving Water Quality
Improving Water Quality

Protecting our community and the environment

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Transforming Aviation Security
Transforming Aviation Security

Safeguarding aircraft, crew and passengers

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Harnessing Wind Energy
Harnessing Wind Energy

Achieving a fossil-fuel free future

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Optimizing School Bus Routing
Optimizing School Bus Routing

Helping school districts design better policies

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Advancing Wireless Communication
Advancing Wireless Communication

Increasing access to data with O.R. 

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Faster and Further
Faster and Further

Improving train travel mile by mile

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Making Streets Safer
Making Streets Safer

NYC off-hours delivery schedule decreases traffic

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Transforming Inmate Assignment
Transforming Inmate Assignment

New algorithm realizes millions in savings for prison system

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Author Spotlight

Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies and Director of PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

INFORMS member since 2008

Group Leader, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

INFORMS member since 2007

Professor
HEC Management School, University of Liège

INFORMS member since 1986

Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine

INFORMS member since 2007