Analytics Society

Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

The purpose of the Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications in Analytics Award is to recognize the creative and unique application of a combination of analytical techniques in a new area. The prize promotes the awareness and value of the creative combination of analytics techniques in unusual applications to provide insights and business value.

Crop Challenge in Analytics Award

As our world population increases and arable land decreases, it becomes vital to improve the productivity of the agricultural land available. Companies like Syngenta strive to provide varieties of their crops to meet this need. 
Every year farmers have to make decisions about which soybean seeds to plant given information about different soybean varieties and knowledge about the soil and climate at their respective farms. These annual decisions are critical - after a variety is planted, the decision is irreversible. Unusual weather patterns can have disastrous impacts on crops.

Women in Operations Research – Bayer Scholarship

The purpose of the Women in Operations Research - Bayer Scholarship is to provide a well-qualified female graduate student interested in the practice of operations research or analytics with the opportunity to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting.