Innovative Applications in Analytics Award
Please join us in congratulating the finalists of the 2017 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) sponsored by Caterpillar and the INFORMS Analytics Society. The judging committee chaired by Scott Grasman from Rochester Institute of Technology, has selected three finalists. All finalists will present their projects at the 2017 INFORMS Analytics Conference in Las Vegas in April. Here is the list of finalists (in no particular order).
· Audience Targeting Solutions Powered by Advanced Analytics
Contact: José Antonio Carbajal, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
· Combining Multi Criteria Analysis with Interactive Visualization
and Real Time Sensitivity Simulations to Support the Regeneration
Process of Disused Railways
Contact: Valentina Ferretti, London School of Economics and Political Science
· Assurance of Supply Center - Excellence through Supply Network Optimization
Contact: Tori Rollings, Caterpillar
The Analytics Society leadership would like to congratulate all semi-finalists and cordially thank the judging committee for their hard work in selecting these finalists.
The Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications of Analytics Award is the flagship competition of our society. The purpose this 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.
Purpose of the Award
The purpose of the 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.
The prize is not meant to recognize strictly theoretical advances, though theoretical advances might be an enabler to innovative applications. Similarly, the prize is not focused on implementation value created, but such value creation might add credibility to the innovation.
Applicants can submit proposals that span applications of descriptive, predictive or prescriptive analytics, as well as data creation, collection and dissemination which support or enable novel analytical methods.
Descriptive innovation could include novel measures, visualization methods, or creative approaches to the analytics process improvement among others. Predictive innovation might be statistical application, text analytics or simulation, among others. Prescriptive innovation might include for example, game theory or optimization. New sources of data creation and collection, and new avenues for dissemination of analytical approaches can also help demonstrate the innovativeness of the submission. The lists above are not meant to be exclusive, but rather illustrative examples of areas of innovation.
In its inaugural year, 2012, this award was known as the "Innovation in Analytics Award".
Prem Melville, Vijil Chenthamarakshan, Rick Lawrence, Solomon Assefa, Machine Learning Group, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY
James Powell, Sharad Sapra, UNICEF Uganda
Rajesh Anandan, US Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY
Presenting Author: Rick Lawrence
Cynthia Rudin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Seyda Ertekin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Rebecca Passonneau, Axinia Radeva, Ashish Tomar, Boyi Xie, Columbia University;
Stanley Lewis, Mark Riddle, Debbie Pangsrivinij, John Shipman, Steve Ierome and Delfina Isaac, Con Edison Company of New York