INFORMS O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition

Purpose of the Award

This INFORMS competition that provides real-world workplace experience for undergraduate and master’s level students.

Student teams are given the same business problem, data sets, and access to software to solve a challenging problem using an OR/analytics approach. A panel of industry and academic experts judge written submissions based on teams’ use of the full analytics process, from framing the problem to methodology selection, data use, model building and innovation. Teams selected as finalists present their solutions to a judging panel at the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in April, with the winners announced at the conference.

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2020 Judging Committee Chair:  John Birge, University of Chicago

Learn more about the Organizing and Judging Committee Members

Past Awardees