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Career Boost: INFORMS CAP Certification

Certifications are a well-known option for career advancement in IT, and data science is no different.

“The certified analytics professional [CAP] credential tells employers that an individual has independently verified knowledge and experience in analytics,” explains Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, senior manager at SAS and chair of the Analytics Certification Board at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the organization that runs the CAP program. Since the program launched in 2013, 300 professionals have earned the CAP certification.

Break into data science with CAP certification

Certifications are a well-known option for career advancement in IT, and data science is no different.

“The certified analytics professional [CAP] credential tells employers that an individual has independently verified knowledge and experience in analytics,” explains Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, senior manager at SAP and chair of the Analytics Certification Board at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the organization that runs the CAP program. Since the program launched in 2013, 300 professionals have earned the CAP certification.

INFORMS Announces Three Finalist Universities for UPS George D. Smith Prize Uniting Industry, Academia: Carnegie Mellon, N. Carolina State, US Air Force Academy

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.

Riders on Crowded Trains Key on Mobile Ads: Marketing Science Study

A recent university study on the effect of hyper-contextual targeting and physical space found that passengers on crowded subway cars shop and buy more in response to mobile ads than those in less crowded cars.  

A key takeaway is that riders in crowded subway trains are good targets for mobile advertising...

The study is published in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science.

INFORMS Launches New Website of Comprehensive Information about University Analytics Programs

INFORMS Education Resource Library Helps Students, Businesses, and University Faculty and Administrators in Decision-Making about Analytics Education and Talent

CATONSVILLE, MD, February 23, 2016 – Students searching for the right analytics graduate program, business people seeking to hire analytics talent, analytics professors developing syllabi, and deans developing analytics programs have all shared one common challenge – a lack of a unified and comprehensive way to find data sets and problems and research the rapid changes, offerings, and opportunities in analytics education. Until now.

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