The Edelman Award

The Franz Edelman Award recognizes outstanding examples of innovative operations research and analytics that improves organizations — and often change people's lives. Learning how organizations like yours boost performance through use of operations research and analytcs can help you find new ways to achieve goals in the public and private sector.

About the Edelman Award

The annual Edelman Award competition brings together top examples of innovation from large and small, profit and non-profit, corporate and governmental, American and international organizations. The common theme characterizing all the final competing teams is use of the most sophisticated analytical tools employed in operations research and analytics to make a major impact on an organization and the people that it serves. Learn more about a competition that can bring renown to your organization based on the level of impact you generate.
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How to enter your organization

Is your organization using Analytics in a way that you feel deserves recognition? Learn how your organization can enter the Edelman competition.
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Edelman Winners and Finalists

A list of Winners and Finalists since 1983, listed chronologically.
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Anatomy of an Edelman Winner

A New View of Analytics and O.R.


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Interfaces Edelman Award Special Issue

Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Interfaces features the Edelman papers! Read these inspiring examples of major difference-making O.R. projects.

Edelman Award Videos

View the 2010-2016 Edelman Award presentations for outstanding examples of difference-making OR/MS and analytics in practice in the INFORMS Video Learning Center.


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2016 Edelman Gala Sponsors



Executive - $5,000


University of Cinncinnati

Champion - $2,500


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