Updated: Friday 30 January 2015, 16:52

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Eva Lee selected to National Preparedness & Response Science Board

Eva Lee selected to National Preparedness & Response Science Board

Eva K. Lee, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently selected to serve a three-year term as one of the 13 members of the National Preparedness & Response Science Board (NPRSB), providing advice to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to the White House. Read more

Ruh, Dietrich to headline INFORMS Analytics Conference

Ruh, Dietrich to headline INFORMS Analytics Conference

William Ruh, vice president of GE Software, and Brenda L. Dietrich, Ph.D., IBM Fellow and vice president of Emerging Technology, IBM Watson, will headline the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. Ruh will present the opening keynote on “The Industrial Internet” and Dietrich will deliver the Tuesday keynote on “Analytics in the Era of Cognitive Computing.” Read more

An analytical look at the ‘Oscar Curse’

An analytical look at the ‘Oscar Curse’

Winning an Oscar for best actress or actor is great for one’s acting career, but apparently an Oscar isn’t so good for one’s marriage or romantic relationship. In fact, so many actresses have sought divorce or broken up with their husband or boyfriend shortly after winning an Oscar that the phenomenon has its own name, the “Oscar Curse.” With this year’s Academy Awards ceremony coming up on Feb. 22, it’s time to delve into this Hollywood (love) Triangle – where marriages mysteriously disappear – from an analytical point of view. Read more

Study: Best, worst places for STEM workers

What is the best metro area in the United States for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professionals? Hint: It’s neither San Francisco nor San Jose, Calif. In fact, no California metro area ranks in the top 10 according to a recent study by WalletHub. Read more

Great time to be a quant looking for a job

Great time to be a quant looking for a job

Linda Burtch, founder of Burtch Works (an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of quantitative business professionals), offers the following predictions for the data science and analytics hiring market in 2015. Read more

Top 5 analytics predictions for 2015

Top 5 analytics predictions for 2015

Glenn Wegryn, president of the Analytics Section of INFORMS and principal at Analytic Impact LLC, offers his top five analytics trends for 2015: Read more

Analytics Section of INFORMS News

Update on the Analytics Section’s focus areas for 2015

The Analytics Section of INFORMS will provide regular updates to the INFORMS community on five primary focus areas for 2015, each being coordinated and reported on by the Section’s officers: Capabilities (Jim Williams, VP), Recognition (Glenn Wegryn, President), Visibility (Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, Secretary), Conferences (Tarun Mohan Lal, Treasurer) and Outreach (Wegryn). Read more

Call for volunteers: Contribute to the success of the Analytics Section

The Analytics Section of INFORMS has received several messages from Section members who would like to volunteer their time, but there are still opportunities for you to participate! Based on the member survey taken in September, we were delighted to find a significant number of respondents offering to volunteer some of their time to help us move our agenda forward. Read more

INFORMS Healthcare Conference seeks abstract

The Analytics Section will sponsor an invited session cluster at the INFORMS Healthcare Conference in Nashville, Tenn., July 29-31. The Section welcomes abstracts on topics related to analytics applications in healthcare including operations management, medical decision-making, big data, data mining and health analytics to name a few. Read more

Innovative Applications in Analytics Award finalists announced

The Analytics Section’s flagship prize is the Innovative Applications in Analytics (IAA) Award, which recognizes creative and unique developments, applications or combinations of analytical techniques used in practice. This prize has garnered significant interest in its brief life. For the 2015 IAA Award, 24 applicants submitted their work, from which six semi-finalists were chosen at the end of September. After a two-month verification process, the judging committee identified two finalists that will be presenting their work at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Huntington Beach, Calif., in April 2015. Read more

INFORMS Initiatives

Essential Practice Skills course coming to San Jose

Participants of the INFORMS course “Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals” learn practical tools for integrating their analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. This popular course provides approaches that can be applied immediately to a wide variety of settings, whether within a participant’s own organization or for an external client. The course is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in San Jose, Calif. Read more

INFORMS supports National Data Science Bowl

In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle, INFORMS is helping to launch the first-ever National Data Science Bowl competition. The National Data Science Bowl is a platform through which data scientists can harness their passion, unleash their curiosity and amplify their impact to affect change on a global scale. Read more

2015 schedule of continuing ed analytics courses

INFORMS’ continuing education program is designed specifically for those in the field of analytics and operations research. INFORMS, the world’s largest organization for advanced analytics professionals, produces and disseminates data analytics and operations research information, training courses, certification, and best-in-class resources for our members and the industry at large. Read more

Industry News

Lustig joins Princeton Consultants

Lustig joins Princeton Consultants

Irv Lustig, a longtime and active member of INFORMS, recently joined Princeton Consultants as an optimization principal. Lustig will serve as a leader in the firm’s Custom Optimization practice, which focuses on transforming business decision-making through the implementation of advanced analytics and optimization. Read more

AnyLogic relocates to Chicago

AnyLogic North America, LLC, a simulation modeling software and services company, has moved its North American headquarters from Lisle, Ill., to Chicago. The new address is 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2044, Chicago, IL 60606, inside the historic, newly renovated Civic Opera Building. Read more

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Conferences

INFORMS EVENTS

April 12-14
2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
Huntington Beach, Calif.

June 14-17
CORS - INFORMS Joint International Meeting
Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal

July 29-31
INFORMS Healthcare 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

OTHER EVENTS

SEMINAR
Feb. 19-20, 2015
Data Analytics for Action & Impact:Transforming Data to Goal-Driven Insight for the Data-Rich yet Information-Poor

Orlando, Fla.

April 20
2015 Analytics Applications Summit
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, Pa. (Free event)

Quotable

Will Towler

“Data visualization is entering a new era. Emerging sources of intelligence, theoretical developments and advances in multidimensional imaging are reshaping the potential value that analytics and insights can provide, with visualization playing a key role. The principles of effective data visualization won’t change. However, nextgen technologies and evolving cognitive frameworks are opening new horizons, moving data visualization from art to science.”

– Will Towler, analytics and insights specialist, in his article on “The Future of Data Visualization” in the January/February 2015 issue of Analytics magazine.

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