The Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications of Analytics Award, inaugurated in 2012 as the Innovation in Analytics Award, recognizes creative and unique application of analytical techniques. As stated on the award website, the prize “promotes the awareness and value of the creative combination of analytics techniques in unusual applications to provide insights and business value.” To win the award, implementations must integrate theoretical advances and innovative applications in order to create value.
The winner of the 2016 Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications of Analytics Award is “An Analytics Approach to the Clock Drawing Test for Cognitive Impairment led by Cynthia Rudin at MIT. The project will be presented at the 2016 INFORMS Annual, in addition to recognition at the Analytics Society meeting. You can view the presentation in the INFORMS Video Learning Center.
Implementations that span applications of descriptive, predictive or prescriptive analytics, as well as data creation, collection and dissemination which support or enable novel analytical methods, can be submitted for the 2017 Caterpillar and INFORMS Analytics Society Innovative Applications of Analytics Award.
Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word summary by September 2, 2016 to Committee Chair, Scott E. Grasman of Rochester Institute of Technology. Semi-Finalists will be notified by September 30, 2016, and Finalists will be notified by December 9, 2019. Finalist presentations will take place at the INFORMS Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, NV – April 2-4, 2017. The winner will present at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX – October 22-25, 2017.
For more details see the award website, or contact the committee chair.