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Apply now for the 2020 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

  • 1.  Apply now for the 2020 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

    Posted 09-26-2019 08:56

    Dear Colleague,

    We are now accepting applications for the prestigious Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, Kinaxis and Adelphi University. IAAA provides an excellent way to receive recognition for analytics success stories within and outside of your organization and I strongly encourage you to apply.  If you know of other potential applicants, please do not hesitate to share this message.

    Here are the key points for the 2020 IAAA competition:

    1. The award recognizes organizations for applications which combine multiple types of analytics -- descriptive, predictive or prescriptive -- in novel ways to achieve meaningful results.
    2. Initial submission, a 500 - 1,000 words summary of your work, is due by October 15. Submit your summary by email to
    3. Up to six finalists, to be selected by December 20, will each be asked to prepare a deck to be presented on April 28, 2020 during the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research Conference in Aurora, Colorado.
    4. Prize money for teams ranked 1-3 is $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively
    5. Applications that currently are being considered for other INFORMS prizes in parallel will not be considered.

    For detailed instructions, please use the following link:

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.



    Juan R. Jaramillo, PhD
    2020 IAAA Co-chair
    Associate Professor of Analytics
    Department of Decision Sciences
    Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
    Adelphi University