Damian Beil, University of Michigan
Saif Benjaafar, University of Minnesota
Manoj Chari, Otis Worldwide Corporation
Jim Cochran, University of Alabama
Gül Ege, SAS Institute
Panos Kouvelis, Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Lu, Purdue University,
Ivan Oliveira, Amazon.com
Olga Raskina, Celgene Corporation
"INFORMS Analytics Collections is the preeminent collection of industry-focused innovations and applications in advanced analytics and operations research. Compiled by INFORMS experts, these collections explore relevant analytical insights, issues, and trends through multimedia, complete with free access to INFORMS content. Addressing both academics and practitioners, each Collection seeks to introduce readers to valuable content related to applications, research, and teaching".
Less formally, the objectives of IAC are to use its unique multimedia platform to:
(a) demonstrate connections between applications that create value in currently high priority, high impact focus areas and academic research innovations, and
(b) thereby enhance the impact of the work of INFORMS members.
4 Here is the link to previously published volumes:
As you can see, there are 16 volumes which were published by the previous Editor, Anne Robinson. I would like to recognize Anne's exceptional vision and dedication in starting this publication in 2014, and in fostering this impactful content.5 As part of the usual triennial publication review process, INFORMS conducted a member survey about this publication in 2020. Impressively, 214 members (155 academic, 37 practice, 22 "other") responded. The survey results were largely complimentary, and also provided some suggestions for possible improvement. I have met with the new Editorial Board to discuss how to implement those suggestions most effectively and to develop a strategic plan that is consistent with them.
You can find the new Guidelines for Contributors, including the new submission and review process, here:
and the new Proposal Submission Form here:
7 Our intention is to publish several Collections of high impact advanced analytics work each year. Please submit your proposal, or contact me with any questions. We look forward to working with you.Thanks.
Nicholas G. Hall
Editor, INFORMS Analytics CollectionsBerry Professor, The Ohio State University
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)