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2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Finalists Named

  • 1.  2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Finalists Named

    Posted 01-02-2018 19:10

    Caterpillar and the INFORMS Analytics Society are pleased to announce finalists for the 2018 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA).  IAAA recognizes novel applications of analytics that provide new and creative solutions to problems and improve processes, generating a significant impact in real life.  The six finalists, which were selected from among 29 submissions, will compete during the 2018 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference to be held April 15-17 in Baltimore.  In addition to a final presentation, teams will prepare papers describing their applications which will receive expedited consideration for publication in a special, IAAA-focused issue of Interfaces, INFORMS' flagship journal of applied analytics.  Finalist teams and applications (in alphabetical order) are as follows: 

    • BNSF: Automatic Train Identification: Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Safety and Efficiency
    • IBM: Analytics to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality in Wastewater Treatment
    • IBM: MPA Safer System
    • Macys: A Model Driven Approach to Store Selling Space Optimization
    • NorthWestern University: SAFE (Situational Awareness for Events): A Data Visualization System
    • Schneider: Chassis leasing and selection policy for port operations

    Juan R. Jaramillo, Ph.D.
    IAAA Chair
    Assistant Professor
    School of Business
    SUNY Farmingdale