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Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) Finalists Announced

  • 1.  Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) Finalists Announced

    Posted 03-28-2024 16:03

    BALTIMORE, MD, March 28, 2024 – The Analytics Society of INFORMS, BCG X, and Adelphi University announced today that six finalists have been selected to compete for the 2024 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA), on Tuesday, April 16, during the 2024 INFORMS Analytics Conference in Orlando, FL. The IAAA recognizes the creative and innovative application of combined analytics techniques to create economic or social value. The first, second and third place winners will be announced at an awards luncheon immediately following the competition.

    Submission titles and members of finalist teams (in no particular order) are as follows:

    Amplifying Marketing Impact: Optimizing Network TV Advertising Inventory with Advanced Analytics

    o   Sebastian Souyris, Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    o   Sridhar Seshadri, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    o   Dana Popescu, Darden Business School, University of Virginia

    o   Vinod Kumawat, Anand Punjabi, Shiv Sehgal, Divyani Sharma and Varun Verma, RSG Media

    Optimizing Milk Pools at the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank

    o   Timothy C. Y. Chan and Rachel K. Wong, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

    o   Rafid Mahmood, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

    o   Deborah L. O'Connor and Sharon Unger, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

    o   Debbie Stone, Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank

    o   Ian Yihang Zhu, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

    Interdependencies and Cascading Effects of Disasters on Critical Infrastructures

    o   Eva K Lee, Whitaker-NSF Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare; Data and Analytics Innovation Institute; AccuHealth Technologies

    o   William Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Amazon

    o   Taylor Leonard, United States Air Force; Department of the Air Force, Office of Studies and Analysis

    o   Jerry Booker, Enterprise Risk &. Performance, TSA–Strategy, Policy Coordination, and Innovation

    Policy Learning Utilizing Counterfactuals with an Application to the Dynamic Pricing of Airline Ancillaries

    o   Shivaram Subramanian, Wei Sun, Markus Ettl, Youssef Drissi and Zhengliang Xue, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

    Using Innovative Analytics on Two Levels to Increase Vaccination Rates

    o   Theodore T. Allen, FactSpread and The Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering

    o   Antor Rashid, formerly FactSpread and The Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering

    o   Long Wang, FactSpread

    Battling Nursing Shortage Crisis: Building Innovative Staff Deployment Solutions with Human Expertise and Machine Learning

    o   Pengyi Shi, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Purdue University

    o   Jonathan E. Helm, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    o   Mary Drewes, Jacob Cecil, and William Tindall, Indiana University Health

    o   Troy Tinsley, Riley Children's Health, Indiana University Health

    Pallav Chhaochhria and Juan R. Jaramillo are the IAAA Co-chairs.

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    Ashley Smith, Public Affairs Coordinator, INFORMS


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