SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 18, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, that will take place in San Antonio, Texas next spring.
The 2013 Franz Edelman Award finalists, who were named by CPMS, the association’s special interest group for operations research and analytics practitioners, are:
- Baosteel, together with the Logistics Institute of Northeastern University (China), the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University (United Kingdom) for “Operations Research Transforms Baosteel’s Operations.”
- Chevron for “Optimizing Chevron’s Refineries.”
- Dell, with Dell Global Analytics, for “Dell’s Retail Transformation through Analytics.”
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is the leading professional association for professionals in advanced analytics. INFORMS is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, financial engineering, and telecommunications. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of operations research analysts, experts in analytics, consultants, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as their institutions, by publishing a variety of journals that describe the latest research in operations research. Further information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is at www.informs.org.