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The Analytics of Neymar’s Flopping

Brazil’s star has been criticized for his theatrics at this World Cup. We hit the tape for the numbers behind his acting skills.<p>Samara, Russia<p>Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio didn’t have to name names when he launched a tirade against flopping following his team’s 2-0 loss to Brazil this …

Juan Carlos Osorio

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis - The Washington Post

July 20, 2018<p>July 20, 2018<p>Controversy over whether the school’s athletic coaches knew about allegations against Richard Strauss has ensnared congressman Jim Jordan, an influential conservative lawmaker.<p>35 minutes ago<p>Information from Twitter messages collected by researchers shows that Russian …

Lamar Jackson

Digital vs. print publications: New study shows playing favorites can hurt overall book sales

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, June 21, 2018</b> – Since the first e-book platform launched in 2007, e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by …

eBooks

啟動智慧新世界 INFORMS年會圓滿成功

Does negative political advertising actually work? New study says ‘yes,’ but it depends on whether you’re a candidate or a PAC

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, June 1, 2018</b> – While many may dread campaign season because of pervasiveness of negative political advertising, a new study has …

Political Advertising

Farm bill goes down

<i>With David Beavers, Garrett Ross and Daniel Lippman</i><p><b>FARM BILL GOES DOWN:</b> An assortment of moderate Republicans and members of the House Freedom Caucus joined with Democrats today to sink the farm bill, which failed 198-213. The bill has driven a substantial amount of lobbying work this year, and all …

Fundraising

Stopping Ebola before the virus goes viral

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains relatively small. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports 56 people with …

New Recognition and Development department creates lasting support for current and future INFORMS programs

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, May 22, 2018 –</b> INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals, is pleased …

Physiotherapy

Consumers focus on food types, not portions, when it comes to perceived healthiness

It's an age-old question: Is it healthier to focus on the type of food you eat or the portion size?<p>Whatever the correct answer is, consumers tend to …

Selling distrust

Selling distrust<p>Critics say capitalism erodes institutions and relationships. Turns out, working in sales might. A survey of people from different …

INFORMS Announces General Motors As Title Sponsor of the 2019 O.R. Analytics Student Team Competition

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, May 15, 2018</b> – INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, announced that …

General Motors

Alternative endings to the first aircraft carrier battle

In May 1942, the Second World War was expanding across the Pacific.<p>An Imperial Japanese navy invasion fleet was steaming toward Port Moresby in Papua …

UC San Diego

Rady School Professor Terry August’s Research Featured In Editor’s Cut INFORMS Series<p>The research of Terry August, associate professor of Innovation, …

As consumers, how do we decide what’s “best” when it’s not clear? New study reveals our personal predispositions may drive choice

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, May 1, 2018</b> – Imagine you are choosing between two resorts for your island vacation. The factors driving your decision will be …

Research

BNSF earns INFORMS award for analytics, operational research efforts

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OR, analytics make government more efficient

On March 20, the deputy director of Office of Management and Budget released President Donald Trump’s Management Agenda. The agenda emphasizes the …

Press Releases

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, July 11, 2018</b> – Anyone who shops online is familiar with those ‘top-rated’ products or services that rise to the top of their search …

Big Data

Advancing wireless communication: FCC awarded the 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award, the leading award in analytics and operations research

<b>BALTIMORE, MD, April 16, 2018</b> – INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, announced it has …

Franz

BNSF Railway presented with the 2018 INFORMS Prize for Operations Research

<b>Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2018</b> - INFORMS, the leading international association for <b>operations research and analytics</b> professionals, announced that …

General Motors

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, awarded UPS George D. Smith Prize

<b>Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2018</b> – INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, has awarded the …

University of Tennessee

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, unless you are an app developer

One out of two mobile apps released is a clone of an existing app. However, new research in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research shows …

CIAT’s data team reaches final stage of international agriculture data competition

<i>by Maria Eliza Villarino</i><p>If you were given datasets with genetic information and yields from trials of different experimental maize hybrids, along …

Machine Learning

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery, Unless You Are an App Developer

For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems …

Half Mobile Apps Are Clones

One out of two mobile apps released is a clone of an existing app. However, new research shows the success of the original app is not always …

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, unless you are an app developer

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, April 9, 2018</b> – For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the …

Apps

Consumers who engage with trends may be less open to advertising than others. New study results may surprise you

<i>Key Takeaway: Consumers who engage with trends (early trend propagators) on social media are less likely to engage with advertising than those who do</i> …

Social Media

Protecting your data: New online collection highlights role of analytics in advancing data security

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, March 28, 2018</b> – With great risk comes great reward, and in the case of information technology (IT), the risk placed on the security …

General Michael Hayden and former Secretary Anthony Foxx to Address INFORMS 2018 Government and Analytics Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 21

<b>CATONSVILLE, MD, March 27, 2018 –</b> INFORMS, the leading international association for professionals in Operations Research and Analytics, announced …

Commentary on “The Effect of Calorie Posting Regulation on Consumer Opinion” Article

Gerry Katz provides commentary on “The Effect of Calorie Posting Regulation on Consumer Opinion” by Dinesh Puranam, Vishal Narayan, and Vrinda …

Regulation

School of Operations Research and Information Engineering

Brenda Dietrich brings hands-on approach to ORIE<p>Wednesday, February 21, 2018<p>Brenda Dietrich M.S. ’83, Ph.D. ’86 appreciates beauty and precision …

Programming