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21-Sep-2012

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Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-757-3560
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
@INFORMS

4,000 analytics experts come to Phoenix for INFORMS Annual Meeting

Forecasting Presidential election, border security, Phoenix HS math

When 4,000 analytics experts in everything from predicting the winner of the U.S. Presidential election to keeping Arizona's borders secure come to Phoenix on October 14, the city will find itself filled not only with smart people who use math for a living but also problem solvers who tackle some of today's greatest challenges.

The annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center from Sunday, October 14-Wednesday, October 17.

Operations research, also known as analytics and business analytics, is the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Information about the field is at www.informs.org.

Among the highlights of the annual meeting are:

Obama or Romney?

Personalized Medicine

High Performance Computing

Keeping the Borders Secure

Triage Systems for Emergency Rooms

HS Teacher Training in Math You Can Use

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About INFORMS

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.



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