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4,000 analytics experts come to Phoenix for INFORMS Annual Meeting
Date:9/21/2012

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?

  • U.S. Presidential Election Forecasting: Who Will Win the White House? Pollsters say that this year's Presidential election will be closer than ever. So why did one respected forecaster predict two years ago that President Obama would certainly win and why does he stand by his forecast? Hear contrasting predictions. Including Allan Lichtman, American University, keeper of The Keys to the White House 2012 and Sheldon Jacobson, University of Illinois and creator of Election Analytics. Sunday October 14, 4:30-6 PM.

Personalized Medicine

  • Personalized Medicine: The Analytical Challenges and Opportunities with George Poste, Arizona State University and the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative. Pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, computing, telecommunications and consumer social media networks will radically reshape the future healthcare landscape and the competitive environment. This confluence will generate data on an unprecedented scale. Discover the intersection of personalized medicine and Big Data. Sunday October 14, 3:10-4 PM.

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

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