Decision Science Digest: May 30, 2024
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 30, 2024 – EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.  Increasing Efficiency & Care in the Hospital System: Reducing a Nurse’s Workload by One Patient Leads to 14% Speedup in Service to Other Patients (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) Incorporating Diversity Equally: What ..read more
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Decision Science Digest: May 29, 2024
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 29, 2024 –   EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles. Short Videos or Longer Videos? What Content Length Restrictions Reveal About Consumer Behavior on TikTok (INFORMS journal Management Science) Hidden Dealer Markups on Auto Financings Reveals Obvious Gender/Racial Bias (INFORMS journal Marketing Science ..read more
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New Research Finds Statewide Menthol Cigarette Bans Backfire
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 8, 2024 – Because public health experts have determined that menthol-flavored cigarettes pose higher health risks to smokers than non-menthol varieties, policymakers for years have considered banning menthol. Most of the measures taken to date have been at the state level, but new research suggests that this approach has backfired. The better alternative, researchers suggest, is a higher tax on menthol cigarettes, or a national ban at the federal level ..read more
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Operations Research Enhances Data-Driven Ferry Operations: Molslinjen Awarded the 2024 INFORMS Edelman Award
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BALTIMORE, MD, April 15, 2024 – INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, announced it has awarded Molslinjen its 2024 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research and Management Science, for its use of operations research (O.R.) to enhance data-driven ferry operations ..read more
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University of South Carolina, Management Science Department Awarded the 2024 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize
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BALTIMORE, MD, April 15, 2024 – INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has awarded the University of South Carolina (USC), Management Science Department, the 2024 UPS George D. Smith Prize. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics ..read more
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Amazon Senior Research Scientist, Cristiana Lara, Honored with 2024 INFORMS Early Career Practitioner Award
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BALTIMORE, MD, April 15, 2024 – INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has awarded the inaugural INFORMS Early Career Practitioner Award to Cristiana Lara, a senior research scientist with Amazon. She is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to business/industry, government and consulting, and service to the operations research and analytics profession ..read more
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Can Large Language Models Replace Human Participants in Some Future Market Research?
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BALTIMORE, MD, April 09, 2024 – Do market researchers still need to conduct original research using human participants in their work? Not always, according to a new study, which found that thanks to the increasing sophistication of large language models (LLMs), human participants can be substituted with LLMs and still generate similar outputs as those generated from human surveys ..read more
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Decision Science Digest: April 2, 2024
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BALTIMORE, MD, April 2, 2024 – EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles. New Research Finds COVID-19 Lockdowns Should Have Come Earlier, People Don’t Take Them Seriously (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) Utilizing Data and Analytics in Wildfire Response: The New Framework That Could Enhance Efficie ..read more
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Four INFORMS Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
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BALTIMORE, MD, March 25, 2024 – Four INFORMS members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Antonio Conejo is a professor in integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State University. Martha Grabowski is the McDevitt Distinguished Chair in Information Systems, Information Systems Program Director and professor of information systems in the Madden College of Business and Economics at Le Moyne College. Patricia Mokhtarian is a Clifford and William Greene Jr. Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Step ..read more
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New Study Finds Female Entrepreneurs Do Better with Guidance from Female Mentors
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BALTIMORE, MD, March 11, 2024 – In business and in life, the power of mentorship has long been understood, but how important is it that your mentor look like you? This question was at the center of a new study, which specifically found that mentor gender has a powerful impact on female entrepreneurs ..read more
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