By Horia Tipi
Are you an operations researcher, a management scientist, an analytic expert or a data scientist? Are you using mathematical optimization to increase efficiency and enhance economic and life pursuits? It’s time to recognize your innovative thinking and implementation abilities.
Today we are issuing a call for entries for our inaugural Optimize the Real World competition, with three $10,000 prizes. We are looking to recognize and celebrate the most innovative and exceptional applications of mathematical optimization in the real world. You are invited to nominate projects that make you proud.
From utilities to transportation, retail to sports and entertainment, optimization is transforming the way businesses function and the way business executives make decisions. Given the creative approaches being applied by operations researchers today, we can hardly wait to see the nominations.
Nominations will be judged by a panel of our optimization experts for originality, business benefit, formulation robustness, and mathematical programming and solution quality. The submission deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 9, 2014. The top three entries will receive a US$10,000 cash prize. You can download detailed information about submission guidelines, rules and deadlines here.