And the awards go to….

I posted earlier on the competitions sponsored by the Analytics Section, and since the final decisions were made by this evening now I’ll announce the winners.

Winning first prize in the Innovative Applications in Analytics competition is the Mayo Clinic for their work on Intelligent Surgical Scheduling. Congratulations to them for winning, as well as to the teams from American Airlines and from the MIT Operations Research Center and Rue La La for their excellent work as finalists.

The 2015 Spreadsheet Guru winner is Lianna Gerrish of Advanced Energy Industries, so congratulations go to her for solving the final problem statement in only 13 minutes last night! In second place, at 21 minutes, was Jason Acimovic, who is a professor at Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal School of Business.

Great work to all!