Schedule – Monday

7:00am-6:30pm

Conference Registration

Promenade Level

7:00am-8:00am

Continental Breakfast

Milano Ballroom

7:00am-8:00am

Analytics Employment Outlook Panel

Emperors I

8:00am-9:00am

Welcome:

Brian Denton, INFORMS President and Maher Lahmar, General Chair

Opening Plenary:

“From Flying Machines to Machine Learning: Advanced Analytics at American Airlines”
Jim Diamond, Managing Director, Operations Research & Advanced Analytics, American Airlines

Milano Ballroom

9:00am-5:00pm

Exhibits Open

Octavius Ballroom

9:00am-5:00pm

Analytics Connect Interviews by Appointment

Octavius Ballroom

9:10am-12:20pm

Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

9:10–9:40am “A Decision Making Approach for Soy Seed Variety Selection via Hedging Against Weather Risk” Zhongshun Shi, Peking University/University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:50–10:20am “Portfolio Optimization for Seed Selection in Diverse Weather Scenarios” Oskar Marko and Marko Panic’, University of Novi Sad

10:30–11:00am “Seed Stocking Via Multi-Task Learning” Wenjun Zhou, University of Tennessee

 11:10–11:40am “Soybean Portfolio Selection with LASSO Model Averaging and Integer Linear Programming” Benjamin Harlander and Taylor Thiel, Illinois University

11:50am–12:20pm “A Hierarchical-Ensemble of Machineries to Optimize the Choice of Soybean Varieties” Durai Sundaramoorthi, Washington University of St. Louis

Sorrento

9:10am-10:00am

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics

Potential and Pitfalls of Machine Learning in Programmatic Advertising
Claudia Perlich, Dstillery
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 2: Emerging Analytics Applications

Finding Online Extremists in Social Networks
Tauhid Zaman, MIT
Octavius 5/6

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing

The New Frontier in Price Optimization
David Simchi-Levi, MIT
Octavius 9/10

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

Implantation of Platform-based Product Development at Barco
Barco
Florentine I/II

Track 5: Supply Chain Applications

Aircraft Engine Maintenance Forecasting And Optimization At American Airlines
Mei Zhang, American Airlines
Octavius 13/14

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

2016 INFORMS Prize
Michael Harbaugh & Jonathan H. Owen, General Motors
Octavius 15/16

Track 7: Analytics Process

Building Analytics Teams At Memorial Sloan Kettering
Isaac Wagner, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Octavius 17

Track 8: Predictive Analytics

Reinventing Cadent’s Unwired Network: Experience In Research, Development, Deployment And Measurement Of Empirical Business Software
Michael Zargham, Cross MediaWorks
Octavius 18

Track 9: Decision and Risk Analytics

Sit Room to the Board Room: Leveraging Intelligence Analytic Tools to Identify and Manage Risk
Jay Grusin, The Analytics Edge
Octavius 19

Track 10: Technology Tutorials

An Introduction to ODH-CPLEX and Recent Computational Results
Optimization Direct
Octavius 21

Track 11: Technology Tutorials

Solving Large Nonlinear Least-Squares Models with the Artelys Knitro Optimization Solver
Artelys
Octavius 22

Track 12: Technology Tutorials

Analyzing Unstructured Text Data with the JMP 13 Text Explorer
SAS JMP
Octavius 23

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

Exhibit Hall

10:30am-11:20am

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics

Optimizing Mailing Lists and Content in Direct Marketing
Dan Putler, Alteryx
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 2: Emerging Analytics Applications

Democratizing Optimization: The Role of Algorithm Marketplace in Analytics
Daniel Hulme, Satalia
Octavius 5/6

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing

Vegas Predicts: How the Prophets of Gaming Called the Trend for Profit Optimization
Tammy Farley, The Rainmaker Group
Octavius 9/10

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

The DICE Simulation Model Unlocks Significant Value for a Large Greenfield Mining Project
BHP Billiton
Florentine I/II

Track 5: Supply Chain Applications

Our Peculiar Ways (and How They Benefit Science and Engineering)
Deepak Bhatia, Amazon
Octavius 13/14

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

2016 Daniel H. Wagner Prize
Mikael Rönnqvist and Gunnar Svensen
Octavius 15/16

Track 7: Analytics Process

Proving And Improving Steelcase’s Workplace Insights With The Internet-of-things, Digital Exhaust, And Experimentation
Michael Bloem, Steelcase, Inc
Octavius 17

Track 8: Predictive Analytics

Credit And Profit Scoring In Peer-to-peer (p2p) Lending: Techniques, Challenges, And Proposed Solutions
Kaveh Bastani, Recovery Decision Science
Octavius 18

Track 9: Decision and Risk Analytics

Third Party Compliance Risk Analytics With Incomplete Data
Jonathan Yan, Dun & Bradstreet
Octavius 19

Track 10: Technology Tutorials

How to Deploy your Analytic Models to Empower Non-technical Business Users
FICO
Octavius 21

Track 11: Technology Tutorials

anyLogistix: Integrating Analytical and Dynamic Simulation Methods for Precise Supply Chain Design and Analysis
AnyLogic North America
Octavius 22

Track 12: Technology Tutorials

Building and Solving Optimization Models with SAS
SAS Institute, Inc
Octavius 23

11:30am-12:20pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics

Voice-of-customer Analytics: Evolving From Descriptive To Prescriptive
Anthony Volpe, QuantWorks
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 2: Emerging Analytics Applications

Applying Cognitive Intelligence to Real-world Use Cases
Steve DeAngelis, Enterra Solutions
Octavius 5/6

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing

Practical Approaches using Customer Web Behavior to Maximize Hospitality and Gaming Revenues
Kirby Bosch and Pavan Kapur, Nor1
Octavius 9/10

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

Revenue Management Provides Double-digit Revenue Lift for Holiday Retirement
Holiday Retirement with Prorize, LLC
Florentine I/II

Track 5: Supply Chain Applications

Applications of Machine Learning for Asset Failure Prediction to Improve Supply Chain Performance
Adam McElhinney, Uptake
Octavius 13/14

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Special Panel Session: Where Does Data Science Go Next? Walter Frick, Harvard Business Review; Hilary Mason, Fast Forward Labs & Kalyan Veeramachaneni, MIT
Octavius 15/16

Track 7: Analytics Process

Creating Competitive Advantage Using Analytics
Peter Bell, Ivey Business School, Western University
Octavius 17

Track 8: Predictive Analytics

Innovation In Forecasting The Impact Of Price Changes Across A Large Portfolio Of Products With Application To The Food Service Industry
Erik Jensen, Pricing Solutions
Octavius 18

Track 9: Decision and Risk Analytics

Addressing The Gender Paygap With Analytics
Margrét V. Bjarnadottir, University of Maryland College Park
Octavius 19

Track 10: Technology Tutorials

Combining Predictive and Prescriptive Models in Gurobi: A Simple Case Study
Gurobi
Octavius 21

Track 11: Technology Tutorials

Optimization Modeling Tools from LINDO Systems
Lindo Systems, Inc
Octavius 22

Track 12: Technology Tutorials

Text Analytics Software
Provalis Research
Octavius 23

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch and Plenary Speaker

E. Andrew Boyd, Former Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President
PROS, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston

Octavius Ballroom

2:10pm-3:00pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics

Online Matching and Allocation in Advertising Markets
Aranyak Mehta, Google
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 2: Emerging Analytics Applications

Marketplace Engineering
Garrett van Ryzin, Columbia University & Uber Technologies
Octavius 5/6

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing

It Shouldn’t Be This Complicated, But It Is
Lori Sinn, American Airlines
Octavius 9/10

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

A Novel Movement Planning Algorithm for Dispatching Trains
GE with Norfolk Southern
Florentine I/II

Track 5: Supply Chain Applications

Global Supply Network Modeling And Optimization At Caterpillar’s Assurance Of Supply Center
Anthony Grichnik, Caterpillar
Octavius 13/14

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Special Panel Session: Growing an Analytics Team
Zahir Balaporia, FICO; Linda Burtch, Burtch Works; Tim Jacobs, Amazon; Juergen Klenk, Deloitte; Olga Raskina, Juno Therapeutics
Octavius 15/16

Track 7: Analytics Process

Imagining Predictive Analytics In Health Care
Denise White, University of Cincinnati
Octavius 17

Track 8: Predictive Analytics

A Multidisciplinary Analytics Effort To Support Public Health Policies Against Cervical Cancer Epidemics In Colombia
Ivan Mura, Univ de los Andes
Octavius 18

Track 9:Decision and Risk Analytics

How To Safely Release A New Feature For Mobile App? A Staged Rollout Framework With Comparative Analytics
Zhenyu Zhao, Uber
Octavius 19

Track 10: Technology Tutorials

Operational Analytics In The Age of Big Data
WebbMason
Octavius 21

Track 11: Technology Tutorials

AMPL in the Cloud: Using Online Services to Develop and Deploy Optimization Applications through Algebraic Modeling
AMPL
Octavius 22

Track 12: Technology Tutorials

Effectively Leveraging a Small Optimization Team Across a Large Organization
AIMMS
Octavius 23

3:00pm-3:40pm

Poster Session, Exhibits and Refreshment Break
Click Here to Download Poster Session Titles and Authors

Octavius Ballroom

3:05pm-3:55pm

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

The Off-Hours Delivery Project in New York City
NYC DOT with RPI

Florentine I/II

3:50pm-4:40pm

Sessions

Track 1: Marketing Analytics

Four Common Research Mistakes
Robert Peterson, University of Texas
Octavius 1/2/3

Track 2: Emerging Analytics Applications

A Tutorial for Deep Learning
Mustafa Kabul, SAS
Octavius 5/6

Track 3: Revenue Management and Pricing

Scalable Analytics in Interconnected Retail
Xingchu Liu, BlackLocus
Octavius 9/10

Track 5: Supply Chain Applications

Optimizing Stores’ Delivery Time Windows at a Grocery Store Retail Chain
Luis Guimaraes, University of Porto
Octavius 13/14

Track 6: INFORMS Prizes & Special Sessions

Special Panel Session: Analytics Body of Knowledge (ABOK)
Terry Harrison, Penn State and James Cochran, University of Alabama
Octavius 15/16

Track 7: Analytics Process

Winning At Litigation Through Decision Analysis At Stanford University Medical Center
John Celona, Decision Analysis Associates LLC
Octavius 17

Track 8: Predictive Analytics

HP’s Instant Ink Delivers One-of-a-kind Internet of Things Business Model
Cara Curtland, HP, Inc
Octavius 18

Track 9: Decision and Risk Analytics

DC Water Pipeline Management With Risk Analysis And Machine Learning
Craig Daly, Pure Technologies
Octavius 19

Track 10: Technology Tutorials

Deploying Machine Learning and Optimization on the Opalytics Cloud Platform
Opalytics
Octavius 21

Track 11: Technology Tutorials

Creating Interactive Analytics on the Web with Forio Epicenter
Forio
Octavius 22

4:00pm-4:50pm

Track 4: 2017 Franz Edelman Award Competition

American Red Cross Uses Analytics-based Methods to Improve Blood Collection Operations
American Red Cross with Georgia Tech

Florentine I/II

4:45pm-5:30pm

Networking Break

Octavius Foyer & Balcony

6:00pm-7:00pm

Honors Reception (Invitation Only)

Emperors I

7:00pm-10:00pm

Palace Ballroom I/II