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MINO partner Tilburg University is finalist in the 2013 Franz Edelman award

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18 December 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 18, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, that will take place in San Antonio, Texas next spring.

MINO partner Tilburg University is one of the 2013 Franz Edelman award finalists:

Tilburg University; Delta Commissioner of Holland, with CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy AnalysisDelft University of Technology; Deltares; HKV Consultants; and Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Hague , for “'Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding.”

This is the 41st anniversary of the prestigious competition, which was first awarded to a team from the Pillsbury Corporation, now a brand of General Mills, in 1972. The winner will be announced at a special awards banquet on April 8, 2013 during the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research. The conference takes place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas from April 7-9.

Every year, the Franz Edelman competition recognizes outstanding examples of operations research-based projects that transform companies, entire industries, and people’s lives. Operations research uses advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions and is a disciplined way by which management can improve organizational performance in a wide variety of situations and in nearly every type of public and private organization.