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JORS Volume 68, Issue 9
JORS Volume 68, Issue 9

Certified Analytics Professional
The OR Society now offers Certified Analytics Professional

Artificial intelligence can outsmart Captcha
Computer scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can outsmart the Captcha websit...

NEW SIG – Information and Cyber Security
NEW SIG – Information and Cyber Security

Large scale object recognition
Deep learning has been achieved in large scale object recognition with CNNs

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Features

A window on the world of O.R.?
The “invisibility cloak” of science fiction is now fact, albeit with limitations. O.R. could claim to have had the power of invisibility for years, though not by desire; what we want is the opposite - a high-visibility jacket! Indeed, part of the mission of the OR Society is to help make our presence more visible. But perception involves both the observed and the observer. And all of us have open and hidden parts.

YOR18 – OR – A Twenty Twenty Vision
The 18th Young [to] OR Conference got off to a great start with the plenary session given by the President of the OR Society, Dr Geoff Royston. Antuela Tako, the chair of the organising committee, began the proceedings by telling the audience what had been planned for them and how to find out more about streams.

The Education & Research Committee
- Roles and Responsibilities: Brian Dangerfield (Liaison with ESRC)
Ruth Kaufman, Inside OR February 2013

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Posted on 04 November 2013

O.R.

Paris Tech's Balinski Wins INFORMS von Neumann Theory Prize

“Michel Balinski has made major theoretical and practical contributions in both traditional and nontraditional areas of operations research and management science over the decades,” said Yinyu Ye of Stanford University, speaking at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minnesota.

The John von Neumann Theory prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences. The Prize is highly respected and an important bellwether. Von Neumann Prize winners – including John Nash and Lloyd Shapley – have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Balinski’s most important contributions are in the domain of electoral decisions, namely, representation and apportionment on the one hand, and voting on the other. They are significant, innovative, deep, and of the highest scientific excellence. His papers and book with  H. P. Young, Fair Representation: Meeting the Ideal of One Man, One Vote, have had direct practical application in several countries. The book received the 2008 George H. Hallett Award of the American Political Science Association “for a book published at least 10 years ago that has made a lasting contribution to … representation and electoral systems.” His most recent book with Rida Laraki,Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing, proves that majority judgment is the only method that satisfies the important traditional criteria of social choice.

The award was presented at a ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Sunday, October 6 during the INFORMS 2013 Annual Meeting. The meeting, from October 6-9, brings together 4,000 leading professionals and researchers in Big Data, analytics, operations research, and management science.