April 20, 2021 in Analytics Society News

Janssen team receives Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

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Researchers and other professionals from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dynamic Ideas LLC teamed up to win the 2021 Innovative Applications in Analytics Award (IAAA) for their work entitled “Data-driven COVID-19 Vaccine Development for Janssen.” The award, sponsored by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, Kinaxis and Adelphi University, recognizes creative and unique application of a combination of analytical techniques in a new area.

The winning team included Najat Khan, Jennings Xu, Jose Zamalloa, Amir Hashemi, Ankit Lodha, Yuqi Shang, Kris Standish, Shi-hua Yu, Levon Demirdjian, Xiaoying Wu and Sid Jain of Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Dimitris Bertsimas, Michael Lingzhi Li, Omar Skali Lami and Hamza Tazi Bouardi of MIT; and Ali Haddad-Sisakht of Dynamic Ideas LLC.

A team comprised of Bram van Ravenstein, Oscar Repping and Marc Baaijens of MSD Animal Health and Tugce Martagan of Eindhoven University of Technology placed second for the entry, “Operations Research Improves Biomanufacturing Efficiency at MSD Animal Health.”

The University of Michigan team of Brian Denton, Selin Merdan, Christine Barnett, David Miller and James Montie finished third with their work on “Predictive Analytics for Detection of Metastatic Cancer.”

The winners were announced April 14 at the Virtual 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference.

For more about the IAAA, click here.

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