Success Stories

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The Avata team has been recognized with numerous honors and industry awards for helping global organizations achieve extraordinary results.

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Successes

Meritorious Team Commendation from Commandant of the US Coast Guard for creating “an innovative approach to optimize patrol schedules and actions for the Coast Guard Ports, Waterways and Coast Security missions” while serving the Coast Guard Port Resilience for Operational/Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism (PROTECT) Team.

US Coast Guard

MERITORIOUS TEAM COMMENDATION, 2013

Awarded at the annual meeting of the INFORMS Operations Research society, the Wagner Prize recognizes excellence in Operations Research practice. Our paper entitled “A Deployed Quantal Response Based Patrol Planning System for the US Coast Guard” won this competition for 2012.

Informs

DANIEL H. WAGNER PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH PRACTICE, INFORMS, 2012

The RIST prize recognizes the practical benefits of sound Operations Research. We received the award for “Software Assistants for Patrol Planning at LAX, Federal Air Marshals Service, and Transportation Security Administration”.

Military Operations Research Society

RIST PRIZE, MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY, 2011

From the Transportation Security Administration, Federal Air Marshals Service (FAMS): “In recognition and appreciation of your outstanding achievement in developing the Intelligent Randomization in Scheduling (IRIS) program” to advance the mission of the Office of Law Enforcement/FAMS.

Federal Air Marshals Service

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, 2011

Commander, First Coast Guard District’s Operational Excellence Award for work on the PROTECT scheduling software to intelligently randomize boat patrols of critical infrastructure around Boston Harbor.

Coast Guard

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2011

The Foundation is a Federal government agency established by Congress to “encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind.” The award is in the area of border and transportation security.

Homeland Security

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION HOMELAND SECURITY AWARD, 2010

As a leader of a team of researchers from CREATE (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events) that developed ARMOR, “Assistant for randomized monitoring over routes.” The commendation states “To merit this commendation you have performed an exceptional service to the Airport police Division, the Los Angeles World Airports and the city of Los Angeles. Your outstanding service facilitates the critical link between the laboratory and the operational world. Thank you for your outstanding contributions to the security of our nation.”

Los Angeles World Airports Police Department

COMMENDATION, CITY OF LOS ANGELES, 2009

Received by CREATE “The DHS Office of University Programs recognizes CREATE for the outstanding contributions to the security of our nation that the Assistant for Randomized Monitoring over Routes (ARMOR) has made to the police operations at the Los Angeles World Airports.”

DHS University Programs

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION, DHS UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS, 2009