Discover INFORMS

Welcome! INFORMS is home to a diverse collection of academic and industry experts in fields including operations research, analytics, management science, economics, behavioral science, statistics, artificial intelligence, data science, applied mathematics, and more. Although our members' work is often highly complex, we are unified under a simple, shared mission:advance and promote the science and technology of decision making to save lives, save money, and solve problems. Whether you're at the beginning of your academic and professional adventure or decades into a successful career, INFORMS membership will connect you with a group of peers with whom you can collaborate, learn, grow, and share your journey.


Why You Shouldn't Miss the INFORMS Annual Meeting

"With more than 5,000 attendees, the Annual Meeting hosts nearly 8,000 presentations in various formats, enabling timely discussion of new methodological developments along with innovative applications over five days."

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– Alexander Nikolaev & Enver Yucesan
University at Buffalo, INSEAD


Charting Your Career Path in Academia

"Once again at a crossroads and facing career decisions, how to take the next steps (both short term and long term) in my development becomes a critical question for me to answer. As an INFORMS member for 20 years, I want to share my two cents with many young talents, especially those who are inspired to apply OR/MS to improving our health and well-being."

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– Nan Kong
Purdue University

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Awareness Podcast

This episode of the Resoundingly Human podcast features 2022 Edelman Award Winner Chile:

Analytics Saves Lives During the COVID Crisis in Chile

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Chilean Ministries of Health and Sciences partnered with the Complex Engineering Systems Institute and telecom company Entel to develop innovative methodologies and tools that placed operations research and analytics at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic.

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An Agile Method of Public Communication

"I’ve met some incredible people who volunteer – smart, funny, interesting people who are willing to spend their precious free time serving the local analytics community. In addition to volunteer members, I’ve found friendships and learned a great deal from various chapter members over the years."

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– Tinglong Dai
Johns Hopkins University

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