INFORMS will identify, recognize, and promote the work of our members to show the value their science and practice brings to society.


  1. Increase and enhance sources we use to identify good OR and Analytics work by members and non-members
  2. Improve communications with external and internal audiences
  3. Increase the ability to promote the work of our members
  4. Increase the recognition of INFORMS communities as the premier place for people working in that field
  5. Improve the ability of INFORMS to identify items of interest and promote them to external audiences

Timeless Core Ideology

Advance the science and practice of quantitative decision-making via Operations Research and Analytics.

Mission Statement:

INFORMS promotes best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.

Core Values:

Integrity: Demonstrated by high levels of professionalism and dedication to scientific truth and accuracy

Innovation: Demonstrated by excellence, the creation and application of improved methods, and the development and exchange of new ideas

Opportunity: Demonstrated by high-quality experiences and characterized by mutual respect, fairness, and appreciation for diverse perspectives