Goal: Society

Operations Research and Analytics will advance society and make the world a better place.

Objectives:

  1. Increase awareness of how societal problems can benefit from the application of Operations Research and Analytics
  2. Increase visibility of the profession with regard to its impact on societal and other problems
  3. Reduce the risk in academia of applying Operations Research and Analytics to societal problems
  4. Increase the number of opportunities for Operations Research and Analytics to work on societal and other problems
  5. Increase the number of Operations Research and Analytics students, faculty and practitioners working on societal and other problems and seeking applications to these problems

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