INFORMS 2018 Board of Directors unites industry and academic leaders


Ashley Smith
Public Affairs Coordinator

INFORMS 2018 Board of Directors unites industry and academic leaders

CATONSVILLE, MD, October 4, 2017 – Leaders in industry and academia from around the world are among those who will be joining the INFORMS Board of Directors in 2018. INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, today announced the newest members elected to its BOD, which is comprised of the leading minds in both the academic and industry sectors of operations research (O.R.) and analytics.

The newly elected members of the 2018 INFORMS Board of Directors, who will work closely with INFORMS staff to further the fields of O.R. and analytics, as well as the incredible contributions of the INFORMS membership, include:   

President-Elect Ramayya Krishnan, Dean, W.W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Secretary Victoria Chen, George & Elizabeth Pickett Professor, 2015–2017, Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering (IMSE), University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) 

Vice President, International, Sue Merchant, Independent OR practitioner, Blue Link Consulting, UK

Vice President, Practice, C. Allen Butler, President & CEO, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc. 

Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Outreach, Laura Albert, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vice President, Membership and Professional Recognition, Susan Martonosi, Professor of Mathematics, Joseph B. Platt Professor for Teaching Excellence, and Global Clinic Director, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.

Vice President, Chapters/Fora, Gino Lim, Professor and Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston


With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

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