Optimization Society


The INFORMS Optimization Section was formed in the fall of 1995 and became a Society in 2004.

The Optimization Society has two goals:

  1. to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software tools for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and
  2. to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.



The Spring 2013 edition of the Optimization Society Newsletter is now available.

Discussions platform now available

The INFORMS Optimization Society has a community web page. You are very welcome to join it and participate in its discussions.

OS Prizes 2013

The winners of the 2013 edition of the INFORMS Optimization Society prizes have been selected--please refer to the prizes' web page. The winners will present their work at the INFORMS annual conference in Minneapolis, at track MC02, Monday, October 7, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., in Level 2, Room200B of the Convention Center.

Business Meeting

The Optimization Society business meeting was held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., in the Convention Center room 200E. The minutes are available.

OS Conference 2014

The 2014 Optimization Society conference was held at Rice University, Houston, TX, March 6-8, 2014. Its theme was "Theory and Practice: Dealing with Big Data and Other Challenges". See the webpage for details.

Optimization Stories

A new page for Optimization stories has been added to the OS website. We would like to collect all success stories of Optimization that are documented as videos or other easily shared formats.


Key Contacts

Chair: Sanjay Mehrotra (mehrotra@iems.northwestern.edu)

Web editor: Pietro Belotti (pietrobelotti@fico.com)

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