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INFORMS is the largest professional association for the decision and data sciences.

Welcome! We are 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.



Finding Your Extended OR/MS Community in an INFORMS Chapter

"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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– Chris Thrall

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Leveraging O.R. to Enhance Newborn Screening Processes and Improve Cystic Fibrosis Outcomes

"As INFORMS members know, operations research (O.R.) can be used to improve almost any complex system."


– Ebru Bish
   The University of Alabama

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How Can I Find People in the OR/MS and Analytics Community Who Share My Interests?

"A great professional society such as INFORMS is an outstanding platform for building a network at all stages of one’s career in operations research (O.R.) and analytics."


– Anna Nagurney
  University of Massachussets Amherts 

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