Discover INFORMS

Welcome! INFORMS is 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.



Building an Audience for Your Research

"INFORMS members are superheroes in society. Our many significant and impactful contributions get published in academic journals. Unfortunately, much of our dissemination and communication stops there. This means that our work and findings never reach key decision-makers in government and industry, as well as the public, who need to hear our messages. The time to change this is now!"

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– Sheldon Jacobson
   University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Academic-Industry partnership shapes the next generation of O.R. professionals"

"In representing the UPS George D. Smith Prize as the 2022 committee chair, I’ve become more appreciative of the award’s focus and the societal benefits it is promoting."


– Andy Wasser
   Carnegie Mellon University

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Awareness Podcast

This episode of the Resoundingly Human podcast features Ayan Mukhopadhyay:

Collaborating to improve the lives of mothers and children on the opposite side of the globe

Even when families do know about the importance of immunization, they often times lack money to travel to health clinics.

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What Leads Someone to Pursue a Career in Academia?

"When it ultimately came time to apply to jobs, I still had no idea what to do or where to apply. I sat down and thought about what I really wanted out of my career and my personal life and I began to make my list of requirements for jobs. I did not apply everywhere because I knew that I would not be happy in every position. First, I wanted to live in or within driving distance of a city. Second, I really liked teaching and I wanted to teach undergraduates. Third, I wanted to continue solving problems and conducting research in the healthcare realm."

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– Anna Svirsko
   United States Naval Academy

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