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.



Charting Your Career Path in Academia

"Once again at a crossroads and facing career decisions, how to take the next steps (both short term and long term) in my development becomes a critical question for me to answer. As an INFORMS member for 20 years, I want to share my two cents with many young talents, especially those who are inspired to apply OR/MS to improving our health and well-being."

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– Nan Kong
   Purdue University

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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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Awareness Podcast

This week's episode of the Resoundingly Human podcast features Radhika Kulkarni from SAS:

Approaching 2022 with an optimistic (and excited!) eye to the future

Welcome to a brand-new year of Resoundingly Human podcasts! Whether this is your first episode, or you are a long-time listener, thank you for joining us and we hope you’ll subscribe for for even more great content highlighting the incredible contributions of INFORMS members.

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Choosing between Academia and Industry after Finishing Your Ph.D.

"How did I choose my path? What helped me successfully reach my career goals? Does the choice of academia or industry limit your ability to grow in your field? What are the opportunities for valuable interaction between the two communities? I would like to share my experiences and hopefully provide some insight that would benefit graduates as they face the future."

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– Radhika Kulkarni
   SAS Institute Inc.

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