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INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes



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Who we are

INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is a vibrant international community of 12,500 operations research and analytics professionals and students. As an international professional society, INFORMS connects members from nearly 90 countries and from all types of organizations including academia, business, government, the military, and others, who will be driving the next generation of our profession.

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Timely Research on the Latest Industry Methods and Applications

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All INFORMS members receive access to our membership magazine OR/MS Today, our open-access magazine Analytics, and our student membership OR/MS Tomorrow. INFORMS publishes 16 scholarly journals, including the flagship journals Operations Research and Management Science, and two open-access journals Stochastic Systems (new) and INFORMS Transactions on Education. INFORMS is also introducing INFORMS Journal on Optimization which will begin publication in the latter half of 2018.

Recognizing Excellence in All Aspects of O.R. & Analytics

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INFORMS prestigious awards program honors wide-ranging achievements, service to our profession, and contributions to the welfare of society

Fellows recognize outstanding lifetime achievement in O.R. and the management sciences

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and commitment to innovation and the fields of O.R. and analytics

Become a Member

INFORMS is a vibrant community of Operations Research and Analytics Professionals who are solving problems, finding solutions, and making a difference in how the world works. Join INFORMS to:

Learn new methods and approaches
Explore solutions and find best practices
Advance your career
Connect with your peers