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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.



How Can I Network at the INFORMS Annual Meeting?

"If you recently became an INFORMS member and this is your first time attending an INFORMS Annual Meeting, you might get surprised by the number of possible events and activities. If you are presenting your work, your main agenda for the conference might be your presentation. While delivering a good talk is important for your reputation, networking is a crucial part of any conference."

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– Banafsheh Behzad
   California State University, Long Beach

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Why You Shouldn't Miss the INFORMS Annual Meeting

"With more than 5,000 attendees, the Annual Meeting hosts nearly 8,000 presentations in various formats, enabling timely discussion of new methodological developments along with innovative applications over five days."

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– Alexander Nikolaev & Enver Yucesan
   University at Buffalo, INSEAD

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Awareness Podcast

This episode of the Resoundingly Human podcast features Sila Çetinkaya and Olga Bountali:

Ensuring “compassion” is at the core of compassionate dialysis screening

For individuals with ESRD who do not have access to treatment, either because they are uninsured or they may not be a legal residents of the U.S., often their only option is to resort to going to the emergency room in order to receive dialysis.

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An Agile Method of Public Communication

"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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– Tinglong Dai
   Johns Hopkins University

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