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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.

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How INFORMS Student Chapters Managed the COVID-19 Pandemic

"During these challenging times, student organizations, such as INFORMS student chapters, had a heavy responsibility to bring students together."


– Kimia Vahdat
   North Carolina State University 

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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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Why AI Should Be a Required Course for Every Graduate Program

"Never in a million years did I think that AI would be a staple of any business curriculum."


– Tinglong Dai
John Hopkins University

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