Welcome to Our Data Science Community

Our members use data science tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence in saving lives, saving money, and solving problems. Join us today and become a part of the association that's changing the world!


With nearly 13,000 members from around the world, INFORMS is the largest international association for data science professionals. INFORMS provides unique and valuable opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use a wide variety of big data, analytics, and operations research tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.




INFORMS provides a variety of resources to stay current on data science, analytics, and operations research topics. Our magazines contain in depth features and perspectives from the field. Our journals are filled with highly rated peer-reviewed research. And our meetings and conferences host leading experts on the topics and challenges driving data science.

The bi-monthly member magazine provides a comprehensive look at data science, operations research, and analytics through news stories, feature articles, case studies, software reviews, and surveys by recognized leaders in the field.

INFORMS publishes 16 highly-regarded, scholarly peer-reviewed journals, with content generally available on an individual or institutional subscription basis, or through purchasing individual articles.

INFORMS meetings and conferences provide the ultimate learning and networking events for data science professionals and students – opportunities to exchange information, ideas, and perspectives with your colleagues.

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We've all heard that data scientists are as hard to find as unicorns; INFORMS counts many of them among our members. INFORMS provides numerous outlets for members to collaborate, meet, and share best practices and offer organizations access to these professionals and the benefits of their expertise.

Ask questions and engage in real time discussions with your fellow 12K+ members on our members-only online platform.

Connect with people who share your interests. You can belong to any of the special-interest sections, societies, or geographical chapters. INFORMS Communities help you stay current, share experiences, and broaden your work-related and personal horizons.

Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to give back to the next generation, or you are at the beginning of your career, the INFORMS Mentoring Program brings together our members with unique opportunities to advance their profession.



In the fast-changing world of data science and analytics, professionals are seeking opportunities to grow throughout their careers. INFORMS offers a number of professional development programs to help do just that.

INFORMS offers a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year to enhance or update skills, introduce new concepts, and ultimately assist with career advancement goals. 

INFORMS Career Center offers employers and job-seekers a dedicated platform for finding O.R. and Analytics talent, and the latest job postings in the fields.

 Become a Member

INFORMS is a vibrant community of data science, analytics, and operations research professionals. Our members 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