Community Prizes and Awards

Applied Probability

Application of probability theory to systems that involve random phenomena, for example, manufacturing, communication network, computer network, service, and financial systems. The society promotes the development and use of methods for the improvement of evaluation, control, and design of these systems. 

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

Enhancement and dissemination of knowledge, and the efficiency of industrial practice, related to the operations function in manufacturing and service enterprises. The methods which MSOM members apply in order to help the operations function add value to products and services are derived from a wide range of scientific fields.

Minority Issues Forum

One way to increase underrepresented minorities within the OR/MS profession is to highlight the up and coming professionals of tomorrow. Since 2004, MIF has sponsored the travel of underrepresented minority doctoral students close to finishing and showcased their research through a poster session given in conjunction with the MIF’s welcoming reception at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.