INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over a period of time.
Their service to the profession and to INFORMS has culminated in election to the INFORMS Fellow Award.
INFORMS Fellows: Eligibility
A nominee for the Fellow Award must be a current full member or retired member of INFORMS and must have been a full or retired member for at least 10 years, not necessarily consecutive. However, long-term membership in INFORMS or ORSA or TIMS more than 10 years ago may mitigate a membership gap of a year or two during the last 10 at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
Officers and other Board members of INFORMS, and INFORMS staff members, may not nominate or be nominees while holding such positions, unless the individual has been ineligible to nominate or be a nominee for five or more consecutive years as a result of this restriction. Members of the Fellow Selection Committee may not nominate or serve as references.
INFORMS Fellows: Criteria
The Fellow Award is reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences (OR/MS).
The contributions of a nominee will be evaluated in each of the following five categories; contributions must be outstanding in at least one category: