What is INFORMS?

INFORMS stands for the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. It is the largest professional organization dedicated to these two fields. These are two fields that work very closely together, and in a lot of ways overlap. Operations Research and Management Science are described as “The Science of Better”. It is a type of problem-solving technique that finds solutions for decision making and efficiency. The systems used in OR fields consist heavily of people and procedures. INFORMS serves as a focal point for analytics and O.R. professionals, permitting them to communicate with each other and reach out to other professional societies, as well as the varied clientele of the profession’s research and practice.


What we do?

Here at Illinois, our student chapter seeks to expand the study and use of OR/MS fields here in Champaign -Urbana. We invite students of ALL majors to join us as we research and learn from professionals who use these principles on a daily basis. We want to engage students interested in these fields, encourage further study of them, and help establish them as professionals.

Mission Statement

We are a student run organization that encourages interest in Operations Research (OR) and Management Sciences (MS)

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