Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

5521 Research Park Drive, Suite 200
Catonsville MD 21228


The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics. INFORMS will lead in the development, dissemination and implementation of knowledge, basic and applied research and technologies in operations research, analytics, the management sciences, and related methods of improving operational processes, decision-making, and management. INFORMS will strive to:

  • support efforts to extend, unify and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice;
  • support the free interchange of information relevant to the purposes of the Institute;
  • promote greater use of this knowledge by all organizations and the general public;
  • encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners in these fields of knowledge;
  • promote high professional standards and integrity in all work done in the field.

Executive Director
Melissa Moore

Brian Denton
University of Michigan
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Term: Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017

Ed Kaplan
Yale University
Beach Professor, OR, Public Health and Engineering
New Haven, Connecticut

President Elect
Nick Hall
The Ohio State University
Management Sciences (Fisher College of Business) and Integrated Systems Engineering
(College of Engineering)
Columbia, Ohio

Pinar Keskinocak
Georgia Tech
William W. George Chair and Professor
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Co-founder and Co-director of the Center for Humanitarian Systems
Atlanta, Georgia

Michael Fu
University of MD – College Park
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Maryland

CBMS Representative
Stephen Robinson
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Professor Emeritus, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Madison, Wisconsin