INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

The INFORMS Student Chapter at Northeastern University is a venue for learning, a catalyst for professional advancement, and an opportunity for camaraderie.

The INFORMS Student Chapter at Northeastern University is a venue for learning, a catalyst for professional advancement, and an opportunity for camaraderie. Within the Chapter, student members from business, engineering, and science programs join with faculty to organize seminars and discussion groups about new methods and applications of Operations Research/Management Science. The Chapter also enables students to go beyond the bounds of course work and institution as they engage in research activities that lay the groundwork for their future as OR/MS professionals. Of course, occasional social outings enjoyably round out The INFORMS Student Chapter’s calendar.

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:

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

Student Organization Advisors


Ozlem Ergun
Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Global Resilience Institute

Design and management of large-scale networks, supply chain design and resilience, collaboration and crowdsourcing in logistics, humanitarian logistics

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Ozlem Ergun

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MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun is part of the UN World Food Programme team who won the INFORMS 2021 Franz Edelman Award for their project on “Towards Zero Hunger with Analytics.” She was also named a Franz Edelman Laureate for authoring the Edelman finalist paper in INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. Laureates are recognized for their significant contribution to work that is selected as representative of the best applications of analytical decision making in the world.

Alex Bender

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