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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
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


Dayna Martinez
Assistant Teaching Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Simulation, Stochastic Processes, Applied Statistics, Optimization, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Disease Modeling, Systems Engineering

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INFORMS Receives Student Chapter Award

The Northeastern University INFORMS student group has been selected as a winner of the 2019 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the Magna cum laude level.

MIE Undergraduate Elisa Danthinne Receives INFORMS Travel Scholarship

Elisa Danthinne, E’21, is one of four undergraduate students worldwide to receive this year’s INFORMS Student Travel Scholarship.