The INFORMS Optimization Section was formed in the fall of 1995 and became a Society in 2004.
The Optimization Society has two goals:
- to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software tools for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and
- to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.
2020 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference is postponed. Read more here.
Optimization Society Prizes
The deadline for applying Optimization Society prizes are May 1st. Check the page for more details.
IOS Election Results
The INFORMS Optimization Society welcomes the new officers to the executive board:
Chair-Elect: Alper Atamturk, Chair-elect Term: 2020; Chair Term: 2021-2022.
Vice Chair, Computational Optimization and Software: Ruth Misener, Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair, Integer and Discrete Optimization: Merve Bodur. Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair for Network Optimization, Jose Walteros. Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair, Linear and Conic Optimization, Nathan Krislock. Term: 2020-2021.
Treasurer/Secretary: Andy Sun, Term: 2020-2021.
We congratulate the new officers but also thank everyone who ran for an officer position. Please note that all of the vice chairs will resume positions immediately in January 2020.
We thank all of the outgoing officers for their service and leadership.
Optimization Society Conference 2020
[POSTPONED] The INFORMS Optimization Society conference will take place on March 15-17, 2020 in Greenville, SC. See the conference page for details.
OS Newsletter issue is out
The Fall 2018 issue of the OS newsletter is now available. Check the newsletter page for the past editions.
The INFORMS Optimization Society has a community web page. You are very welcome to join it and participate in its discussions.
The OS website has a page for Optimization stories: success stories of Optimization that are documented as videos and other easily shared formats.