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.
Optimization Society Prizes
The applications/nominations for 2023 INFORMS Optimization Society Prizes are open. Please send applications/nominations to selection committee chairs. The due date for applications/nominations for all IOS prizes is July 10th, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT.
For eligibility and application/nomination information for the Optimization Society Prizes, please visit:
Prize committee chairs:
IOS 2023 Khachiyan Prize Committee Chair: Michel Goemans (email@example.com)
IOS 2023 Farkas Prize Committee Chair: Nick Sahinidis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IOS 2023 Egon Balas Prize Committee Chair: Dan Bienstock (email@example.com)
IOS 2023 Young Researchers Prize Committee Chair: Amitabh Basu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IOS 2023 Student Paper Prize Committee Chair: Sanjeeb Dash (email@example.com)