The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Student Chapter (INFORMS)

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The INFORMS Student Chapter at Auburn University promotes interest in the fields of Operations Research, Management Science, and Advanced Analytics. It fosters a sense of community among students in these disciplines, and promotes the exchange of ideas, mentoring for students, and connections between students and professionals in industry and academia. Visit our website for information about events:

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Shelby Center 3331

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INFORMS Student Chapter at Auburn University fulfilled numerous objectives since establishing in 2014. The accomplishments include coordinating three workshops, five guest speaker talks, three social events, an event for graduate students to present their research in optimization and analytics, a factory tour to Kia Motors Manufacturing in Georgia for the very first time, utilizing social media and publish a website, a brochure and a magazine to improve communication with members. The chapter also provided a full fellowship for eight Ph.D. students to participate in national conferences and collaborated on three outreach events to introduce the concept of Operations Research to elementary, middle and high school students using fun scientific activities.

The accomplishments of Auburn University INFORMS Student Chapter had been recognized with two national awards, the INFORMS 2017 and 2018 Annual Student Chapter Award.

The last two academic years',events and activities are:

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Mathias Klapp, October 25th, 2019
    • Dr. Mathias Klapp will visited Auburn University and talked about "Splitting Shopping and delivery tasks in an on-demand personal shopper service"
  • INFORMS Social Presentations 2, October 17th, 2019
    • This event chain is about research that industrial engineering students are going to present in the INFORMS Annual Meetings every year.
  • Academic Job Search, September 25th, 2019
    • Our guest speakers will give you their insights on how to be successful in finding a faculty job.
  • General Electric Aviation Plant Tour, with Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers, September 5th, 2019
    • GE Aviation plant tour is a great way to learn more about advanced and advancing technologies.
  • KIA Motors Georgia Plant Tour, April 5th, 2019
    • KIA Motors plant tour is about learning how the manufacturing process works in real-world and provides a unique experience to the students from all of the engineering subjects.
  • Guest Speaker: Joe W. Forehand, March 6th, 2019
    • Panel talk of Mr. Forehand about his valuable experiences in business.
  • INFORMS Social Presentations 1, October 30th, 2018
    • This event chain is about research that industrial engineering students are going to present in the INFORMS Annual Meetings every year.
  • Auburn University Library Resources for Researchers, September 14th, 2018
    • Our guest from AU Libraries will talk about resources in the AU Library that might be helpful in your research

Additional to the unique event presented above, we hold a social on every first Friday of the month, were the location varies, called InformALLs.

Carlos Olivos

E-Council Rep:
Carlos Olivos

Dr. Alexander Vinel

Category: Professional,
Related Major: Industrial and Systems