INFORMS Minority Issues Forum

increasing minority representation in OR/MS



The purpose of the Minority Issues Forum is to foster underrepresented minority representation in the OR/MS profession; to develop ties between those interested in increasing the number of underrepresented minority participants in the OR/MS profession; and to disseminate information about the issues facing underrepresented minority researchers and practitioners.


Forum Information

President:  Julie Ivy, North Carolina State University

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MIF Student Poster Presenters

One way to increase underrepresented minorities within the OR/MS profession is to highlight the up and coming professionals of tomorrow.  Since 2004, MIF has sponsored the travel of underrepresented minority doctoral students close to finishing and showcased their research through a poster session given in conjunction with the MIF’s welcoming reception at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  The following links feature the current presenters for this year as well as past presenters.

  1.     2012

  2.     2011

  3.     2010

  4.     2009

  5.     2008

  6.     2007

  7.     2006

  8.     2005

  9.     2004