The OR Society is home to the science + art of problem solving. 

Our diverse global community of operational researchers and analysts is the gateway to a thriving career. As a member, you will access the tools you need to thrive in your profession at every stage of your career. You will enjoy distinct networking opportunities, an ever-developing library of insight and resource, and a rich programme of events and training.  

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Publications

Access our world-class journals and monthly membership newsletter.

Publications

Events & Conferences

Find out about our upcoming conferences, events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Events & Conferences

Training Courses

Top up your skills with The OR Society's world-class training programme.

Training Courses

Pro Bono OR

Find out how third sector organisations can access volunteer analysts - for free!

Pro Bono OR

OR in Education

Help us inspire the next generation of operational researchers and analysts.

OR in Education

Research

Discover how The OR Society helps advance the understanding of real-life problems through research. 

Research

Operational research (OR) is the science of better decision making.  

We are a charity set up to advance knowledge, interest and education in OR. Our goal is to see operational research used and acknowledged widely in all areas of industry, business, government, the community and the third sector. 

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Latest News

January 2023

The OR Society awards: calls and deadlines

Each year, The OR Society celebrates and recognises advancements and successes with a selection of curated medals, scholarships, and awards. Find out more and the deadline dates here.

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December 2022

AI may help protect firefighters

New research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) may help predict 'flashovers’, a nightmare scenario for firefighters in which all combustible material in a room suddenly ignites, due to extremely high local temperatures.

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November 2022

Machine learning, oil prices and cryptocurrencies

Springer has published a new Open Access article which looks at the role of cryptocurrencies and the US dollar in predicting oil prices pre and during COVID-19 pandemic.

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