• Center of Innovation

    At the MIT ORC, our vibrant community of scholars and researchers work collaboratively to connect data to decisions in order to solve problems effectively—and impact the world positively. 

  • Research

    At the MIT ORC, we highly value research and the important role it plays in operations research and analytics. That’s why our students are actively engaged in research from the start.

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  • Global Impact

    Our impact can be felt around the world in areas ranging from finance to education to health care. We create mathematical models to help individuals and organizations make smarter decisions—and to improve society as a whole. 

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  • ORC Community

    The MIT ORC is made up of a supportive community of creative and talented students and faculty who work together to positively impact the world.

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  • Analytics

    Analytics is the science of using data to build models that lead to decisions that add value to institutions, companies, and individuals.

Amy Cohn

Amy Cohn PhD '02

Amy Cohn’s unconventional approach to solving healthcare problems starts with students. It’s an approach that is gaining ground—at Michigan Medicine and beyond.

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Mix-and-match kit could enable astronauts to build a menagerie of lunar exploration bots

When astronauts begin to build a permanent base on the moon, as NASA plans to do in the coming years, they’ll ne

Mining the right transition metals in a vast chemical space

Swift and significant gains against climate change require the creation of novel, environmentally benign, and en

Martin Wainwright
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Stochastic Approximation: How to do it Instance-Optimally?

3/16/23 | 4:15pm | E25-111

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