• 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.

Ping Xu

Predicting what Amazon's customers will need tomorrow, next week, and beyond

Ping Xu ('05), forecasting science director within Amazon’s Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) organization, talks about the importance of using science to forecast the future.

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MIT undergraduates pursue research opportunities through the pandemic

Even in ordinary times, scientific process is stressful, with its demand for open-ended exploration and persiste

MIT undergraduates pursue research opportunities through the pandemic

Even in ordinary times, scientific process is stressful, with its demand for open-ended exploration and persiste

Adam Elmachtoub
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Contextual Optimization: Bridging Machine Learning and Operations

10/1/20 | 4:15pm | Online only

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